Calling all teachers! Come and work with our Park Rangers from July 10 through August 27 to develop an education program related to Weir Farm and earn graduate credits though the University of Colorado, plus a paid stipend. This is a paid position with flexible hours. The TRT will work with Park Rangers to develop pre-visit and post-visit activities for the classroom, in park curriculum-based lesson plans, or distance learning materials.
Apply for the Weir Farm Teacher Ranger Teacher program by filling out this Microsoft Form. Applications due by May 20, 2023, but the sooner the better as we will start reviewing as they come in.
The Teacher Ranger Teacher program is a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend the summer acquiring new skills in experiential learning through a program provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado Denver (CUD). The participants spend between four and six weeks in a NPS unit developing a major educational project and participating in an online graduate course from CU Denver. The goal of the program is 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.
The NPS aims to especially 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.
To learn more about the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program visit their website at https://teacherrangerteacher.org/.
For more information about the TRT program at Weir Farm National Historical Park, please contact the park's Education Program Coordinator at (203) 834-1896 ext. 13.