Manzanar NHS Seeks Candidates For “Teacher Ranger Teacher” Position

The following is a press release from the National Park Service.


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This summer, Manzanar National Historic Site will participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program, offering a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend Summer 2017 acquiring new skills in experiential learning. The program is provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado, Denver (CUD).

Participants will spend four to six weeks at Manzanar, developing a major educational project and participating in an online graduate course from the University of Colorado, Denver. The goals of the program are 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 and to 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.

Manzanar’s 2017 Teacher Ranger Teacher program will use Manzanar’s extensive collection of oral histories, documents, and photos to create educational activities and lesson plans to bring the past to life for visitors and for off-site school groups. The educational project should encourage interaction with the exhibits in Manzanar’s reconstructed Block 14 Barracks, Mess Hall, and Latrine. The Teacher Ranger Teacher program will provide 230 hours of effort: 160 hours of major educational project; 45 hours of online coursework, discussion, course readings; and 25 hours of operational experiences such as greeting visitors and answering questions about the site. Upon completion of the program and project, the teacher will earn three graduate credit hours through University of Colorado, Denver and $3000.00.

Interested teachers, please fill out the application (at right) and references and e-mail it to: patricia_biggs@nps.gov, pr mail it to: Patricia Biggs, Manzanar National Historic Site, P.O. Box 426, Independence, CA 93526-0426.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2017.

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