In support of teachers and the upcoming theatrical release of The Giver, Walden Media today announced its Teachers are Givers contest. The contest highlights the upcoming release of the film, which is based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal winning book and international best seller that has become a staple in schools throughout the United States.
To enter the Teachers are Givers contest, educators can visit www.walden.com and submit their ideas on how they use technology and/or social media to teach “The Giver.” Winners and their ideas will be highlighted on the Walden Media website in the Walden Media Teacher Hall of Fame. Each winner also will receive a personal cash prize of $1,000, a $1,000 donation to their school, and a $1,000 donation to their local library.
Walden Media executive Chip Flaherty said, “At its heart, ‘The Giver’ celebrates the mentor relationship and the incredible impact an educator can have on a child’s life.” The Teachers are Givers contest is just one component of the educational materials and initiatives being developed in conjunction with the film’s release. To learn more about these materials and other educational initiatives supporting The Giver, visit www.walden.com.
The Giver opens nationwide on August 15th and stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Alexander Skarsgård.