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DALLAS, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Sopris Learning today announced the launch of a social movement designed to embolden educators and students to effect change and to believe in the power of literacy. Called “#IAmMore,” the movement gives educators and students a voice, allows them to illustrate what makes them “more,” and to share their untapped potential. As part of the movement’s launch, Voyager Sopris Learning is partnering with WeAreTeachers.
A component of the movement is a contest that gives educators a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize for their classroom, as well as other exciting prizes. Educators will print posters and distribute them to students who will answer the prompt, “I am more than … ”. Participants are then asked to take a photo or video with their poster and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with #IAmMore, tagging @WeAreTeachers, or they can upload it directly to the contest website. Entrants’ photos will become part of the #IAmMore gallery, from which the winner and 25 runners-up will be chosen.
In addition to the grand prize, the runners-up will receive a bundle of classroom goodies, including an Instax camera and film, art supplies, and more. The contest ends Oct. 31 with winners to be announced by Nov. 9.
“This movement is an opportunity for administrators and teachers to show how their students have a voice and can be seen for their potential,” said Aaron Ingold, president, Voyager Sopris Learning. “A great way to reinforce this message is to encourage students to share what makes them more than an athlete, a shy student, or a struggling reader.”
Ingold emphasized the company’s commitment to teachers and why they are critical to the movement. “Teachers are essential to helping all students learn and reach their full potential; a teacher’s influence can impact a student’s life for years to come,” he said. “We want to celebrate what’s more in each of them. Teachers are counselors, social workers, motivational speakers, and more. We want to hear their stories as well as their students’.”
“The #IAmMore movement is showcasing positive messaging that empowers students to claim their strengths and potential. It is timely and needed in our society right now, and we are eager to help support this effort,” said Donnine Souhrada, executive director of WeAreTeachers, an online community with the goal of inspiring teachers to help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas and advice.
For more information about Voyager Sopris Learning, visit voyagersopris.com. For more information about WeAreTeachers, visit www.WeAreTeachers.com. To access the contest website, visit www.weareteachers.com/contest/iammore.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning® is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our programs and services are based on research and classroom evidence, ensuring they are easy to implement, teacher friendly and effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools, programs, and professional development, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD).
About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq:ABCD) is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. Using a research-based, personalized approach, Cambium Learning Group delivers SaaS resources and instructional products that engage students and support teachers in fun, positive, safe and scalable environments. These solutions are provided through Learning A-Z® (online differentiated instruction for elementary school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning® (online interactive math and science simulations and a math fact fluency solution) and Voyager Sopris Learning®(blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional development for teachers). We believe that every student has unlimited potential, that teachers matter, and that data, instruction, and practice are the keys to success in the classroom and beyond.
Learn with us at cambiumlearning.com.
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