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Learn how teacher Monique Trauger inspired and encouraged her students to be creative and open in a writing exercise and how can you use this technique!
As a curriculum-based education program specialist in a national park, you have the ability to significantly impact lives; learn how an effective work environment can strengthen your team and increase the impact you make.
Use the Rocky Mountain NP Education Team's handouts to prepare teachers, manage chaperones expectations, and train education staff.
Learn more about the importance of including historical photographs into your lesson plans and interpretive programs.
Students want to be connected to their learning and in control of it. Learn how to make learning real, relevant, and relatable for student visitors.
September 2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School where nine students shaped American history.
Do you have questions about the Park Ranger (Interpretation) Standard Position Description? Find answers here!
This recorded webinar informs affected employees about the implementation of the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions and the potential impact to their own positions.
This resource is invaluable for people who create learning experiences from education programs to formal or informal training for employees or volunteers.
There are phrases that, if we use them more often, will result in others perceiving us in a way that will build bridges and increase trust.
Read the article "Is Motivation What You Think It Is" by Susan Fowler to reconsider the idea of motivation and how people motivate themselves.
This recorded webinar provides supervisors, managers, and human resources specialists the necessary tools to effectively implement the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions.
There are many ways to collect data so that we learn from both our mistakes and successes. Learn how data allows us to make informed decisions.
This resource will help you design curriculum-based materials and activities that can be posted on the NPS Educators Portal as a lesson plan.
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.
This guidance is for archeologists who are working with educators to create lesson plans that use archeological artifacts and 3D technology.
A selection of resources for anyone tasked with training and/or coaching interpreters, or anyone interested in beginning to develop those skills.
Curb Free with Corey Lee is a travel blog from the perspective of a wheelchair user. It is a great accessibility resource.
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.