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myON and IRA announce winner of first “Legends in Literacy” Award
1st Annual award honors educators making great strides to promote literacy
Independent judges were asked to review submissions based on a number of criteria, including how these educators are impacting and furthering literacy in their classroom, school and community as a whole; the uniqueness of their literacy initiatives;
2014 “Legends in Literacy” winner:
· Janice Gowdy, reading teacher at West Stafford Elementary School (http://www.edline.net/
This award was borne out of myON’s strategic alliance with the International Reading Association. Winners were announced at the “Legends in Literacy (http://legendsinliteracy.com/
“We’re thrilled to honor Janice for her efforts to encourage children to read. We would also like to recognize the many other educators that submitted for the contest. They are invaluable in fostering a national community of readers and learners,” said Todd Brekhus, president of myON. “Janice is an outstanding leader and we were impressed by her creativity and dedication to making reading fun. She truly is a Legend in Literacy.”
“We loved hearing the stories of educators nationwide who are doing their part to get kids reading, and we look forward to honoring more Legends in Literacy for years to come,” said Brekhus.
myON, a business unit of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments for students. myON provides access to the largest library of enhanced digital books with multimedia scaffolds to support student reading at all levels. In turn, myON empowers teachers with real-time, actionable data—number and type of books opened and read, time spent reading, results of regular benchmark assessments, and more—based on embedded Lexile assessments that measure student reading growth. With myON, every student can have access to more than 7,000 diverse titles, which allows students to take ownership of their reading interests and literacy growth.
For more information, please visit myON.com
About Legends in Literacy
The Legends in Literacy program recognizes individual and/or team achievements in the advancement of literacy initiatives in schools, districts, and communities.
Winners are selected for their work and commitment to literacy by demonstrating leadership in reading improvement, providing ideas for implementations and best practices, involving the community and encouraging widespread reading within the school and community.
For more information, visit LegendsinLiteracy.com.
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