Teacher Workshops

Ranger conversing with a group of students in a workshop.
Instructional Teacher Workshops
The instructional teacher workshops take teachers out of the classroom and into the outdoor world they will explore with their students. Workshop attendance is required before participating in a curriculum-based education program.
At the workshops, park rangers familiarize teachers with the field trip site and demonstrate the activities planned for students. They explain what is expected of teachers, rangers, students, and chaperons on field trips. Rangers also provide information for completing classroom pre-visit and post-visit activities. Workshops ensure that teachers and their students get the most out of the field trip to Shenandoah National Park. Workshops may satisfy school district requirements for developmental training and recertification points.

Kindergarten and 1st grade Teacher Workshop is offered periodically.

2nd-6th grade Teacher Workshop is offered annually, usually in September. Download the 2017 2nd-6th grade Workshop Brochure (828kb pdf).

Exploring Earth Science in Shenandoah National Park Teacher Workshops are offered periodically. The 2017 Exploring Earth Science Teacher Workshop is full.

For information on current workshop schedule and professional development opportunities like the, Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program, contact the Shenandoah National Park Education Office by phone 540-999-3500, ext. 3489 or by email at shen_education@nps.gov

Last updated: June 28, 2017

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