Planning, preparing, and delivering effective instruction is the heart of the work of all educators. This competition challenges young educators to plan and deliver a lesson of their choosing to an actual CTE classroom of students. Self-reflection following the lesson is an essential component of this competition; a clear-eyed evaluation of what you’ve done is the best way to learn and make wise choices in the future.
Educators Rising is one of nine board member organizations of the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations. Many Educators Rising chapters across the nation operate as part of a CTE program of study. This competition is an opportunity to explore paying forward that positive experience of a being in an excellent CTE program.
This competition encourages Educators Rising members to try out teaching a lesson as a Career Tech teacher. To enter this competition, a student will teach a lesson in a real CTE classroom. CTE programs prepare students to succeed in the world of employment through authentic, real world experiences and hands-on learning. The CTE programs of the future need exceptional teachers to lead them. For this competition, Educators Rising members may plan and deliver a lesson in any of the 16 Career Clusters or their 79 Career Pathways. The full list is here: http://www.careertech.org/career-clusters.
For models of excellence, students are strongly encouraged to examine the videos and reflective commentaries of National Board Videos in the Get Inspired section of the EdRising Virtual Campus.
There are three components to this competition:
A written lesson plan: submitted and scored by judges prior to the national conference, but also brought by the contestant to the on-site competition;
A lesson delivery video: submitted and scored by judges prior to the national conference, but also brought by the contestant to the on-site competition [The video is NOT to be screened during the on-site presentation at the national conference; the time is reserved for an interactive reflection.]; and
A reflection between contestant and on- site judges at the national conference. This includes a student presenting his/her reflections about the lesson as well as an interactive Q&A exchange.
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