STANDARD 3: TEACHERS KNOW THE CONTENT THEY TEACH
C. Recognizes the Interconnectedness of Content Areas/Disciplines
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.
Collaboration and Teaching in a Virtual World - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Whether they're assisting teammates in a tactical military battle in Halo or working together in the depths of a dungeon to slay a monster in World of Warcraft, our students are well-acquainted with collaboration in a virtual environment. In this course, you'll explore the online world known as Second Life, learning its communication systems, avatar creation, and how it can enhance student collaboration.
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.
Integrating Primary Sources into the Social Studies Classroom
7th-12th, Social Studies, LEARN NC
Promote 21st century skills such as critical thinking and media literacy by infusing your curriculum with primary sources. Find out how you can incorporate these challenging, engaging materials into your teaching. You'll develop a personal collection of web-based resources for curricular use, as well as create preliminary plans to enhance a curriculum unit.
Lesson Planning for English Language Learners Using the WIDA/ELP Standards
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
This course provides ESL teachers and regular K-12 classroom teachers an opportunity to plan lessons using the NC Standard Course of Study for Limited English Proficient students, known as the WIDA/ELP Standards.
Planning Instruction with the National STEM Digital Library
6th-8th, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, LEARN NC
Explore the myriad resources available to you for free through the National STEM Digital Library (NSDL). You will learn to use this great collection to find and implement the tools most relevant to your classroom.
Practicum in Online Teaching - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Teach your online course with a pilot group of students or teachers. An experienced online-learning mentor will guide you through typical problem areas. The Practicum in Online Teaching may be done in conjunction with your school or county, and even as part of your normal teaching load.
Reading First: Supporting Early Reading Instruction with Technology
Kindergarten-3rd, English Language Arts, LEARN NC
Discover the many ways new technologies can support classroom reading instruction in kindergarten through third grade. Participants will review areas of reading instruction, with special emphasis on evidence-based uses of technology.
Scaffolding Content for English Language Learners (K-5)
Kindergarten-5th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
Acquire effective strategies for reaching ESL students in your classroom. This course will help you relate to students' lives and cultural struggles as they adapt to a new language.
Science 2.0: Using Web Tools to Promote Inquiry-Based Science
7th-12th, Science, LEARN NC
Use online resources to enhance inquiry-based teaching and learning in your science course. Over the course of this six session workshop, you'll familiarize yourself with science-themed websites, online collaborative projects, science blogs and wikis, and the mapping applications Google Maps and Google Earth.
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.
Using Patterns to Develop Algebraic Thinking
6th-8th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Explore the nature of algebraic thinking, and create strategies for encouraging its development in your middle school mathematics students.