Alaska high schoolers to explore teaching careers

Seventy-five high school students from 11 school districts throughout Alaska gathered in Fairbanks to explore teaching careers and develop leadership skills.

The 2018 Educators Rising Alaska State Conference was held on March 25-26 on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The conference featured activities to prepare for a teaching career, including a resume-writing workshop, job interview practice sessions and an opportunity to take college-placement tests. The conference was organized by Educators Rising Alaska in collaboration with the UAF School of Education and Rural Student Services.

Educators Rising is a national organization to help high school students explore careers in teaching. Less than half of Alaska’s teachers are prepared in-state, so Educators Rising Alaska, formerly Future Educators of Alaska, focuses on increasing the available workforce of teachers who are committed to remaining in-state.

Learn more about Educators Rising Alaska at: http://educatorsrisingalaska.org/conferences.php.

Source: UAF School of Education K-12 Outreach

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