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This project is a partnership between NAF and the New York Department of Education and included an extensive co-design process where NAF Educators and select NYC Educators gave us invaluable feedback and piloted the lessons in their classrooms during the Spring of 2022. Throughout this document, you will find quotes from some of these teachers and their students.  

Staff Pick

Teachable Machine Mood Ring Experiment

This experiment has students create a gesture recognition system using Google’s Teachable Machine in order to identify a variety of facial expressions, or “moods”. 

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Good for the People, Good for the Planet (1)
Unit 2 What AI Should Be Able to Use My Face
Unit 3 Unit 3 Tourism for Puerto Rico, the Planet, and the Wallet

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NY State DOE

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) framework is intended to help education stakeholders create...

Culturally Responsive Teaching


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Mapping Tool

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a type of database that combines geographic data (maps)...

Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite...

Enhancing Culturally Responsive Teaching


This article by educator, Julia Benedith discusses her relevations about creating a culturally responsive...

No Place for Hate

Culturally Relevant Program

A student-led program which establishes culturarlly relevant norms in the school.