Dynamic Teacher Wanted for Summer Professional Development Opportunity at Andersonville National Historic Site
Contact: Eric Leonard , 229 924-0343, x. 201
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia - Andersonville National Historic Site is accepting applications from teachers interested in a challenging and fun professional development opportunity at the park this summer. One teacher will be selected as a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT), working with park rangers for eight to ten weeks to develop lesson plans focused on park resources.
The teacher will learn ways to enhance their curriculum in multiple content areas using national parks. Assignments and projects will depend upon the individual hired and current park projects. Duties may include observing, preparing, and presenting educational or public programs, developing educational and interpretive materials and media, providing community outreach and working with other divisions in the park. Training in interpretation and the National Park Service mission will be provided. Housing is not available, so applicants from the local commuting area are encouraged. The park will also provide uniform shirts and a $3,000 stipend. Selected teachers must be willing to undergo a Federal background investigation.
The nationwide TRT program focuses on teachers from schools with ethnically diverse student populations, who have had little or no experience with national parks or limited opportunity to explore them. Teachers from Title I schools are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 3, 2013.
To apply, visit http://www.nps.gov/ande/forteachers/development/trt.htm
For more information contact Chief of Interpretation Eric Leonard by phone at 229 924-0343, ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the museum opening at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, visit on the web at www.nps.gov/ande/, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
A smallpox hospital was built two miles south of the Andersonville prison to isolate infected prisoners. In operation only four months, 50% of the prisoners admitted there died of the disease. The 64 graves of the smallpox hospital were moved to Andersonville National Cemetery in 1867.