K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

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Digital Connection

Digital Connection

The Well

The Well

Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Collections

These are our featured collections. To search all of our resources, use the search box at the top right.

North Carolina History

Our digital history textbook of primary sources and multimedia.

American Indians

A guide to some of the best resources for teaching about American Indians.

Differentiated Instruction

Teaching all students in the 21st-century classroom.

Online Courses

Professional Development for Teachers - Any Time, Any Place!

A Crash Course in ESL

Create a welcoming environment for ESL students and their parents.

Co-Teaching that Works!

Explore methods to design an effective co-teaching environment.

Paintings as windows to the past

Bring the fine arts into your history classroom. In this online course, students will explore proven strategies to bring the fine arts into the history classroom in order to broach history content. Paintings will become the primary sources through which students begin to explore the past.

Community

Find out more about our ongoing projects and professional partners.

People

Meet our staff and online course instructors.

Projects

Learn about our current projects and the teams working on them.

Organizations

We're working with a variety of organizations to create exciting opportunities.

LEARN NC Blogs

LEARN NC News

Find the latest LEARN NC news, professional development opportunities, and new online resources on our News Blog.

Free courses for teachers

Two UNC School of Education doctoral students, Hillary Parkhouse and Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, are offering online courses through LEARN NC to help teachers become more globally competent.

“Using artifacts as a bridge to the past” — a new online course

In partnership with LEARN NC, the Colonial Williamsburg Fountation is offering a new online course beginning July 16, 2014 for K-12 teachers in the social sciences and history.

SENCER Summer Institute

Registration is open for the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) Summer Institute for Western North Carolina teachers that will be held at UNC-Asheville on August 1, 2014.

National PE Institute and NC Health & Wellness Fellows

The National Physical Education Institute will provide participants with tools, strategies, and information on how to develop a K-12 curriculum aligned with student assessment

Freedom Roads workshop

This summer, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is offering two all-day workshops for K–12 teachers (CEUs are available), museum professionals, and pre-professionals. Each session will examine the history, culture, and legacy of the Underground Railroad and the quest for freedom in North Carolina.

Instructify

Stock your toolbox with practical, time-saving classroom ideas and cutting edge methods of instruction. Find useful, free technology to utilize in the classroom. At Instructify, we share sites, tools, and apps that will enhance your students' learning.

Applied Math and Science Education Repository

AMSER is a free educational resource portal contains a collection of over 30,000 STEM resources made accessible through an easily searchable database. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library. Users create a free account and then search, save, organize, and share their resources.

Amazing Science

A sister site to the hubblesite.org , Amazing Space is designed specifically for students and educators. There are teaching tools, basic astronomy facts, figures, and lesson ideas, and resources for educators that want to design their own public outreach program. Students will enjoy the Homework Help section that contains interesting celestial facts and figures. 

Hubble Site

“Out of the ordinary…out of this world.”  Hubble Site, created by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), has a ton of great astronomy resources for teachers of all ages and disciplines. What was once unimaginable can now be explored due to the Hubble Telescope’s extraordinary technology. This site makes this exploration accessible to students and …

The Well

It can be hard for teachers to access the latest research, both in education and specific content areas. The Well brings you research briefs and practical tips for implementing Carolina's latest research in your classroom today.

A Link Between Teacher Contracts and Teacher-Quality Gaps?

An Education Week article by Stephen Sawchuk published in April 2014 entitled Are Contracts to Blame for Teacher-Quality Gaps? examines recent studies focusing on the relationship between teacher contracts and teacher quality, including a study by UNC Chapel Hill education professor, Lora Cohen Vogel.

Free Courses for Teachers

Two UNC School of Education doctoral students, Hillary Parkhouse and Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, are offering online courses through LEARN NC to help teachers become more globally competent.

School-to-Prison-Pipeline

A few weeks ago, The Well focused on the then-upcoming 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast, a collaborative event supported by multiple schools across the University. We also promoted the preliminary viewing of the documentary NC School to Prison Pipeline hosted by the UNC School of Education. These events took place on June 2 and 3, 2014 and this post serves as a follow-up, with a few takeaway points from the three panelists: Dr. Anthony A. Peguero, Attorney Melina Angelos Healey, and Attorney Gary Flowers.

Becoming Mindful

Dr. Karen Bluth and Dr. Rebecca Campo, with the help of graduate students and volunteers, have spent the past semester working with students at a public alternative high school. The goal of their study was to implement mindfulness and to increase students’ self-compassion and social wellbeing.