Save the Date | March 30, 2022 |In-person |ISTA Metro Office, 6910 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Educators Rising Conference is hosted by ISTA for high school students interested in pursuing a career in education. Students will compete in teacher competencies, attend sessions, connect with peers and elect state officers. Learn more about Educators Rising


Teacher leaders will register individual students. Teacher leaders will need the following student information prior to registration: 

  • Full name
  • School district
  • Grade
  • Whether student will enter competition



Competition winners will be invited to represent Indiana virtually at the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference June 24 - 27 in Washington, DC. Conference registration fees will be covered.

In addition, Teacher Leaders’ registration fees will also be covered if they wish to attend the event. If additional students wish to attend the national conference, consideration of funding them will be based upon funding availability. Students considering entering one or more competitions should  hold the conference dates on their calendar. 

The following competitions will be hosted at our state conference:

  • Children’s Literature K-3
  • Children’s Literature PreK
  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Lecture
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Job Interview
  • Exploring Education Administration Careers
  • Exploring Non-Core Subject Teaching Careers
  • Exploring Support Services Careers
  • Interactive Bulletin Board
  • Teacher Created Materials
  • Project Visualize – Service Project


Elections for Educators Rising statewide officers will be held at the conference. 

Indiana Educators Rising Officer Descriptions

Nomination Form

Nomination forms must be received by March 28, 2022. Candidates will have an opportunity to give a statement at the conference on March 30, 2022.

Students interested in running for office must complete the form by March 28, 2022

Rising Educator Conference Materials 

Conference materials and presentations from the Educator Rising Conference can be found on the edCommunities group, ISTA Good Teaching Conference. If you haven't yet signed up for edCommunities, visit to register. EdCommunities provides access to an online, national community of educators and professional groups to connect with your peers.