Geoffrey Belcher

Project Name:

Common Core Curriculum Design – English Language Arts/Social Studies

The new Common Core standards have been designed to clearly define the knowledge and skills students need to be prepared for college and work in the 21st century. The new Common Core standards will be implemented in North Carolina classrooms in the 2012-1013 school year. Mr. Belcher will bring his expertise as a classroom teacher to a team composed of curriculum specialists from the NC Department of Public Instruction and classroom English language arts and social studies educators with expertise in curriculum and instruction. Together they will assess the need for new materials and develop “replacement units” focused on key topics within the Common Core curriculum. The lessons will serve as model instructional resources to guide teachers in effective delivery of historically challenging concepts. This collaboration will play a vital role in making the new standards “work” for teachers and will position Fellows on the leading edge of important changes in the way math and science are taught in our state and the nation.

From School:

Wake Forest-Rolesville High School

Region:

Wake County Public School System

Mentor:

Julie Joslin

Sponsor:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Published in 2012.