NYAD is partnering with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation in public schools. Our goal is to create and/or share model curriculum, lesson plans, and instructional resources about the importance and value of organ/tissue donation.
In April 2016, the New York State Education Department announced that it would work with organizations that promote organ and tissue donation to develop model curriculum, exemplar lesson plans and best practice instructional resources on the importance and value of organ and tissue donation. The Department will work with Donate Life New York State to help make these resources available to school districts and will raise awareness of the availability of these materials each year in April as part of Organ Donation Awareness Month.
NYAD formed a workgroup of its member organizations to work alongside representatives from SED. The group, which has begun meeting, hopes to have the new curriculum in place by Fall 2017.
In the meantime, we provide the following resources for those looking to view curricula available from other organ, eye and tissue organizations:
- California Educator Resource Guide
- New Jersey High School Heroes Classroom Guide
- Pennsylvania Classroom Toolkit
- Ohio Together We Can Save Lives
- Donate Life Northwest Teacher Resources
- Texas Student Curriculum