Specialized instructional-support personnel are critical to students and to education systems. These highly skilled educators provide direct support to students so that they can be successful. Some instructional-support professionals include:

School Counselor
School Psychologist
School Social Worker
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Instructional Coach
Speech-Language Pathologist
Technology Integration Specialist
Vision Specialist

Interested Educators Rising students will select one specialized instructional-support professional that works within their school district and will receive permission from the professional to job shadow
him/her for a total of eight hours. The eight hours are not expected to be consecutive; rather the are accumulated over a period of several days or weeks and occur when the professional is actively engaged in his/her work.

Contestants will complete and submit when registering for the competition, the following two career exploration
Professional’s Verification Form
Interview Form

Contestants will also create a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation no shorter than five minutes and no longer than seven minutes that will be presented on-site to a panel of judges, followed by a discussion featuring questions from the judges.

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Exploring Student Support