CPCC welcomes more than 2,000 teachers in CMS Summer Institute

last modified Jun 09, 2014 08:28 AM

More than 2,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers will come to Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus for two weeks of professional development classes June 16-26.

Approximately 315 CMS Summer Institute classes will take place in 36 CPCC classrooms as well as Taylor Gym and Tate Hall. Three CPCC faculty members will teach five sessions on North Carolina and Mecklenburg County history, supporting under-resourced students, the opportunities for high school students at CPCC and the ever-increasing value of an associate degree.

Other sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including using classroom technology, engaging students with global issues, math instruction tips, Web tools for science and motivating young readers.

As part of this year’s summer institute, CMS will hold a leadership conference on June 18 for 300 principals and senior administrators. In addition, a number of keynote speakers will address the CMS teachers and administrators during the two weeks. The speakers include, Dr. Heath Morrison, CMS superintendent; Jaime Casap, Google education senior evangelist; Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers Inc., and executive director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute; Dr. Lynell Burmark, CEO of educatebetter.org; and Dr. Tim Flood, associate professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill.

In its second year at CPCC, the CMS Summer Institute provides an opportunity for CMS teachers to gain knowledge related to their professional development and more exposure and knowledge about CPCC and what the college can offer CMS students and future graduates. The summer institute is another example of CPCC and CMS’ growing partnerships, which include the Cato and Levine Middle Colleges and the Career & College Promise program that allows high school students to earn college credits tuition free.