The Charlotte Educators Course is an innovative experiential education program providing professional development for educators committed to empowering Charlotte-Mecklenburg students to initiate change. This program is designed to reenergize educators and their teaching practice through personal adventure, experiential education, and social-emotional learning. The course takes place over a fall weekend in October, beginning on a Thursday, October 5 in the afternoon and ending at noon on Sunday, October 8, minimizing missed classroom time.
Educators are immersed in a collaborative environment where firsthand experiences, hands-on learning, and individual and group reflection foster professional growth and personal transformation. They gain firsthand knowledge of the Outward Bound curriculum, including the experiential education model and tools for social-emotional learning, all while building a supportive network of colleagues to help them bring their learnings back to the youth of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The Charlotte Educators course is FREE. Participants are responsible for transportation to the meetup location (Asheville, NC). Major gear items such as tarps, food, water, sleeping bags, and hiking bags will be provided. A complete gear list will be given to participants.
Alexys J. Woods, Charlotte Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org | 704.498.4353