REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of World Teachers’ Day, the leading digital reading platform for kids, Epic, welcomes 250 educators to its Epic Educator Ambassador Program for the 2023-2024 school year. The sixth annual cohort of educators will serve as ambassadors to inspire a love of reading and learning in students, while also bolstering and sharing best practices across the teaching profession.
This year’s group of educators spans the globe, hailing from 41 states and 21 countries. More than half of the teachers have been part of the program for at least two years, which underscores the importance of building professional learning communities. Epic serves more than two million teachers and over 75 million children worldwide, fueling its educator community in the classroom with access to thousands of high-quality ebooks, audiobooks, Read-To-Me books, original content and videos, in multiple languages. This wide variety of resources support students’ ability to excel in all subjects ranging from reading to history, geography, the arts, science and math.
“As a former educator myself, I’m so honored to have the opportunity to support our ambassadors who will join a community where teachers are able to share insights, gain support and spark new ideas that bring joy and wonderment into classrooms everywhere,” said Katy Jao, Sr. Manager of Educator Relations and Partnerships at Epic. “Just like in previous years, our educator ambassadors are some of the most highly qualified and celebrated educators, including Teacher of the Year award winners, published authors and renowned presenters. We are honored to have these educators serve as inspiration within the Epic community, sharing their passion for lifelong learning with teachers and students worldwide.”
Epic’s educator ambassadors primarily teach Pre-K through 6th grade, although some have experience teaching middle school and beyond. Roles include general education, special education, technology, librarians, ELL educators, bilingual educators, administrators, gifted and talented teachers, STEM teachers and reading specialists.
The Epic Educator Ambassador Program also provides an inspirational network and platform for educators to share their expertise and best practices, and serves to benefit the good of the educator community through celebrations and acknowledgements. In addition to inspiring educators and students, Epic Educator Ambassadors will influence the future development of the product by providing their expertise and feedback through surveys, interviews and advisory groups.
With the feedback from Epic’s Educator Ambassadors in previous years, Epic is excited to unveil its latest offering, Epic School Plus—now available to schools and districts worldwide. This new offering will expand access to reading, empowering educators and students with unlimited access to over 40,000 books, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "We are continually listening to the needs of the schools, teachers and students using Epic and incorporating their feedback into our platform," said Norman Basch, VP of Business Development. "We’re excited to be able to provide this expanded offering, allowing access to a wide variety of content for unlimited reading enjoyment.” As the program grows across the world, the insights these teachers provide are critical to the continued success and widespread implementation of Epic in schools.
For more information about Epic’s Educator Ambassador Program, please visit: https://www.getepic.com/ambassador
Designed for unlimited discovery and unmatched safety, Epic is the leading digital reading platform for kids. Built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books, audiobooks and videos from 250+ of the world’s best publishers, Epic reaches more than 75 million kids in homes and classrooms and fuels curiosity and reading confidence. Epic has made access free to educators and more than 2 million teachers use it in the classroom. Epic is part of the BYJU’S family of brands, working together to unlock a love of learning around the world. To learn more, visit getepic.com, or follow Epic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.