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Educators Rising

Educators Rising

Educators Rising

WI Educators Rising is our local version and state affiliate with Educators Rising. Membership in a professional organization provides resources, a sense of community and belonging, and the opportunity for reciprocal learning.  The experience can be brought to students in a curricular, extra-curricular or co-curricular pathway with flexible scheduling to meet the needs of your teacher leader and students

 

 

 

 

Membership

Membership

Membership for WI Educators Rising is free. There is no state dues. Curriculum and other resources are available for free in the WI Educators Rising Curriculum tab below. Membership with the national professional organization and CTSO, Educators Rising (Phi Delta Kappa International), provides a sense of community, connects students to resources, and networks future educators nation-wide. Competitions, scholarships and leadership opportunities are available through this national affiliate.  The cost to join the national organization is $10/student. If the cost to join is a financial challenge for your students, you are encouraged to contact DPI contact Kimberly Strike at Kimberly.strike@dpi.wi.gov.

Conferences

Conferences

Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) coordinates an annual spring conference, this year the conference will be held on March 3rd, 2021 with keynote speaker/s, break-out sessions and local competitions hosted by an IHE. Educator Preparation Programs are on hand to provide information on approved programs throughout our great state. There is a nominal fee to attend the conference, and the fee includes lunch.Educators Rising (PDK) holds an annual conference in summer as well which brings the winners of state level competitions to compete nationally.  All registration and travel costs are up to individuals.

Acknowledgment of Successful Completion

Acknowledgement of Successful Completion

WI Educators Rising curriculum is anchored in the national Educators Rising standards and aligned with WI Teacher Standards. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be identified by the teacher leader for recognition. A certificate of successful completion will be signed by the state superintendent, and presented at the WI Educators Rising conference. Those who do not attend the conference will have their certificates sent to their teacher leader for presentation at the local level as determined by the district or school leadership.

Collaboration With IHE's

Collaboration With IHE's

Representation from technical colleges and 4-year institutions on program development, curriculum (national Educator Rising standards based) and competencies to ensure rigor, content and dispositions as well as staffing of WI Educator Rising within the high school setting. Exposure to higher education and early discussions with students in the program can help students understand and prepare for success.

Pipeline to the IHE - Exploration and guidance include areas such as: exploring options (programs, locations, licensure areas) and requirements for acceptance into an IHE; locating an EPP that has a specific program; and transferring credits. In addition, the annual state level conference for WI Educator Rising is an excellent venue both for students to showcase, and EPPs to share what they offer. EPP’s currently connected to a charter of WI Educator Rising have, indeed, experienced students choosing their institution.

WI Educators Rising Curriculum

WI Educators Rising Curriculum

We are all aware of staffing challenges for teaching positions. Together, we can engage in creative methods to address a depleting pipeline of future educators. A committee that consists of teacher leaders, IHE faculty and WI DPI TEPDL personnel have worked diligently to create WI Educators Rising curriculum that is free of charge and available for your use. The curriculum developed meets our students’ needs, works collaboratively with IHE’s, and provides a pipeline to Educator Preparation Programs – and ultimately Wisconsin classrooms. A win-win-win-win situation focused on equity, diversity and sustainability.
Vetting The Curriculum

Vetting The Curriculum

If you already have a co-curricular program of study in place, WI Educators Rising is simply a way for you to extend and amplify the learning already happening. The opportunities already offered can be incorporated into the classroom to supplement the great work currently taking place. To vet the curriculum, submit your proposal to DPI contact Kimberly.Strike@dpi.wi.gov. Upon approval, your program will be listed on the DPI webpage as an approved program. In addition, stakeholders will see the affiliation of their successful completion of the curriculum and what they acquire through that pathway. For example, the pathway that includes Foundations of Teacher Education may lead to an associate’s degree whereas students completing the pathway through CAPP (UW-Oshkosh) may earn college credit. For further information please view the WI Educators Rising Vetting Process Step-by-Step link.

 

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