Epic Announces Master Teacher Ambassadors For 2021 School Year
Epic, the world’s leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under that reaches over 20 million children, is pleased to welcome 250 educators to its Master Teacher Ambassador Program for the 2020/2021 school year. The global cohort of all-star PreK-6 grade educator ambassadors were selected to instill a love of reading and learning for students and to share best practices among colleagues. The diverse group hails from 37 states and across 20 countries.
School closures and remote learning due to COVID-19, mean students are at risk of losing 30 percent of reading gains, according to a recent report by the Northwest Evaluation Association. Keeping kids reading and engaged with academic material can prevent skills from atrophying. Whether remote, hybrid or in-person this back to school season, Epic School, which is always free for educators and librarians, allows access for students to use Epic during school hours, weekdays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., using their unique class code, no matter where they are.
Nearly half of this year’s community of Master Teachers have over 15 years of experience in their field and support fun and safe student learning across a variety of subjects, from reading and literacy to history, geography, the arts, science and math. Through Epic School, Epic’s educator ambassadors along with fellow teachers and librarians alike, are able to provide thousands of quality books to help students in grades 6 and under boost their confidence while fueling curiosity and instilling a true love of reading. Fiction and nonfiction books are available on various topics and in multiple languages.
“In the wake of the pandemic, Epic’s vibrant Master Teacher community is a beacon of light, sparking innovation and creativity among colleagues who are searching for ways to engage with their students, in and out of the classrooms,” said Jennifer Hart, Educator Engagement Manager at Epic. “Our cohort of educator ambassadors this year are highly regarded within their communities and throughout the nation. Many have received notable honors such as Teacher of the Year, and are published authors and presenters. A large number are Google, Apple, ISTE and national board certified. We are so proud to have these educators supporting Epic and helping young students discover their love of reading and learning.”
This year’s Master Teachers teach primarily grades Pre-K-6, although some have experience teaching middle school and beyond. Specialties include general education, special education, technology, librarians, ELL or bilingual educators, administrators, gifted and talented teachers, STEM teachers, and reading specialists.
In addition to inspiring educators and students, Master Teachers will influence the future development of Epic by providing their expertise and insight through surveys, interviews and advisory groups.
More information about the Master Teacher Ambassador Program can be found by visiting: https://www.getepic.com/master-teacher. For more educator resources, including tutorial videos and downloadable prints, please visit Epic’s Educator Resources page: https://www.getepic.com/educator-resources.
Epic is the leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under. With 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers—and personalized content and built-in progress tracking—it fuels reading confidence and curiosity in kids and lets parents and educators take part in their journey.
Trusted by over one million teachers and reaching 25+ million kids, Epic has been honored for learning excellence with the Teacher’s Choice Award, Parents Choice Gold Award, and Mom’s Choice Award, and recognized by People, The New York Times, and Parents. Learn more at getepic.com, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @epic4kids and @epic4educators.