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A. Knows the Ways in Which Learning Takes Place, and the Appropriate Levels of Intellectual, Physical, Social, and Emotional Development of Students

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.

Reading Foundations
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Arts, DPI
Reading Foundations training was designed to introduce teachers to the knowledge, skills and procedures needed to provide effective instruction for students with persistent reading difficulties. The training is five days in length and is derived directly from the extensive research-based literature available on teaching students with severe reading difficulties. It reflects the findings of two National reports addressing the instructional needs of students with reading problems: Teaching Children to Read, a report of the National Reading Panel, and Preventing Reading Problems of Young Children, a report sponsored by the National Reading Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Math Foundations
Kindergarten-12th, Mathematics, DPI
Math Foundations training provides a framework for providing instruction to students with mathematics difficulties. The training is five days in length and covers seven Components of Number Sense. It addresses teacher modeling, student verbal rehearsal of that modeling, and use of visuals or multiple representations to develop conceptual understanding. The research of Sharon Griffin, John Woodward, Liping Ma, Richard E. Mayer and the National Research Council have been used to develop the training and provide insight into instructional strategies that provide a framework for developing the Big Ideas of Mathematics.

A Crash Course in ESL
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
Grasp pedagogy, policy and procedure for teaching and working with English language learners. This course provides a concise overview of strategies and best practices for all teachers, administrators, and support staff working with English language learners.

A Crash Course in ESL for Administrators
Administrators, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
For most ESL students, their entire lives have just changed, including their home, food, friends, customs, and ways of life. This course will prepare administrators to work with and understand ESL students and parents, and to establish a welcoming environment for English language learners.

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.

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.

Classroom Assessment Enhanced by Technology
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Discover effective principles of classroom assessment in all grade levels and subject areas. You'll review formative and performance assessment, backwards design, and various methods including rubrics and electronic portfolios.

Crossing Cultures: An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Understanding
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
Increase your effectiveness in interacting with people of different cultures. You will gain a greater awareness of your own cultural background, as well as acquire tools to interact appropriately and effectively with people from a variety of cultures.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Using Objective Measures to Improve Student Learning
Kindergarten-12th, Leadership, LEARN NC
Identifying, analyzing and acting on the right data can help you improve student learning and achievement. In this course you'll create an action plan to guide instructional change in your classroom.

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.

Discovering Linear Functions Through Technology
8th-12th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
This course will help you learn to integrate technology into the teaching of functions to help remove the mystery and engage students in deeper understanding of this important concept.

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).

Getting Ready for Algebra by Using Virtual Manipulatives
7th-12th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Make algebra more concrete for students by introducing virtual manipulatives into your classroom. Virtual manipulatives allow students to visualize algebraic concepts and see math in action. By the end of the course, you will complete a technology-enhanced classroom project for your students that is aligned to standards set by the state and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Getting Started in the 1:1 Classroom
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Leveraging technology in a 1:1 classroom can create an exciting learning experience for students and instructors, but it requires a shift pedagogy. This workshop will explore aspects of teaching in a 1:1 classroom such as safety and ethics, copyright and fair use, designing lessons for a 1:1 classroom, and more.

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.

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.

Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
In this workshop, participants will be exposed to many of the tools of the Read/Write Web and will get the chance to experiment with new tools each week.

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.

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 Online Courses - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Take your teaching into a new realm—the online classroom. You'll learn the pedagogy of online courses, experience the realities and complexities of online learning, and discover specific techniques for successfully building an online learning community.

Using Digital Portfolios to Foster Student Learning
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Take an in-depth look at the power of digital portfolios to document student learning. Explore a variety of tools for creating and assembling digital portfolios, and investigate portfolio component criteria.

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.

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.