Educators Rising

Educators Rising-Missouri Scholarship


Educators RisingApplication deadline: Feb. 10, 2021

This scholarship is established to encourage and support high school students wishing to become teachers. This is a $500 scholarship.  

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association. Applicants must be in the top 20 percent of their class, and if 18, be a registered voter.

Download scholarship application


Educators Rising-Missouri Conference


VIRTUAL

March 10-11, 2021 (Competitions)
March 11, 2021 (Keynote and Sessions)
Competitions may begin at 8 a.m. each day.              

Registration Fee: $15 per person (student or advisor)
Registration and Competition Entry Deadline: Mon., Jan. 25, 2021 (teachers and students)
Register Now >> 

Students who do not compete are encouraged to participate in the sessions Thursday, March 11. In addition to competitions, the program offers:

  • Keynote speaker Darrion Cockrell, 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year
  • Table talks with professional educators in a variety of professional roles and topics
  • Information on educator preparation programs in Missouri
  • All competitions closed to spectators

The agenda will be scheduled based on the competition entries received. Thus, the final agenda will not be published until after Feb. 25.

Teacher leaders may pay fees for your chapter by purchase order, check or credit card. Purchase orders must be received by March 4. If paying by credit card, the card is charged when the online registration is completed. If you want individual students to be able to pay by personal credit card, they can register online as an individual. If you have any questions please call Laurie Bernskoetter at 800-392-0236, ext. 623, or email her at Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org.



Educators Rising-Missouri Competitions 


Competitions may begin at 8 a.m. both days. All students will receive their competition date and time to meet with judges by Feb. 26. All students entering a state-level competition must be a paid Active Member of national Educators Rising. National dues are $10, paid at www.educatorsrising.org.

Educators Rising-Missouri offers 17 competitions in 2021. For details, see the 2021 EdRising MO Competition List, 2021 MO EdRising General Competition Guidelines, and Virtual Competition Norms.

All students who compete on March 10-11 will be entered into a prize drawing. Winners will be announced the afternoon of March 11.

The top ten state winners in each competition are eligible, but not required, to compete at the virtual Educators Rising National Conference in June. Students who wish to enter a competition or contest that Missouri is not offering this year may enter the national competition/contest.

Any student who intends to apply for the Educators Rising Missouri $500 scholarship needs to enter a competition, as this enhances their scholarship application.


Competition Entry Deadline: Mon., Jan. 25 at midnight
We recommend that students do not wait until the last day to enter. The entry deadline will not be extended.


Students must…

  1. Students who enter a competition must also register to attend the conference by Jan. 25.

  2. Read submission details and complete the entry form no later than Jan. 25 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBMTHGX   
    Entrants will receive a confirmation email immediately following their online submission.

  3. Contestants who enter a competition which requires materials submitted in advance of the conference must email their materials and recording to Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org. Materials must be received by Feb. 10. All but three competitions require materials and recorded presentation to be submitted in advance this year.

  4. Students will also have a virtual, live meeting with judges on March 10-11.

Teachers/Advisors must...

  1. Register to attend the conference by Jan. 25.

  2. Email a completed Chapter Competition Planner to Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org by Jan. 25.

  3. Chapters with students entering competitions must recruit at least one judge. Judges must be able to join online meetings and view documents online. We especially need judges who can host online meetings with students. In addition to one judge per chapter, adult timekeepers are also needed. Judges and timekeepers will not register with your chapter, but will complete the online form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L9NR3TG by Jan. 25.

  4. Register their chapter for the Educators Rising Conference by midnight Jan. 25. Register Now>>
    You may choose to have students complete the Student Registration Form, and turn in to you so you can complete online registration. Students who submit a competition entry form must also register to attend the conference. 

  5. Teacher leaders may pay fees for your chapter by purchase order, check or credit card. Purchase orders must be received by March 4. If paying by credit card, the card is charged when the online registration is completed. If you want individual students to be able to pay by personal credit card, they can register online as an individual, but students cannot attend without a teacher leader.

If you have any questions please call Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623, or email her at Laurie.Bernskoetter@mnea.org.




What is Educators Rising?


Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. Phi Delta Kappa is the national sponsor of EdRising, and Missouri NEA is the state coordinator. To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet

Individual students now join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as individuals in schools without a chapter. To join, go to www.educatorsrising.org
. To register your chapter, you go to www.educatorsrising.org, click on Join the Network, select Teacher/Administrator, then choose either "Start a New Program" OR "Affiliate Existing Program." Enter your information. Now you are set up for your students to join. Each student registers themselves on the site, including their school, which will put them into your chapter. 

EdRising is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a career and technical student organization.  Schools that offer a state-approved career and technical education program of study can receive funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.  For more information on establishing education and training career cluster courses you should contact Theresa Struemph, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at theresa.struemph@dese.mo.gov.

If you have questions about the EdRising Training or becoming a EdRising advisor, contact Ann Jarrett at 800-392-0236 or by email at 
ann.jarrett@mnea.org.

Here is a 3-minute video tour of the EdRising Virtual Campus. Please watch it and share with your students: 




atured Speaker: Linda Glasgow, 2016 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Glasgow is a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.  Now in her 30th year in education, Glasgow is lauded by her peers for the ability to get the most out of students while sharing her knowledge with teachers and parents.

 “Linda Glasgow has a unique thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Blue Springs Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. “

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