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Building for Educators, EnsuringAccess for All


Navigation North is a team of technologists, educators, and cultural enthusiasts who have a passion to build learning solutions with partners like you.


Our mission is to increase access to and understanding of educational and cultural resources.

Working in partnership with cultural organizations, we can create communities that learn and grow together.


Our vision is to empower anyone to share, celebrate, and study our collective resources and cultural collections.

Through collaborative technology, we can make an impact today and for future generations.



Everyone should be given open access to the world’s tools, knowledge, and resources. We deliver solutions by joining with likeminded individuals and institutions.


We always move forward, iterating, and improving our work and ourselves. Failure is an option, and learning and growing together makes us all the better.


We are open by default, sharing our ambitions, processes, and decisions to create community and share ownership between all our valued stakeholders.

We're partners with innovators in technology and education

US Department of Education logo

US Department of Education

Smithsonian Institution logo

Smithsonian Institution

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

California Department of Education logo

California Department of Education

SRI International logo

SRI International

American Institutes for Research logo

American Institutes for Research

Smarter Balanced logo

Smarter Balanced

Council of Chief State School Officers logo

Council of Chief State School Officers