• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Visitor Center- Plains High School

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

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The National Park Service Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program is an extended professional development opportunity for educators from K-12 schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service. Teachers participating in TRT will have the opportunity to engage in parks and park resources, participate in a webinar about lesson planning, develop at least one lesson to be used in their classroom or school, assist the park with an education project, and increase their understanding of place-based learning.

This program will offer teachers a unique opportunity to infuse their teaching skills with NPS-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education resources. Administration of the program, professional development hours, and graduate credit hours will be made available to participants through the University of Colorado, Denver (UC Denver) through a cooperative agreement.

Program Goals:
  • Provide teachers with place-based learning experiences
  • Provide access to the rich resources of the national parks for inclusion
    into classrooms and schools
  • Provide teachers with new knowledge and teacher skills related to the
    resources and themes interpreted in the National Park Service
  • Provide parks with the expertise of teachers to inform and shape park
    education programs and services

Did You Know?

Jimmy Carter as he speaks to visitors.

Along with being a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Jimmy Carter also recieved a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2007. He is joined on this list by two other presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.