What We Offer

Overview of Educators Rising

Educators Rising provides passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustains their interest in the profession, and helps them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. It's free to join our network, and we offer many different opportunities for our rising educators and teacher leaders.

EdRising Academy Curriculum*
Rooted in the Educators Rising Standards, the EdRising Academy curriculum emphasizes fundamental teaching practices that are critical for high school students beginning their journey to become skilled professionals. This flexible curriculum includes more than 60 lesson topics with lesson plans of varying lengths, which allows teacher leaders to customize to fit their needs.

The five Educators Rising “Beginning to Teach” micro-credentials are performance-based assessments in which students can demonstrate their development of the skills, knowledge, and dispositions embedded in the Educators Rising Standards. These digital badges help students boost their résumés and showcase their growing skills!

Virtual Campus
The EdRising Virtual Campus is a dynamic, free online community for students and teacher leaders. Find videos of National Board Certified Teachers in action, original content to help students develop teaching skills and prepare for college, a private community for teacher leaders to connect with each other, and more.

Developed in 2016 with support from the National Education Association (NEA), the seven Educators Rising Standards define what high school students exploring teaching need to know and be able to do to take their first steps on the path to accomplished teaching.

National Conference
The annual Educators Rising National Conference ends the school year on a high note! Students from across the country compete for national titles in more than 20 competitive events, connect and learn from each other through breakout workshops, and get inspired by keynote presentations from education leaders.

National competitions are performance-based competitive events in which students demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and leadership in education.

Educators Rising is a division of PDK International, and the PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to rising educators.

*Fee required to access the EdRising Academy curriculum and "Beginning to Teach" micro-credentials.

EdRising Virtual Campus

A dynamic, free online community with one goal: to help students become great teachers

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