School is already out in many places and schedules are already starting to fill up. With camps, classes, day trips, sleepovers, and summer vacations, there is a lot to keep families moving in the summer. While you may be concerned about summer slide, finding time to get your kids online to learn could be a challenge.
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That’s why we are excited about Brain Chase.
WHAT IS BRAIN CHASE?
- A massive global treasure hunt for a $10,000 college scholarship powered by reading, writing, and math
- A learning adventure to prevent the summer slide
- 5 weeks of structured challenges in reading, writing or language, and math
HOW DOES BRAIN CHASE WORK?
- Starting June 22, 2015 kids do online work through the Brain Chase curriculum partners like Khan Academy and myON for five weeks
- The academics are customized for each child: Khan Academy does a pre-test to help students begin in the right place. The myOn reading platform allows kids can choose their own books, it even gives beginning readers the option of having the books read to them
- When kids complete the work they unlock animated webisodes that are loaded with hidden puzzles and clues and feature kid archaeologists who are hunting for buried treasure
- The treasure is real and it’s a golden trophy containing a key to a safety deposit box which holds a $10,000 college scholarship!
- The first student who uses the animated clues to identify the treasures location within a 2 mile radius, gets to dig it up!
- Kids get to drop a pin on a virtual map every 24 hours with their guess to the location of the treasure
Brain Chase realizes that the lazy days of summer are a myth for many families. Keeping this in mind they developed the program to be flexible to meet their needs.
- By registering for Brain Chase, kids are committing to do about 5 hours of focused online academic work each week for five weeks
- The curriculum is web based so as long as you have a high speed internet connection kids can complete the work wherever, whenever, and in whatever order they prefer
- Math, language, and reading assignments can be completed on tablets
- Brain Chase also allows children to catch up on missed work from previous weeks
You can learn more about the program’s flexibility in this Brain Chase blog post.
Brain Chase also has a wonderful Teacher Referral Reward Program. They are offering a $15 Staples gift card to teachers for each student they refer to Brain Chase. Registrants who hear about Brain Chase from a teacher can simply enter the teacher’s name and school name at registration.
To learn more about the program you can read about Brain Chase in this New York Times article and watch their new commercial here:
Brain Chase is now offering a Premium Package Update. Alongside the regular pricing package ($199 for the first registration and $100 for each sibling) Brain Chase has now begun offering their premium pricing package ($249 for the first registration and $149 for each sibling). The premium package includes Brain Chase registration plus a Brain Chase branded adventure backpack, t-shirt, and Sunstone of Cortés patch. Later in the summer these items will be available for a la carte purchase.
We are very excited for Brain Chase to begin on June 22nd. I told Kora and Logan about it and they couldn’t believe that they actually get to hunt for a buried treasure! They love the idea that the clues are hidden in the animated webisodes and that they get to drop a pin on a virtual map every time they make a guess about where the treasure is buried! They are counting down the days until their summer learning adventure begins.
This is going to be one fun summer!