Educators Rising

Educators Rising-Missouri Conferences

University of Missouri-Columbia
Wed., March 4, 2020

 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration Fee: $30 per person (student or advisor), includes lunch
Registration Deadline: Jan. 22, 2020         

Registration opens in December.
Conference will include competitions, sessions to explore various education careers, topics and preparation programs, and a keynote speaker. Closest schools will have the earliest competitions, first general session will be at 9:30 or 10 a.m. Final agenda will not be available until after all competition entries received on Jan. 22.

Find competition requirements at, under Student Resources. All students competing must complete entry form by Jan. 22, 2020, and submit any materials required in advance according to the competition requirements.
Chapters that are competing must bring a judge. Judges name and contact information must be provided by Jan. 22, 2020.

Anyone with an interest in recruiting the next generation of educators can keep up to date by joining the MNEA Educators Rising email list.

Current EdRising Missouri Teacher Leaders who are registered on the national Educators Rising website can join discussions and access documents by joining the private online group. Go to, create a free account. Then click on edCommunities. Once there, use the search function to find Educators Rising Missouri. Click on Ask to Join. You’ll be approved in one business day.

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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Read to Achieve Contest 

If your school is within the KCTV5 viewing area (greater Kansas City), teachers at your school are eligible for a chance to win $1,000. The Read to Achieve contest is co-sponsored by Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA.

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