Educators Rising California

There’s power in teaching


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: 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.


All competition materials need to be sent to the Project Tomorrow offices by 11:59pm on Friday January 26, 218. You can email documents and videos to
If you are mailing any items those need to be mailed to Att: Pilar Comparan 15707 Rockfield Blvd. Suite 250 Irvine CA, 92618. These items need to be postmarked by Wednesday January 24, 2018.

Please check out the Educators Rising Virtual Campus for national competition information.

Contact Pilar Comparan ( for more information.

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*Last updates in November 2017

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