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.

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CareerStart lessons: Grade eight
This collection of lessons aligns the eighth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade seven
This collection of lessons aligns the seventh grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart: A proven approach to middle-school success
CareerStart is a program for infusing career relevance into the core curriculums in middle schools. This article describes the program and shares some of the research that illustrates its effectiveness.
Format: article
By Dennis Orthner, Ph.D..
Intrigue of the Past
Lesson plans and essays for teachers and students explore North Carolina's past before European contact. Designed for grades four through eight, the web edition of this book covers fundamental concepts, processes, and issues of archaeology, and describes the peoples and cultures of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice
This series of articles, which balance theory, research, and practice, address a variety of topics within differentiation through text, graphics, and video.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Who cares?: Using real-world perspectives to engage academically gifted learners
In Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice, page 5
This article shares strategies for engaging gifted learners by creating assignments in which students adopt real-world perspectives on curriculum objectives. The result, the author suggests, is rich, rigorous, challenging learning for those who are ready to go beyond proficiency. Includes step-by-step instructions and sample assignments.
Format: article/best practice
By Linda Pigott Robinson.

Resources on the web

American School Counselor Association
The professional organization for guidance, providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices — meeting the needs of all professional school counselors grades K-12. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American School Counselor Association
Beginning Teacher's Toolbox
A teacher created and owned business dedicated to empowering and inspiring teachers, creating quality, learner-centered classrooms, and improving student success. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Inspiring Teachers.com
NC TEACHing Communities
NC TEACH is a rigorous alternative teacher preparation program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain mid-career professionals as they become licensed teachers in North Carolina. The NC TEACH program is a lateral entry program in which participants... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North Carolina State University
North Carolina Business Committee for Education
Business-driven initiatives to improve the North Carolina public education system so students graduate ready to succeed in higher education or vocational training and effectively compete in the business environment. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NCBCE
North Carolina Health Careers Access Program
The North Carolina Health Careers Access Program's (NC-HCAP) mission is to increase the number of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are trained, educated and employed in the health professions. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill