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Educators Rising national competitions are performance-based competitive events in which teenage, aspiring teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and leadership in education. With a blend of individual and team events, competitions are authentic, engaging opportunities for rising educators to stretch their creativity, commitment, and professionalism.

In 2017, Educators Rising is offering 22 national competitions. All competitions culminate with on-site presentations at the Educators Rising National Conference, which will take place June 23-26, 2017 in Phoenix.

Members can read the full guidelines, scoring rubrics, timelines, and registration information for all 22 competitions in the Get Active section of the EdRising Virtual Campus.

2017 Competitive Events and Awards

Secondary Level

  • Children’s Literature K-3 
  • Children’s Literature Pre-K
  • Creative Lecture (TED Talk) 
  • Educators Rising Leadership Award 
  • Educators Rising Moment 
  • Ethical Dilemma 
  • Exploring Education Administration Careers 
  • Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers 
  • Exploring Support Services Careers 
  • Impromptu Lesson
  • Impromptu Speaking 
  • Inside Our Schools Presentation
  • Job Interview 
  • Lesson Planning & Delivery – Arts 
  • Lesson Planning & Delivery – Career & Technical Education 
  • Lesson Planning & Delivery – Humanities 
  • Lesson Planning & Delivery – STEM
  • Public Speaking 
  • Researching Learning Challenges 

Postsecondary Level

  • Children's Literature
  • Creative Lecture (TED Talk) 
  • Lesson Planning & Delivery 

Professional Awards

  • Erin Young Voice Award (for adult Educators Rising members)

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