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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Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools
These articles provide background on Latino immigrants in North Carolina, administrative challenges in binational education, and strategies through which teachers can build on what Latino students bring to their classrooms to create a learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Education glossaries on the web
Can't find what you're looking for in LEARN NC's education glossary and reference? Here are some additional references.
Format: bibliography
The middle school challenge for English language learners of Mexican origin
In Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools, page 3.2
English language learners of Mexican origin face numerous challenges in American middle schools, including cultural segregation and assumptions made by schools regarding the students' educational backgrounds. This article offers strategies for educators to help students overcome those challenges.
Format: article
By Mary Faith Mount-Cors.
North Carolina history: Grade 4 educator's guide
This educator's guide provides teaching suggestions designed to facilitate using the digital North Carolina history textbook with fourth-grade students.
Format: (multiple pages)
Special education in Mexico
In Bridging Spanish language barriers in Southern schools, page 3.3
In the 1990s, the inclusive education movement gained ground in Mexico, which resulted in the mainstreaming of special needs students into regular classrooms. The effects of this movement can be seen in the educational policies and services focusing on special needs students in Mexico.
Format: article
By Mary Faith Mount-Cors.

Resources on the web

Edinformatics: Guide for Teachers
A broad collection of information and resources for teachers including educational databases, employment and professional development and curriculum guides and school statistics by state. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Education Commission of the States
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) offers recent articles and state policies on a variety of educational issues. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
ERIC Digests
ERIC Digests are the product of the former ERIC Clearinghouse system. This site, last updated in July 2005, provides access to them. ERIC Digests contains short reports on education and education related topics of interest to teachers, administrators, and... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
From Now On; the educational technology journal
A collection of education technology articles and publications. Includes information on workshops related to curriculum, No Child Left Behind, technology planning, and staff development. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Hoover Institution - Education Next
This journal faces the issues of school reform and explores current research facing opportunities for change in the American education system for grades K through 12.Articles can be located by topic as well as by publication date. They can also be... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Hoover Institution
NC Department of Public Instruction Employment and Licensure Division
The official site of the North Carolina Department of Education. Find links to licensure, jobs, salary and benefits, professional development, recruitment and retention, Standard Course of Study and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC DPI
No Child Left Behind
NCLB features these education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: US Department of Education
No Child Left Behind Glossary
A glossary of terms and words used in North Carolina's implementation of the NCLB Act for administrators, parents and teachers. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Association of Educators
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) mission is to advocate for members and students, to enhance the education profession, and to advance public education. (Learn more)
Format: website/general