Wonder bread invites Americans to nominate inspiring teachers in its new “7 Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour” program, which honors American teachers who inspire a sense of wonder in their students.
Wonder bread invites Americans to nominate inspiring teachers in its new “7 Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour” program. As part of its “Wonder Honors America’s Everyday Heroes” campaign, which is a national search for ordinary people making extraordinary contributions to their families, communities or country, the 7 Wonders of the USA tour honors American teachers who inspire a sense of wonder in their students. The tour gives teachers a chance to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the United States to teach a class remotely.
Hostess Brands, Irving, Texas, and the makers of Wonder bread, will also present 25 tablet computers to the schools of the seven winning teachers, and arrange for each teacher to provide an interactive educational experience to their students via the tablet computers. 7 Wonders of the United States span across the country and include the Grand Canyon, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, New Orleans Jazz Park, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the National Mall in Washington D.C., and Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii, the most active volcano in the United States.
Plus, everyone who nominates a teacher can enter for a chance to win his or her own tablet computer. For every nomination, Wonder will donate $1 to Teach For America, New York, up to $10,000 to help grow a new generation of great teachers.
“As families prepare to go back to school, Wonder is honoring the teachers who teach our children to love learning,” says Laura Pitlik, director of bread marketing. “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 mission of Teach For America and the teachers who make a difference in the lives of so many.”
To nominate a teacher, visit the 7 Wonders of the USA website at www.7wondersoftheusa.com and tell Wonder how a teacher has influenced a child today. While on the site, visitors can learn about each of the 7 Wonders 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 Oct. 24.
For more information about the Wonder Heroes campaign, become a part of Wonder’s Facebook community at www.facebook.com/wonderbread or follow on Twitter at @wonder_bread.
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Wonder Bread Launches 7 Wonders of the USA Teacher Tour
August 10, 2011