Educators Rising California

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Competitions

Educators Rising California regional and state competitions provided students opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills, as well as their knowledge and skills related to future careers in education. The regional and state level competitions are aligned to the Educators Rising national competitions. The top three regional places in each competition will compete at a State Level **same submission. Then the top three at state level will be eligible to compete at the Educators Rising National Conference.

2018 Educators Rising California Regional and 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: www.ted.com. In 2018, 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 2018 Creative Lecture Competition is EQUITY.

2018 Educators Rising California Regional and State Competition Winners

Southern California Region Winners

Creative Lecture

  • 1st Place- Luis Diaz, Century High School, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- Paige Lopez, Esperanza High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- Johnny Bader, Canyon High School, Orange Unified School District

Children’s Literature K-3

  • 1st Place- “The Caterpillar Who Flew” by Brittaney Navarro and Ana Mendoza, El Modena High School, Orange Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- “You’re Always My Angel” by Elizabeth Raburn and Elisa Garcia, El Modena High School, Orange Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- “Little Chick” by Jenna Flores, Canyon High School, Orange Unified School District

STEM Lesson Plan and Delivery

  • 1st Place- “Lego Bridges” by Paige Telliard, Grossmont High School, Grossmont Union High School District
  • 2nd Place- “The Shocking World of Static Electricity” by Bryn Harper, Esperanza High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- “Extreme Weather” by Jordan Alders, Kendall Dodd, Verania Garnica , Carea Phillips, Andrew Woolfrey, Canyon High School, Orange Unified School District

Central California Region Winners

Creative Lecture

  • 1st Place- Abigail Yniguex, Madera South High School, Madera Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- Cassandra Ibarra, Sanger High School, Sanger Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- Amanda Cantu, Sanger High School, Sanger Unified School District

Children’s Literature K-3

  • 1st Place- “It’s Okay to Be Blue” by Jennifer Loomer, Clovis North High School, Clovis Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- “Charlie’s Kind of Family” by Anna Burton & Lukie Broesel, Clovis North High School, Clovis Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- “The Lonely Princess” by Sydney Blair, Clovis High School, Clovis Unified School District
    Honorable Mention- “If Heaven Had a Payphone” by Brooke Telen, Clovis North High School, Clovis Unified School District

STEM Lesson Plan and Delivery

  • 1st Place- “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” Evelyn Reyes, Judith Moreno & Houa Yang, Fresno Unified Teacher Academy
  • 2nd Place- “Introduction to the Desmos Graphing Calculator” by Maria Higuera, Madera South High School, Madera Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- “Chemical Reaction” Jacqueline Manriquez and Maria Torres, Fresno Unified Teacher Academy

CA State winners

Creative Lecture

  • 1st Place- Luis Diaz, Century High School, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- Paige Lopez, Esperanza High School, North Orange County ROP
  • 3rd Place- Cassandra Ibarra, Sanger High School, Sanger Unified School District

Children’s Literature K-3

  • 1st Place- “You’re Always My Angel” by Elizabeth Raburn and Elisa Garcia, El Modena High School, Orange Unified School District
  • 2nd Place- “Little Chick” by Jenna Flores, Canyon High School, Orange Unified School District
  • 3rd Place- “It’s Okay to Be Blue” by Jennifer Loomer, Clovis North High School, Clovis Unified School District

STEM Lesson Plan and Delivery

  • 1st Place- “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” Evelyn Reyes, Judith Moreno & Houa Yang, Fresno Unified Teacher Academy
  • 2nd Place- “Introduction to the Desmos Graphing Calculator” by Maria Higuera, Madera South High School, Madera Unified School District”
  • 3rd Place- “Lego Bridges” by Paige Telliard, Grossmont High School, Grossmont Union High School District
    4th Place “Chemical Reaction” Jacqueline Manriquez and Maria Torres, Fresno Unified Saturday Academy

Contact Pilar Comparan (pcomparan@tomorrow.org) for more information.


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