Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

On the Horizon: Educators Rising

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

On the Horizon: Educators Rising

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In August 2015, the Future Educators Association[R] will take on a new name--Educators Rising--completing a comprehensive refocusing of the organization that will dramatically expand resources that help students develop their EDUCATORS teaching skills and navigate their journey to the front of the classroom.

Among the new resources will be the Educators Rising Virtual Campus--a dynamic, free, online community with videos of great teachers in action, engaging articles, online events, and a private Teacher Leader Community. Educators Rising will continue many of its current programs such as the national conference, competitions, the honor society, scholarships, and national student officers, while saying farewell to national dues.

This refocusing is the result of more than a year of planning and consultation inside and outside the organization in an effort to determine the best ways of contributing to teacher education.

Dan Brown and Ashley Kincaid will be codirectors of Educators Rising. Brown has been executive director of FEA; Kincaid has been executive director of Pi Lambda Theta and will continue to manage the work of that education honorary for college students. …

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