The Charlotte Teachers Institute, the first such initiative in North Carolina, is modeled on the Yale National Initiative. It offers seminars and professional development to teachers who can learn new content, work collaboratively with other teachers and develop new curricula. More than 260 CMS teachers have participated in CTI seminars thus far, with 104 enrolled in eight multi-disciplinary seminars that are in session now. The institute, which is taught by CMS teachers, is housed at UNCC and supported by private philanthropy—including the Belk Foundation, which announced a $50,000 donation to CTI in September. The Schwartz award also includes a $2,000 scholarship for a CMS senior who will attend UNCC to pursue a career in education.
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