Rethink Education Resources for Districts and Schools

Rethink Education Caregiver Toolkit

Want to help caregivers better understand how to support their children at home? We have created facilitation guides for all of our popular caregiver webinars so that you can facilitate these sessions in your own school or district.  

The facilitation guides include links to the slide deck, links to the webinar recording, script, discussion questions, and resources. Use these to facilitate informative sessions at your next Title I night, ML Family Night, or other events where caregivers will be present. You can access all of the facilitation guides in our Caregiver Toolkit

Don’t have time to facilitate the sessions yourself? Request to have one of our Virtual Instruction Consultants come to present the session live in your district or school. 

Submit your request on our Assistance Request Form.

Rethink Education Facilitator Cohorts

Are you a K-8 educator and want to know more about Rethink Education? As part of this effort, we’re preparing three cohorts of facilitators to serve as blended-learning trainers and leaders in their districts. At the conclusion of Cohort on November 30, 2022, 803 educators earned their Rethink Education Facilitator Badge! On March 1st the third cohort of over 1,000 educators began their journey to becoming Badged Facilitators, making sure they are equipped and ready to effectively use blended learning in many different situations and settings, including when we face unprecedented challenges like COVID-19. If you were not able to join us for Cohort 3, don’t fret! We are planning to have a fourth cohort of the Rethink Education Badged Facilitator Pathway that will start October 2nd! Please contact Tericia Eller at or Rethink Education Information.

Rethink Education K-12 Content

One of the central goals of Rethink Education is equipping educators with the training and resources to help meet the needs of K-8 students through in-person and blended learning environments. To support this goal, DPI is designing, sharing and increasing access to high-quality, standards-aligned remote learning content. Educators across the state have been working diligently to plan, design, and write that content for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies for kindergarten through eighth grade. Some of that content is already available on GoOpenNC. Course materials are available as Canvas Course packages and non-Canvas course packages. We have also created this convenient Google Doc with links to course content, Parent Guides, Teacher Guides, and Outline and Alignment Charts: Available K-8 Content. As new content is available, the document is updated. Check them out! If you use one of these resources, please consider providing us with feedback!

If you have questions, please contact Content Development Lead, Kelly Rawlston, at

Additional Information & Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about how Rethink Education’s approach is strengthening remote learning instruction, content, and access across North Carolina, please click here Rethink Education Summer Webinar 2021 - Google Slides for more details about the goals and approach of this work. 

Shareable Parent and Guardian Resources: We have also created resources focusing on important, timely topics for North Carolina parents and guardians. Please consider sharing these guides with parents and guardians at your school, so they have the support needed to set up their child for success.