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21st Century Learning: Putting on Global Lenses
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, DPI
The course will examine local and global educational trends and enable teachers to recognize the in?uences of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and other aspects of culture on a student's development, personality and school performance. It will also aid teachers in considering and incorporating different points of view in their instructional planning. Components of the training will assist teachers in providing evidence for Standards II, III, and IV of the Teacher Evaluation Tool.

Responsiveness to Instruction
Kindergarten-12th, Responsiveness to Instruction, DPI
Professional development is designed to prepare LEA and school teams on the basic foundation and implementation strategies of Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI). The training consists of a series of modules that cover the following topics: Problem-Solving; Functional Assessment; Instruction and Interventions in Reading, Math and Positive Behavior Support: School Presentations; Planning; and Resources.

Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)
Kindergarten-12th, Leadership, DPI
PBIS training provides systematic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior with all students. Training is conducted with school teams that are representative of the staff at their home schools. By training school teams in the principles and practices of PBIS, schools are able to design a system for teaching and encouraging respectful & responsible behaviors, use data to support decision making and continuous improvement, and create an individualized total school climate that supports staff and student behavior and encourages family engagement. The team attends three two-day-each modules to learn the information needed to begin PBIS implementation at their school. They assign team roles, determine effective data management strategies and begin to build a repertoire of behavior management skills. The team determines how to integrate the use of research-based behavior strategies in their school setting to decrease negative behaviors while increasing positive behaviors and student achievement. For more information about training dates and locations, interested schools should contact the PBIS regional coordinator for their area listed on the linked page.

Adolescent Literacy: Social Studies Comprehension Strategies
10th-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Boost your students' achievement in social studies—and in life—by helping them improve their reading comprehension. Understanding the curriculum begins with the ability to read and comprehend information.

African American History to 1950
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Revamp your Black History Month curriculum with primary sources. By examining slave testimonies, photographs, oral histories, and more from around the U.S. and North Carolina, you'll look at African American history the way a professional historian would.

Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
Kindergarten-5th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Students often hold incorrect ideas or know very little about American Indian history and culture in North Carolina. From archaeological finds, creation stories, and government treaties, to controversies like the use of Indian-themed mascots in school athletic programs, this course will enrich your exploration of key issues in Native American history in North Carolina.

American Indians in North Carolina
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Explore the experiences of American Indians in North Carolina from the period before European colonization through the present, including a look at primary sources and present-day controversies. (Learn more)

American Indians in the United States
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Unintentional stereotyping by textbooks, educational materials, instructors, students, parents, and more can obscure the truth about American Indian history. In this course, you'll look at the diversity and variety of American Indian history from the earliest evidence of human habitation through the present day. Archaeological finds, treaties, oral histories, photographs, and more will enrich your exploration of Native American history nationwide.

Archaelogy and North Carolina's First Peoples
Kindergarten-12th, Leadership, LEARN NC
This online course explores the science of archaeology and North Carolina's human past. Participants will be introduced to inquiry-based activities that can be adapted to meet their own teaching objectives. The course is open to educators of all subjects and grade levels.

Civil Rights Movement in Context
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Many students know little of the Civil Rights Movement other than Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Go beyond the movement's familiar figures and relive the experiences of the freedom riders, the students in the SNCC, and the countless everyday people who marched, boycotted, protested, and volunteered to make the movement happen. We'll explore the Civil Rights Movement from all of these perspectives using first-hand accounts from the people who lived this important history.

Discovering Linear Functions Through Technology
8th-12th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
This course will help you learn to integrate technology into the teaching of functions to help remove the mystery and engage students in deeper understanding of this important concept.

Getting Ready for Algebra by Using Virtual Manipulatives
7th-12th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Make algebra more concrete for students by introducing virtual manipulatives into your classroom. Virtual manipulatives allow students to visualize algebraic concepts and see math in action. By the end of the course, you will complete a technology-enhanced classroom project for your students that is aligned to standards set by the state and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Integrating Primary Sources into the Social Studies Classroom
7th-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Promote 21st century skills such as critical thinking and media literacy by infusing your curriculum with primary sources. Find out how you can incorporate these challenging, engaging materials into your teaching. You'll develop a personal collection of web-based resources for curricular use, as well as create preliminary plans to enhance a curriculum unit.

Investigative Science for Middle School Teachers
6th-8th, Science, LEARN NC
How do your students define science? Do they see science everywhere in their lives, or is it something that only happens at school? This course will help you apply scientific investigation in your classroom, creating a culture of curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation to keep your students engaged.

Modern Math Teaching: Creating a Culture of Curiosity through Multimedia
6th-12th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Examine the specific failings of traditional mathematical instruction, then develop useful solutions to those problems using multimedia and a classroom culture of curiosity. By the end of this course, you will be able to convert interesting media into challenging learning experiences for your own students.

Teaching Electricity and Circuits in the Elementary Classroom
Kindergarten-5th, Science, LEARN NC
Boost your understanding of electricity and currents—and impart that understanding to elementary students—using inquiry-based instruction. You will acquire numerous strategies to enhance your questioning techniques and to better assess elementary students' understanding of open and closed circuits, conducting and insulating materials, and series and parallel circuits.

Teaching World Languages Online - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Foreign Language, LEARN NC
Enhance language learning by taking advantage of the online environment and new technology. You'll develop techniques for fostering student independence as language learners, use technology to target specific language-acquisition skills, and create an authentic language-learning activity.

Using Patterns to Develop Algebraic Thinking
6th-8th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Explore the nature of algebraic thinking, and create strategies for encouraging its development in your middle school mathematics students.

Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce I
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
First time teaching e-Commerce I? Learn strategies from the original online course developer to make your students competitive in online business. Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce I will take you through the full course of study for students, including discussions and activities for you to explore how best to teach this exciting course.

Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce II
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Consider this your black belt in e-commerce instruction. Learn how you can teach students to master advanced Web development skills, including design software and electronic commerce security.

Virtual Mentoring: Biology
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
New teachers often get stuck with the toughest teaching assignments. Even experienced instructors can get thrown for a loop if they're tasked with teaching an unfamiliar subject. If you're an inexperienced biology teacher, turn to LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring program for guidance.

Virtual Mentoring: Civics
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
If you're an inexperienced civics teacher, turn to LEARN NC for expert help. Your mentor will guide you through the curriculum. Your time commitment will be minimal. And best of all, it's yours at no cost to you, your school, or your LEA.

Virtual Mentoring: English I
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Learn the ins and outs of teaching English I for the first time. LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring Program will guide you through the curriculum, plus tricky areas for new teachers such as classroom management, parent conferences, and preparing for the end-of-course exam.

Virtual Mentoring: United States History
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Learn the ins and outs of teaching United States History for the first time. LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring Program will guide you through the curriculum, plus tricky areas for new teachers such as classroom management and parent conferences.