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.

Kimberly Hirsh

Managing Editor


Email: khirsh@unc.edu
Phone: 919.843.5445

Kimberly Hirsh joined LEARN NC in July 2012 as Managing Editor. She taught Latin for five years after earning her Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC-CH, where she also received her B.A. in Classics and Dramatic Art. Most recently, Kimberly was a school librarian for two middle schools with the Granville County Public School System.

Her interests include young adult literature, theatre, bad puns, and crochet. She spends her free time with her husband and his cat, when they all happen to be available at the same time.

Resources created by Kimberly Hirsh

Court cases
In Intellectual Freedom Toolkit, page 6
The constitutional rights of minors/students Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844, 117 S.Ct. 2329, 138 L.Ed.2d. 874 (1997) Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969) Access to materials...
Format: article
By Will Cross and Kimberly Hirsh.
Justifying inclusion
In Intellectual Freedom Toolkit, page 4
The following books, databases, and websites will help you justify including a work in your collection according to developmental needs and critical review. Books Nilsen, A. P. (2001). Stages of literary appreciation....
Format: article
By Will Cross and Kimberly Hirsh.
In Intellectual Freedom Toolkit, page 3
The documents on this page serve as templates and examples for the paperwork you might need during your challenge. White Paper for Administrators White...
Format: article
By Will Cross and Kimberly Hirsh.
In Intellectual Freedom Toolkit, page 2
Your school or district should have selection and reconsideration policies. If it does not, use the ALA Workbook for Selection Policy Writing to help...
Format: article
By Will Cross and Kimberly Hirsh.
In Intellectual Freedom Toolkit, page 1
The Initial Complaint The Informal Reconsideration Process The Formal Reconsideration Process The Committee Process The...
Format: article
By Will Cross and Kimberly Hirsh.
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