PD Sessions

Customized to your needs

Here’s a peek into one of our onsite sessions Strengthen your myON implementation by providing Professional Development that meets the unique needs of your school or district.
Here’s a peek into one of our onsite sessions.

Professional development sessions are customized to support each subscriber's unique implementation plan and project goals.

To ensure personalization of content and meet the needs of various schedules, goals, and staffing; we offer a blended approach for PD options.

  • Onsite sessions offer educators an opportunity for a face to face visit with one of our facilitators. These sessions can accommodate groups of approximately 20 participants within a 6 hour block of time on the selected date. The 6 hours can be customized to meet the needs of multiple groups.
  • Virtual sessions require a 2-3 hour block of time. These sessions are also for approximately 20 participants and are delivered via WebEx.
  • The list of sample sessions at the bottom of this page is intended to provide examples and does not include all available options.

    Review the implementation planning matrix to determine which sessions are best for your unique program and goals.

    For more information about myON professional development or to schedule a session, please contact your myON account manager or complete this form.

     

What are the levels of implementation?

Level 1

Learners access books and regularly login. A love of reading is fostered, and programs such as independent reading, a virtual library, and personalized literacy are possible.

Level 2

Faculty use myON for instruction to connect with standards and align with curriculum. Benchmarks are administered and the creation of book lists, writing tasks and checklists support literacy learning.

Level 3

Faculty use myON analytics for data driven decision-making and action-based learning-research. System features are used to inform teaching and learning and improve student achievement on an ongoing basis.

Level 4

The myON solution becomes an integral part of comprehensive district-wide and school-wide efforts. myON is part of daily instruction and embedded into multiple initiatives and programs.

Sample sessions

Filter for session topics, and those that are recommended for one or more Levels of Implementation. All Sessions are displayed if you do not make any filter selection.

Administrator’s Briefing

What data is available in myON?  What reports are available?  How often should reports be run?  How can the data be downloaded?  Who in my building can run reports for me? How do I set up a reading contest?  How can contest rewards be handled?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Cultivating a Culture of Reading

How do you create a culture of reading at your school? What are best practices for utilizing myON to promote reading and literacy and foster a love of reading?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Early Childhood

How does myON work in an Early Childhood environment? myON is a great resource for Early Childhood learners and educators. Learn best practices for developmentally appropriate ways to utilize technology with your early learners. Explore literacy strategies for emergent readers using authentic texts. Build a strong literacy foundation for your emergent learners and their families. 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Extending the School Day with myON

How can schools use myON to extend the school day?  What are other school districts doing?  How do teachers and schools set up contests and reward students?  How can a culture of reading be fostered by myON? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Getting Started with myON

What do teachers need to know to get students reading on myON?  How can myON take into account the needs of Spanish-speaking students and dual-language schools?  How do teachers monitor students’ reading? How does myON assess students who were using myON last year?  How does myON support schools using Accelerated Reader? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Implementing myON with Available Technology

How does a teacher use myON with one computer in the classroom?   How does a teacher use myON with the computer lab (once/week)?  How does a teacher use myON with 4 devices in the classroom?  How does a teacher work with myON and BYOD? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Integrating myON and myON News

What is the relationship between authentic books and current news articles available on myON? What do teachers need to know to get students reading on myON? How can myON take into account the needs of Spanish-speaking students and dual language schools? How do teachers monitor students’ reading and engagement? How can educators connect literacy tools such as writing, annotations, and projects, to help learners analyze a variety of media and texts?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Introduction to myON News

What is myON News and how does it fit into your instruction and learning? Learn how to leverage the features of myON News, monitor student engagement and progress, and navigate the landscape of news in our world.  

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Making Connections: Families, Communities, and myON

How does myON support family literacy?  How can schools engage families with myON?  How can families support myON use at home?  How can myON work with community organizations (e.g., the United Way)? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Management in myON

How does a teacher set up rosters and groups?  When would a teacher use groups?  How can a teacher use Groups to personalize learning?  How do teachers generate reports for groups? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Middle School/High School

How can myON engage Middle School and High School learners? What causes many students in middle and high schools to stop reading? Learn best practices for utilizing myON’s personalized literacy environment to cultivate a culture of reading. Engage older students by providing learners with choice, access to books they really want to read, and tools that help them take ownership of their reading growth. 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON and Reader’s Workshop

How can myON support Reader’s Workshop? The integration of technology into Reader’s Workshop provides students with tools for selecting and interacting with appropriate leveled texts. Educators can explore ways to utilize myON for mini-lessons, small-group work, conferencing with students, tracking progress, and independent reading with high-interest, authentic texts.

