Literacy Volunteer Instruction
Early Literacy Volunteer Training
Neuhaus Education Center is proud to partner in Houston ISD’s pilot program, Read Houston Read, which supports its Literacy By 3 movement. The Literacy By 3 movement aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade.
By giving a first-grader a half-hour to an hour of time each week throughout the school year, volunteers can become a Read Houston Read mentor, either in person or over the Internet. Learn more.
Adult Literacy Volunteer Training
According to Dr. Marsha Speck, Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership at Arizona State University, the “transfer of learning for adults is not automatic and must be facilitated. Coaching and other kinds of follow-up support are needed to help adult learners transfer learning into daily practice so that it is sustained” (Speck 1996). To that end, Neuhaus Education Center, in collaboration with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, developed four training videos for volunteers with Houston-based adult literacy providers. Learn more.