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 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.
This competition encourages Educators Rising members to try out teaching a lesson in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Just as Einstein encourages, here is an opportunity to help students unlock new ways of thinking and seeing by exploring the way the world works. Quality STEM education for all students can lay a path to personal success and to long-term national prosperity — and skilled teachers are the keys. Also, America is experiencing a critical shortage of skilled STEM teachers; more and more states are offering salary increases and bonuses for well-prepared STEM educators.
Subject areas eligible for this competition:
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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