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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

Online Courses > On the Horizon

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A Crash Course in ESL

Create a welcoming environment for ESL students and their parents.

American Gravestones & Cemeteries

The evolution of gravestone design, cemetery landscapes, and American attitudes towards death and dying.

COLT101 - Moodle Training

Want to teach an online course yourself? Learn the basics of teaching in Moodle, LEARN NC's course management system, to customize one of our courses for your own classroom.

COLT102 - Teaching Online Courses

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.

COLT103 - Facilitating Online Collaboration

This online course helps teachers develop strategies and practice the skills required to facilitate good online communication, moderate online discussion, and promote better accomplishment of instructional goals within the virtual classroom.

COLT201 - Accessibility, Usability and Visual Design

An introduction to basic web design, accessibility, and usability principles. You will 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.

COLT202 - Assessment and Evaluation in Your Online Course

This course provides a collection of resources that define the unique assessment process of online courses.

COLT203 - Differentiating Instruction in Online Courses

This online course helps teachers tailor online instruction to meet the unique learning styles of specific students.

COLT301 - Developing Your Online Course

This course will focus entirely on course development. While developing a complete course is not within the scope of this class, our discussions and peer reviews are important and will help in the course development process. In addition, frameworks and templates have been been provided as a guide.

Co-Teaching that Works!

Explore methods to design an effective co-teaching environment.

Crossing Cultures I: Self-Awareness

This online course helps teachers gain a greater awareness of their own cultural background, as well as acquire tools to interact appropriately and effectively with people from a variety of cultures.

Cyberbullying: Detection, prevention and the law

Differentiation in the Common Core classroom

Focusing on mathematical practices: Learning beyond the algorithm!

iReach all learners with iPads: How to utilize the iPad to meet the needs of LD students

Making the digital connection: iPads in the STEM classroom

Mission possible: Classroom teachers effectively teaching English Language Learners

North Carolina Teacher Standards and Evaluation Process

This course will allow you to better understand your role in the new evaluation process as well as deepen your understanding of the six professional teaching standards. Through this course we will get to know more about the NC Professional Teaching Standards and we will share content and present exercises with you and your colleagues that foster communication and collaboration.

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.

Principles of flipped learning

Reading, Writing and Research: Integrating Literacy across the Curriculum

Reading, Writing and Research: Integrating Literacy across the Curriculum helps participants develop skills for implementing oral and written communication instruction in their professions.

The Mini-Page

How can the award wining newspaper feature started in 1969 by Betty Debnam be used in schools today? In this 3-week online course offered by LEARN NC, participants will learn about the Mini Page and work with the free online archive. Participants will get the chance to create a product that utilizes the Mini Page and that would be helpful in his or her classroom or educational setting.

Unpacking the questions: Improving students' written comprehension on mClass Reading 3D's TRC

Ethics and Safety for your School

Self-paced ethics protection course provided by the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence.

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The Well

The Well brings you research briefs and practical tips for implementing Carolina's latest research in your classroom today.