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CTI strengthens teaching and learning in local public schools

A CTI Video Story:  Watch Fellows and Seminar Leaders talk about the unique impact CTI has on the intersection of race, curriculum, confidence, and education.  

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update:  CTI 2021 seminars began virtually in April and continued virtually through the spring semester.  In September 2021 when CTI returns for the fall, seminars are scheduled to meet in-person on UNC Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University campuses.  For more information visit our partners’ information pages:  UNC Charlotte’s Coronavirus Information page, UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Science About Us page, Johnson C. Smith University’s COVID-19 Information page, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ COVID-19 Information page.  

About Charlotte Teachers Institute

Through intensive, long-term seminars led by UNC Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University faculty, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers learn new content, work collaboratively with other teachers, and develop new curricula for their students. Teachers serve as leaders in the institute and choose seminar topics they deem most important and engaging for current CMS teachers and their students.

In addition to its eight annual seminars, CTI presents special events open to all teachers including “Evening for Educators” and “Teachers as Scholars” where CTI Fellows share the new curricula they developed in their seminars. CTI also offers community programs open to the public such as the popular “Exploding Canons” cultural collaboration series. In 2013 CTI and its partners were recognized by the Council of Great City Schools with the Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award.

CTI programs are made possible by a joint commitment of resources from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Johnson C. Smith University and UNC Charlotte, and through the generosity of private funding institutions such as the North Carolina Humanities Council, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Duke Energy. The institute is housed at UNC Charlotte within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.