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The ATC Summer Institute is a seven-week intensive training program that prepares Fellows to teach in high-need areas of Arkansas. Fellows gain foundational skills in four core areas of development: instruction, relationships, consciousness, and change. Institute combines authentic classroom experience in a summer school setting with professional learning communities, guest speakers, and community partnerships to facilitate the most transformative learning environment possible both for teachers and summer school students.

Institute Vision

The ATC Summer Institute facilitates rigorous, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences for all OSD students as well as authentic, culturally responsive teaching experiences for Fellows in a school and community representative of ATC placements, resulting in measurable academic growth for students, outcomes-aligned professional growth for Fellows, and leadership development for ATC staff and district partners.

Institute Mission

The ATC Summer Institute sets the conceptual, pedagogical, and organizational foundation for Fellows’ three-year teaching commitment. Utilizing a cohort model and partnering with the Osceola School District, Institute is a seven-week intensive learning experience at the nexus of theory and practice. Fellows engage in sessions aligned with the four ATC development outcomes and individualized coaching from their Summer Mentor to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets used in planning and teaching a three-week, unit-long course at summer school. Culminating in a portfolio presentation, Institute equips Fellows to strategically plan and prepare for their first year of teaching through reflection and goal-setting.

Summer Staff Positions

As an Arkansas Teacher Corps Summer Mentor, you will be the first point-of-contact for a Mentor Group of five to ten Fellows as they gain foundational knowledge and develop skills to be effective teachers. You will work collaboratively with the other Mentors throughout the summer, working to build and sustain a supportive, growth-oriented culture of #ATCFamily as you coach your Fellows to improve their practice. Your direct supervisor will be the ATC Director of Coaching. Your Mentor Group will ideally be organized as much as possible by grade and content, but you may coach teachers of any content area and grade level.

Application Deadline: Jan 7 @ midnight

Preferred Applicants: Licensed AR teachers with 2+ years experience

Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time

Compensation: $3,000 – $4,000 (depending on experience) plus housing

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As an Arkansas Teacher Corps Summer Facilitator, you will plan, prepare, and facilitate a series of professional development sessions aligned to ATC’s four development outcomes (Consciousness, Relationships, Instruction, and Change). You will work collaboratively with other staff throughout the summer, working to build and sustain a supportive, growth-oriented culture of #ATCFamily as you facilitate essential content for Fellows to improve their practice. Your direct supervisor will be the Director of Teacher Development / Managing Director of Institute, and you will have opportunities to grow in the areas of session design/facilitation, communication skills, conflict management, emotional intelligence, and personal investment.

Application Deadline: Jan 7 @ midnight

Preferred Applicants: Licensed AR teachers with 2+ years experience

Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time

Compensation: $15/hour

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As an Arkansas Teacher Corps Summer Intern, you will be a direct assistant to the summer staff, working collaboratively and independently to the ultimate goal of Fellow and student growth. Your duties will focus on the design, set-up, and execution of Summer Institute logistics and cohort culture, ensuring Fellows have the necessary infrastructure to deliver high-quality instruction to all Osceola summer school students. Although your role is primarily out of the classroom, your work has a direct impact on the success of Fellows and students. In weekly check-ins with the director, you will have the opportunity to set-up classroom observations and design your own development activities according to your interest and desire in addition to basic training in vision-setting, culture-building, emotional intelligence, and Google Apps for Education.

Application Deadline: Feb 4 @ midnight

Preferred Applicants: Rising juniors or seniors at a 4-year college/university (ASU a plus)

Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time

Compensation: $1,000 plus housing

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During Summer Institute, all ATC Fellows will be teaching summer school at Osceola High School in the morning and will be attending required professional development at Arkansas State University aligned to ATC’s four development outcomes. Although whole-group PD is tailored to Fellows’ unique needs as much as possible, ATC is looking for interested teachers to lead optional small-group discussions or content-specific break-out sessions. These enrichment sessions will be flexible around volunteers’ schedules and can be structured for longer chunks of time at the beginning of the summer or smaller chunks of time spread more consistently over several weeks. Interested volunteers can commit to one stand-alone session or a series of two-three sessions. Break-out topics might include content knowledge, content-specific planning, content-specific or grade-specific instructional strategies, classroom procedures and routines, classroom culture, and work-life balance/self-care.

Application Deadline: none

Preferred Applicants: Licensed AR teachers with 1+ years experience

Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time

Compensation: none

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