CTI Announces 2021 Seminars

With the new year comes new seminars! In 2021 we will have eight seminars covering a wide range of topics. The names of the Seminars, Leaders, and Coordinators are listed below:

Southern Children’s Literature in the Classroom
Leader: Mark West, Ph.D., English, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Shannon McFarland, Language Arts, Alexander Graham Middle

Using Digital Mapping to Study History, Race, and Gentrification
Leader: Brandon Lunsford, University Archives, Johnson C. Smith University
Coordinator: Kimberly Palmer, English, Merancas Middle College High

Addressing Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom
Leader: Zinobia Bennefield, Ph.D., Sociology, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Caroline Demmett, Kindergarten, Selwyn Elementary

Embodied Teaching and Learning
Leader: Marissa Nesbit, Ph.D., Dance, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Beth Kerr, 1st Grade, Bain Elementary

Climate Refugee Stories
Leader: Tina Shull, Ph.D., History, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Angela Walker, English, West Charlotte High

The Philosophical Foundations of Education
Leader: Mark Sanders, Ph.D., Philosophy, UNC Charlotte
Coordinator: Dalton Cooper, Math, West Charlotte High

“Oh My, Aren’t You Wearing Some Nice Plastic!”: The Chemistry and Culture of Black Women’s Hair
Leader: Tracy Brown-Fox, Ph.D., Chemistry, Johnson C. Smith University
Coordinator: Tim Wells, World History, Mallard Creek High

The Essential Peace: Innovating and Integrating Action Peacebuilding in the Classroom
Leader: Patricia Shafer, Senior Fellow for Peace Education, Alliance for Peacebulding
Coordinator: Esther Alcamo, Music, Collingswood Language Academy