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Educators Rising California New Chapter 2018-2019

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Educators Rising California New Chapter 2018-2019

  1. 1. Educators Rising California New Chapter 2018-19
  2. 2. Welcome! Pilar Comparan Project Tomorrow Program Manager pcomparan@tomorrow.org (949) 609-4660 Ext 12
  3. 3. About Project Tomorrow Project Tomorrow’s vision is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. 3
  4. 4. • Project Tomorrow is the State Affiliate for Educators Rising California • One of Project Tomorrow’s initiative is the Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative which houses; Educators Rising California and YouthTEACH2Learn click here to learn more. • Project Tomorrow oversees SpeakUp Survey click here to learn more and participate in the 2018 survey.
  5. 5. California Needs Teachers • Project Tomorrow addresses the CA teacher shortage with a hands on approach. • The link below displays numbers by county.
  6. 6. Good Intentions, but Little Time Despite educators’ beliefs that science education should begin early, more than half of teachers surveyed spend less than one hour per week on science in kindergarten and the first grade. Time Spent on Science Instruction in Elementary School High Hopes-Few Opportunities The Status of Elementary Science Education in California 2011 Report by The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd (Used with Permission)
  7. 7. …and Less Prepared for Activities Central to High Quality Instruction Elementary School Teachers’ Self‐Reported Preparedness in Specific Science Instruction Activities High Hopes-Few Opportunities The Status of Elementary Science Education in California 2011 Report by The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd (Used with Permission)
  8. 8. Educators Rising California • Vision - Every teacher in America has the skills and experience to help all students achieve their potential. • Mission - 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. • Who We Are - Educators Rising is a national network of students and teacher leaders who are inspired and excited by the teaching profession. • What We Do - Starting with high school students, we provide passionate young people with authentic opportunities to experience teaching, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. • How We Do It - Educators Rising supports curricular programs where students explore the teaching profession and gain hands-on teaching experience.
  9. 9. Steps to Starting a Club Before your first meeting • Step 1: Connect with Project Tomorrow to receive information and Starter Kit • Step 2: Approval from administration • Step 3: Solicit support from colleagues • Step 4: Recruit students During your first meetings • Step 5: Club members register with on national online campus • Step 6: Draft or adopt a constitution and submit to ASB • Step 7 : Select your student officers • Step 8: Plan your calendar of events
  10. 10. Starter Kit About Educators Rising California National Educators Rising Facts Helpful Tips Teacher Leader Resource Site Micro-credential Sample Meeting Agenda Sample Minutes Sample Monthly Schedule Project Ideas Sample Chapter Bylaws Book Recommendations 5 Things to Do with Your Chapter Flyer Student and Teacher Flyers
  11. 11. FALL September •Planning meeting •Recruiting meeting October •Guest speaker - motivational •Plan Teacher Appreciation •Panel -guests teachers November •Thanksgiving service project December •Plan for spring regional conference •Holiday party 12 SPRING January •Tutoring •Plan fundraiser February •College visit •Complete fundraiser March •Plan student teaching visits •Evaluate state conference April End of year event
  12. 12. Typical Club Activities • Volunteer experiences in local elementary schools such as tutoring, helping teachers, supporting special events • Learn about and raise awareness of the need for teachers in California • Educators Rising California Conference and National Conference • Educators Rising California Regional and State Competitions • College tours • Career Exploration
  13. 13. Advisor responsibilities, Project Tomorrow supports Teacher Leader • Identify and recruit student participants • Submit a roster to Project Tomorrow • Make sure students register on the national virtual campus • Plan club activities • Identify teaching opportunities • Arrange guest speakers • Identify community service projects • Use YT2L modified curriculum where applicable • Provide Project Tomorrow access to data for evaluation purposes • Present at conferences, as appropriate Project Tomorrow • Provide advisors with resources including modified curricula and lesson planning resources • Serve as a resource for day-to-day operations • Promote community service opportunities • Provide ongoing programmatic support • Coordinate operations and logistics for conferences and competitions offered to student participants • Provide ongoing training to Educators Rising advisors • Provide Online Couse
  14. 14. Educators Rising California and YouthTEACH2Learn • Lesson content introduces students to the multiple dimensions of the teaching profession • Activities are comprehensive – pedagogy – content – issues in education • Activities are hands on and develop reflection in Educators Rising club members • A good way to help students think through their interest in education and what it takes to join the profession • High quality and easy to use The case for using YT2L lesson activities with your club
  15. 15. Goals of YT2L Curricula • Provide opportunities to explore a teaching career o Understand the elements of teaching and learning o Explore perspectives on teaching and schools o Develop a teaching skill set • Increase interest in math and science o At the high school level through content based lessons, lesson development, and teaching o At the elementary level through increased exposure to hands-on science and math lessons • Develop college and career ready skills
  16. 16. Sample Lesson Activities to consider • Organizational structure of your school (page 20) • What makes a good teacher (page 27) • Learning styles (page 32) • Classroom organization and layout (Page 58) • Emergency case studies and disaster planning (Page 87) • Sciography (Page 131)
  17. 17. Lesson Development Cycle • Group lesson development • Standards review • Lesson plan template • Project Tomorrow elementary science and math content resources • Pre-teaching practice • Peer review • Observation • Elementary teacher observation • Pre and post reflection
  18. 18. Club Planning • To do list priorities o Determine meeting times/dates o Create a list of recruitment opportunities and needs o Identify how to acquire necessary materials o Consider how best to use YT2L curriculum and other resources o Brainstorm teaching opportunities o Compose a list of potential guest speakers o Research potential club activities • Guiding questions – What resources do you need to acquire? – Who do you need to communicate with in order to ensure that teaching experiences and community service projects are approved and organized? – How will you incorporate student interests into your club? – How will you convey expectations for high school student teachers during teaching opportunities, guest speakers visits, conferences, and college visits? – How will you recruit club members?
  19. 19. Website & Resources tomorrow.org View page 6 on 2018-19 Starter Kit

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