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Interpretive Development Program

IDP Newsletter -- May, 2016

Helping interpreters connect people with powerful places and each other.
NPS Interpretive Development Program
NEW - Even More Lesson Plans
for
Foundations of 21st Century Interpretation
(Version 2016)

Since the last update, we've had even more lesson plans pour in from the field for the revised Foundations curriculum. Here are more ideas and strategies for helping interpreters - new and returning - to try out some of these crucial new skills.

Just as the world and our visitors are evolving at a lightning pace, our standards and best practices need to keep evolving as well. Here are this year's Foundations of 21st Century Interpretation, along with some lesson plans to help you pass them on to the next generation of interpreters. These materials are all drafts and crowdsourced - experiment, pull the parts you can use, and make them even better!

Download_ Foundations of 21st Century Interpretation
Lesson Plan_ The Futures of Interpretation
Lesson Plan_ Knowledge of Self
Lesson Plan_ relevant Ideas and Essential Questions
Lesson Plan_ Engagement Techniques - How_ When_ Why_
Lesson Plan_ Planning for Diverse Audiences
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