Lesson Plan: Techniques for ACE – Making Questions Easier to Answer


This training session looks at the purpose and appropriateness of interpretive techniques for audience centered experiences, and introduces the learner to a range of ACE techniques. This lesson plan was developed for the Forging Connections Through Audience Centered Experiences classroom training.

It is recommended to adapt the techniques used in this lesson plan to more appropriate techniques based on your park resource and audience.

Two versions/options of a lesson plan for this training session are available:

Techniques for  ACE – Making Questions Easier to Answer lesson plan (Talley) [PDF]

Techniques for ACE Lesson Plan (Lacome) [PDF]


At the end of the session trainees should be able to:

  • Choose and demonstrate Audience Centered Techniques
  • Elicit audience contribution through interactive techniques

Looking For More on Audience Centered Experiences?

Audience Centered Experience Button - Two Pictogram Visitors talking to a pictogram rangerYou can find much more self-guided learning and all of the materials for making yourself an ACE in the Audience Centered Experience Interpretation workbook.

Interpretive Leadership button - a pictogram ranger leading a group of other rangers higherYou can find links to seasonal lesson plans which support this emerging skill set in the Audience Centered Experience Trainers’ Guide.

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