Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute Seeks Applications

Teacher Institute 2015Fort Ticonderoga is now accepting applications from teachers to participate in the 2016 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute July 10-15, 2016. The focus of this year’s institute is “British Perspectives on the American Revolution” and will accommodate 12 teachers for a week-long exploration of the pivotal role that Ticonderoga and the Champlain-Hudson corridor played during the 1777 campaign. Applications are due April 15. Successful applicants will be notified by April 25 and will have until May 1, 2016 to accept or decline the offer.

“The Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute is a core component of our annual programs for educators,” said Beth Hill, President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga. “This significant program builds on the success of our first teacher institute in 2013 and our on-going experience with the National Endowment for the Humanities teacher workshops we’ve hosted. Fort Ticonderoga has become a nationally recognized leader in teacher education.”

“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to offer this unique opportunity for a small group of teachers to spend a week digging into the wealth of documents, objects, and material culture related to a specific year at Fort Ticonderoga,” noted Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Education and the Institute Director. “Full-time classroom teachers and school librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously-affiliated schools are eligible to apply.”

“Our growing partnership with the Castleton University in Vermont gives participating teachers the opportunity to earn three graduate credits upon completion of the designated project,” said Strum. “Fort Ticonderoga offers this week-long experience with limited out-of-pocket costs for teachers.”

Lead Scholars Todd Braisted and Don Hagist will provide historical context while Fort Ticonderoga staff provides participants with behind-the-scenes opportunities, practical sessions on integrating documents and artifacts into the classroom, and immersive experiences related to the life of soldiers fighting for control of this pivotal wilderness outpost. Participants are selected through a competitive application process.

Interested teachers can learn more about opportunities for educators here. Additional details and the application form are available here. Any questions can be directed toward Rich Strum at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org or (518) 585-6370.

The Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute is made possible thanks to generous donor support and Fort Ticonderoga’s Edward W. Pell Education Endowment.

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