Hello, and thank you for being an active member of NREA.
We invite you to be a representative for the I Am A Rural Teacher State Affiliate Campaign. In support of the nationwide I Am A Rural Teacher campaign, the IAART State Affiliate Campaign raises awareness of what it means to be a rural or small school. Continue reading this email to learn how you can get involved or learn more with our informational PDF.
Add this email address to your contacts.
This address (firstname.lastname@example.org) is set up to answer all of your questions and concerns, as well as give you any pertinent information about the campaign. It is primarily run by our Advocacy Liaison, Hailey Winkleman, so feel free to address her when reaching out.
Share your stories (and others').
The most critical aspect of the campaign is collecting stories from across the nation. You can share stories - and collect them! - in a variety of ways. Share your story with us and we'll be glad to pass it along to our followers.
In addition, the IAART Facebook page will be sharing 10 features throughout 2020, several perspectives, and the 50 States in 50 Weeks project, all highlighting how rural looks in different states. Every share helps spread the word about this campaign!
Create a State Affiliate Facebook page.
As a State Affiliate for the IAART campaign, we invite you to curate content that your state will find interesting and useful through your own IAART Facebook page. Please contact the Advocacy Liaison for details on how to set up your page. You will soon receive and email from us with your state's assets (profile images)
Join and invite your network of teacher-leaders to the Selfie Video Project.
We invite you to be a representative for the I Am A Rural Teacher State Affiliate Campaign. In support of the nationwide I Am A Rural Teacher campaign, the IAART State Affiliate Campaign raises awareness of what it means to be a rural or small school.
Reach out with questions.
Thank you for your continued support of NREA. We hope that you will lend that same passion to the IAART campaign and the Selfie Video Project. Remember, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, reach out! We are here to make sure that these efforts run smoothly and benefit you.
I Am A Rural Teacher
Official statement from Rural Schools Collaborative:
We are pleased to announce the launch of the I Am a Rural Teacher Campaign, a national conversation that will give voice to rural teachers, share their powerful and diverse stories, and advocate for the rural teaching profession. This effort will also complement our ongoing efforts to strengthen the recruitment of rural teacher-leaders.
I Am a Rural Teacher is a collaboration between the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Rural Schools Collaborative, National Rural Education Association, Alabama's Black Belt Teacher Corps, and Missouri's Ozarks Teacher Corps. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Thanks again to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for providing a national platform for authentic rural teacher voices. Stay tuned for more information in the days ahead!
Get involved with the #IAmARuralTeacher campaign by doing any or all of the following...
Email your stories to email@example.com
Submit stories at http://bit.ly/RuralTeachersPerspectives
Share selfie video stories by tagging the IAART page (type @ and then I Am A Rural Teacher) and using hashtag #IAmARuralTeacher
Join the teacher-to-teacher discussion at http://bit.ly/IAARTGroup
Read more IAART stories at http://bit.ly/IAART-Stories
...and of course remember to follow @IAARTCampaign on all social media platforms to know the latest about the campaign, see our story features, and share perspectives with your community!
IAART Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAARTCampaign/
IAART Illinois-level Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAmARuralTeacherIL/