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.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men author Michael Kimmel – considered by many to be the world’s leading researcher and author on men and masculinity – will visit UNC Charlotte on March 11 at 7:00 PM as part of the 2014 Women's and Gender Studies Guest Speaker Series. The talk will occur in McKnight Hall in Cone University Center and is free and open to the public.
“In today’s society, young men may find themselves adrift, as their transition to adulthood has been delayed,” said Lisa Walker, lecture committee member and chair of the sociology department. “Dr. Kimmel has interviewed over 400 young men nationwide, and offers guidance toward a more conscious adulthood.”
Dubbed a male feminist and known for his wit and candid critiques, Kimmel has been a featured guest on the TODAY show, to discuss Guyland, and other national news outlets.