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exceptional children
Designation for students who have different educational needs than the average child. Many children in exceptional children's (EC) programs have physical, mental, or social disabilities, but in North Carolina academically gifted children are also classified as EC.

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What is tiering?
In this video, teacher interviews and classroom footage explore the practice of creating tiered assignments. This video is one in a four-part series about tiering. The other videos include: How...
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How does tiering benefit students?
In this video, three teachers from Raleigh’s Baileywick Road Elementary School discuss how creating tiered assignments has benefited their students. Includes classroom footage. This video is one in a four-part series about tiering. The other videos include:...
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The benefits of teaching with nonfiction
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the benefits of teaching with informational text. Teachers discuss particular student populations that benefit from reading nonfiction, including exceptional children, English language learners,...
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Teaching deaf students in the inclusive classroom: Part 1
This video uses expert interviews and classroom footage to explore some of the conditions that lead to a deaf student's success in an inclusive setting. Topics include the importance of teacher expectations, the role of family background, myths about deafness,...
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How to implement instruction with nonfiction
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews address best practices in teaching with informational text. This video is one in a three-part series about teaching with informational text. The other videos include: The...
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The importance of collaboration
The success of a deaf student in an inclusive classroom is dependent upon the contributions of a number of people, including the classroom teacher, the student, the teacher of the deaf, the student’s family members, school administrators, and the interpreter....
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The elements of informational text
In this video, classroom footage and teacher interviews explore the features of nonfiction texts and illustrate how instruction with nonfiction differs from instruction using fictional texts. This video is one in a three-part series about teaching with informational...
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Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina — Japanese
This video on critical language education in North Carolina is part of a series from UNC-TV called "Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina." The episode focuses on Japanese immersion and briefly features North Carolina educators and students....
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How does tiering benefit teachers?
In this video, teachers at Raleigh's Baileywick Road Elementary School discuss how creating tiered assignments has benefited them as teachers. Includes classroom footage. This video is one in a four-part series about tiering. The other videos include: ...
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Toys and play in eighteenth-century America
Historical interpreters demonstrate some common children's toys and games from colonial America.
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Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina — Chinese
This video on critical language education in North Carolina is part of a series from UNC-TV called "Learning with the World: Global Languages in North Carolina." The episode focuses on Chinese immersion and briefly features North Carolina educators and students....
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Spanish and English in the American South
Excerpt about Spanish and Hispanic English trends in the South from the documentary Voices of North Carolina, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. This video is one in a series that also includes:
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The importance of Deaf culture
Deaf students benefit in many ways from being educated in inclusive settings, but it is also crucial for them to have opportunities to interact socially with other deaf people. In this video, experts explain why social interaction is so important and share...
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Deafness, language, and literacy
Through expert interviews and classroom footage, this video discusses the role deafness plays in a student’s development of language, and how this affects the way a deaf student may write and speak. Includes an explanation of visual phonics -- a tool that...
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Modes of communication: Interpreters, hearing aids, and cochlear implants
Understanding the variety of communication modes used by deaf people is critical in order for an inclusive classroom teacher to teach a deaf student effectively. Through expert interviews and classroom footage, this video shares some easily-implemented strategies...
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The Cherokee language
Excerpt about the Cherokee language from the documentary Voices of North Carolina, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. This video is one in a series that also includes: African...
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Using technology to differentiate by learning environment
Classroom footage and interviews with educators illustrate a variety of ways to differentiate by learning environment using technology. This video is one in a five-part series about integrating technology into differentiated instruction. The other videos include:...
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Deafness, self-esteem, and the inclusive classroom
A deaf student surrounded by hearing peers in an inclusive classroom may experience feelings of isolation. The classroom teacher, however, can play a critical role in supporting a deaf student's self-esteem and sense of belonging within the culture of the...
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Implementing perspectives-based assignments
This video uses classroom footage and teacher interviews to offer ideas on implementing assignments based on real-world perspectives. Teachers from elementary, middle, and high school share advice and suggest how to overcome common challenges. This video is...
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Writing with a quill pen
A reenactor demonstrates how American colonists wrote, using dip pens and ink.
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