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Carolina K-12 (formerly the NC Civic Education Consortium) is a program of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities and works to extend the resources of the University to North Carolina’s K-12 educators. We offer quality professional development programs which include access to scholars on key topics, innovative lesson plans, and interactive pedagogical training.

Free, High-Quality Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Carolina K-12 offers free, high-quality professional development programs for North Carolina teachers. Each program or workshop includes presentations by top scholars, innovative lesson plans, interactive pedagogical training, and immersive experiences. Our programs support educators by:

  • Deepening teacher content knowledge through exchanges with university scholars, authors, artists, performers, and other humanities professionals
  • Exploring innovative teaching strategies through pedagogical training
  • Offering ready-to-implement, effective and engaging curriculum materials
  • Affirming Carolina’s strong appreciation for the difficult work of teachers and the challenges they face

Learn about our upcoming events for teachers here.

Ready-to-Implement Curriculum

Carolina K-12 offers hundreds of engaging and ready-to-implement lesson plans and activities for use in K-12 classrooms, all of which are available for free download in our Database of K-12 Resources. All lessons are aligned to the NC Essential Standards and are created using interactive and higher-order thinking strategies to maximize student engagement. In the 2015-2016 school year, the Database received over 200,000 downloads from around the state and nation.

Check Us Out Around the State

Slow down, baby, and notice creative teachers, by the Fayetteville Observer

What happens when kids who can’t vote finally get the chance the chance, by EdNC

K-12 Teachers Explore the Many Facets of Islam through the Performing Arts, by UNC Global

Granville Elementary Instructor Delves Deep Into NC History, by the Daily Dispatch

Consortium puts Carolina resources in K-12 classrooms, by the University Gazette

Invest in K-12 Education

Your support is invaluable in ensuring we can continue to provide our state’s educators with access to quality professional development, curriculum, and classroom resources. Click here to donate and show your appreciation for North Carolina teachers!