Celebrating Culture and Diversity in Monticello Central School District is an award-winning, district-wide effort to incorporate positive cultural references into everyday classroom learning and to celebrate the many diverse cultures that comprise the district. The initiative also focuses on teaching tolerance and respect among students.
This initiative, launched in 2010, goes beyond the professional responsibility of educators to have equal expectations for all students regardless of skin color, cultural background or religion. It is an ethical obligation to ensure that the core values of the district are upheld, that every student is treated with dignity and respect, and that there is equal access to opportunities and resources. This is the true recipe for success.
Classroom Resources on Social Justice
- Facing History and Ourselves
- Teaching Tolerance
- Stir Fry Seminars is a consulting firm that provides professional development materials for diversity training.