Volume 21, Issue 4  -  September 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Cohort

The application for 2022 ATC fellowships is now live on our website! Interested applicants can learn more about the program benefits and expectations on our website, in addition to scheduling a 1:1 call with an ATC recruiter. We are looking to recruit as many as 50-60 new fellows to teach in the Arkansas Delta in the 2022-23 school year and will extend fellowship offers to successful applicants after each of our three application deadlines on Nov 1, Jan 1, and March 1.
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ATC Hires 2 Alumni as New Staff

Whitney Carter (left) and Jamie Powell (right) were 2018 Fellows and just completed the three-year Arkansas Teacher Corps fellowship this past May. Both have worked with ATC in part-time roles supporting incoming first-year teachers at the summer institute. Their experiences as fellows will be an invaluable asset to ATC as we work to recruit, train, and retain an even larger cohort of teacher-fellows in the Arkansas Delta!
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ATC Staff Set 2021-22 Goals at Team Retreat

Meeting together in-person for the first time since February 2020, the Arkansas Teacher Corps staff met at the beautiful DeGray Lake State Park Resort in Bismarck, AR for a beginning-of-year kickoff retreat on September 9-10. Over the course of two days, the ATC team learned more about each other, normed on expectations for communication and collaboration, and set shared goals for recruiting and retaining even more fellows in the Arkansas Delta.
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Fellows Build Skills, Community at First All-Corps PD

On Saturday, September 18 we convened all fellows of the Arkansas Teacher Corps for the first time of the 2021-2022 school year. The All-Corps event was 5 hours of professional development focused on building a collective experience for our fellows who have been virtual since February 2020. The first-ever ATC Masterclass gave fellows the opportunity to learn skills and teaching approaches from each other through 5-minute mini-lessons of their choice.
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Self-Care, Community Critical for Virtual Institute

Planning and executing a virtual summer institute for novice teachers is no easy task. While maintaining some critical elements of years past, Summer Institute 2021 had a more intentional focus on self-care and community building. 100% of fellows found their Institute experience valuable and critical for their success as a teacher, and 100% agreed they have the support from ATC they need to be a successful teacher and fellow.
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Sponsor a Community Fellow for SY 21-22

We still have spots for Community-Sponsored Fellows (our new option for eligible partner schools to nominate and support unlicensed school staff as ATC Fellows working toward standard teacher licensure)! Nominate a CSF today for participation during the 2021-22 school year. 
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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

Oct 26-27 - Fellow Workshops
Nov 1 - Application Deadline #1 (Expedited)
Nov 6 - Fellow All-Corps #2
Nov 30-Dec 1 - Fellow Workshops
Jan 1 - Application Deadline #2 (Early)
Jan 24-28 - Fellow Workshops
Feb 12 - Fellow All-Corps #3
Feb 21-25 - Fellow Workshops
Mar 1 - Application Deadline #3 (Regular)
April 2 - Fellow All-Corps #4
April 25-29 - Fellow Workshops
May 21 - End-of-Year Celebration

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