Are you an NPS educator looking to build on curriculum development skills to improve offerings at your site? This is the training you’re looking for!
Project BEETLES is leading an intensive, immersive experience to mirror the experience that National Park Service educational programs can provide for students.
Each day, participants will experience BEETLES (Better Environmental Education Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) professional learning sessions focused on applying research-based best practices of student-centered and nature-centered teaching and learning, such as using activities that support students to better understand and participate in scientific investigations.
Participants will experience student activities that exemplify pedagogical shifts in instruction, such as facilitating dialogue in peer groups as well as spending structured time with the BEETLES staff and other participants to discuss ideas; reflect on their current practice; and plan to bring these instructional shifts back to their programs and sites. Participants will have ample time for sharing existing NPS best practices with each other, collaboratively addressing the most pressing challenges, and building the foundations of a durable, ongoing professional learning community and network.
At the end of the experience, participants will walk away with practical strategies to apply to their practice as well as access to all BEETLES materials and resources, including student activities, how-to videos, discussion guides, and other implementation support publications.
Interested in attending and have more questions, or want to network with others interested in attending? Reach out in this group.