Volume 21, Issue 5  -  December 2021

Nominate Unlicensed Staff for 2022 ATC Fellowship

ATC is accepting applications for the 2022 fellowship and would like to invite our school partners to recommend any unlicensed school staff or other qualified community members. We are looking to recruit as many as 50-60 new fellows to teach in the Arkansas Delta in the 2022-23 school year. 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. School and district leaders can also schedule a 1:1 call with ATC staff to discuss potential partnerships more in depth. The next deadline is Saturday, January 1.
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Students of ATC Fellows Report Higher Engagement

A recent survey of students taught by Arkansas Teacher Corps fellows found that students' self-reported class engagement has increased since September 2019, the last time the survey was administered. However, students also indicated a decrease in grit, or the ability to persevere in order to achieve a goal. These results suggest that students may be excited by the return to in-person learning but may struggle to stay on task.
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Fall Workshops Focused on CFUs, Teacher Wellness

Once a month, our fellows meet with their coach in regional cohorts for small-group professional development workshops focused on teaching skills and emotional resilience. For the 2021-22 school year, these sessions have focused on formative assessment and teacher mindfulness specifically.
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Peer Learning Takes Spotlight at 2nd All Corps PD

On November 6th, we welcomed our fellows to our second All Corps professional development event of the 2021-22 school year. Grounded in our core value of continual learning, the day featured ATC alumni facilitating content-specific sessions and allowed current fellows the opportunity to facilitate skill-based sessions for their peers.
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9 Selected for 2022 Cohort After 1st Deadline

ATC staff recently completed the selection process for our first application deadline of the year. For the Nov 1 expedited deadline, we received 20 applications, interviewed 13 applicants, and offered 9 fellowships for the 2022 cohort. These fellows are working on certification in art, Spanish, secondary math, business/career tech, middle school science, and middle school ELA.
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ATC Recruitment Hits Airwaves Across the Delta

It's been a busy first semester for ATC's newest recruiter, Whitney Carter, as she has hit the road crisscrossing the state to get the word out about Arkansas Teacher Corps! From Jonesboro to Helena to Pine Bluff, hear Whitney on your favorite radio station encouraging you to apply.
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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

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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