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

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.

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 to active learning. The ultimate goal of the school is to teach all students to think. To this end, the Paideia classroom uses a blend of the three types of instruction to enhance the literacy, problem solving, and thinking skills of all students.

National Paideia Center resources

The Paideia Seminar: Active Thinking Through Dialogue
This teacher training manual, provided by The National Paideia Center, provides a valuable set of resources for educators who want to begin using the Paideia approach.

Resources provided by National Paideia Center

Paideia seminar plan: "A Soldier Recalls the Trail of Tears"
In this Paideia seminar, students examine the text of an 1890 letter written by an American soldier. In the letter, the soldier, now eighty years old, recalls being tasked with helping to forcibly relocate North Carolina's Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma in 1837–1838.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Terry Roberts.