M.Ed. student to develop lesson plans for North Carolina schools

Master of Education student Lisa Wilson’s proposal has been accepted by the Governor’s Teacher Network as part of the federal Race to the Top funding.

Wilson will be writing social studies unit and lesson plans for North Carolina over the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

The Governor’s Teacher Network was established by Gov. Pat McCrory to develop unit and lesson plans and offer professional development for teachers across the state of North Carolina.

Teachers submit proposals in April and if they are accepted they spend the following school year developing curriculums, training and developing resources that will be available to all North Carolina teachers via HomeBase, PowerSchool and SchoolNet websites. Approximately 450 teachers are selected each year to serve as instructional and professional development facilitators.

Wilson’s proposal was for creating instructional materials for social studies content specifically related to change and conflict during the 1960s.

“My units will be differentiated for various grade levels and student abilities and will contain numerous primary source documents and artifacts that exemplified this tumultuous time period in history,” Wilson said.  

Wilson’s plans include having students being able to explore the time period in a variety of ways and demonstrating their mastery of the subject in products of their choice based on the personal interests. She also wants to incorporate multimedia components into the lesson plans.

— Written by Kaitlin Dunn ’16