CTI Announces Eight New Seminars for 2015

CTI Mission

The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) is an initiative to strengthen teaching and learning in local public schools.  Led by classroom teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, N.C.) and professors at UNC Charlotte and Davidson College, CTI is founded on four pillars of strong professional development:  content knowledge, creativity, leadership and collaboration.  

Since 2009 . . .

  • CTI has conducted 44 long-term Local Seminars led by 35 Davidson College and UNC Charlotte professors for more than 300 CMS teachers, totaling more than 12,000 hours of professional development.
  • CTI Fellows have written more than 400 original Curriculum Units available to educators worldwide.
  • Led by the Exploding Canons speakers series, CTI has offered 17 public community events for about 3,000 people, half of whom are CMS teachers.

Pictures from CTI’s Evening for Educators event held on March 3, 2015 at Discovery Place Education Studio


  • Molly g
    June 30, 2012 - 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Nice site

  • Evelyn H.
    July 16, 2012 - 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I like the new website. Nice work, CTI!

  • Deborah Monroy
    September 19, 2012 - 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Neat, crisp, engaging and professional… Go CTI!

  • January 31, 2013 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Scott and the rest of the CTI crew do extraordinary work on behalf of educators in our region. Bravo to this site and to the impressive body of presented and planned for the region.



  • Robert Tucker
    March 11, 2013 - 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I am interested…

  • Robert
    March 11, 2013 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in CTI’s professional development to CMS teachers …You have a very nice WebSite…

  • Heather
    March 11, 2014 - 1:12 am | Permalink

    I teach middle school math, which seminar would be best for my age group and curriculum?

    • Robin Mara
      March 11, 2014 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your interest, Heather. All CTI seminars are interdisciplinary and multi-grade level – that’s a key feature of the CTI program. We have teachers from a wide variety of subject areas and grade levels in each seminar, with the teachers bringing their own creativity and experience to develop new, engaging curriculum for their own students that relates to concepts explored together in the seminar. All CTI seminars are open to math teachers who can relate the seminar topics to their curriculum goals. CTI’s Artificial Intelligence seminar will be led by Raghu Ramanujan, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College. He is very interested in working with math teachers and teachers from all grades and subject areas in exploring AI concepts related to math, science, social sciences, technology, language arts and more. All CTI seminar leaders are dedicated to helping CTI Fellows meet their curriculum goals – in new and creative ways!

  • April 25, 2015 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    If you have never participated in the CTI Fellowship, you absolutely MUST! I’m just beginning this experience, and I already know it will be one of the most rewarding professional development opportunities I have ever pursued!

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