At Budewig Intermediate School in Houston’s Alief ISD, 5th and 6th grade students are enthusiastic ambassadors for learning with myON. Their principal, Dr. Rosalind Burroughs, gives them every opportunity to develop literacy skills—from helping new students use the platform, to delivering morning announcements about books they are reading, to sharing their myON experiences with administrators from other schools.
“Student interest is critical,” Dr. Burroughs explained. “As students have learned to use myON, it has taken on a life of its own. myON is an accelerator for those reading at grade level. And the book narrator really helps for emerging readers, as well as ELL and LEP students.”
For educators, “implementing myON is a matter of skill and will,” she said. “We eliminate the skill factor with PD and support. Using myON is non-negotiable. Teachers see that it helps with what they are already doing, is not cumbersome and that students quickly become engaged.”