The New Jersey Department of Education has launched a diversity, equity and inclusion educational resources webpage to assist school districts with incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion in the curriculum.
The page comes in response to a law Gov. Phil Murphy signed earlier this year that requires school districts to incorporate instruction on diversity and inclusion in an appropriate place in the curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as part of the implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
“Our goal is to provide tools that educators can use to develop curriculum that highlights the contributions and experiences of individuals with diverse abilities, cultures, identities and perspectives,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of education. “These resources demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that we provide all children with a safe and welcoming learning environment.”
The webpage identifies a wide range of resources, including articles, evidence-based literature, pre-recorded webinars and standards-based lessons educators can use to develop and deliver high quality, inclusive instruction.
These resources, integrated within the context of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, support the creation of curriculum that highlights the contributions and experiences of individuals with diverse abilities, cultures, identities and perspectives.
For questions regarding these resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-376-9105.