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CTI to Share Ideas for Teaching about Energy
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers will share bright, new ideas for teaching and learning about energy at a Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) event from 5:30 - 8:00 PM., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville.
This free, public event, a "Teachers as Scholars" program, features CMS teachers who collaborated on the topic "The Nature of Energy: How We Use and Store It to Power Our Everyday Lives." It will highlight innovative curriculum they developed during a long-term CTI seminar, led by Susan Trammell, professor of physics and optical science at UNC Charlotte.
Sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy, the program will start with a reception and viewing of the EnergyExplorium’s exhibits from 5:30 - 6:30 PM, followed by presentations and a panel discussion with Trammell and CTI Fellows until 8:00 PM. Space is limited, so registration is recommended.
Gallery to Display Works by Local Printmaker
"Passages," an exhibit featuring work from local printmaker Adrian Rhodes, will be displayed through Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Student Union Art Gallery. A free reception with the artist will be from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Thursday, Sept. 25.
Artwork in the exhibit explores internal conflict as reflected in the tension between rigid structural forms and organic, intuitive mark making.
"I am interested in studio practice as a way to question-I am interested in the act of making," said Rhodes. "I don’t try to illustrate an idea, rather I let process guide the piece and find meaning in the method used to create it."