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Youth Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2017
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Amber Taylor

More than 400 Students Gather
to Investigate Careers in Education

Orange, Calif. – More than 400 students from 15 area high schools are attending the Educators Rising California 2017 Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference on Friday, April 21st to explore careers in teaching.

More than a dozen speakers will offer the students insights into teaching careers and how to become a teacher in California. The state and the nation face a serious shortage of new teachers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The Educators Rising California conference is designed to introduce high school students to the teacher preparation pathway by expanding their knowledge about careers in teaching and education.

WHAT: Educators Rising California 2017 Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference

WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2017, 8am-2pm

  • Keynote Speaker, Aric Bostick, at 9:00am
  • Multiple learning sessions from 10-11:30 and 12pm-1:30pm

WHERE: Santiago Canyon College
8045 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

WHO: More than 400 local high school students and teachers

Speakers/sessions include:
Jennifer Vargas - “Teaching Junior High/Middle School”
Lori Sadler- “Road to Teaching: Introduction to Special Education: Change the World! Become a Special Educator!”
Lyle Tavernier- “NASA in the Classroom: JPL’s Education Resource”
Erin Rosselli -” Using Technology to Engage Your Students”
Brittany Henry & Taliah Chatterfield – “Teacher Preparation Pathways: Navigating the Road to Becoming a Teacher in the State of California”
Nancy Wilson - “Experience the Passion and Purpose of Special Education”
Anthony Mack – “Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's World”
Aric Bostick -“H.E.R.O. on Duty!”
Fernando Rodríguez-Valls, Ph.D. - “I am American Born Multilingual and Multicultural: Building the wor[l]ds with critical eyes”
Tiffany Rodriguez, Ph.D. - “Skills Needed to Become a Successful Special Educator”
Erick Wolf - “Second Renaissance-3D printing in the classroom”
College Student Panel - “How to Make it Through College to Credential”
Chloe Calder & Robert Garcia- “Learn About Cal State Long Beach's College of Education”
Matthew Derham - ”S.T.E.M. Teaching”

Onsite media contact: Greg Nicholson, 213-925-4693

Coordinated by Project Tomorrow and in partnership with Orange County Teacher Pathway Partnership, the conference is sponsored by the California Department of Education and Orange County Department of Education.

About Educators Rising California
Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. Educators Rising is a national network of students and teacher leaders who are inspired and excited by the teaching profession. Educators Rising California is the state affiliate, run by Project Tomorrow.