There are few things more important or more powerful than the opportunity to shape a young person’s mind, and that’s what teaching is at its core. It’s a job where you’re making a difference every minute. For a student, one skilled teacher opens up a world of possibilities.
There’s never been a greater need for smart, creative young people like you to choose teaching as a career. By joining Educators Rising, you can set yourself on the path to becoming that innovative, skilled, life-changing teacher.
If you’re at least 13 years old and considering a career in teaching — yes! — you can join the Educators Rising network. Whether you are an individual interested in learning more or you have an Educators Rising program at your school, just sign up in the EdRising Virtual Campus. It’s that easy.
Why should I join the network?
Through Educators Rising, you’ll get access to:
The EdRising Virtual Campus, a dynamic online community with videos and original content to help you develop the skills of a great teacher;
The Educators Rising National Conference;
Competitive events where you can demonstrate the teaching skills you are developing and gain national recognition; and
Plus, it’s FUN!
I’m excited! How do I join?
It’s easy — and free! — to join Educators Rising. Just sign up via the EdRising Virtual Campus. (It’s as simple as filling out a Facebook profile.) That’s it. You’re in!
I have an Educators Rising program at my school. Can I join now, or do I have to wait until my teacher signs up?
If you know your school will have an Educators Rising chapter, wait for the cue from the teacher leader at your school that he/she has created a chapter in the EdRising Virtual Campus. Then sign up and you'll get access to all resources in the Virtual Campus, including being connected to your school's virtual chapter community.
My school doesn't have an Educators Rising chapter. Can I still join Educators Rising?
Absolutely! To join Educators Rising, sign up via the EdRising Virtual Campus. (It's as simple as filling out a Facebook profile.) If your school starts an official program, you will be notified through your profile in the EdRising Virtual Campus so you can join it.
In the EdRising Virtual Campus, can I connect with other students who don’t go to my school and are interested in teaching?
Yes, and you can follow, chat with, search for, and message other rising educators in the network, which covers the entire country. You can also pin to your profile any articles, videos, or materials that you like.
I like the Educators Rising shirts I see in the pictures. Can I buy one?
Do it! Before or after signing up in the EdRising Virtual Campus, you can start shopping in the Educators Rising Store.