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Release Date: 1/4/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

Students aspiring to become educators to learn more at Educators Rising Conference on Jan. 11

What: More than 200 students from 20 BCPS middle and high schools will participate in the Educators Rising Conference. The students – who are aspiring educators – will be coming from schools with Educators Rising chapters. The students will attend workshops on a wide range of topics including education law, minorities and men in education, children’s literature, brain science, blended learning, Universal Design for Learning, computer science, social justice, and more. Workshop presenters will include representatives of CCBC, BCPS, Giant Food, TABCO, Upward Bound, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Maryland State Education Association. During lunch, students will have the opportunity to participate in a “Makerspace meets Service-Learning" project, making calming items for BCPS school counselors to use when working with students. Also during lunch, students can visit with representatives of area colleges and education groups. In the afternoon, students will hear a keynote address by Josh Parker, 2012 BCPS and Maryland Teacher of the Year, now with UnBoundEd. The conference is presented by BCPS Career and Technology Education, Human Resources, and Organizational Development.

When: Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (snow date: Friday, Feb. 8)

Where: CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Rd., 21222

Background: Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.

Also, approximately 30 BCPS students are registered to compete in five selected Educators Rising competitions. These students will have the opportunity to qualify to attend and compete at the Maryland Educators Rising conference at Towson University on March 20. For more information, please contact Alicia Fales at alfales@bcps.org or 443-809-8924.

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