AAPI Lesson Plan Development Workshop


This is a 2-day workshop for K-12 educators in New Jersey to engage in intensive lesson plan development on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) histories. Participating educators will gain knowledge on AAPI histories, professional development on teaching AAPI histories and lesson plan design, resources catered to their classroom grade levels, and guided focus groups with support from curriculum experts and facilitators. By the end of the workshop, participating educators will have completed a draft at least one lesson plan for their classrooms, which will then be reviewed and edited. Finalized lesson plans will be returned to educators by August 31, 2024 to implement in the school year and then published online for free public access.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A K-12 educator currently teaching at a New Jersey school
  • Able to fully attend both days of the workshop (see below)
  • Able to arrange your own transportation to Day 2 of the workshop
  • (If middle or high school) A social studies or history teacher

We welcome educators of any racial/ethnic identity, with any level of experience learning and teaching AAPI histories, to apply.

Workshop Day 1 [VIRTUAL]:
Option #1: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 10AM-12PM ET
Option #2: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 2PM-4PM ET

Workshop Day 2 [IN-PERSON]:
Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 at 10AM-4PM ET
Location: Montclair State University


Participating educators will receive a $250 stipend for full attendance of both days of the workshop and completion of at least one lesson plan by the end of the workshop. An additional $75 (flat fee) is offered for further lesson plans submitted by Sunday, July 21st at 11:59PM ET.

Lesson Plans

All lesson plans submitted by participating educators will be reviewed and edited by AAPI New Jersey’s curriculum team. Finalized lesson plans will be returned to educators by Saturday, August 31st and published on our website for free public access, with credit given to the educators.


Please note: We are accepting applications now through May 31. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis, so we recommend applying early.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please fill out the application form linked below. Please contact roslyne.shiao@aapinewjersey.org with any questions.