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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!
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.
Use the Rocky Mountain NP Education Team's handouts to prepare teachers, manage chaperones expectations, and train education staff.
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.
Explore what 21st Century Skills are and begin to think about how you can address them in the education programs at your site.
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.
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.
There are hundreds of professional development opportunities offered by national parks this resource provides a few tips to help you think about planning
Facilitating a visitor's connection to the story of the place through techniques and interactions (interpretation) with the resource can catalyze care.
The techniques you integrate in audience centered experiences can have a profound impact on the visitor, our parks, and society.
The NPS Director created an Accessibility Task Force to recommend a more effective organizational approach to improving accessibility across the service.