Events

 

Effective Lesson Planning (Q&A and Workshop)

Students within the College of Education and Human Development and those interested in the teaching profession were able to participate in an opportunity to learn more about designing an effective lesson, the importance of this skill, how to meet the needs of all students, building in accommodations and modifications, and more. This session was lead by Associate Professor Dr. Amanda K. Bean.

 

General Body Meeting (April 2021)

During our April 2021 general body meeting, we shared our initiatives in the works, what committees were working on, upcoming events, voted on constitutional amendments, and more! This month's topic of discussion was Educational Technology: Are We There Yet?

Virtual Game Night

Are you a future educator? Do you want to connect with other future teachers? Then come on out to our virtual game night and play Among Us! You'll be able to meet and connect with other future educators, organization members, our executive board, and learn more about what it's like to be a member of Educators Rising Collegiate!

IG LIVE: The Importance of Physical Education

Physical Education is an important component of our youth's education. Join us as we partner with the Physical Education Teacher Education Society (PETES) to discuss the importance of physical education for our K-12 students!

Conversation will be hosted by the Activities & Programs Chair, Morgan Price, featuring special guests: Jessica Baker and Greg Coogan (members of the Physical Education Teacher Education Society (PETES)).

To watch any IG live, visit our Instagram page @gmuedrising!

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General Body Meeting (March 2021)

During our March 2021 general body meeting, we shared our initiatives in the works, what committees were working on, and more! This month's topic of discussion was Closing the Gap: Discussing the Achievement & Opportunity Gap.

 

IG LIVE: Supporting Our Students During These Challenging Times

Throughout the past year, our students have experienced very challenging times. Continuing to manage life in a pandemic, experiencing a virtual education, and even the continuation of matters of injustice seem to never cease. During this discussion, we dived into these topics and discussed how we can best support our students. View this conversation on our Instagram page!

This discussion was hosted by chapter president, Cedric Price, featuring special guests: Jose Carrillo (Educators Rising National President) and Dominique Dowling (NAACP, GMU Chapter Vice President).

General Body Meeting (February 2021)

During our February 2021 general body meeting, we shared our initiatives in the works, what committees were working on, and more! This month's topic of discussion was Whose Truth Do We Teach?, in connection to the article Taking a Reasoned Stance Against Misinformation by Wayne Journell.

IG LIVE: Supporting Students With Disabilities in 2020

Throughout 2020, our students have experienced a model of education new in many ways. During this conversation, we discussed more about how students with disabilities are being supported during this new experience of schooling, how students receiving special education are learning, the role of school psychologists prior to and during COVID-19, and more!

This discussion was hosted by chapter president, Cedric Price, featuring special guest Cheree Price, EdS, NCSP (School Psychologist).

5-Minute Sample Teaching Lesson Workshop

In November 2020, Educators Rising Collegiate hosted a skills-building workshop for students within the College of Education and Human Development and those interested in the teaching profession. This workshop allowed participants the opportunity to practice teaching a sample lesson that applies to students in any grade between K-12.  All attendees were able to learn from Carmen Rioux-Bailey, an Instructional Faculty member for the Graduate School of Education, where she shared pointers, tips, and intentional methods to use when preparing and teaching lessons for students. This workshop was designed for participants to develop skills, engage in beneficial conversations, and gain constructive feedback.

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General Body Meeting (November 2020)

During our November 2020 general body meeting, we shared our initiatives in the works, what committees were working on, and more! This month's topic of discussion was What is a Good School, in connection to the article Good Schools for a Troubled Democracy by Jon Valant.

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IG LIVE: The Impact of Music Within Our Schools

Music is a part of the arts and serves to be just as essential and impactful to our student's education. During this discussion, we discussed the essential role that music has in the lives of our students. This conversation highlights the academic gains, the sense of community, and more! View this conversation on our Instagram page!

This discussion was hosted by chapter treasurer/external secretary, Kaitlyn Burns, featuring special guest John Kilkenny (Associate Director of Concert Bands & Director of Percussion Studies at George Mason University).

IG LIVE: The Importance of After-School Programs

After-school programs have a vital role in our communities. Through after-school programs, students gain social-emotional development, are exposed to positive role models, can begin to excel in their academics, and more! View this conversation on our Instagram page!

This discussion was hosted by chapter president, Cedric Price, featuring special guest Cecelia Figueroa (DASH, Program Director; former educator).

General Body Meeting (October 2020)

During our October 2020 general body meeting, we shared our initiatives in the works, what committees were working on, and more! This month's topic of discussion was School for Sale, where we discussed the big business/politics behind schools and school meals. This discussion was in connection to the article The Big Business of School Meals by Jennifer Gaddis.

IG LIVE: Teachers of Color Are Vital

Teachers of color are unquestionably important in our classroom. Having teachers of color in our classroom allows for increased representation, serves as a motivational factor for students to further their education (studies have proven), they are able to identify students for programs/opportunities they qualify for that may have not been recognized for otherwise, and much more! View this conversation on our Instagram page!

This discussion was hosted by chapter president, Cedric Price, featuring special guests: Dominique Dowling (NAACP, GMU Chapter Vice President) and Sharrell-Hassell Goodman (Ph.D. Student, Higher Education at George Mason University).

IG LIVE: How can leaders work to engage and support our youth?

Join us for a conversation via Instagram LIVE where we spend this segment discussing the impact that leaders can have.

Conversation was hosted by chapter president, Cedric Price, featuring special guest Tamir Harper (UrbEd, Executive Director; former Educators Rising National Officer; Frederick Douglas Distinguished Scholar).

General Body Meeting (September 2020)

During our first meeting of the semester, we introduced our executive board, shared this year's vision and mission, and engaged in our topic of discussion on Adjusting to a New Form of Education.

Supporting Our After-School Progams

COVID-19 has had a tremendous effect on our students. During the summer of 2020, members of Educators Rising Collegiate sent letters to Congress, sharing the need for more funding to be provided to help support our youth and after-school organizations as they navigate through these challenging times. We absolutely need our 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC).

Preparing tomorrow's teachers today.