Thursday November 12, 2009 | Charlotte Teachers Institute

November 11, 2009 at 11:31 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman believes that “teachers are the most important school-based factor in academic success.” To help that chance of success in the Charlotte region, area educators are embarking on a new endeavor to help public school teachers strengthen their professional development and increase their effectiveness in the classroom. The Charlotte Teachers Institute is the first of its kind in North Carolina and one of only a handful around the U.S. CTI has been formed as a partnership between UNC Charlotte, CMS and Davidson College that offers seminars on subjects that the teachers have chosen. We’ll find out how the project came to the region and what leaders hope will come from it.
Ann Clark
– Chief Academic Officer for CMS
Dr. Joan Lorden, Ph.D. – Provost, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte
Jeff Joyce – National Board Certified Teacher at Northwest School of the Arts
Dr. Ann Fox, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies Concentration Coordinator at Davidson College

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  1. My CTI experience has truly been an amazing one and I have loved every minute of my seminar! My seminar Leader and Fellows are wonderful! I am honored to be a part of CTI!

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  3. Teachers must always be learning. I’ve taught for 36 years, and still there is so much more to learn. A teacher who thinks s/he has arrived and is the best s/he can be is doing the students a great disservice. My hope is to get closer to “getting it right” before going home the last time.

  4. Thanks for the program. I went to the website to learn more about it. During the call, I was struck by Mr. Joyce’s comment that he had never read a play until he was sent to Yale by CMS. My reaction to his comment was wonder over how a high school AP history teacher could have gone through high school, college, teaching and other experiences without reading a play. As I reflected on it, I realized how very important the new initiative is in remediating the deficiencies in the education and intellectual curiosity of our teachers. If it took a trip to Yale to find out about Copenhagen, so be it.

    I hope the rich content of the program gets wider attention than the small number of teachers who get the stipend and heady experience of a trip to Yale. It is a wonderful program and I complement CMS, UNCC, and Davidson in developing it.

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