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This page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design and develop site-produced interpretive media products.
In this workshop, participants will explore how Americans debated who could enter our borders, as well as who was entitled to the benefits and resources of American citizenship.
These free webinars presented by educators from parks all over America can give you new ideas and best practices to power your education programming.
Do you have questions about the Park Ranger (Interpretation) Standard Position Description? Find answers here!
This recorded webinar informs affected employees about the implementation of the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions and the potential impact to their own positions.
Interested in attending an ACE Train-the-Trainer sessions at Mather Training Center? Learn more about the training sessions and how to indicate your interest in participating!
These training plans cover the requirements for becoming a Public Information Officer, whether you are working at the local, regional or national level.
Educators have a role to play in creating classrooms where students learn to listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
There are phrases that, if we use them more often, will result in others perceiving us in a way that will build bridges and increase trust.
Read the article "Is Motivation What You Think It Is" by Susan Fowler to reconsider the idea of motivation and how people motivate themselves.
This Interpretive Training is for museum professionals dedicated to the study or appreciation of the African Diaspora and African American life, art, history, and/or culture.
This recorded webinar provides supervisors, managers, and human resources specialists the necessary tools to effectively implement the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions.
With your team, apply to participate in a FY20 cohort-based learning experience that aligns park experiences with 21st century visitation trends.
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.
What makes your park & education program relevant to young audiences? Use these resources to develop or improve your park's education program.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
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.
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.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
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.