On World Teacher's Day Wonder bread invites American families to nominate inspiring teachers for the 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour program.
The 7Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour honors American teachers who inspire a sense of wonder in their students, by giving teachers a chance to visit one of the 7Wonders of the USA to teach a class remotely. Wonder will present 25 tablet computers to the schools of the 7 winning teachers, and arrange for each teacher to provide an interactive educational experience to their students, via the tablet computers. 7Wonder locations span the country and include the Grand Canyon, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, New Orleans Jazz Park, Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the National Mall in Washington D.C., and Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii, the most active volcano in the U.S., which last erupted in 1983. Everyone who nominates a teacher can enter for a chance to win his or her own tablet computer and, for every nomination, Wonder will donate $1 to Teach For America, up to $10,000, to help grow a new generation of great teachers.
"Wonder salutes teachers who teach our children to love learning," said Laura Pitlik, Director of Bread Marketing for the bakers of Wonder. "Generation after generation, teachers help prepare our children to take on the challenges of tomorrow and encourage them to do great things. And for 90 years, Wonder bread has been a staple for children in American households. As Wonder honors everyday heroes among us, we are proud to support the teachers who make a difference in the lives of so many."
To nominate a wonderful teacher, visit the 7Wonders of the USA website at www.7wondersoftheusa.com and tell Wonder how a teacher has influenced a child today. On the site, parents and kids can learn about each of the 7Wonders with fun facts and family-friendly activities. They can also learn more about how Teach For America promotes educational excellence and equity across the country. The deadline for nominations is October 24, 2011.
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