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

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.


LEARN NC works with a variety of organizations throughout North Carolina and across the United States to bring teachers the best available classroom content and professional development.

Featured resources


CareerStart is a program that aims to help students make connections between the academic curriculum and future careers, created by a partnership among the Schools of Education and Social Work at UNC - Chapel Hill, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district,... [more]


Dream of a Nation
"Dream of a Nation is a people-centered initiative focused on big dreams, bold innovations, and realizing our full potential as a nation. The book and bigger project is dedicated to elevating awareness and inspiring action around a range of critical social,... [more]


Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
For more than 75 years, the College of Education at NC State University has prepared leaders in education. In the 21st century, we are poised to be a leader and innovator in the preparation of teachers, administrators, counselors, and other educational professionals... [more]


Kenan Fellows Program
The Kenan Fellows Program of North Carolina State University is designed to: Develop teacher leaders in the classrooms across North Carolina and advance the art of teaching Enrich teachers' content knowledge in mathematics, science and technology through strategic... [more]


MCNC is an independent, non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K20 education community. The company was initially funded by the North... [more]


National Paideia Center
The National Paideia Center serves as a source of information, inspiration, and training for those who are dedicated to transforming whole schools into activist learning communities based on the Paideia philosophy. The Paideia school provides a unique approach... [more]
National Research Center on Rural Education Support
The National Research Center on Rural Education Support (NRCRES) was established by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through this grant a team of 20 researchers will conduct research studies... [more]
North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, is the World Wide Web's doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions. It is an evolving statewide, collaborative... [more]
New Teacher Center
The New Teacher Center is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. Since 1998, the New Teacher Center has served over 49,000 teachers and 5,000 mentors, touching millions of students across the... [more]
North Carolina Business Committee for Education
The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a nonprofit organization composed of business leaders from across the state committed to supporting the link between education and economic well-being. The Business Committee’s mission focuses... [more]
North Carolina Community College System
The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent... [more]
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources / Office of Archives and History
Part of the Department of Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Office of Archives and History serves to preserve the state's historic resources and cultural identity by collecting archival materials, publishing works on North Carolina history, protecting... [more]
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) strives to preserve and protect the state's natural resources. The organization administers programs to regulate air quality, water quality, and public health, and provides educational... [more]
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
NCDPI's Curriculum and School Reform Division has partnered with LEARN NC on numerous projects including online publishing of instructional resources and delivery of professional development, online and face-to-face. LEARN NC has also developed and hosted... [more]
North Carolina in the World
North Carolina in the World is a statewide collaborative effort to strengthen K–12 international education. At the request of Gov. Mike Easley, the University of North Carolina's Center for International Understanding (NCCIU) coordinates the effort. More... [more]
North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals Association
NCPAPA is the only independent state association representing principals and assistant principals exclusively. NCPAPA is also the North Carolina affiliate of both the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary... [more]
North Carolina State University / D.H. Hill Library, Special Collections
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at North Carolina State University collects rare and unique materials to support the university's research and teaching. The SCRC has partnered with LEARN NC to develop lesson plans that explore various aspects... [more]
North Carolina Virtual Public School
The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) is committed to raising achievement and closing learning gaps with 21st century innovation by providing access to world class learning opportunities for all North Carolina students. LEARN NC works with NCVPS... [more]


Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the leading institutes for archaeological teaching and research in the South. RLA supports faculty and students in North Carolina and around the world and... [more]


The Longview Foundation
The Walking Classroom Institute
The Walking Classroom Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of all students. The Walking Classroom program is an in-school obesity intervention that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong... [more]
Thinkfinity, supported by the Verizon Foundation, provides high-quality web-based content and professional development to teachers and students. Its goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality... [more]


UNC American Indian Center
The American Indian Center is a campus-wide center that will advance the University’s overall mission of research, teaching and public service by creating an environment in which quality research, scholarship, and engagement related to American Indians is... [more]
UNC General Administration
In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of the University of North Carolina. The multi-campus state university encompasses 16 such institutions, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics,... [more]
UNC Libraries / Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history... [more]
UNC Libraries / North Carolina Collection
Part of the University Library Special Collections at UNC-Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Collection documents North Carolina's history, literature, and culture by collecting written works, photographs, and artifacts. The North Carolina Collection is a partner... [more]
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
Located in the heart of the beautiful UNC at Chapel Hill campus, SILS prides itself on providing high quality educational and research opportunities in a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment. Consistently ranked highly in the nation by U.S. News... [more]
UNC-TV's digital technology enhances our ability to share knowledge that enriches the mind and creativity that inspires the spirit. We will enable North Carolinians to learn from original content that is distinct, essential, and culturally diverse. We will... [more]


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation funds projects that accomplish systemic reform and have North Carolina-wide impact. With its funding and with support from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, LEARN NC manages and hosts the North Carolina Professional... [more]