This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Brain Chase and The Motherhood
Are you thinking about summer yet? I am. We’re looking forward to some unstructured days where we can do the things we want to without worrying about schedule. This usually means spending lots of time at the pool and enjoying the great outdoors while working to prevent the summer slide. This year both kids are signed up for Brain Chase, a personalized online learning adventure that requires kids to use all of their knowledge of different subject areas in an integrated way to solve a global adventure.
If you’ve been considering signing your kids up since first learning about Brain Chase through my post, Brain Chase: Personalized Online Summer Learning Adventure Prevents Brain Drain for Ages 8-14, I have some exciting new news that will provide you with additional information about the program.
This year’s challenge is called The Sunstone of Cortés and this video provides a peek into this year’s animations and explains how the program works.
As kids work to figure out the whereabouts of the The Sunstone of Cortés, Brain Chase is happy to announce that the trophy is completed! This video shows the Sunstone being made. It’s about 12 inches in diameter and has mechanically rotating components that open to reveal the center compartment, where the key to retrieve the $10,000 prize will be hidden.
Having an online adventure to locate The Sunstone of Cortés proves to be motivating to kids ages 8-14 who participate in the program. As kids work through their adventures, parents can use the new dashboard demo for a hands-on look at Brain Chase. Interact with last year’s dashboard for detailed explanations about how kids’ work is tracked during the program’s five weeks.
How much does Brain Chase cost?
Brain Chase is $199 for the first registration and an additional $100 for each sibling. Premium pricing is another option that includes Brain Chase registration plus a Brain Chase-branded adventure backpack, a Brain Chase t-shirt, and Sunstone of Cortés patch. The premium package is offered for $249 for the first registration, and then $149 for each sibling.
But you can get a 15% discount off of your total purchase by using the code: TECHSAVVY15
Rosetta Stone Partnership for Language Learning
Regardless of what type of registration you choose to purchase, this year Brain Chase is partnering with Rosetta Stone so registrants can choose to participate in a language module as part of their online academic work. If the language module is selected, it replaces the writing module. Students will be required to complete 2 lessons (a total of a little over an hour) each week in order to fulfill their language requirement and unlock the next episode. Students can choose from 30+ languages when they register and will have a week at the beginning of the program in which to switch languages if they prefer. Rosetta Stone will be part of the all-inclusive pass to the best online curriculum providers that comes with Brain Chase registration.
The Brain Chase Library Challenge Brings Brain Chase to You!
Throughout the month of May, Brain Chase will be hosting a 4-city Library Challenge. In each of the following cities, they’ll hide a voucher worth $1,000 in a local public library:
- Seattle (May 11)
- Boston (May 18)
- Orange County (June 1)
A unique riddle will lead adventurers to the exact location of the voucher and a complimentary Brain Chase registration.
Teacher Referral Reward Program
Brain Chase is offering $15 to teachers for each of their students they refer to Brain Chase. Registrants who hear about Brain Chase from a teacher can simply enter that teacher’s name and school name at registration. Kids fight summer brain drain to win a treasure… and teachers win too! If you’re a teacher, you can download fliers to share with students here: http://brainchase.com/for-teachers/
Brain Chase Giveaway!
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win one complimentary Brain Chase registration valued at $199.
For more information, visit the Brain Chase adventure learning blog that features resources on adventure and out of the classroom learning for parents and kids.
This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Brain Chase and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.