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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.
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.
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.
Learn six strategies for building strong relationships with students that are at the heart of a culturally inclusive classroom community.
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.
Learn how to create an effective & engaging exercise using a Magic Maker Cube; a Magic Maker Cube has a different prompt activity on each of its six sides.
Building relevant educational programs in our national parks requires skill. As the interpreter and educator there are many factors that one must consider.
There are hundreds of professional development opportunities offered by national parks this resource provides a few tips to help you think about planning
Facilitating adult learning is different than working with children and very few of us have explicit training in this area. Learn some tips here!
Introverts are often expected to fit into the extrovert ideal which can lead to self-negation, turning inward or withdrawing. Learn 6 strategies to help introverts thrive.
Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow.
In this article you will examine various educational theories; knowing how people learn can help to improve existing educational programs & develop new programs for park visitors.
In this project, students studied Native American cultures and celebrated each for their diversity and uniqueness. Learn how you can recreate a similar project at your park.
Learn how to recognize and take action against microaggression and stereotypes so you can provide a respectful and positive experience for visitors.
Visuals aids are a great way to teach and share information on a wide variety of subjects from history to science. Visual aids are usually reserved for the classroom.
Read the article "Our Students' Questions Should be a Top Priority" by Molly Ness to learn how to nurture and place a higher priority on students' questions.
Learn how a social studies teacher created an escape room experience to engage his students and allow them to demonstrate mastery of his course content.
This study investigated the immediate impacts of the EVER day (Shark Valley and Royal Palm) and residential/camping (Loop Road and Hidden Lake) programs.
Facilitating a visitor's connection to the story of the place through techniques and interactions (interpretation) with the resource can catalyze care.
The NPS Education Professional Competencies were updated in 2013 based on function (manager, developer, and facilitator) and organized by task.