Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) has announced eight new intensive 2015 local seminars featuring a wide variety of content areas for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers at all grade levels (preK-12). Interested CMS teachers can meet the seminar leaders and learn about seminar topics and the application process at the CTI Local Open House on Thursday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 pm, at UNC Charlotte Center City in uptown Charlotte. The application deadline is Mar. 18. Online applications will open in mid-February.
CTI’s 2015 seminars include these intriguing topics led by faculty from Davidson College and UNC Charlotte:
- Exercise and the Brain – Barbara Lom, Biology, Davidson College
- What Makes a Nation? – Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College
- The Origins of Human Language – Ron Lunsford, English, UNC Charlotte
- Fundamentals of Mathematics: Problem Solving and Process Standards – Harold Reiter, Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
- Peace Education: Psychological Factors that Endorse War – Rick Gay, Educational Studies, Davidson College
- Integrating Concepts in Life Sciences – Malcolm Campbell and Chris Paradise, Biology, Davidson College
- Africa: Moving Beyond Popular Culture – Beth Whitaker, Political Science, UNC Charlotte
- Supernatural Figures in Theatre, Film and the Brain – Mark Pizzato, Theatre, UNC Charlotte
Full-time CMS teachers are eligible to apply to become CTI Fellows who collaborate with higher education faculty in these long term seminars to develop innovative curriculum for CTI Fellows’ own students. Seminars begin in April and continue through November, including a summer reading and research period. CTI Fellows receive a $1500 stipend and three continuing education credits for their curriculum development work.
CTI is an educational partnership of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Davidson College and UNC Charlotte, designed to strengthen teaching in CMS by cultivating content knowledge, creativity, leadership skills and collaboration among local public school teachers.
For more information, contact CTI at firstname.lastname@example.org.