Educators Rising

Educators Rising-Missouri Conferences

Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Sign in: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summit Technology Academy
1101 NW Innovation Parkway
Lee’s Summit, MO 

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Paul Katnik, Director, Educator Quality, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Lindsay Thompson, 2017 finalist for Missouri Teacher of the Year; Jennifer Cone, EdRising MO competition judging coordinator

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Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Sign in: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UMSL campus tours (optional): 8:30 a.m. or 3 p.m.

University of Missouri-St. Louis
JC Penney Conference Center
1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO   

Keynote speakers:
Beth Davey, 2018 Missouri Teacher of the Year; Jennifer Cone, EdRising MO competition judging coordinator

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Registration Fee:
$18 per person, applies to students and advisors, includes lunch

Registration Deadline: Sept. 15 (midnight; however registration could close sooner, if capacity reached.) More than 1,000 students are members of Educators Rising Missouri, so we may reach conference capacity before the registration deadline and close registration early.

Payment: Teacher leaders may pay fees for your chapter by purchase order, check or credit card. Purchase orders must be received by Sept. 20. If paying by credit card, the card is charged when the registration is completed. 

Jennifer Cone will lead a presentation focused on EdRising competitions. A world café features table talks with professional educators with various jobs, discussions of chapter activities and college planning conversations. Students who attended last year’s conference will have the option to attend a separate break out during the presentation on competitions.

All Educators Rising members are encouraged to attend, not just leaders. Educators Rising is the official career and technical student organization for education pathway courses, but many chapters are extracurricular clubs. Both types of chapters are encouraged to attend this conference. Each chapter can bring as many participants as they wish, as long as the group is accompanied by a teacher leader.

Sign up for Educator Rising membership
The national office of Educators Rising is changing their website and registration, so please wait until after Sept. 1 for students to register their membership at There is no charge to join. If students plan to apply for Phi Delta Kappa scholarships or attend the national Educators Rising conference in June 2020, they must pay $10 to be an active national member. Missouri does not have state dues. Due to tight timelines, students do not have to be registered with the national organization before the fall conference.

If you have any questions please contact Laurie Bernskoetter at (573) 644-9623, or Ann Jarrett at (573) 644-9625,

What is Educators Rising?

Educators Rising allows students in grades 7-12 to explore careers in education, an important step in preparing quality teachers for tomorrow’s schools. Phi Delta Kappa is the national sponsor of EdRising, and Missouri NEA is the state coordinator. To find out more about Educators Rising-Missouri, download the information packet

Individual students now join EdRising as part of a school chapter or as individuals in schools without a chapter. To join, go to
. To register your chapter, you go to, click on Join the Network, select Teacher/Administrator, then choose either "Start a New Program" OR "Affiliate Existing Program". Enter your information. Now you are set up for your students to join. Each student registers themselves on the site, including their school, which will put them into your chapter. 

EdRising is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a career and technical student organization.  Schools that offer a state-approved career and technical education program of study can receive funds through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006.  For more information on establishing education and training career cluster courses you should contact Leone Herring, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at leone.herring    

If you have questions about the EdRising Training or becoming a EdRising advisor, contact Ann Jarrett at 800-392-0236 or by email at

Here is a 3-minute video tour of the EdRising Virtual Campus. Please watch it and share with your students: 

atured Speaker: Linda Glasgow, 2016 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Glasgow is a third-grade teacher at John Nowlin Elementary School in Blue Springs.  Now in her 30th year in education, Glasgow is lauded by her peers for the ability to get the most out of students while sharing her knowledge with teachers and parents.

 “Linda Glasgow has a unique thirst for learning and positively impacts students each and every year,” said Blue Springs Superintendent Dr. Jim Finley. “She is a leader, mentor and collaborator, and she inspires those around her through her example. “

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