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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 page provides links to a variety of resources to help you plan, design and develop site-produced interpretive media products.
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
This recorded webinar provides supervisors, managers, and human resources specialists the necessary tools to effectively implement the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions.
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.
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.
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
A selection of resources for anyone tasked with training and/or coaching interpreters, or anyone interested in beginning to develop those skills.
Describes the competency (knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors) for interpreting climate change in the NPS; identifies a standard for success.
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.
This easy-to-read chart outlines the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of techniques for facilitated dialogue.
Learn how to align education standards to your park's education program to ensure that a higher level of learning is attained by students.