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Tech Expeditions are a series of authentic project learning experiences that energize learners to identify passion projects and inspire them to imagine innovative solutions to real-world issues in partnership with career experts. Learners engage in self-reflection, research, and investigation with the engineering design process, and Future Ready Passports guide them through deep dives into virtual reality, creative coding, and UX

Planning Tools
For Learners

PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 NFTE's World Series of Innovation NAF Challenge Resource for Learners
Unit 2 Cybersecurity
Unit 3 Sports Data Analytics
Unit 4 Exploring Creative Coding
Unit 5 Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Unit 6 Lead4Change - Leadership & Service Learning
Unit 7 UX Design: From Idea to Launch
Unit 8 Exploring Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Featured Resources

AI Projects for the Classroom

Educator Guide

Created by ISTE and General Motors, Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom series is a set of guides for teachers...

Bot Camp

Ready to Teach Curriculum

This engaging curriculum was developed by Capital One in partnership with the Major League Hacking (MLH)...

SAP Developer Pre-Internship

Career Readiness

Developed by SAP, students can experience a career as a software developer in their company.

Coding Music with EarSketch

Coding Platform

Use block coding, Python or JavaScript code to produce studio-quality music. The built-in curriculum will give...

Cybersecurity Ops: Terminal

Cyber Breach Video Game

Highly engaging experience with a real video game feel. Learners play different roles and use critical thinking...

Cyber Siege!

Game

Students must protect the network from hackers. This simulation was developed by the U.S. Navy

Take a Virtual Reality Tour Human Spaceflight (Udvar-Hazy Center)

Join this expedition to explore the Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington DC and learn more about how humans made it...

Volunteer Crowd Service Blog

President's Award

Earn a bronze, silver or gold certification based on your volunteer service hours from January 1st through...

Participate in a Hackathon!

coding challenges

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, they promote more than 200...

No Place for Hate

Culturally Relevant Program

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

Nova Cybersecurity Lab Game

Simulation

Learners take on the role of chief technology officer of a startup social network that is the target of...

Start a Wondering

Collective Action Projects

The Wonderment is a non-profit platform for youth-led collective action and exploration

You Voice is Power!

Challenge

Make beats. Learn code. Promote equity. Pharrell Williams, Georgia Tech, and invite you to an inspiring new...

71,191

Learners in STEM Academies (2021-2022)

211

Stem Academies

99%

Graduation Rate

Thanks to our community, industry, postsecondary partners, and professional associations for their continued involvement in promoting future ready learning for NAF's educators and learners.

Looking for the old Curriculum Library?

NAF will no longer update the Curriculum Library in the Academy Support Hub (ASH), but you can still access it below. Stay on the NAF Future Ready Learning site for our updated curricula and resources.

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