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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.
Use the ACE Wheel Model rubric to help you see what you're shining at and make your audience centered experiences even better.
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.
The Interpretive Development Program offers the following training opportunities to support your skill development with interpretive media.
Describes the competency (knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors) for interpreting climate change in the NPS; identifies a standard for success.
The Interpretive Development Program offers these training opportunities to support your skill development for interpreting climate change.
These lesson plans are tailor-made to mix and match, helping seasonals or returning employees encounter the skills of Audience Centered interpretation.
This resource raises awareness of the current NPS service-wide strategic plans available as well as a new framework applicable to your individual plans.
Learn more about cultural competence and the importance of helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe.
In this resource you will begin to think about your current education team and how you might be able to maximize the experience in it.
Learn how organizations can benefit from diversity when women and underrepresented minorities are not just hired but are included in the culture.
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.
The Audience Centered Experience (ACE) approach to interpretation allows parks to gain skills in critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, global awareness and scientific literacy.
Learn six strategies for building strong relationships with students that are at the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community.
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.
A long-range plan places greater emphasis on what the future will look like (develop the vision). A strategic plan focuses on how to achieve the vision.