Educators Rising California 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 state level competitions are aligned to the Educators Rising national competitions. The top three places in each competition are eligible to compete at the Educators Rising National Conference.
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.
1st Place: Samantha Lee, Canyon High School, “Do You Want a Colored Ear?”
2nd Place: Michelle Tse, Clovis North High School, “One Dollar”
3rd Place: Lauren Lienau, Clovis North High School, “The Best Things in Life”
Honorable Mention: Emelia Cameron, Clovis High School, “How to Write a Book”
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.
1st Place: Noor Alomair, Sarah Downey, Libby Schmid, Claudia Vidal, and Andrew Woolfrey, Canyon High School, “Window into the Solar System”
2nd Place: Kyle Chamblin, Madera High School, “Proof Behind the Area of a Triangle”
3rd Place: Izzy Johnson, Rachel Madain, Makenzie Shellenbaum-Kersten, Justin Smith, Canyon High School, “The Solar System”
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 2017, 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 2017 Creative Lecture Competition is SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.
1st Place: Luis Diaz, Century High School
2nd Place: Healani Barbee, Artesia High School
3rd Place: Sarah Downey, Canyon High School