Participating districts include Chateaugay Central School District, Elba Central School District, Geneseo Central School District, Gowanda Central School District, Islip Union Free School District, Lake Placid Central School District, Lynbrook Public Schools, Wheatland-Chili Central School District, Wyandanch Union Free School District, York Central School District, and Yonkers Public Schools, along with the Diocese of Buffalo Education Office. More than 400 teachers and over 5,000 students will participate in the pilot.
"At the core of preparing New York students to be college and career ready is ensuring that students are able to handle text materials found in those environments,"
Educators at pilot sites are beginning to implement the myON (http://www.myon.com/
“The myON team is eager to work with our partners in New York on this pilot project,” said Todd Brekhus, president of myON. “We developed myON as a break-through literacy environment that challenges conventional thinking about student access and engagement with text. This state pilot project is the next logical step: providing New York’s teachers with just-right tools and support while using myON to achieve their instructional goals and help them to meet the challenges of their state standards.”
Key components of the pilot include:
· Development of relevant wrap-around resources for the myON personalized literacy environment, with a focus on text complexity, close reading of texts, and data driven instructional practices, that are targeted to address all learners within any classroom setting.
· Creation of capacity-building professional development that provides concrete and ongoing support for teachers, leverages the existing PD infrastructure in NY, and promotes family and community engagement.
· A comprehensive deployment strategy that will ensure statewide availability and access to the new resources and professional development strategies, scheduled to launch in time for the 2015-16 school year.
For more information about the New York Institute of Technology, please visit http://nyit.edu/
For more information about the New York State Teacher Centers, please visit http://www.nysteachercenters.org
For more information about myON, a business unit of Capstone, leading publisher of classroom and library books, please visit www.myON.com