and myON Launch Statewide Digital Reading Trial
Minneapolis, MN and Greeley, CO (April 10, 2014) – eNetColorado, in partnership with the Colorado BOCES Association, and myON, a business unit of Capstone—the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for PreK-12—are co-sponsoring a digital reading trial during the spring and summer months. The trial launches on April 14 and ends on July 31.
During that time, educators, students and families will have unlimited access to more than 4,000 enhanced digital books from Capstone, the world’s preeminent publisher of classroom and library books. The books are enhanced with flexible reading supports that include an embedded dictionary, professionally-recorded audio, and text highlighting to support readers at all levels. Books on the myON platform are available for online or offline reading, in and out of school on computers, tablets and mobile devices.
“We are excited to promote and support reading for students of all ages and to provide access to over 4,000 on-demand digital books for this spring and summer reading program,” said Dan Morris, executive director of eNet Colorado.
Through this strategic partnership, the organizations aim to help students avoid the “summer slide,” which can essentially rob them of the gains they have made in reading during the prior school year. Research states that if students read at least 10 books, summer slide is dramatically reduced.
“The myON team is delighted to be collaborating with eNet Colorado and the Colorado BOCES Association to provide Colorado’s students, families, and educators with unlimited access to our digital library during this statewide trial period,” said Todd Brekhus, myON president. “Research and our own experience have shown that students will read books that meet their interests if they have access to them. Once engaged, they can develop a habit of reading that is a key component in their overall learning and achievement.”
This trial focuses on enhanced digital books from myON. These books are a core component of the award-winning myON personalized literacy environment, which features embedded tools and Lexile assessments that support and measure individual student reading growth.
For more information about myON, visit www.myon.com .
For more information about eNetColorado, visit www.enetcolorado.org.
For more information about the Colorado BOCES Association, visit http://www.coloradoboces.org.
Colorado Statewide Summer Reading Program on the Colorado Department of Education website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/