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Teacher Apprenticeships: Voices from the Field

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Join us as we explore the impact of Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs on communities, teachers, and the future of education in states covered by Region 5 and Region 14 Comprehensive Centers.

Welcome to the Teacher Apprenticeships: Voices from the Field podcast series! In this limited series we will explore the impact of Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs (R-TAPs) in Region 5 Comprehensive Center and Region 14 Comprehensive Center states. Each episode uncovers the unique experiences of educators and apprentices participating in these programs. Teacher apprenticeships enhance teacher training and retention and build thriving academic communities from within. 

We will hear from leaders who collaborate with Tennessee’s Grow Your Own Center, Dallas College in Texas, Western Kentucky University, and more. Apprentices, mentor teachers, district leaders, and education preparation providers will all offer valuable advice and insights on hosting and participating in R-TAPs.

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Episode 5

Exploring the Heart of Teacher Apprenticeship Programs in Robertson County, Tennessee

Michelle Galluzzi, apprentices Korri Bishop, Natashia Milteer, Samantha Mata, and mentor teacher Amanda Jager share their experiences with the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program with Robertson County Schools. 

 


 

Episode List

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Teacher Apprenticeships: Voices from the Field

Preview the limited series podcast Teacher Apprenticeships: Voices from the Field. Join us as we hear from the people implementing and benefitting from the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs in R5CC and R14CC states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

 

 

Episode 1

Building Tomorrow's Educators in Knox County, Tennessee

Amelia Brown and David Cihak from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and their partners in Knox County Schools, Alex Moseman and Ryan Siebe, discuss their Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program partnership. 

 

 

Episode 2

Behind the Scenes of Teacher Apprenticeships in Clarksville Montgomery County, Tennessee

Lisa Barron from Austin Peay State University, along with Lisa Baker, Traci Moon, and Lavetta Radford from Clarksville Montgomery County Schools, describe the systems and supports they developed to implement a successful R-TAP in Clarksville Montgomery County, Tennessee.

 

 

Episode 3 

Empowering Educators through Registered Teacher Apprenticeships in Hawkins County, Tennessee

Debbi Pressnell, Matt Hixon, and apprentice Whitney Witt discuss the empowering opportunities created by the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program in Hawkins County Schools in rural Tennessee. 

 

Episode 4

Shaping Futures through Registered Teacher Apprenticeships in Tennessee with Lipscomb University and Rutherford County Schools

Lipscomb University and Rutherford County Schools have teamed up to launch a Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program. Join Vanessa Garcia from Lipscomb's College of Education and Janet Flannery from Rutherford County’s new teacher program as they share valuable experiences and lessons learned alongside apprentices Sally Beasley and Rebeka Edwards.