Throughout the year, a group of faculty and staff members joined together to form the
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Curriculum Working Group.
Purpose Statement: Following the recommendations of both the PAIS Accreditation Committee, the Strategic Plan, and the Diversity and Inclusion Teaching Standards, the DEI Curriculum Working Group of the Faculty Diversity Committee has been working to conceive a DEI Curriculum Map.
The DEI Working Group made a few guiding decisions that will frame the shared work moving forward. A DEI Curriculum Map will provide clarity on the skill set needed for students to navigate a diverse world as healthy, responsible, and socially just citizens. It will serve as a resource to support teachers to plan and reflect on their instruction and incorporate themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion into content area maps.
The working group has been inspired by the rich work that we know already occurs in TPS classrooms everyday; continued work will draw in the DEI standards documented by Teaching Tolerance.
Our goal is to be thought leaders in the world of DEI education and to patiently hold ourselves to the very highest standards. We hope this process will help us answer questions about when to expect certain topics to come up, how to engage in difficult and important conversations, and how to insure that DEI is thoughtfully implemented throughout a child's experience at TPS.