Teacher Ranger Teacher Program
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was accepting applications for teachers interested in the park's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT). The application deadline was May 10, 2013. TRT is a 160-hour professional development opportunity for licensed public and private school teachers to create meaningful education experiences for students within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The selected candidate can earn continuing education credits and will earn a $3,000 dollar stipend at the conclusion of their season.
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher is a national program that strives to share the rich heritage of American's national parks by providing professional development opportunities for teachers within national parks. During the TRTs summer season at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, they will develop standards-based lesson plan for middle school and high school students. The standards-based lesson plan will focus on the impacts of mining on cultural and natural resources. The lesson plan will be submitted to University of Colorado Denver. At the conclusion of this 160-hour program, the TRT will return to his/her classroom and integrate the resources and lesson plans they created into their classroom curriculum. The major outcome of this lesson plan will be the presentation of the TRT's students' research topics about the effects of mining as an event that will be hosted at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in downtown Seattle during the 2013/14 school year. The event will be advertised and open to the public. The TRT will also spend a portion of his/her season at the park assisting in the park's Visitor Center, which includes greeting visitors, providing area information, answering visitor questions, and providing interpretive presentations.
These educational opportunities will culminate in a classroom celebration during National Park Week in late April of 2014. During the celebration of National Park Week, the teacher will wear his/her TRT uniform and present standards-based lessons that expose their students to the diverse resources that national parks preserve and protect.
If you are a highly motivated, dynamic and engaging educator who is currently a licensed public or private school teacher working in an accredited middle or high school, you can spend the summer becoming immersed in the rich cultural resources of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in downtown Seattle.
Park Name: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle
Name of Contact: Kelsey Johnson
Mailing address: 319 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Email Address: e-mail us
Projected Dates: June through August. Exact dates and distribution of the 160 hours are flexible.
Additional Information: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is an urban park located in the Pioneer Square Historic District in downtown Seattle. The visitor center is housed within the historic Cadillac Hotel.
Individuals interested in obtaining additional information for the Tesacher-Ranger-Teacher position should contact Kelsey Johnson at (206) 220-4234 or at Kelsey_Johnson@nps.gov. Further details about TRT can be found at http://www.teacherrangerteacher.org.
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