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A. Aligns Instruction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study

21st Century Learning: Putting on Global Lenses
Kindergarten-12th, Social Studies, DPI
The course will examine local and global educational trends and enable teachers to recognize the in?uences of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and other aspects of culture on a student's development, personality and school performance. It will also aid teachers in considering and incorporating different points of view in their instructional planning. Components of the training will assist teachers in providing evidence for Standards II, III, and IV of the Teacher Evaluation Tool.

Responsiveness to Instruction
Kindergarten-12th, Responsiveness to Instruction, DPI
Professional development is designed to prepare LEA and school teams on the basic foundation and implementation strategies of Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI). The training consists of a series of modules that cover the following topics: Problem-Solving; Functional Assessment; Instruction and Interventions in Reading, Math and Positive Behavior Support: School Presentations; Planning; and Resources.

Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)
Kindergarten-12th, Leadership, DPI
PBIS training provides systematic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior with all students. Training is conducted with school teams that are representative of the staff at their home schools. By training school teams in the principles and practices of PBIS, schools are able to design a system for teaching and encouraging respectful & responsible behaviors, use data to support decision making and continuous improvement, and create an individualized total school climate that supports staff and student behavior and encourages family engagement. The team attends three two-day-each modules to learn the information needed to begin PBIS implementation at their school. They assign team roles, determine effective data management strategies and begin to build a repertoire of behavior management skills. The team determines how to integrate the use of research-based behavior strategies in their school setting to decrease negative behaviors while increasing positive behaviors and student achievement. For more information about training dates and locations, interested schools should contact the PBIS regional coordinator for their area listed on the linked page.

Adolescent Literacy for Middle Grades (formerly Reading in the Content Area for Middle School Teachers)
6th-9th, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
Help your students become more strategic readers. You'll improve your own reading comprehension by teaching and modeling a variety of reading strategies. This course will introduce you to literacy resources and reading tools that will assist and enhance daily instruction.

Adolescent Literacy: English Language Arts Comprehension Strategies
10th-12th, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
Boost student achievement by increasing your students' literacy skills. You'll learn the methods to improve your students' reading comprehension, a crucial skill for thinking critically, making decisions, and defending one's views and opinions.

Adolescent Literacy: Social Studies Comprehension Strategies
10th-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Boost your students' achievement in social studies—and in life—by helping them improve their reading comprehension. Understanding the curriculum begins with the ability to read and comprehend information.

Archaelogy and North Carolina's First Peoples
Kindergarten-12th, Leadership, LEARN NC
This online course explores the science of archaeology and North Carolina's human past. Participants will be introduced to inquiry-based activities that can be adapted to meet their own teaching objectives. The course is open to educators of all subjects and grade levels.

Beginning Teacher Success
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Start your teaching career knowing LEARN NC is here to support you. Learn to manage your classroom, develop effective lesson plans, and incorporate course activities and assignments into your individual teaching style.

Biodiversity in Your Backyard
Kindergarten-5th, Science, LEARN NC
Designed especially for teachers of elementary-aged students, this course will expand your life science content knowledge with material aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. You will have two classrooms during this course—the interactive, online classroom and your own backyard!

Designing a Virtual Field Trip
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Use internet resources to design a “virtual field trip” for your students. You'll study strategies and resources to create effective and engaging learning experiences for your students that are aligned to state and national standards.

English I and Web 2.0 Tools in 1:1 Technology Settings
9th-12th, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
In this workshop, participants will experiment with many free web tools each week to develop lessons that correspond to the six strands in the English I North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS).

Innovate to Transform the Classroom with Web 2.0 Tools
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, Technology Integration, LEARN NC
Integrate technology such as Web 2.0 tools and mobile learning devices into your teaching to create engaging learning experiences for your students. By taking advantage of the latest classroom technology, you can help your students communicate, share ideas, and collaborate with students across the globe.

Investigative Science for Middle School Teachers
6th-8th, Science, LEARN NC
How do your students define science? Do they see science everywhere in their lives, or is it something that only happens at school? This course will help you apply scientific investigation in your classroom, creating a culture of curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation to keep your students engaged.

Promoting Reading Comprehension Skills in the Middle School Classroom
6th-8th, Reading, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
Researchers have found that teaching specific reading strategies leads to better reading comprehension. This workshop will help you prepare your students to become active and purposeful readers who think about their text before, during, and after reading.

Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Teachers
Kindergarten-5th, Science, LEARN NC
Don't feel intimidated while teaching science just because it's not your specialty. This course will help you impart the value (and fun) of inquiry-based science to your students. By applying scientific inquiry in your classroom, you'll create a culture of curiosity, investigation, and experimentation.

Teaching World Languages Online - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Foreign Language, LEARN NC
Enhance language learning by taking advantage of the online environment and new technology. You'll develop techniques for fostering student independence as language learners, use technology to target specific language-acquisition skills, and create an authentic language-learning activity.

Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce I
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
First time teaching e-Commerce I? Learn strategies from the original online course developer to make your students competitive in online business. Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce I will take you through the full course of study for students, including discussions and activities for you to explore how best to teach this exciting course.

Virtual Mentoring: e-Commerce II
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Consider this your black belt in e-commerce instruction. Learn how you can teach students to master advanced Web development skills, including design software and electronic commerce security.

Virtual Mentoring: Biology
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
New teachers often get stuck with the toughest teaching assignments. Even experienced instructors can get thrown for a loop if they're tasked with teaching an unfamiliar subject. If you're an inexperienced biology teacher, turn to LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring program for guidance.

Virtual Mentoring: Civics
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
If you're an inexperienced civics teacher, turn to LEARN NC for expert help. Your mentor will guide you through the curriculum. Your time commitment will be minimal. And best of all, it's yours at no cost to you, your school, or your LEA.

Virtual Mentoring: English I
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Learn the ins and outs of teaching English I for the first time. LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring Program will guide you through the curriculum, plus tricky areas for new teachers such as classroom management, parent conferences, and preparing for the end-of-course exam.

Virtual Mentoring: United States History
9th-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Learn the ins and outs of teaching United States History for the first time. LEARN NC's Virtual Mentoring Program will guide you through the curriculum, plus tricky areas for new teachers such as classroom management and parent conferences.