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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.

Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
Kindergarten-5th, Mathematics, LEARN NC
Students often hold incorrect ideas or know very little about American Indian history and culture in North Carolina. From archaeological finds, creation stories, and government treaties, to controversies like the use of Indian-themed mascots in school athletic programs, this course will enrich your exploration of key issues in Native American history in North Carolina.

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.

Assessment and Evaluation in Your Online Course - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Plan and create engaging online activities and assessments. This course provides a collection of resources and exercises that define the unique assessment process of online courses. You'll gain the tools to create activities that ensure students meet your online learning objectives.

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.

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.

Differentiating Instruction in Online Courses - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Reach every learner by tailoring your instruction to address students' unique learning styles. You'll develop differentiated components for your own online course by creating practical assignments and by modifying content and assessments.

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).

Facilitating Online Collaboration - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, 21st Century Skills, LEARN NC
Communicating online is very different from the familiar experiences of face-to-face communication. Master the nuances of communicating in a virtual environment, and develop the skills to foster effective, lively collaboration and discussion in your online class.

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.

Moodle Training - Carolina Online Teacher Program
Kindergarten-12th, Professional Support/Leadership, LEARN NC
Want to teach an online course yourself? Learn the basics of teaching in the Moodle online course management system.

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 Electricity and Circuits in the Elementary Classroom
Kindergarten-5th, Science, LEARN NC
Boost your understanding of electricity and currents—and impart that understanding to elementary students—using inquiry-based instruction. You will acquire numerous strategies to enhance your questioning techniques and to better assess elementary students' understanding of open and closed circuits, conducting and insulating materials, and series and parallel circuits.

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.

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.