Educators Rising California

There’s power in teaching


Educators Rising California state competitions provide students opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills, as well as their knowledge and skills related to future careers in education. The state level competitions are aligned to the Educators Rising national competitions. The top three places in each competition are eligible to compete at the Educators Rising National Conference.

The deadline for submitting your entry is March 3rd, 2017. Please see guidelines for each competition for details on how to submit your entry to the Project Tomorrow office.

2017 Educators Rising California State Competition Categories

Children’s Literature K-3

This competition challenges students to think of themselves as teachers and storytellers to create an original book, written and illustrated, for a kindergarten-through-third grade audience. The premise of the competition is that children’s book authors — like educators — help young people understand inner truths and to make sense of the world.

Lesson Planning and Delivery – STEM

This competition challenges young educators to plan and deliver a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) lesson of their choosing to an actual classroom of students. Students had to submit a written lesson plan, a short video of their classroom delivery and a reflection piece on what was learned from the experience that will help him/her become a better teacher.

Creative Lecture

It’s time for you to give your TED Talk. Not sure what that is? Check out some of the most viewed TED Talks here: In 2017, the Creative Lecture Competition will offer ambitious, fearless, bold-thinking students a platform for sharing their ideas in a format that has been embraced by intellectual society.
The topic for the 2017 Creative Lecture Competition is SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.