26th Annual Future Educators Association® National Conference
April 23-25, 2015 • Washington, D.C.
2015 FEA National Competitions
FEA National Competitions offer developing educators exciting, authentic opportunities to measure their creativity, skills, and initiative against high standards and their peers from across the country. The final rounds for each competition take place on-site at the FEA National Conference on April 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
Which Competitions are Available?
We have 19 for FEA members in secondary (middle and high school) school and 3 for FEA members in higher education. Check them out.
Children’s Literature Guidelines | Rubric
Creative Lecture (TED Talk) Guidelines | Rubric
Ethical Dilemma Guidelines | Rubric
Exploring Education Administration Careers Guidelines | Rubric
Exploring Careers in Education Innovation Guidelines | Rubric
Exploring Student Support Services Careers Guidelines | Rubric
FEA Leadership Award Guidelines | Rubric
FEA Moment Guidelines | Rubric
Impromptu Speaking Guidelines | Rubric
Inside Our Schools Presentation Guidelines | Rubric
Job Interview Guidelines | Rubric
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Career & Technical Education Guidelines | Rubric
Lesson Planning & Delivery – Humanities Guidelines | Rubric
Lesson Planning & Delivery – STEM Guidelines | Rubric
Public Speaking Guidelines | Rubric
Recruitment & Marketing Presentation Guidelines | Rubric
Researching Learning Challenges Guidelines | Rubric
Service Project Presentation Guidelines | Rubric
Technology Video Guidelines | Rubric
If you’ve participated in FEA competitions before, you should check over the 2015 guidelines because many of them have been revised — for the better! We are focusing on helping FEA students to grow their skills and leadership, so the competitions have been reorganized around that priority.
All competitions will feature an on-site presentation or discussion with judges. (The only exception is the FEA Leadership Award, which must be pre-judged.)
For the first time in 2015, we are offering:
- Creative Lecture (Think of it as a TED Talk or advanced-level public speaking.)
- 3 Lesson Planning & Delivery Competitions, broken down by subject area (Career & Technical Education, Humanities, and STEM)
- 3 higher education competitions (Creative Lecture, Lesson Planning & Delivery, and Job Interview)
How are the Competitions Scored?
Judges’ rubrics are posted above next to each competition and provide details for how each entrant will be scored. Also, be sure to follow the guidelines.
When is the Deadline to Register to Compete at the FEA National Conference?
March 16, 2015.
Where do I go to Register to Compete?
An "Apply Now" link will appear next to each competition title when the competitions are open.