Educators Rising Alaska participants faced stiff competition in Orlando

Twenty five students from Alaska converged in Orlando to join over 1,200 other high schoolers from around the nation. Participants were involved in numerous workshops and competitions, including the K-3 Children's Literature Competition, where students from Joe Redington Jr/Sr High placed 5th overall.

Alaska's participants were awarded the Spirit Award, for having traveled the furthest. Some of these dedicated members traveled over 30 hours to attend the conference. They were awarded Eddie the Education Teddie (see photo below).

Why Educators Rising is right for Alaska

Educators Rising is a free national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. Alaska has joined this national membership to help increase the available workforce of teachers committed to Alaska.

Designed for today's high school students with a new, Alaska-specific 4-course CTE Pathway that leads students on an examination of the roles of learner, leader and teacher of others. Students who complete the pathway can join the workforce as a para-educator or continue on at a university taking coursework that will lead to teacher certification.

This statewide effort that draws students from diverse communities and supports efforts to make best-fit matches to increase years of service in Alaska’s schools. It spans Alaska’s vast geography with a robust national virtual community to connect students and teachers with colleagues and ideas.

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Dave Boyd, competition coach; chaperone Olivia Holland; K-3 Literature competitors, Jillian and Hailey Holland; and their teacher leader Christel Mozalevskiy. Jillian and Hailey placed 5th in K-3 Children's Literature competitions.
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