An Instructor’s Introduction to Mission-Based Dialogue
Presenter: Andre Copeland
February 20, 1:00p Pacific/4:00p Eastern (one hour)
Free for CIGTs
(Contact Emily Jacobs
for a code)
The three components of Mission-Based Dialogue (MBD) are its theory, four principles and implementation techniques. Now that this is part of the new CIG workbook you may be asking, how do I cover this in an hour or less during a CIG course? Join us for a look at introducing the main concepts of MBD and connecting it to your CIG.
Andre Copeland is a Certified Interpretive Trainer, Certified Interpretive Planner and Master Trainer who is responsible for planning Brookfield Zoo’s interpretive experiences as their Interpretive Programs Manager. For the past three years he has been developing the concept and implementation of Mission-Based Dialogue.
Telling Your Story with Story Maps
Presenter: Joseph Kerski
February 27, 10:00a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (one hour)
Maps have been used to tell stories for thousands of years. Discover how to use modern web mapping technologies to create interactive, sharable experiences with audio, video, narrative, and photographs for communicating your place-based, research, and education stories to a wide variety of people.
Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, Esri, is a geographer who believes that spatial analysis through digital mapping can transform education and society through better decision-making. He has three degrees in Geography and 30 years of experience at NOAA, Census Bureau, USGS, Esri, and the University of Denver. Joseph has authored books such as Interpreting Our World, and 25 chapters, 100 articles, 500 lessons, 750 blog essays, and 4K videos.
Adapting CIG Modules for Outdoor Settings and Teenagers
March 22, 10:00a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (one hour)
The Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) curriculum is often taught indoors and to adult audiences. Learn how to adapt the curriculum for outdoor settings and teenage audiences through a hands-on approach that cultivates a strong sense of place. These strategies are effective tools for student mentorship and CIG courses.
Sarah Rhodes-Ondi, M.S., has been a Naturalist at the Environmental Learning Center since 2006 and a passionate advocate for conservation of coastal resources since her youth. She has a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Science in Marine Biology and loves connecting people with nature through science and environmental education.