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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.
New online learning activities have recently been released: Choosing Essential Theme Questions, Exploring Dialogic Questions, Crafting Good Story Arcs, & Making Safe Space for Visitor Expression.
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.
This primer provides an overview of the planning and design basics needed to develop interpretive media products.
This self-paced course explores the reasons we write and teaches the essential elements of effective interpretive writing.
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.
Welcome to the Interpreting Climate Change (ICC) Self-Study Modules. These modules are designed for self-study -- in your own time and at your own pace.
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.
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.