A Tool for Analyzing the Experiences You Craft
Luckily, a diverse team of interpreters from across the NPS have you covered! They’ve been developing a rubric to use in the field – based on the Interpretive Wheel model – that can help you see what you’re shining at and make your experiences even better.
This ACE Rubric is best filled out by an observer of your program – a peer, friend, supervisor, or coach.
This form debuted in the Summer 2019 interpretive season and is being used at parks across the country to help interpreters grow. Like any of the tools we are using as the craft of interpretation shifts and changes, this form is still a beta draft. If you have feedback or input on how to make the form even better, you can use this form to submit feedback or contact rubric team leads AJ Lapre and Kira Pontius.
Wisdom from the Crowd
Do you want input on your interpretative experiences from all over the National Park Service and beyond? The Interpretation and Education Peer Feedback Community is a dedicated group of interpreters and coaches who love taking a look at your ideas and offering new avenues for exploration. They use tools like this rubric to offer you feedback on what you’ve built so far. You can share anything you’re working on – from the smallest germ of an idea for an audience interaction to your latest ACE exhibit panel drafts.
Explore the Interpretive Wheel model…
Curious to know more about the four elements of the Interpretive Wheel? Want to know how the model maps to the Foundations of Interpretation competencies? Excited to start building your skills in Audience Centered interpretation? Delve deeper into the Interpretive Wheel Model.