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The Interpretive Development Program (IDP) offers curriculum-based education learning opportunities for park educators through webinars & virtual courses.
Marc Stern and Robert Powell have uncovered a simple set of outcomes that every environmental education program should be aiming towards.
Interpreters and educators do not practice in a vacuum; they bring to their work personal experiences, values, and biases. Learn more about cultural competency and bias here!
The NPS has an obligation to make all published educational materials accessible to people of all abilities. Learn how to fulfill 508 compliance requirements in this resource.
Learn more about the Common Core and how it encourages teachers to offer up complex content for their students to analyze, look for biases, and solve problems.
Learn how you can use ACE to develop programs and experiences for your younger audiences too!
What makes your park & education program relevant to young audiences? Use these resources to develop or improve your park's education program.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
A NPS education developer coordinates educational program logistics, collaborates with partners, facilitates development of programs, & evaluates programs.
Learn how one individual identified her park challenges, the benefits of working with partners, ways to include them in the planning process, and assessment strategies.
Learn more about students who were tasked with creating a gravity-driven water filtration system that gets dirty water as clean as possible and the results.
Learn how teacher Monique Trauger inspired and encouraged her students to be creative and open in a writing exercise and how can you use this technique!
As a curriculum-based education program specialist in a national park, you have the ability to significantly impact lives; learn how an effective work environment can strengthen your team and increase the impact you make.
Use the Rocky Mountain NP Education Team's handouts to prepare teachers, manage chaperones expectations, and train education staff.
Students want to be connected to their learning and in control of it. Learn how to make learning real, relevant, and relatable for student visitors.
September 2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School where nine students shaped American history.
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
There are many ways to collect data so that we learn from both our mistakes and successes. Learn how data allows us to make informed decisions.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
Designing education opportunities to measure and ensure student learning is occurring is essential, and it doesn't have to be a test or quiz. Learn alternate forms here.
Access guidance on how to select and define vocabulary words for the lesson plan(s) you create for the NPS Educators Portal.
Learn how to make the background information in your lesson plan bring your park to life within the context of a classroom curriculum.
Objectives inform students of the purpose of the lesson & what they can expect to learn by the end of the lesson or activity. Learn how to create quality objectives for your lesson plans.
Essential Questions help focus content on the crucial & important parts of a lesson. Good questions provoke thought & encourage students to think critically about the subject.
This resource raises awareness of the current NPS service-wide strategic plans available as well as a new framework applicable to your individual plans.