MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SOPHIA has partnered with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to get students and teachers excited about learning in and outside the classroom with the “Flipping for SOPHIA” campaign.
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To participate, teachers and students* register and view one of the 25,000 FREE academic tutorials on the site. Now through December 2, a weekly drawing will award one student and one teacher an iPad®. In addition, one individual will be randomly chosen to win a visit from Bill Nye and 30 iPads for their school. (Complete rules: http://www.sophia.org/flipping-for-sophia.)
“We want students to know there is a free resource delivering credible content 24/7 with no advertising,” said Steve Anastasi, president SOPHIA. “SOPHIA provides one of the largest offerings of credible academic content available and also offers free tools for teachers to enhance learning beyond the classroom.”
SOPHIA is a first-of-its-kind online social education platform offering over 25,000 free academic tutorials, providing students with many ways to learn. In addition, concepts are taught by a variety of educators using multimedia and more so students can learn the way they learn best.
“This campaign is cool in so many ways. In addition to the prizes, the real benefit is that these resources meet students where they are in the digital age,” Nye said. “And, the lessons are taught by a multitude of teachers - so if you don’t like the way one is presented, there’s another and another.”
SOPHIA also provides free tools to help teachers flip their classroom including a Flipped Classroom Certificate created with Capella University's School of Education faculty - a partner to SOPHIA that makes it possible for resources on the site to be free. Together, Capella University and SOPHIA provide teaching and learning resources for teachers to be more effective and students to be more successful.
To learn more, visit www.sophia.org.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 13 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 12/2/12. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www.sophia.org/flipping-for-sophia. Sponsor: Sophia Learning LLC, 400 1st Avenue, Suite 525, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. (“Apple”). Apple does not sponsor or endorse the use of its products in connection with this promotion.
Laura Telander Graf, 651-698-4006