Welcome to LEARN NC!
LEARN NC gives you what you need for K–12 teaching and learning, when and where you need it. Here’s how to get started.
Projects and special collections
- North Carolina History
- A “digital textbook” of primary sources, background readings, and multimedia.
- World Cultures
- Photographs and audio with historical and cultural context and related lesson plans.
- Critical Languages
- Digital textbooks for Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.
- Environmental Science
- Virtual field trips, lesson plans, and classroom content for a variety of grade levels.
- Field Trips
- Find educational opportunities in your county or region.
- New Teacher Support
- Resources and guides to LEARN NC for beginning teachers and their mentors.
- COLT: Carolina On-Line Teacher
- A certification program for online instructors.
- Differentiated Instruction
- Teaching all students in the 21st-century classroom.
- Technology Integration
- Best practices for making innovative and meaningful use of classroom technology.
- Education Reference
- Background articles and research summaries on key topics in education, from A to Z.
Tips & tools
Here’s what’s new.
- Setting the scene for the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Introducing the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Building the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Pirates and economics
- Women in US history: Research lesson
From our blogs
- Early childhood development webcast
- The UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health's Minority Health Project will present the 19th National Health Equity Research Webcast, "Early Childhood Development: Investing in Our Children and Our Future," on June 4, at 1:30 pm EDT. Continue reading
- Queen Anne’s Revenge underwater archaeology webcast
- North Carolina students in the 4th through 8th grades can free their imaginations and ask questions about Blackbeard and the wreck of his flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), during a live online stream from the Watercraft Center at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Friday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Continue reading
- Carolina Voices- The diverse history and cultures of the Tar Heel State
- Join educators for an exciting two-day event on August 13 and 14, 2013 exploring the distinct character and rich cultural heritage of the Tar Heel State. Continue reading
- Opening doors to inclusion
- There is still time to register for the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute's 13th Annual Inclusion Institute to be held May 13 - 15 2013. Continue reading
- 2013 summer biotechnology workshops for educators
- There are still slots available for participation in these very popular biotechnology workshops for North Carolina middle and high school teachers. Continue reading
- Listening, literature and community engagement: Wynton Marsalis on music education
- Wynton Marsalis offers suggestions to music educators and discusses listening, literature and community engagement. Continue reading
- Infusing career relevance with CareerStart
- Dr. Orthner leads CareerStart, a program for infusing career relevance into the core curriculums in middle schools. Continue reading
- “All of life’s riddles”: Using films as texts in the classroom
- Dr. Jim Trier uses films as texts to study complex concepts and critical social theories central to the fields of education and cultural studies. Continue reading
- Dynamic teaching through dynamic visualizations
- Dr. Kihyun (Kelly) Ryoo shows how dynamic visualizations have the potential to make abstract scientific phenomena more accessible and visible to students. Continue reading
- Building bridges and breaking boundaries: Exploring African American male literacy
- Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell brings researchers, educational policy makers, and members of the library and education communities together to promote literacy among African American male youth. Continue reading
- Project Gutenberg
- Do you ever wish you had a library of over 42,000 books in your classroom? Project Gutenberg makes that possible without forcing you to put all of your desks in the hallway. The Project Gutenberg site houses over 42,000 digital copies (eBooks) of classic texts and provides access to more than 100,000 digital texts through their partner and affiliate sites.
- Do you enjoy following twitter chats but always feel a step behind because of the slow rate of refresh on your everyday twitter client? Twubs can help. Twubs is a browser-based twitter application that tracks hashtag conversations in real time.
- Go Animate!
- Video creation is a great way to present information in the classroom. GoAnimate provides a fun, animated alternative to traditional video projects.
- Using PowerPoint-style presentations in the classroom is nothing new and is a fairly common method of presenting information. Nearpod builds on that paradigm by broadcasting the presentation to mobile devices and web browsers and injecting interactive components.