ATI Fellows serve as Learning Coaches for two years, beginning in August 2020. During their two-year fellowship period, fellows receive an annual salary of $40,000.
The application for the 2020 ATI Fellowship is now open! You can submit an online application here.
Working on the Ascend team has been the most formative post-grad experience I could ever have imagined. As a Learning Coach, I have been encouraged to think critically and be creative. The best part of my job is forming deep and meaningful relationships with each of my students and sharing in their successes - there is nothing like the feeling of breakthrough moments! I've also learned so much about myself as a person and educator with the support of my instructional coach. Each morning on my way to BHA, I feel grateful to be a part of something so innovative that is transforming lives and will impact how we serve high-need students across the country.
In addition, our ATI Fellows receive purposeful, intensive coaching over this two-year period to develop a strong foundation in instruction. This foundation is what allows them to plan individualized tasks and task progressions, achieve authentic, individualized instruction by assessing student understanding in the moment and adjusting instruction accordingly, and seamlessly support students’ social-emotional development by expertly embedding Habits of Mind throughout a given task.
At the same time, for those of us passionate about making a difference in underserved communities, Cincinnati is a great place to be. Like most cities in the region, Cincinnati is a city that also has immense need. Today, nearly one in three city residents live in poverty, and Cincinnati currently ranks sixth among all major U.S. cities for child poverty. And yet – the city is not inundated with programming and services for this population. We believe that there is nowhere better for highly motivated young people who want to make a meaningful difference in urban education!