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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
Virtually visit Samuel West's Museum of Failure to access a physical catalog of what fails and why it did to better understand how we might succeed in the future.
"The Design Thinking Process for Innovation," was crafted by the Center for Park Management and IDEO as an easy-to-use framework for parks to think up new ideas.
Design thinking is being applied to many different industries and professions. Learn how you can uncover new stories and help your message reach the audiences that need them most.
Watch the video by Nina Simon to learn how you can incorporate active participation for all visitors at your park.
Access the case study to learn how you can incorporate design thinking into your work process and increase/diversify visitation at your park.
Via a study conducted by New York University's Dolly Chugh, learn more about bias and strategies to reduce your implicit bias.
Gain a new perspective as you discover the parallels between historical and design thinking.
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.
This page provides access to a "starter kit" of resources to help you develop and hone your skills in facilitated dialogue.
Facilitating a visitor's connection to the story of the place through techniques and interactions (interpretation) with the resource can catalyze care.
Use the questions in this guide – and the worksheet at the end -- to help you investigate a project’s rationale and to identify gaps and additional needs.
Dialogic questions are the heartbeat of audience-centered experiences. Here are guidelines and examples of dialogic questions.
This competency describes how interpreters and educators embrace site research and continuous collaborative learning about the relevance of their sites.
Interpretation explores primary reasons for preserving natural and cultural resources. These resources represent who we are and inform our shared future.