Rethink Education - Blended Learning Hub

This is the Rethink Education Blended Learning Hub of resources for Professional Development, K-8 content and Parent/Guardian Resources. The hub is continuously growing with resources. Check back often!


About Rethink Education

Now is the time to take what we’ve learned from the challenges of responding to COVID-19 and rethink how we educate our students, whether through in-person or blended learning. Rethink Education helps our school communities prepare to adapt and focus on what matters most: supporting the safety and success of North Carolina students, no matter the potential emergency or learning disruption. An initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), Rethink Education is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education.

Rethink Education helps North Carolina prepare for any short- or long-term learning disruptions by partnering with districts to develop tailored plans that meet the specific needs of their school communities. These partnerships are focused on improving blended learning, access and content for students in grades K-8. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted -- and heightened -- many challenges faced by students, families and school communities, it also showed us that there’s an urgent need to do more than just ensure our school communities are prepared to respond to learning disruptions. That’s why Rethink Education is focused on empowering teachers to create effective and positive learning experiences for all students, in all learning environments.

All students in North Carolina deserve the support and resources they need to succeed every day, regardless of potential learning disruptions and no matter where learning takes place. Rethink Education will ensure that:

  • educators have the training and resources to help meet the needs of K-8 students through in-person and blended learning environments, 
  • families have the resources needed to support their child’s learning; and
  • rural and under-resourced communities experience greater access to educational resources. 

Join us for our Parent & Guardian Support webinars. View the calendar of events and registration links. If you'd like to view past webinars, visit our Rethink Education Webinar Playlist on YouTube.

Professional Development & Teacher Resources