Teacher Ranger Teacher

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Professional Development Opportunity
The Teacher Ranger Teacher program is a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend the summer acquiring new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The participants spend between four and six weeks in a NPS unit developing a major educational project and participating in an online graduate course from CU Denver. The goal of the program is to train teachers in the resources and themes of the NPS so that they can return to their schools in the fall and incorporate their new skills into their classroom activities. NPS aims to especially reach students from underserved schools and districts by recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban or rural schools and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program.
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Park Name: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle
Mailing Address: 319 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Park Contact: Kelsey Johnson
Park Contact Email Address: Kelsey_Johnson@nps.gov
Park Phone Number: (206) 220-4234
Projected Dates of Detail: June-August
Housing Availability: NA
Stipend: $3000.00 upon completion of program and graduate course requirements
Graduate Credit: 3 graduate credit hours through University of Colorado Denver
Program Hourly Requirements: Total of 230 hours of effort; 160 hours of major educational project, 45 hours of online coursework, discussion, course readings, 25 hours of NPS operational experiences.

Additional Information: TRT projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Education project that park’s TRT will develop with accompanying lesson plan
  • NPS operational activities, such shadowing staff
Application: download PDF (accessible, 214KB)
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Last updated: April 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104


(206) 220-4240

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