WHAT IS EDUCATORS RISING?

Educators Rising is a diverse, teacher and student-led grassroots movement that aims to inspire high school and college students to serve their communities by entering the field of education. School-based chapters are located in every U.S. state, where students practice the necessary skills to lead a classroom while adding student voice to National discussions around education.

OUR MISSION
We aim to foster excellence within the state of Alaska by supporting middle school through collegiate level students on their path to become Alaskan educators. Our purpose is to inspire students from across the state, creating a scaffold on which rural and urban students can be encouraged, nurturing their enthusiasm to become future educators, administrators, counselors, aides, and supporting staff.

START A CHAPTER IN YOUR SCHOOL!
Contact us to learn how you can start a Chapter in your school.

 

  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to heightened Covid-19 cases and current UAA mitigation protocol, EdRising will be unable to hold its conferences at the University of Alaska Anchorage this year. The campus experience is an important component of the leadership conference, and we made the painful decision to cancel the in-person events February 28-March 1.

We have turned this disappointing news into more opportunities for more students to participate virtually. Competitions will still be held as planned (virtually, Feb. 24-25th). Travel stipends will instead be reallocated to the national conference for 1st through 3rd place finishers, and their teacher leader. Nationals will be held in Washington, D.C., June 24-27, 2022.

Please make a note of the upcoming deadlines:
  • January 18, 2022 - Student Application Due to Teacher Leader [FORM]
  • January 21, 2022 - Register in State & National Portal
  • February 11, 2022 - Competition Artifacts Due (Submission link, TBA)
  • February 24 - 25, 2022 - State Competitions (Virtual)
  • March 3, 2022 - Virtual Award Ceremony for state competition placement
  • June 24 - 27, 2022 - National Conference (Washington, D.C.)
If you are having any issues with form submission contact uaf-edrisingak@alaska.edu ASAP, as these deadlines must be adhered to.

 

Have you filled out the 2021-2022  AK STUDENT APPLICATION  to participate in the 2022 Conference? 

Please note: Per the UAF COVID Mitigation Plan, ALL in-person Educators Rising Alaska conference 
participants must be fully vaccinated with a Covid-19 vaccine, or submit an official waiver (below) . If you are making use of a  waiver, you must have them filled, signed and submitted along with your application.  These files and applications will be housed in a secure, locked Google Form on our secure Portal.

You may read more about our policy here.

MEDICAL WAIVER              RELIGIOUS WAIVER

 

  ** LOCATION CHANGE FOR STATE CONFERENCE** PLEASE NOTE IT IS BEING HELD IN ANCHORAGE

SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS JANUARY 21st, 2022. PLEASE REGISTER IN THE PORTAL.

If you want to take advantage of the travel funds we have available, you must register by December 15th.

Students must register first with us, then with Nationals. Log into the Portal to register. If you don't have user access yet, contact us.

STATE CONFERENCE DATES HAVE BEEN SET:
February 27th - March 1st, and is being held in Anchorage.

Visit our RUBRICS page for a complete list of 2022 Competitions and their rubrics.