Here's a great opportunity for an Arkansas teacher shared with us by Arkansas Parks and Tourism...
Buffalo National River is offering an opportunity for one, local teacher
to become a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) this summer. The TRT program
is a professional development opportunity for grades 5 -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. The participants spend
between four and 6 – 8 weeks at Buffalo National River developing a
major educational project and participating in an online graduate course
from CU Denver.
The goal of the TRT 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. NPS
aims to reach students from under-served schools and districts by
recruiting teachers from Title 1, urban, rural, and tribal schools to
participate in the TRT program.
For more information and to apply, please go to http://www.nps.gov/buff/forteachers/index.htm.