Season 2-Episode 10: We're Spotlighting Wang T-R-T Kathy Clark and the TIHC
Raise you hand if you have not yet heard about the National Park’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program? The Podcast Twins had not either and we are more than delighted to shine a spotlight not only on the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (T-R-T) program but on Lowell National Historic Park’s first T-R-T, An Wang Middle School Teacher, Kathy Clark. As a T-R-T, Kathy had the opportunity to research and develop some pretty amazing teaching resources that will soon be available to teachers across the U.S.
Our conversation also includes some catching up with Tsongas Industrial History Center’s Kristin Gallas. Kristin is TIHC’s Project Manager for Education Development and regular listeners will recall that we spoke with Kristin last season in Episode 33 #bestfieldtripever. The TIHC’s offers unique offerings both at the Lowell National Historic Park and in classrooms which bring the teaching of Science, Social Studies and History to life. We’re talking to Kristin about some offerings for students and teachers and also some professional development opportunities coming in the Fall.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The website for the National Park Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program which includes a list of the Parks participating in 2019 can be found here.
The main page for the Tsongas Industrial History Center outlines many of the program offerings available.
If you are a Lowell Public School educator and need to make a field trip reservation, the phone number for field trip reservations is 978-970-5080. The Center has a very detailed page for Field Trip leaders and lots of great information available for trip planning.
If you are a Lowell Public School middle- or high-school level Social Studies educator and would like to learn more about the Kathy Clark’s TRT materials, email Kristin Gallas.
Kristin mentioned two Professional Development Opportunities available for educators in Lowell. Visit the website for ENGAGING SOUTHEAST ASIAN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY IN YOUR CLASSROOM for details and for registration information. The registration deadline for the November 2nd workshop is October 15 and the registration deadline for the December 7th workshop is November 19.
Thanks to you Wang Middle School Teacher Kathy Clark and to TIHC’s Kristin Gallas for speaking with us today. We are, of course, proud of all of our education professionals in the Lowell Public Schools, and feel a little extra proud when one of our own receives some well-deserved attention! Kathy’s lessons will no doubt engage our students even further in social studies and civic engagement. We are always delighted to speak with Kristin Gallas and her colleagues at the Tsongas Industrial History Center and learn more about the great opportunities provided for our students and educators at TIHC.
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