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Kick off learning with ISTA’s Rising Educator Conference

ISTA’s first professional development conference of the year is aimed at reaching our newest educators and those aspiring to be educators. What better way to kick off a year of learning and professional growth than supporting the next generation!

The Rising Educator Conference is Oct. 19 – 20 in Noblesville. The conference programming delivers tools, tactics and advice for educators in the first five years of their career and members of the Indiana Student Education Association.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Jen Alexander, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the topic of building trauma-sensitive schools.

“My keynote focuses on the ‘why’ of building trauma-sensitive schools,” said Alexander. “They are safe, caring learning environments where we can help all kids learn.”

Alexander’s keynote will also highlight the four essentials of creating a trauma-sensitive school. Challenging aspiring, new and early career educators to incorporate these essentials will create better learning opportunities for kids.

With nearly 40 breakout sessions, attendees can choose from sessions geared to their career progression or broken down by subject or grade-level. There are also sessions where attendees can learn together and network.

Sample sessions:

  • Got student debt? Attend the Degrees Not Debt session.  
  • Want to boost your resume? Learn how to earn micro-credentials through NEA’s Micro-credentials 101 session.
  • Exploring mindfulness? Tune in to your inner yogi at the Yoga, Meditation & Flexible Classrooms session.

There’s much more – explore the breakout sessions.

If you’re an aspiring, new or early career educator, what are you waiting for? Register today!


If you’re a seasoned educator, share this conference opportunity with your new hires or student teachers.