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STANDARD 4: TEACHERS FACILITATE LEARNING FOR THE STUDENTS

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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.


Accessibility, Usability and Visual Design - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
We'll introduce you to basic web-design, accessibility, and usability principles. You'll learn how much the placement of materials, the use of graphics, and even color and font styles can affect students' success in your online course.


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.


Developing Your Online Course - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Build your own online course from scratch, or revise one of ours. Developing Your Online Course teaches you the design and development strategies you need to create your course online.


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.


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.


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.


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 English Language Learners in Your Online Course - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, English Language Learners, LEARN NC
Improve English language learners' comprehension and communication in your online course. This course will help you understand and address communication and cultural barriers ELLs face in online courses. You'll identify and practice communication strategies for improving ELL comprehension, and learn to create a welcoming, inclusive community.


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.


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.