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON and Writer’s Workshop

How can myON support Writer’s Workshop? myON can provide educators and students with mentor texts as they study author’s craft, conventions and genres of writing.. The tools in myON allow for students to annotate text, take notes, complete graphic organizers, and confer with peers and their teacher. Educators can explore ways to take students through the full writing process, from generating ideas through publishing.

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON Literacy Tools

What are the Literacy Tools included with myON?  How do you use the Literacy Tools?     What are best practices for using the Literacy Tools?  How can teachers use myON to support close reading?  How do students use the Journal to gather evidence and provide citations?  How do the Journal, Graphic Organizers and Essay Writer work together.

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON News: What is the Role of Media in Society

How can myON News help build awareness and media literacy in a 21st century world?  How can we support learners to think critically, engage actively, express effectively, and understand the impact of media in our global society? What are the larger implications and paradigm shifts required to successfully integrate media literacy in education? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Onsite

myON Projects: Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

What are best practices for creating projects that align with curriculum? Using Projects in myON can enhance literacy, as well as content area instruction. Projects allow educators to align curriculum topics directly with myON and students can work through assignments at their own pace while practicing underlying literacy skills. 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Onsite

myON Reports and Assessments

What data is available to teachers?  What data can teachers pull from the faculty dashboard?  What reports should teachers run, and how often?  How do teachers run reports and download data?  How do myON admins run building-level reports (for the AP or Principal)?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Onsite

myON Supports a Balanced Literacy Framework

How can educators align myON’s diverse functionalities into various components within a Balanced Literacy Framework?  What instructional strategies can teachers model using myON for shared reading, interactive read alouds, guided reading, strategy groups, conferring, word study, independent reading and writing?  How does myON fit into a gradual release model? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON Supports Daily 5

How does myON align to Daily 5?  How can teachers use myON to support Daily 5 centers in their classroom (word work, guided reading, read alouds, independent reading, and reading-writing connections)?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

myON Supports RTI and Diverse Learners

How can teachers use myON to support RTI Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III instruction?  How can teachers use myON to support ELL?  How does myON support the UDL framework?  What accommodations can be made for special needs students? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Onsite

myON Supports STEM/STEAM

How can teachers use myON to support STEM/STEAM instruction?  How can Projects be tailored for dual-language instruction and incorporate experiments?  What do third-party publishers provide to enhance STEM/STEAM?  What are the STEM/STEAM career options open to students? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Preventing Summer Slide

What are best practices to promote and support students reading over the summer? What does research about "Summer Slide" tell us, and how can myON be used to prevent it?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Student Engagement

How can students quickly build awareness of access to myON and have proper expectations set for initial and embedded assessments? How can learners monitor their reading growth through their myON account? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Using myON to Support Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

What types of content and supports are available for our EL students ?  How can educators integrate best practices using embedded literacy tools, reading scaffolds, and authentic texts to meet the needs of language learners? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Onsite

Using myON to Support Writing

What types of writing tasks are available? How can teachers use the Project Writing tasks to support writing?  How can students help each other with reviewing books and other types of writing?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Using the Free myON Apps for Offline Reading

What devices are supported?  How do you find and install the free apps?  How can you set up the apps with students?  How is the data synced?  When should offline reading be used? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Using the myON Library

How can students search for books in myON?  How can teachers search for books in myON?  How do you search for Spanish titles in myON?  How do you search for bilingual titles in myON?  What are the benefits of limits, filters, and nested searching in myON?  How is it possible to restrict books? 

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite

Utilizing the Lexile® Framework with myON

What is the Lexile® Framework and how is it used in myON? How can you use Lexile® measures to support reading growth? How can students take ownership of their own reading growth?

Recommended for Implementation Levels:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
  • Live webinar
  • Onsite