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

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co-teaching
Instructional strategy used across subject areas primarily in middle grades in a variety of methods. Teams are typically composed of between two and four teachers working collaboratively to plan thematic units and lesson plans in order to provide a more supportive environment for students. Also known as team teaching or collaborative teaching.
team teaching
Instructional strategy used across subject areas primarily in middle grades in a variety of methods. Teams are typically composed of between two and four teachers working collaboratively to plan thematic units and lesson plans in order to provide a more supportive environment for students. Also known as co-teaching or collaborative teaching.
collaborative teaching
Instructional strategy used across subject areas primarily in middle grades in a variety of methods. Teams are typically composed of between two and four teachers working collaboratively to plan thematic units and lesson plans in order to provide a more supportive environment for students. Also known as team teaching or co-teaching.
culturally relevant teaching
A pedagogy that seeks to empower students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents by creating a bridge between students’ home and school lives, while still meeting the expectations of the district and state curricular requirements.

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Developing and teaching an online course
Basic information for teachers considering developing and teaching an online course.
Format: article/help
Training for online course instructors and developers
LEARN NC offers online Moodle training for course instructors and developers.
Format: article/help
Practicum in Online Teaching -- Frequently asked questions
This document answers the most-asked questions about the Practicum in Online Teaching, the capstone course to LEARN NC's Carolina OnLine Teacher Program.
Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)
LEARN NC’s Carolina Online Teacher (COLT) program prepares participants to be online instructors, and receive certification to instruct LEARN NC courses.
Format: article/online course
LEARN NC professional development - Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about LEARN NC professional development courses.
Format: article/help
Writing for the web
In Writing for the Web, page 1
Why teachers need to think about how they communicate on the web.
By David Walbert.
Technology integration
An introduction to LEARN NC's resources for integrating technology into your teaching.
Format: bibliography
Teach an online course in your school
This document explains how to teach an online course on LEARN NC's Moodle server.
Format: article/help
Promoting reading comprehension skills in the elementary classroom
Researchers have identified the strategies that expert readers use to understand text. Develop your students into active, purposeful readers by teaching these strategies in your classroom.
Format: article/online course
Tackling misconceptions in physical science for middle grades
Tackling Misconceptions in Grades 6-8 Physical Science is designed to provide physical science content information and resources for the practicing middle school teacher while also focusing on recommended national and state curriculum objectives.
Format: article/online course
Geometric measurement for middle grades
In this course you'll familiarize yourself with relevant research in teaching geometric measurement, such as the van Hiele framework. You'll also learn how to analyze student work to inform your instruction.
Format: article/online course
Writing for the Web
How teachers can more effectively communicate information and ideas via the World Wide Web, to students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the world.
Format: series (multiple pages)
English language learners
An introduction to LEARN NC's resources for teachers and administrators working with students with limited English proficiency.
Format: bibliography/help
Teaching writing in the elementary classroom
In this course, participants will explore how to teach their students about the traits of good writing through mini-lessons and writing workshops, and how to use established criteria to evaluate writing.
Format: article/online course
Common Core and the special education student
Course description The Common Core has brought wide reaching shifts in K-12 education. While much of the emphasis has been placed on particular content areas – there is still much to examine when discussing best practices for implementing Common...
Format: article/online course
AOWS8: Not your grandfathers’ wars: Teaching WWI & WWII to 21st Century learners
This course will explore some of the best resources available for learning and teaching about World War I and World War II and provide teachers with the opportunity to create and share ideas for classroom instruction.
Format: article/online course
North Carolina Teacher Standards and Evaluation Process
Students will examine the standards and evaluation model in this online course.
Format: article/online course
Beyond blended learning: Reaching every student
This archived presentation from the 2010 NCTIES conference explores the theory and application of blended learning and offers ten ways to improve teaching using a blended approach.
Format: presentation/best practice
Moodle Terms of Use
This document lists the terms of use for using LEARN NC's Moodle learning management system.