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.
Ava Hollins-Rogers (ATC ’20), Darrah Maxfield (ATC ’19), Elizabeth Kuker (TFA '15), and Tory Cottle (TFA '15) will join returning mentor Jamie Powell (ATC ’18) in guiding new fellows through the seven-week virtual training in summer 2021.
Preliminary findings of research conducted by a team of researchers from Auburn University suggest the Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC) 2020 Summer Institute was a success despite an unprecedented 100% virtual format.
Whitney Carter (ATC '18), Alex Garcia (ATC '18), Kendra Ide (ATC '16), and Bernard Smith (ATC '17) have been selected to serve as the directors of logistics, facilitation, coaching and equity, respectively, for the 2021 ATC Summer Institute. Applications for summer mentors are due Sunday, January 17.