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On this page, you will find a series of articles featuring successful virtual Interpretation and Education programs that align with the Foundation of Interpretation, Competencies for 21st Century Interpretation.
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.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
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.
Describes the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by NPS interpreters to plan and develop interpretive media.
What interests you? What do you love learning about? Building Audience Centered Experiences (ACE) is all about how curious we are
This page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design, and develop site-produced interpretive media products.
The following draft elements of success were created by the Interpretation And Education Peer Feedback Community in September 2016.
The key to transformative experiences is thinking in verbs. What're the actions you’re hoping visitors will take in their own worlds?
Marc Stern and Robert Powell have uncovered a simple set of outcomes that every environmental education program should be aiming towards.
In this resource, learn how to encourage your visitors to participate and express themselves virtually.
This competency describes the skills for designing visitor experience through collaboration, knowledge of medium and technique, analysis and iteration.
Learn how to identify and solve challenges by using tools designed to challenge assumptions, rethink paradigms and drive insight, innovation and action.
Describes how interpreters and educators develop critical self-awareness of values and bias as a means to better communicate with diverse audiences.
This page provides access to a "starter kit" of resources to help you develop and hone your skills in facilitated dialogue.
Learn about the de-escalation model, S.L.O.W., and the ways you can implement the model in your interactions with park visitors.
Access a list of discussion guides designed to help you open lines of discussion with visitors, explore new perspectives, invite mutual learning, and potentially evolve collective meaning.
This guide provides information about how to approach dialogue surrounding the history of slavery, freedom, and race in America.
Learn how to transform your website into a thriving hub of a much larger creative community by just checking the fuel gauge and seeing how full of good, useful content your website is.
Learn how to leverage social media and questions to engage visitors and encourage them to join a virtual conversation.
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 how you can use ACE to develop programs and experiences for your younger audiences too!
Learn about what is and isn't covered by copyright laws as a Government employee who creates content. Can it be remixed? Can others use it without permission? Learn here!
Using social media to engage and interact with your visitors? Use this resource as a reference guide to encourage and shape how you acknowledge and respond to them.