Training Methodology

Earth to Sky at the National Association for Interpretation November, 2014, Denver, CO

Approximately 30 people joined us for this 2-hour workshop. Here we share the presentation powerpoint and handouts for all to use.

Anita Davis, Coordinator, Earth to Sky partnership

Abstract:  Training staff and volunteers in interpretation, and about your site's resources, is critical to the success of your Interpretive Program. But learning new content, and incorporating that content into interpretive work can be challenging. How can you help ensure that your training sessions are effective? Join us as we reveal the structure of a proven model for effective training, the NPS-USFWS-NASA Earth to Sky courses. We will model conditions that promote learning and lead to building a community of practice; share strategies­ of providing authentic work time; provide opportunity for interaction and reflection; and showcase positive results of this approach. 

pptxSession powerpoint  pdfPDF version of Session powerpoint

Session Handouts You Can Download and Use 

pdfSeven Norms of Collaboration

pdfAuthentic Task Comparison Chart

pdfWorkshop Planning Tool

docEarth to Sky Agenda X Best Practices

pdfBest Practices from Earth to Sky Professional Development