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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2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament School Day curriculum
Four collections of basketball-based units for grades K–8 teach all areas of the curriculum through the lens of the 2015 Women’s ACC Basketball Tournament.
Assessment
In Math Common Core resources, page 1.3
Five state-managed assessment consortia were awarded grants by the U. S. Department of Education in 2010 and 2011. The two Comprehensive Assessment consortia, two Alternative Assessment consortia, and one English Proficiency Assessment consortium are currently...
Format: bibliography
By Kay Middleton.
Assessment consortia
In Math Common Core resources, page 2.2
Five state-managed assessment consortia were awarded grants by the U. S. Department of Education in 2010 and 2011. Two Comprehensive Assessment consortia, two Alternative Assessment consortia, and one English Language Proficiency Assessment consortium are...
Format: bibliography
By Kay Middleton.
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)
CCSS-M Critical Areas
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics identify Critical Areas for each grade level which describe two to four big ideas at that grade level. Educators can use the Critical Areas to focus the work students do in the classroom and to make instructional...
Format: document
CCSS-M Overview
An overview of the Common Core State Standards - Mathematics for each elementary grade level.
Format: document
CCSS-M Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics...
Format: document
Common Core State Standards Math Critical Areas and Domains
Common Core State Standards Math Critical Areas and Domains
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Critical areas explained
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics identify Critical Areas for each grade level which describe two to four big ideas at that grade level. Educators can use the Critical Areas to focus the work students do in the classroom and to make instructional decisions.
Critical areas visual representation
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics identify Critical Areas for each grade level which describe two to four big ideas at that grade level. Educators can use the Critical Areas to focus the work students do in the classroom and to make instructional decisions.
By Kay Middleton.
General resources for working with the CCSSM
ACRE information from NC DPI This link takes you to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort (ACRE) page...
Format: bibliography
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
Grouping skills for mastery
In Math for multiple intelligences, page 4
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
Format: article
By Gretchen Buher.
Helping parents understand
In Math for multiple intelligences, page 5
The more ongoing, positive communication you have with parents, the more they'll be willing to work with you.
Format: article
By Gretchen Buher.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Grades K-5
In this webinar, Dr. Kay Ringer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Eastern Carolina University, shares resources and strategies for understanding, implementing, and communicating with administrators and parents about the Common Core Math Standards.
Format: video
By Kay Middleton.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in Grades K-5
Many teachers struggle with the transition to the Common Core standards. In this webinar, Dr. Kay Ringer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Eastern Carolina University, shares resources and strategies for understanding, implementing, and communicating...
Format: document/document
In math, "elegant" means "cool"!
An elegant solution to a math problem is one that requires less time and work. Encouraging students to find such solutions will help them build number sense or numeracy.
Format: article
By Russ Rowlett.
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)