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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.
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.
This page will help you understand the difference between orientation, information and interpretation – and when and why to provide these visitor services.
Tilden's 6 principles have remained useful to interpreters. Even the roots of the newest interpretive revolution in audience-centered experience reach back.
Understanding the strengths & limitations of different interpretive product types can enable a good match between audience, message, resource & interpreter.
The NPS Education Professional Competencies were updated in 2013 based on function (manager, developer, and facilitator) and organized by task.
An essential theme question is a building block of an audience-centered experience. Learn the qualities & some examples of good essential theme questions.
This handout provides a list of design principles, elements, considerations and best practices for creating or evaluating interpretive media.
Build a team, creating good work environment, developing a plan, advocating for programs, cultivating partnerships, and instituting a culture of learning.
Watch this new TEDx Talk by Dr. Theresa Coble from University of Missouri – St. Louis, about how to lean into our difficult histories to grieve and to heal.
Learn more about what it means to be an interpreter in the 21st century!
Interpreters use themes to cohesively develop ideas that say something important and powerful and, in doing so, provoke personal connections from audiences.
Expresses the importance in providing opportunities for people to explore ideas and meanings inherent in natural and cultural resources.
Instead of telling the audience all that they know, interpreters must select what may be the most compelling, or the Big Idea.
This course develops training and coaching skills for those who provide audience centered interpretive training in their parks.
This course focuses on the interpreter’s role as a facilitator of dialogue and collaboration and how to use these techniques in park programming.
This handbook helps enable Chiefs of I&E to navigate a variety of work elements, tasks, initiatives, personalities, systems, procedures, & organizations.
Successful interpretation enriches and enhances people’s experiences with heritage resources. It helps them explore personal meanings within a resource.
This competency describes how interpreters can continuously learn about, engage with, and build audience and community at their sites.