|Henke leads seminar for Charlotte teachers
May 01, 2010
Dr. Burkhard Henke is one of four Davidson faculty who are teaching in this year's Charlotte Teachers Institute. (The others are Donna Molinek in Mathematics, Chris Paradise in Biology, and Shaw Smith in Art History). Entitled "How Languages Are Learned and How Best to Teach Them," Henke's seminar focuses on the research behind second language acquisition and its practical ramifications for the classroom.
The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) is an initiative designed to strengthen teaching in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Headed by alumna Molly Shaw, CTI exists as a partnership between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Davidson College, and UNC Charlotte. CTI is based on the Teachers Institute approach begun over 30 years ago by the Yale National Initiative in New Haven, Connecticut, and since executed in cities around the country.
Through intensive, semester-long seminars, led by faculty from UNC Charlotte and Davidson College, CMS teachers learn new content, work collaboratively with other district teachers, and develop curriculum units for their own classrooms. Participating teachers receive continuing education credits and a stipend.
Henke is also serving as a member of CTI's University Advisory Council and its Executive Committee.
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