The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) is an initiative designed to strengthen teaching and learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools by cultivating content-knowledge, creativity, leadership skills, and collaboration within and among Charlotte’s public school teachers.
The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) is an innovative partnership among CMS (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), Davidson College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), and is made possible by a joint commitment of resources and energy from all three Institute partners and through the generosity of private funders and community partners.
CTI, the first initiative of its kind in the state of North Carolina, is based on the Teachers Institute approach begun over 30 years ago by the Yale National Initiative in New Haven, Connecticut, and since executed in cities around the country.
Through intensive, semester-long seminars, led by faculty from UNC Charlotte and Davidson College, CMS teachers learn new content, work collaboratively with other district teachers, and develop curriculum units for their own classrooms. Participating teachers receive continuing education credits and a stipend.
Since 2009 . . .
- CTI has conducted more than 9,000 hours of professional development to CMS teachers in national and local content-rich seminars.
- CTI Fellows have written more than 300 Curriculum Units available to educators worldwide.
- Led by the Exploding Canons speakers series, CTI has offered 13 public community events for more than 2,000 people, half of whom are CMS teachers.