Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Educators Rising Club Sponsor PD

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Educator Effectiveness & Licensure
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Superintendents; Principals; Teachers; School Counselors; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is pleased to announce Educators Rising Teacher Leader and Sponsor summer training and professional development.  The training will be hosted via zoom on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.  


The training is open to teachers and administrators with interest in starting an Educators Rising Chapter or who need a refresher on national programs and activities, intra-curricular work, membership development, and visibility. National Educators Rising membership is free for teacher leaders and $10 for student members. For information on memberships click here. If you are interested in establishing an Educators Rising Chapter, or receiving funding for high school student memberships, contact Raven Harris, Educators Rising State Coordinator:





Educators Rising is a national career and technical education (CTE) student organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. As an Educators Rising affiliate, DESE encourages all Arkansas educators who are leading a school-based program that helps young people explore the teaching profession— in secondary or post secondary settings—to establish an Educators Rising chapter to connect students and teachers with peers and experts around the country who are focused on the same issues and challenges.  


Educators Rising connects students with more than 48,000 members across the country, including more than 20,000 rising educators in 24 states and regions. Educators Rising is actively working to diversify the teaching profession with a student membership goal of 50% students of color.

Any additional questions or comments may be directed to:

Raven Harris, Educators Rising State Coordinator




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