Educators Rising

Inspire. Amplify. Teach.

PDK's Educators Rising Collegiate program aims to support undergraduate students as they pursue their path to classrooms of their very own. Members will have access to resources and supports outside of their academic studies designed to help them learn and think about the most pressing issues facing educators today.

Membership Includes:

  • The Educators Rising National Conference, an exciting annual event that brings together more than 1,000 rising educators like your form across the country;
  • Peer support through university-based chapters;
  • Job search/interview resources to assist you as you begin the search for a classroom of your own;
  • Resources and Toolkits to guide your chapter in facilitating dialogue and action around pressing issues facing current and future educators;
  • The opportunity to interact with other students, current and future educators, administrators and education researchers around hot-button topics in education;
  • Scholarships to support your studies in education;
  • Funding for travel opportunities through PDK's Travel Program;
  • Leadership opportunities like the Educators Rising Ambassador Program.

For more information, go here.

2022 Annual Research Symposium

University of Montana’s chapters of Phi Delta Kappa and Educators Rising cordially invite CoE undergraduates, graduate students and faculty to submit proposals for our college’s 2022 Annual Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is an informal event that is designed to support scholarly inquiry and ongoing research across multiple disciplines within our college. The symposium is also a great way to network with others.

Presenters will create a poster that details their work or area of interest. For the first hour, attendees will mill about the room speaking with individual presenters about their posters. Then, in the second hour, everyone will meet at roundtables. Discussant chairs will guide table conversations around general themes. It’s an excellent opportunity to practice one’s presentation skills while, at the same time, receiving helpful feedback from peers and faculty. This is considered to be a local conference, which can be listed as a presentation on one’s CV. Finally, top student posters selected by faculty from each department will be awarded a cash prize.

  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $300
  • Third place: $200

Proposal Information and Deadlines

  • Proposals are due on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM.
  • Follow this link or select the QR code at the bottom of the page to submit a proposal.
  • Proposals consist of a short 250-word abstract.
  • Proposal decisions will be sent out no later than February, 25, 2022.

Questions? Contact dan.lee@umontana or