The Charlotte Educators Course is an innovative experiential education program providing professional development for adults committed to empowering Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students to initiate social change. The Charlotte Educators Course is for adults who work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg students, particularly Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students - classroom educators, non-profit leaders, volunteers, advocates, school support staff members, community leaders, etc.
Each fall, a crew of twelve educators embarks on a four-day, fully funded wilderness course in Pisgah National Forest. The course takes place over a fall weekend in October (Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, Oct 9, 2022.), beginning on a Thursday afternoon and ending at noon on Sunday, minimizing missed classroom time. Educators focus on incorporating experiential education while receiving the support of a network of colleagues to assist them in their curriculum development and delivery. Educators are immersed in a collaborative environment where firsthand experiences, hands-on learning, and individual and group reflection foster professional growth and personal transformation.
The course mirrors and complements the Charlotte Unity Project, a program meant to bring Charlotte students together through a unifying seven-day backpacking experience.
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. Taylor, Charlotte Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org | 704-790-9805