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iSWOOP has coordinated professional development with scientists and examined how collections of visual media in interpreters' hands can be used to promote observation and prediction. Learn more about the project!
In this webinar, you will learn how to get started with STEAM, discover unplugged activities, and become familiar with navigating all of Sphero’s educator resources.
Peer Coaching & feedback are the bedrock of making interpretation better. Feedback helps us see new ways interpretive experiences can grow and change.
The Interpretive Development Program (IDP) offers curriculum-based education learning opportunities for park educators through webinars & virtual courses.
The purpose of this forum is to establish an additional opportunity or “space” for educators to share and learn about relevant topics. Check out the topics being covered in March.
Explore how you can ask questions with honest and authentic curiosity. Learn about question intensity and how it shifts up and down a spectrum.
Dialogic Questions are how interpreters design opportunities for visitors to engage with a place, express themselves, and hear other visitors’ perspectives.
Explore how stories are structured for power and meaning. Discover the beats in the arc of a good story.
Essential Theme Questions explore difficult societal topics relevant to our site and our audience. This learning activity is a guide to the starting point.
Are you an NPS educator looking to build on curriculum development skills to improve offerings at your site? Project BEETLES is leading an intensive, immersive experience to mirror the experience that NPS educational programs can provide for students.
The Interpreting Climate Change virtual course provides an overview of the practical knowledge and skills that will enable interpreters to develop effective, engaging programming for both natural and cultural sites.
The Interpretive Wheel model is one way to wrap your head around what Audience Centered Experiences look like in the field. Learn more about the model and how to use it in this resource.
These free webinars presented by educators from parks all over America can give you new ideas and best practices to power your education programming.
Participants will be exposed to new ways of crafting visitor experiences that let your audience express themselves, discuss powerful issues facing them today, and share their perspectives within your site.
Learn how to integrate activities into your lesson plans to create effective and engaging lessons for students.
This competency describes the skills needed by interpreters and archeologists to effectively interpret the archeological resources of the National Parks.
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.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
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.