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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.
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.
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.
This resource raises awareness of the current NPS service-wide strategic plans available as well as a new framework applicable to your individual plans.
Students are creating videos analyzing characters and creating these centers to introduce, summarize, or recommend books that are of interested to them.
Learn more about cultural competence and the importance of helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe.
In this resource you will begin to think about your current education team and how you might be able to maximize the experience in it.
Explore what 21st Century Skills are and begin to think about how you can address them in the education programs at your site.
This course will focus on how to coordinate service, collaborate with partners, facilitate development of programs, and evaluate educational programs.
Learn how to understand your audience & choose techniques that maximize the connection students make with parks & the learning opportunities that can occur.
Share ideas and discuss how to build relevant education programs in national parks. The resources and ideas expressed here were created from the For Educators, By Educators monthly webinar.
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!
Learn six strategies for building strong relationships with students that are at the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community.
Learn how to align education standards to your park's education program to ensure that a higher level of learning is attained by students.
A long-range plan places greater emphasis on what the future will look like (develop the vision). A strategic plan focuses on how to achieve the vision.
NPS education programs cannot be successful without the assistance of partnerships. Learn how to leverage partnerships in your education programs.
As someone who oversees the curriculum-based education program in a national park, you have the ability to significantly impact lives.