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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.

A Crash Course in ESL
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
Grasp pedagogy, policy and procedure for teaching and working with English language learners. This course provides a concise overview of strategies and best practices for all teachers, administrators, and support staff working with English language learners.

Accessibility, Usability and Visual Design - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
We'll introduce you to basic web-design, accessibility, and usability principles. You'll learn how much the placement of materials, the use of graphics, and even color and font styles can affect students' success in your online course.

Assessment and Evaluation in Your Online Course - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Plan and create engaging online activities and assessments. This course provides a collection of resources and exercises that define the unique assessment process of online courses. You'll gain the tools to create activities that ensure students meet your online learning objectives.

Classroom Assessment Enhanced by Technology
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Discover effective principles of classroom assessment in all grade levels and subject areas. You'll review formative and performance assessment, backwards design, and various methods including rubrics and electronic portfolios.

Collaboration and Teaching in a Virtual World - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Whether they're assisting teammates in a tactical military battle in Halo or working together in the depths of a dungeon to slay a monster in World of Warcraft, our students are well-acquainted with collaboration in a virtual environment. In this course, you'll explore the online world known as Second Life, learning its communication systems, avatar creation, and how it can enhance student collaboration.

Designing a Virtual Field Trip
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Use internet resources to design a “virtual field trip” for your students. You'll study strategies and resources to create effective and engaging learning experiences for your students that are aligned to state and national standards.

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.

English I and Web 2.0 Tools in 1:1 Technology Settings
9th-12th, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
In this workshop, participants will experiment with many free web tools each week to develop lessons that correspond to the six strands in the English I North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS).

Facilitating Online Collaboration - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Communicating online is very different from the familiar experiences of face-to-face communication. Master the nuances of communicating in a virtual environment, and develop the skills to foster effective, lively collaboration and discussion in your online class.

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.

Getting Started in the 1:1 Classroom
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Leveraging technology in a 1:1 classroom can create an exciting learning experience for students and instructors, but it requires a shift pedagogy. This workshop will explore aspects of teaching in a 1:1 classroom such as safety and ethics, copyright and fair use, designing lessons for a 1:1 classroom, and more.

Innovate to Transform the Classroom with Web 2.0 Tools
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, Technology Integration, LEARN NC
Integrate technology such as Web 2.0 tools and mobile learning devices into your teaching to create engaging learning experiences for your students. By taking advantage of the latest classroom technology, you can help your students communicate, share ideas, and collaborate with students across the globe.

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.

Introduction to Online Learning
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Are you interested in taking an online course, but unsure where to begin? Maybe you're a little nervous about not seeing your instructor and your classmates in-person. If so, Introduction to Online Learning is the course for you. This course introduces first-time online learners to the characteristics, requirements, tools, and practices of distance learning.

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.

Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
In this workshop, participants will be exposed to many of the tools of the Read/Write Web and will get the chance to experiment with new tools each week.

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.

Moodle Training - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Want to teach an online course yourself? Learn the basics of teaching in the Moodle online course management system.

Science 2.0: Using Web Tools to Promote Inquiry-Based Science
7th-12th, Science, LEARN NC
Use online resources to enhance inquiry-based teaching and learning in your science course. Over the course of this six session workshop, you'll familiarize yourself with science-themed websites, online collaborative projects, science blogs and wikis, and the mapping applications Google Maps and Google Earth.

Teaching Online Courses - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Take your teaching into a new realm—the online classroom. You'll learn the pedagogy of online courses, experience the realities and complexities of online learning, and discover specific techniques for successfully building an online learning community.

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 Digital Portfolios to Foster Student Learning
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Take an in-depth look at the power of digital portfolios to document student learning. Explore a variety of tools for creating and assembling digital portfolios, and investigate portfolio component criteria.