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NAF Future Ready Educators engage in personalized, learner-centered educational practices as they strive to create equitable learning environments to ensure learners fulfill their potential and are future-ready.

The four domains of the Educator Framework are Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Cognitive, and Instructional (KnowledgeWorks).

Featured Professional Learning Resources

Personalized Learning Environments

Micro-Credential

NAF collaborated with Digital Promise to develop our first micro-credential called Enhancing Personalized Learning Environments (PLEs) for educators who implement personalized learning experiences in their classrooms. ...
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Future Ready Learning for Educators

Professional Learning

The professional learning modules provided have been carefully curated to support the NAF curricular offerings. Please complete our short survey to help us improve the NAF library.
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CTE Without Limits - A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education

Five Principles of Excellence

Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits) puts forth a bold vision for a cohesive, flexible, and responsive career preparation ecosystem that will close equity...
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Earn a Digital Marketing Skills Certification

Earn a digital marketing skills certificate from Meta for Facebook. Learn about advertising, the value of Facebook and much more.
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Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education

Top Scholars working for racial justice

The Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education project fellows are top scholars working for racial justice. Their fields include science, education, public health, and sociology. In their video...
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CTE Learn Career Lounge

A Learning Community

Join over 210,000 CTE educators in this shared community. The Career Lounge enables you to share best practices across many career pathways.
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NAF Next On-Demand and CEU credits Available
Thank you for attending NAF Next 2022 in Dallas! Already missing NAF Next? We know we are! Visit our NAF Next Attendee Hub, where you can...
NAF Educator Framework

Educator Competencies

NAF Future Ready Educators engage in personalized, learner-centered educational practices as they strive towards creating equitable...
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Students at the Center Hub

Educator Competencies Toolkit

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Environments, created by KnowldegWorks in partnership with the Council of Chief...
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Teaching Computer Science Discoveries

Domain: Content Expertise

Interested in teaching Code.org's Computer Science Discoveries? NAF recommends starting with this professional learning self-paced course.
Information Technology
Cyber.org Professional Learning Events

Domain: Content Expertise

Free, asynchronous professional development for 6th – 12th grade teachers! Check out Cyber.org's professional learning events that are...
Information Technology
Cybersecurity Basics (15 hrs, self-paced course)

Domain: Content Expertise

This free course from Teach Cyber is a good starting point to understand the relatively new world of cybersecurity. Explore some common threats,...
Information Technology
Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hrs, self-paced course)

Domain: Content Expertise

Build upon your cybersecurity knowledge and explore the essential information security principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability....
Information Technology
Introduction to Packet Tracer (10 hrs, self-paced course)

Domain: Content Expertise

This course is designed for new users of Packet Tracer for self-study and familiarization with the tool used in many Networking Academy courses....
Information Technology
Networking Essentials (70 hrs, self-paced course)

Domain: Content Expertise

This course is designed for teachers wanting to learn more about communication in a connected world. There are 20 modules covering topics such as:...
Python for Beginners

Domain: Content Expertise

Join this free online course to learn how to program with Python. You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of the programming language like...
Information Technology
IBM AI Skills for Educators

Domain: Content Expertise

This badge earner understands what AI is & how delivering AI education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Through hands-on...
Information Technology
NextGen Personal Finance

Domain: Content Expertise

These free NGPF virtual professional development courses are designed for educators wanting to brush up on their content knowledge, find support...
Finance
Economics Fundamentals

Domain: Content Expertise

In this collection, educators will obtain an overview of economics’ introductory level content. Our Master Teachers have developed this...
Finance
Fundamentals of A.P. Economics

Domain: Content Expertise

These webinars are designed for educators of A.P. Economics macro and micro courses.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technology

Domain: Content Expertise

In this course from Princeton, you will gain an understanding of Bitcoin and how it works at a technical level.
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Start Here: Go Places

Domain: Instructional Practice

Professional articles curated by AICPA for the accounting educator
Finance
Warehousing and Distribution

Domain: Content Expertise

The Prologis Learning Academy is a fast, free online training program designed to prepare you for today’s jobs in the warehousing and...
Information Technology|Engineering|Finance
Help build a sustainable CS Program with the Teals

Domain: Content Expertise

Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that builds sustainable CS programs in high schools. We...
Information Technology
Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry: Passport to the World

Domain: Content Expertise

The muli-module course developed by The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership provides a comprehensive introduction for students enrolled in...
Hospitality & Tourism
Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

Domain: Content Expertise

Offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Health Science
Introductory Human Physiology

Domain: Content Expertise

In this course from Duke University, students learn to recognize and to apply the basic concepts that govern integrated body function (as an...
Health Science
Domain: John Hopkins University and Medical Center

Content Expertise

Curated by HOSA, these courses may be used as the basis of classroom and/or chapter projects and studies. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a nonprofit...
Health Science
Stories of Infection

Domain: Content Expertise

This course from Stanford University introduces learners to a variety of infectious diseases using a patient-centered, story-based approach.
Health Science
Teaching with MIT App Inventor

Domain: Content Expertise

Everything an educator needs to know about teaching with MIT App Inventor.
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World Chefs Academy

Domain: Content Expertise

Free online Pre-Commis Chef training program
Hospitality & Tourism
Teach with Harvard LabXChange

Domain: Intrapersonal

This pathway is designed to support educators in using the LabXchange platform with learners. The pathway provides an overview of LabXchange and...
Health Science
CTE for Students with Disabilities: A Framework for Understanding

Domain: Intrapersonal

Learn about the numerous pieces of legislation that impact students with disabilities, including Perkins V. You will also learn strategies to...
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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Domain: Intrapersonal

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is supporting teachers and students by presenting a two-part professional development webinar series that...
The Talk: Valuing Diversity in Teaching Practices

Domain: Intrapersonal

The educator will demonstrate evidence of classroom culture or environment in which students’ diverse identities are visible. In addition,...
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CTE Research Network Practitioner Training Modules

Domain: Intrapersonal

Designed for CTE practitioners and state agency staff, these modules strengthen capacity to access, understand, and use CTE data and research as...
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Blended Learning

Domain: Instructional Practice

Earn professional learning credit hours for an on-demand Blended Learning course.Blended Learning is an instructional strategy that combines...
Finance|Health Science|Information Technology|Engineering|Hospitality & Tourism
Personalized Learning

Domain: Instructional Practice

Welcome to Learn Next: A Toolbox for Educators to Transform Practice, powered by InspirED! This free hub provides powerful experiences for...
Finance|Hospitality & Tourism|Health Science|Information Technology|Engineering
EdTech Webinar Series

Domain: Instructional Practice

This webinar collection focuses on best practices and strategies for using edtech tools and incorporating them into personal finance and economics...
Enhance Learning with Augmented Reality

Domain: Content Expertise

Provided by our partner Verizon, explore the benefits of designing learning experiences with augmented reality and earn a micro-credential from...
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Effectively Leveraging Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Domain: Instructional Practice

Educators will learn how to adapt their lessons to incorporate simulated experiences that are similar to or completely different from the real...
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Developing and Facilitating Virtual Projects

Domain: Instructional Practice

Educators will acquire the knowledge and skills to demonstrate a basic understanding of Project-based Learning. Earn a micro-credential from...
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USPTO's National Summer Teacher Institute

Domain: Instructional Practice

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office of Education will conduct a virtual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) on...
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