Professional Development

2017 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher at Hagerman Fossil Beds

Objective

Create a menu of resources and activities that teachers and parents can adapt to learner needs.

Goals:

-placed based learning skills strengthened and highlighted
-access to resources from or at Hagerman Fossil Beds for classroom inclusion
-new knowledge and skills related to resources at Hagerman Fossil Beds
-inform and shape education programs related to Hagerman Fossil Beds
Potential Methods (you will help with some, not all):
  • develop and post a list of suggested topics that can be covered using the programs developed both this year in and following years
  • develop and post a background explanation with a 'snap shot' of the activities done at the park so the teachers know what to expect during their visit
  • develop and post a selection of suggested pre-visit activities
  • develop and post a grade level lesson of 30 minutes length that will be presented at Hagerman Fossil Beds
  • develop and post post-visit activities appropriate to the grade level to follow up on learning started during the park visit to Hagerman Fossil Beds
On Site Program project ideas
(you are welcome to suggest others)
  • Create materials to be loaded on-line or on to IPads for visitor and student use
  • Suggest student bibliography, park materials purchases, and methodology for student research projects
  • Materials created may be videos, podcasts, games, scavenger hunts etc
  • Multiple learning styles to be addressed as well as multiple age levels
  • Projects will be connected to park exhibits in the Visitor Center, Paleontology Lab, or on park grounds
  • Projects are to be developed beyond conceptual to actual user ready materials

More Details on How the Program Works

Information on how many work days/hours, how the Continuing Education Credits are earned and the stipend paid are on the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher page.

Apply

May 31, 2017 was the deadline. It is unknown if the Hagerman Fossil Beds will be funded for a 2018 position.

Last updated: June 18, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332

Phone:

(208) 933-4105

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