Edgenuity aims to reflect a culturally diverse perspective in our curriculum that is free from bias. This starts with building diverse teams of on-screen teachers, developers, and curriculum writers, and providing dedicated diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops and training.
These trainings inform and empower Edgenuity employees to make good decisions concerning:
In addition to carefully training development and curriculum writing staff, Edgenuity regularly reviews and updates our courses and curriculum to ensure that our content is accurate and current.
Edgenuity’s curriculum incorporates both classic and modern texts to expose students to a variety of print and digital media. These texts offer students opportunities to study the careful and intentional use of language, impact on audience, purpose in the wider world, and development of ideas such that they are both timely and timeless.
Imagery Reflects an Array of Cultures
Students regularly see images and examples that draw from multiple cultures and perspectives, reflecting culturally specific as well as everyday activities.
Profiles Include People of Many Backgrounds
Edgenuity courses feature in-depth profiles of modern and historical figures from a variety of backgrounds who have shaped the worlds of science, politics, mathematics, literature, and more.
Examples Show People from All Cultures Involved in Positive Roles and Activities
Care is taken to ensure that people from multiple cultures, backgrounds, and genders are shown engaging in professional activities, especially careers that require advanced study in math and science.
Readings Reflect Authors of Many Backgrounds
As students engage with fiction and nonfiction texts, they analyze how historical content and culture impact the author’s purpose and meaning, and examine the impact of an array of cultures.
For years, Edgenuity has actively engaged in bias and sensitivity reviews of our curriculum and is expanding the scope of this review to include more courses. The goals of this review are to:
To further affirm our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Edgenuity curriculum, we are proud to announce the development of the Weld North Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board.
Members of this advisory board were selected from a variety of different backgrounds and come with expertise in teacher education, culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy, and multicultural curriculum.
The purpose of this board is to review and provide feedback on diversity, equity, and inclusion in Edgenuity curriculum, including instructional artifacts like scope and sequence documents for new courses, lesson plans and outlines, and videos.
Dr. Bybee is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. More information about Dr. Ruiz’s background is available here.
Dr. Flynn is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. More information about Dr. Flynn’s background is available here.
Dr. Bajaj is a professor of international and multicultural education in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. More information about Dr. Bajaj’s background is available here.
Dr. Kertyzia is an Associate Professor within the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica and Academic Coordinator of its Peace Education programme. More information about Dr. Kertyzia’s background is available here.