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Friday, March 17


We're thrilled to announce our 2023 Educators Rising State Conference Hosted by ULL! 


Conference Registration

Deadline March 3: Thanks to generous support from the Pugh Family Foundation and the UL Lafayette Office of Admissions and Recruitment, we were able to keep the cost at only $15 for students and sponsors! One sponsor from each school gets free attendance. Lunch and t-shirts are included in the registration cost. You can pay via credit card or purchase order. To register middle and high school students, please have the following information ready: Name, date of birth, email, intended college major, and t-shirt size. 

You will also have the option to attend competitions that will include Louisiana middle, high school, and collegiate aspiring educators. This year's competitions are Public Speaking, Creative Lecture, Impromptu Speaking, Educators Rising Moment, and Inside our Schools (team competition- High School Only)

Please email if you have questions or need assistance with the call for proposals.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Educators Rising State Conference on Friday, March 17, 2023 in Lafayette, Louisiana!

State Conference: What We Do
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State Conference: Welcome
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State Conference: About


Educators Rising Louisiana follows all guidelines set forth by Educators Rising.  Read more about competitions to get an idea of what to expect by clicking below.   
For any competition not offered at our state conference, regional placings can serve as a qualifier for nationals.  Students do NOT need a regional competition to compete at state.

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Taking Conference to the Next Level

Deadline March 3: Another way to share your ideas to ensure the future of education is golden is to register for Ed Rising competitions! Students may choose to compete in up to two of five competitions. See descriptions and full rubrics. If you should place in the top ten, you will need to be active-level members of the Educators Rising national organization as of February 15 in order to compete at the national conference in June. Register for competitions: Competition Registration Form


The purpose of the Educators Rising Moment Competition is to provide students at the Educators Rising National Conference opportunities to articulate why they aim to pursue a career in education.

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Self-composure, confidence, and the ability to clearly articulate and communicate information are valuable skills for all educators. The Public Speaking Competition is designed to highlight students who demonstrate these qualities by combining thoughtful preparation and confident delivery into an interesting presentation on a current education topic.

Students participating in this competition will compose and deliver a speech of approximately 400 to 600 words (three to five minutes when spoken aloud) on the assigned topic. Contestants will be delivering their speech in front of on-site judges.

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Storytelling and effective oral communication skills are vital qualities for professional success. Captivating an audience and sustaining their attention and wonder with a compelling topic remains one of the most valuable abilities in an increasingly networked society. 

In 2020, the Creative Lecture Competition will offer ambitious, fearless, bold-thinking students a platform for sharing their ideas in a format that has been embraced by intellectual society. The topic for the 2020 Creative Lecture Competition is TRAUMA INFORMED CARE.

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Poise, self-confidence, and the ability to use effective oral communication skills while under pressure are valuable
qualities of all educators. This competition is designed to recognize students who demonstrate these qualities by combining clear thinking and conversational speaking into a coherent presentation on a current education-related

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The purpose of the Inside Our Schools Presentation Competition is to allow Educators Rising students to showcase one innovative strategy that their school or school district employs to enhance teaching and learning. Innovative strategies do not necessarily mean new technology. An innovative strategy is a deviation from the standard practice that results
in greater engagement and learning outcomes for students. The strategy must be something that the school or school
district has begun to implement no earlier than 2022. The creative presentation, which will involve live presenting and
a video, should appeal to anyone looking for smart ways to take teaching and learning to a higher level.

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State Conference: Programs
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