Future Goals Now Available for Teachers and Families

A FREE and fun online course to keep students and parents engaged at home.

Hockey has always been more than a game, it’s a community united by a sport. The NHL and NHLPA remain committed to supporting the hockey community, students, parents, and teachers during these ever-changing times. With many school districts and parents utilizing remote learning plans, we are offering teachers and parents free, remote access to our Future Goals program. Future Goals includes two online resources: Hockey Scholar – an interactive hockey-themed STEM curriculum for middle-school and elementary-school-aged students and Healthier Me – a program that provides elementary-school-aged students the tools they need to make healthy decisions.

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By participating in the Future Goals program, your student may be eligible to enroll in the EduCup Challenge. EduCup harnesses the spirit of competition by encouraging students to use digital programs to showcase their knowledge through a series of related social media challenges. Visit EduCupChallenge.​com for rules and information on scholarship and prize opportunities.


Nashville Predators Visit Glencliff Elementary!

The Nashville Predators helped students at Glencliff Elementary School kick-off their school year in the best way, with school visit with over 100 fourth grade students using the Future Goals Hockey Scholar program!

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Nashville Predators – November Teacher of the Month

Congratulations James McDonald from Haywood Elementary School (Metro Nashville Public Schools) for being the Predators Future Goals Teacher of the Month!

What grade/subject do you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Physical Education / 20.5 years teaching experience

Why did you decide to become a teacher and what is your favorite part about teaching?

I became a Physical Education teacher because I wanted the opportunity to provide each student with the proper foundation to achieve overall lifetime health and wellness. My favorite part of teaching is the daily interaction with each of the students.

What is your favorite part of Future Goals and how are you using it in your classroom?

My favorite part of Future Goals is teaching the students the basic fundamentals of hockey (control the puck, passing and shooting).

What was your students’ reaction to the course?

The students have been extremely positive and focused on completing all sections of the Future Goals program.

Who is your favorite NHL player and why?

Martin Brodeur — He is the greatest goalie of all time and a testament to keeping yourself in shape / healthy.

How else are you involved in your local community? Please share any additional information about yourself.

I coach a 11 / 12 year old baseball team every fall and spring.

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Final hours for today’s #EducupChallenge:
1️⃣ Build your own 🏒stick using household items
2️⃣ Share your creation and tell us what you used to make it!

Can’t wait to see your creativity here!
Tag @nhl, @nhlpa, and @futuregoalsstem!

Had a fun time with the #EduCupChallenge, check out the full video below to watch me be a sore loser 🤷‍♂️


Wrapping Future Goals “Fan of the Day” with memories from the All Star Game Fanfare with St. Louis Public Schools. Talking STEM with @Cujo and getting pics with the #StanleyCup and Phil @keeperofthecup Best day ever! @StLouisBlues @SLPS_INFO. 🥰✌🏻

Impact of the Program

Over 3.1 million students
Over 6.5 million hours of learning
Over 900 events including 490,000 students