The leadership team at Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in Montgomery County prides itself on staying in front of innovation by trying out best practices and new resources. So when Library Media Specialist Lisa Norris* first saw myON® by Renaissance® during a Digital Learning Day a few years ago, she brought information back to her K–5 school, where the student roster of nearly 700 includes a growing percentage of English Learners.
“Literacy is a big part of our day,” Principal Scott Curry explained. “We work hard to keep all of our kids motivated to read and were intrigued by the large library of digital books from myON. We also wanted staff to see how they could use myON within their instructional setting.”
The “great depth” of nonfiction within myON helps meet Common Core requirements and close reading tools prepare students for PARCC assessments, he added.
“It is a huge challenge for teachers to find the resources they need to meet the individual needs of students,” Norris said. “myON has made it easier for teachers to efficiently locate and provide access to authoritative resources and not have to worry whether there are enough copies to go around, because the books in myON can be accessed simultaneously.”