On December 13-14, Tom Hierck, an associate with the Leadership and Learning Center, conducted a two-day workshop on Rigorous Curriculum Design with teachers from the arts, CTE, healthful living, and world language. Dr. Hierck has been consulting with the RESA since May 2012 and will return in April. He provides training on Larry Ainsworth’s RCD model and is assisting districts with their curriculum development as they move forward with implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the N.C. Essential Standards. Approximately 50 educators from eight districts and one charter school participated.