Educators Rising California – January Newsletter

Happy New Year!!
To kick off the new year, we have many exciting announcements, including the Educators Rising California state competition categories, the southern and central California regional conferences, scholarship and internship opportunities, upcoming webinars, and more!

State Competitions

Based on the feedback of our Educators Rising California members (that’s you!), we have selected four categories for this year’s state competition. The categories are:

1. Recruitment and Marketing Presentation
2. Lesson Planning and Delivery – STEM
3. Creative Lecture
4. Children’s Literature K-3 Competition

Thank you for your input and help selecting these categories. We hope you are as excited about the competitions as we are! For more information about the categories, including the rubrics, please visit the Educators Rising California website. All four categories are in alignment with the national competition, and the top five places in each of the categories will be eligible to enter the national competition. Please note that ALL STATE SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1st TO BE CONSIDERED.
If you are interested in a national competition category where there is not an Educators Rising California competition, you can directly enter the national competition. Submissions for national competitions will be due on April 18, 2016. Find out more about the national competitions here.

Regional Conferences

In addition to the national Educators Rising conference, Educators Rising California will be holding two regional conferences this year. All Educators Rising California members are invited to attend.

Educators Rising California Southern Region Conference

Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference
March 25, 2016
Santiago Canyon College
We are pleased to announce that we will again co-host the Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference at Santiago Canyon College for all Educators Rising California chapters in southern California. Teacher leaders will receive information on registration in January 2016.

Educators Rising California Central Region Conference

A central region conference will be held in the greater Fresno area in the late spring of 2016. Keep a look out for more information about this conference on our website and in our next newsletter.

Educators Rising National Conference:

June 24-27, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
All Educators Rising members can participate in this action-packed event filled with networking opportunities, competitive events, and professional development for students and teachers alike. Sessions will feature education leaders from across the country.
For more information and to register, visit: National Conference
More information about the conferences can be found on our website.

Chapter Activities

Last month we provided information about chapter activities with “5 Things To Do With Your Educators Rising Chapter”. In case you missed it, you can check it out here: 5 Things
Here are five activities for this month:
1. Participate in national and state competitions.
2. Plan your trip to the Educators Rising California southern California conference on March 25th.
3. Apply to be a national student officer. Applications are due January 13th. For more information, click here.
4. Check out one of the webinars listed in the section below.
5. Share your ideas with us!
Want to share your chapter’s plans or past events with us? Send your ideas!


Be sure to watch one or all of these upcoming education related webinars!

How to Harness Students’ Evolving Vision for Learning: Research & Recommendations

Tuesday, January 12 at 1pm PT/4pm ET
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited and ABC-CLIO Solutions
Click here to register
In this webinar, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will address these questions from School Library Connection Editorial Experts:

▪ What are the three elements that comprise the Student Vision for Digital Learning?
▪ What types of learning experiences support the Student Vision? How prevalent are those types of experiences in schools today?
▪ How can teachers and librarians use this information about the Student Vision to transform learning in their schools?

Making Learning Mobile 3.0 Report

Thursday, January 28th at 1pmPT/4pm ET
Click here to register
Watch this webinar to learn about the results from the Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Kajeet®, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, and Project Tomorrow®, a national education nonprofit, announce the results from a three-year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.

Teaching for Deeper Learning for All Students

Tuesday, February 2 at 11AM/2PM ET
Click here to register
Presented by The Alliance for Excellent Education and the
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
This webinar will focus on a vision for what deeper learning looks like and the teaching to support it. What research and best practices support educators in providing all students with opportunities to develop the competencies they will need to succeed in the future?
Panelists will take an in-depth look at building a culture of collective responsibility to ensure all students have access to deeper learning. They also will discuss creating conditions to support deeper learning, including new roles for teachers along with sufficient time for professional learning and collaboration.

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

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Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Bank of America offers this internship and training program to high school Juniors and Seniors.
As a Student Leader, you will have the opportunity to:

▪ Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks.
▪ Attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
▪ Develop leadership and career skills.
▪ Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country.

More details are available here: Student Leaders. Applications are due by January 29, 2016

Cox Cares Scholarship

The Cox Cares foundation is awarding up to $110,000 in scholarships to students across their Southern California service area, which includes San Diego, Orange County, Palos Verdes, and Santa Barbara.
Eligibility requirements and application details can be found on the Cox Cares website. You can also download a printable flyer here: flyer. The deadline to submit an application is February 3, 2016.
Thank you for your interest and continued support of Educators Rising California!
Be sure to stay updated on all things Educators Rising by visiting our website and following ourblog.
Please also feel free to contact Kelly Moriarty at with questions, to share your chapter’s activities, or even to shout out your enthusiasm for Educators Rising California!!
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