Teacher Workshops

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Virtual Teacher Workshop

NEW! History and Social Science Virtual Teacher Workshop

August 2-6, 2021: Shenandoah National Park will host live virtual trainings for history and social science educators on how to incorporate the park’s web-based interactive history programs into their classroom lesson plans. Sessions will include sharing ways to bring the past alive using the materials and exploring ways to create meaningful project-based learning activities.

The workshop sessions are FREE. Reservations are required. For more information see our flyer.

In-Park Teacher Workshop

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 - 1st grade
Teacher Workshop offered periodically.

2nd - 5th grade
Teacher Workshop offered annually, usually in September.

7th - 12th grade (Exploring Earth Science)
Teacher Workshop offered periodically.

Contact the Shenandoah National Park Education Office for information on current workshop schedule and professional development opportunities:

Email: shen_education@nps.gov (email us)
Phone: (540) 999-3500 ext. 3489

Last updated: April 2, 2021

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray , VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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