DALLAS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Sopris Learning™, provider of a comprehensive suite of evidence-based interventions, assessments, and professional services, today announced the release of a cloud-based eLibrary application for accessing professional development and instructional eBooks. These fully searchable electronic books, with titles from Voyager Sopris Learning's best-selling authors, provide online and offline access to rich content and resources.
With two-thirds of school administrators using smartphones or tablets and over half of teachers accessing digital content with smartphones (Market Data Retrieval, 2013), there is an increased need for high-quality digital professional resources. The Voyager Sopris Learning eLibrary delivers high-quality content in a rich, digital format providing convenience and improved organization. Educators can access these eBooks online with any web-enabled device, and offline reading is supported both through a native iOS app and through Chrome.
"We are responding to how educators are retrieving content today; there is no question that providing professional resources that can be accessed across a variety of devices is not just the way of the future, but the way of now," says George Logue, president of Voyager Sopris Learning. "Educators want to use devices that they use in their everyday lives. The eLibrary gives them this experience."
The eLibrary features titles by renowned researchers and best-selling authors, including Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Anita Archer, Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, Dr. Susan Hall, Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, Dr. María Elena Argüelles, Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, Dr. Annemieke Golly, Dr. Carol Tolman, Dr. Nancy Hennessy, Dr. Marcia Davidson, and Joanne Allain.
With eLibrary, educators can:
Flexibly navigate content with features that include an interactive table of contents, intra-book links, a slider bar, and page jump
Highlight, bookmark, add notes, and see annotations all in one place
Add their own highlights, bookmarks, and notes—all of which automatically sync to the cloud when moving between online and offline reading
Toggle between two distinct reading options— a fully interactive, resource-laden view with reflowable and resizable text; and a page-fidelity view, which shows pages exactly as they appear in the printed book
Utilize embedded links to videos, printable tools, and educator resources
Search across all book content and user annotations
Create and manage bookshelves for easy organization
Titles in the Voyager Sopris Learning eLibrary include Dr. Louisa Moats'LETRS®(Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development suite, featuring LETRS Foundations, LETRS Modules 1–10, LETRS for Early Childhood Educators, and Teaching English Learners. Additional titles include Best Behavior; A Principal's Primer for Raising Reading Achievement; REWARDS® Intermediate and Secondary (new editions); I've DIBEL'd, Now What? Next Edition; The Reading Coach; Leading Literacy Change; and Logistics of Literacy Intervention.
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is committed to partnering with school districts to overcome obstacles that students, teachers, and school leaders face every day. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100% online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide the best-in-class assessments, professional development and school-improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a member of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagersopris.com.