DWU to Host Educators Rising Fall Learning Expo

Dakota Wesleyan University’s Department of Education will host its Educators Rising DWU Fall Learning Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 1. More than 160 students are already registered for the free event which allows high school students interested in the teaching profession a day to come together, hear from teachers and other education experts and engage in hands-on activities, breakout sessions, and exploration of the field of education.

The day begins with a 9 a.m. welcome and a keynote speech by Matt Yost, superintendent of Wagner Community Schools. Students will have the opportunity to participate in three breakout sessions and a closing session. Additionally, a complimentary lunch will be served.

“The Fall Learning Expo is a great experience for our future teachers; it is truly an inspiration to see so many interested in the teaching profession. We are so thankful for the support we receive on campus to pull off this event,” said Melissa Weber.

Educators Rising SD is dedicated to the teaching profession, and the DWU education department partners with the organization in additional ways. Assistant professor of education Stephanie Gelderman and members of the DWU Future Teachers Organization serve as mentors to high school students competing in the Educators Rising SD State Conference. Melissa Weber serves on the board of directors for the organization, and she and Madison Ortmeier, Mitchell High School, started a virtual Educators Rising SD chapter for area schools that do not have their own chapter.

For more information on Educators Rising SD, visit https://www.edrisingsd.org/. To register for the Educators Rising Fall Learning Expo, visit https://www.dwu.edu/Form-Educators-Rising-Fall-Expo or email melissa.weber@dwu.edu.