The Indiana Department of Education and myON first partnered in 2014 to offer all migrant students access to a literacy-based program. The goal was to provide students high-quality text at their individual reading levels, writing tools, and measurable performance outcomes.
A majority of Indiana’s migrant students travel with their parents and are in the state from April to October. To ensure high-quality instructional programming during the summer months, when many students do not have access to educational resources, Indiana’s six migrant regional centers provide summer programming to migrant students throughout the state. Since the start of the partnership, more than 1,222 migrant students have read more than 80,000 books, spending more than 15,000 hours reading.
As part of the largest 1:1 technology initiative for migrant students in the nation, each student in the Indiana Migrant Education Program is provided a personal learning device and unlimited access to more than 8,600 digital books. Titles range from picture books to first readers to novels, classic literature, and informative texts. Students also have offline access to books so they’re able to read even without Internet access.