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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.
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.
The Service-Learning Toolkit outlines the core components and quality standards of service-learning programming as an effective means of engaging youth.
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.