Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) recently announced leaders who will guide its 2014 seminar season. These educators, K-12 through the university level, represent the inclusive and creative focus that distinguishes this unique professional development initiative. Fifty-four CMS teachers and eight UNC Charlotte and Davidson College faculty will lead the 2014 CTI Seminars. CTI is a partnership of UNC Charlotte, Davidson College and CMS working to cultivate content knowledge, creativity, leadership skills and collaboration within and among CMS teachers.
"Our teacher leaders from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and our faculty leaders from UNC Charlotte and Davidson College are the lifeblood of our work,” said Scott Gartlan, CTI executive director. “They offer a depth and breadth of experience and knowledge that is critical to our efforts to strengthen teaching in CMS.”
For more information, visit Charlotte Teachers Institute online.
A graduate of UNC Charlotte's English department will explore the connection between her liberal arts education and her election as the first African American mayor of Asheville during her keynote talk as part of English Major Days.
On Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 PM in Storrs 110, Terry M. Bellamy will present "How an English Major from UNC Charlotte Became Mayor of Asheville, N.C." Students from all majors are invited to this talk and other events on these two days, which are free and open to the public.
Bellamy has said her studies gave her an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of ideas. "A liberal arts degree helps you understand not just how to connect the dots, but what happens when you connect the dots," she said.