Technological advancements, including the internet and AI, have ushered in a new era of communication, connection, and information sharing. Digital infrastructure, including networks, computer systems, and data centers, are the backbone of this digital age. These physical and logical structures are the roads, bridges, and buildings of the online world, and our online lives could not exist without them.

The digital future demands a commitment to education for fostering future talents and leaders, inclusion for reflecting humanity in everything digital, innovation for solving technology’s toughest challenges, and environmental sustainability for protecting future generations.

In Building a Greater Digital Future, you will explore the amazing work of iMasons and its partners, and the rewarding and inclusive career opportunities available to you throughout the infrastructure that keeps the internet alive.

JASON Learning in partnership with iMasons have collaborated to create these curriculum modules. Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a global, nonprofit, professional association of individuals connected and empowered to build a greater digital future for all. Learn more at

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Mission Critical - Our Digital World

This curriculum module bridges the gap between data, the digital economy, mission-critical digital infrastructure, sustainability, and innovation. It delves into the complexities of the digital economy, emphasizing data as a key currency, networking dynamics, the transformative power of cloud computing, and the indispensable role of data centers in mission-critical operations.

Target Audience:
Grades 8-12

Examples of Key Concepts and Vocabulary:
IoT, personally identifiable information, Industry 4.0, cybersecurity external threat, human-computer interaction, online service providers, digital infrastructure, etc.

Sustainable Design - Data Centers Done Differently

Embark on a detailed exploration of the lifecycle of a data center, with a focus on resilience and sustainability. This journey will guide you through the decision-making processes of developers and operators, from the initial stages of site selection and the choice of building materials to the selection of energy sources, the implementation of security measures, and the development of disaster planning strategies. Discover how the data center industry is intricately linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Target Audience:
Grades 8-12

Examples of Key Concepts and Vocabulary:
Hyperscale data center, disruption of services, due diligence, fiber optic cables, scalable infrastructure, cloud computing, net-zero emissions, etc.

Included Materials

Each module in iMasons: Building A Greater Digital Future is facilitated by specially designed educator support materials:

  • An “Educator Prep” section complete with directions and supplemental resources
  • Interdisciplinary Connections
  • Relevant and engaging videos and web links
  • Rubrics for student content

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