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As more school districts move towards a blended learning model, it is important to know the advantages and challenges such an approach presents.
What if assessment was more than tests, exams, and quizzes? What if assessment could become a park educator’s best friend?
Participants will gain and use knowledge of diverse audiences to shape the development of an array of opportunities for audiences and visitors to connect with meanings.
This video series highlights the National Park Service's unique position on responding to climate change and connecting with the public.
The following draft elements of success were created by the Interpretation And Education Peer Feedback Community in September 2016.
How can park educators, interpreters, and educators can utilize techniques of historical studies to enhance student learning on visits to national parks?
Published in April 2014, this paper presents a 21st Century vision for NPS Interpretation that nurtures a citizenry of lifelong learners.
A Five-year Interdisciplinary Strategy for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers as We Enter the Second Century of the National Park Service.
Downloadable, printable, and sharable "Connecting Youth to Parks" guidebook to "help youth organizations find information to plan a visit"
Essential Questions based on thematic relevant ideas enable interpreters to better engage modern visitors and encourage connections to site resources.
This collection of facilitated dialogue brown bag resources can help you create your own conversations that lead the way to a more inclusive, diverse NPS.
This video focuses on the "whens" of digital interpretation and how when you post can make a difference in meaning and connecting with your audience..
This video focuses on the visuals of digital interpretation and using your visuals to bring meaning or enhance your message to your audience.
This video focuses on the tough stuff in digital interpretation, addressing questions of how to interpret difficult stories without trivializing them.
Examples of potential strategies and techniques for interpreting the significance and relevance of climate change at national parks
This video focuses on the concept of experimentation in digital interpretation, how to measure success and using new digital techniques to hone your skills.
This video focuses on the concept of interpreting beyond our physical borders and learning to use digital interpretation to stretch beyond our boundaries.
This video addresses how to advocate for a greater digital park presence and meeting the needs of our digital and on-site visitors alike.
This video addresses questions such as why is the internet obsessed with copying, what exactly are remixes and how can I encourage visitors to make them?
Example of an Outline for a Facilitated Dialogue Program on Endangered Species; developed by Carol Blaney, interpretive trainer and consultant
Short video clips capture a 2011 reenactment of a slave auction at the Old Courthouse, Jefferson Nat'l Expansion Mem, in partnership with local community
The Story of Immigrant Soldiers at Manassas is a 6-minute video written and narrated by the middle school students
Overview This video focuses on the raw essence of digital interpretation. What does that word mean? When we say “offer a connection,” what exactly does that mean? Are audience members just passive vessels to fill? And what is this whole co-creation thing all about? The Diginterp Indepth series is a live video hangout featuring interpretive
Here is a short reminder of the many ways interpreters and educators can gather knowledge about their audiences through informal methods.
Understand how you can make an event work for virtual visitors and investigate the nature of interpretation