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CLP Public Launch Announced: Sept 13, 2018

Please join us in a day of celebration!

To celebrate the public launch of the CLP, we streamed live CLP updates from around the Service via Facebook Live on Thursday, September 13, 2018. You can watch these CLP testimonials on the CLP Facebook page – or right here on this CLP news post!

Video 1:  The NPS Interpretive Development Program

Live from Mather Training Center in WV, we’re celebrating the CLP’s launch! The Interpretive Development Program (National Park Service) is proud to help interpreters across the country and around the world grow! Whether you’re a seasoned NPS professional, a volunteer in parks, or work at a nature center or historical society that does the same great work we do… WELCOME to the conversation!

Video 2: Caitlin Brown Live from Gettysburg National Military Park

Learn how Caitlin Brown, Adopt a Position Coordinator at Gettysburg National Military Park, uses the NPS Common Learning Portal!

Video 3: Cheryl Eckhardt, GOAL Academy Training Manager

Cheryl Eckhardt shares one of the many things she loves about the Common Learning Portal!

Video 4: Lisa Matarazzo Live from DOI Headquarters in DC

Hear why Lisa is so excited to share resources and exchange knowledge on the Common Learning Portal.

Video 5: Jesse Barden & Ty Karlovertz, Grand Canyon National Park

Learn how Jesse Barden, Park Ranger, and Ty Karlovertz, Seasonal Supervisor Park Ranger, leverage the Common Learning Portal to improve their programs and connect across the Grand Canyon workforce.

Video 6: Molly Russell & Sparkle Bryant – Roger Williams National Memorial

Hear from Molly & Sparkle about why they love the CLP!

Video 7: Happy Launch Day from Enterprise Knowledge

Enterprise Knowledge, an NPS contractor, celebrates the public launch of the CLP with cake and a photo booth!

Video 8: Emily Levine live from Alcatraz

Chat with Emily Levine, live from Alcatraz, about how the CLP can support your [professional] secret powers!

Video 9: David Barland-Liles – Effigy Mounds National Monument

David Barland-Liles, Lead Ranger of Effigy Mounds National Monument, explains why he’s thankful for the CLP.

Video 10: Ryan Qualls & Amiee Ginnever – Wright Brothers National Memorial

Park rangers, Ryan Qualls, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park & Amiee Ginnever, Wright Brothers National Memorial share how the Common Learning Portal allows them to connect with their colleagues instantly.

Video 11: Lou Salas Sian – Kenai Fjords National Park

Join Lou to learn how she uses the Common Learning Portal to succeed in her role!

Video 12: Debora Cooper – ARD for the Alaska Region

Deb Cooper, ARD for the Alaska Region, talks about the CLP and the In Effigy series.

Prepare for Launch

The Common Learning Portal (CLP) was announced to the NPS workforce as a part of NPS Founders’ Day celebrations on August 25, 2016. Since then, the learning community has grown by leaps and bounds. We’ve listened to your feedback and incorporated your ideas to make technical improvements.

Because of the pilot test restrictions that allow only employees with PIV cards to access it, the CLP has only been available to a limited audience – until now!

  • Today, volunteers, partners, and others outside our firewall have access to much of the NPS learning that the CLP provides.
  • Availability outside the firewall also enables a workforce that uses mobile devices such as iPads or smartphones to access CLP content – anytime and from any location with cellular or Wi-Fi access.

Today (September 13, 2018), the Common Learning Portal is available anytime you have an internet connection (even outside the firewall). You’re truly able to learn “any place…any time.”

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