Eastside of visitor center on a sunny day
Picture yourself here this summer.

Recruiting for summer 2015

Teacher Ranger Teacher is a professional development program opportunity for teachers to spend the summer
acquiring new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by a partnership between the National Park Service and the University of Colorado Denver. Spend 4-6 weeks working with Fort Smith National Historic Site staff developing education programs and participating in an on-line graduate course
from the University of Colorado at Denver. Upon completion of the program the TRT will receive $3,000 stipend.

The teacher selected at Fort Smith National Historic Site (FOSM) will work with park staff:

· Reviewing the park's current education programs and identify areas for improvement and/or revision. The goal is to develop a "best practices" in reaching the special education students.
· Developing new lesson plans and education strategies for helping developmentally and intellectually challenged students connect with the park's resources.
·The TRT will also assist in planning a program to educate teachers and families of special needs children about the opportunities both educational and recreational that exist at FOSM and the
National Park Service.

Applications Due May 2
Applications may be submitted by e-mail to Pat_Schmidt@nps.gov, fax 497.783.5307, mail to Fort Smith National Historic Site P.O. Box 1406 Fort Smith, AR 72902, or drop them off at the visitor center.

For more information on the TRT program, teachers may contact Pat Schmidt at (479) 226-3725.

Last updated: April 19, 2015

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