Educators

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers: "The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga"
June 26-July 1, 2016 (session one) July 24-29, 2016 (session two)

Spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga exploring the early years of the American Revolution on the Northern Frontier.  These NEH Landmarks Workshops are open to a total of 72 teachers by application. Applications due March 1, 2016. Application materials available in the fall of 2015. Learn more.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR'S WORKSHOPS HAS PASSED. Fort Ticonderoga hopes to offer a new NEH Landmarks Workshop in the summer of 2017--"America's First World War: Fort Ticonderoga and the French & Indian War."

Fort Ticonderoga has applied to host two week-long NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers in 2017 titled "America's First World War: Fort Ticonderoga and the French & Indian War." The tentative dates are June 25-30, 2017, and July 9-14, 2017. We will know if these proposed workshops are accepted by mid August 2016.

 

Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute 2016: "British Perspectives on the American Revolution"
July 10-15, 2016

Spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga learning about the American Revolution from the British perspective. This week-long teacher institute (July 10-15) is open to 12 teachers by application. Applications due by April 15, 2016. Learn more.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS YEAR'S TEACHER INSTITUTE HAS PASSED. Fort Ticonderoga plans to offer a new Teacher Institute in the summer of 2017 tentatively on "The Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature."

The 2017 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute will take place July 23-28, 2017. The topic will be announced in late August 2016.

Fort Ticonderoga: The Gibraltar of North America
August 8-12, 2016

The Living History Education Foundation and Fort Ticonderoga co-sponsor this week-long course focused on using the techniques of living history to bring history alive for your students. Open to 12 teachers on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more.

THIS COURSE IS FULL.

Ninth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators
May 19, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Ninth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. This day-long conference focuses on the period 1609-1783 and features presentations by classroom teachers, museum educators, and archivists. Additional information available in the Fall of 2016.

 

 

Teacher Scholarships for Seminars and Conferences

Fort Ticonderoga offers teacher scholarships each year for teachers to attend its annual seminars and conferences: Material Matters: It's in the Details (November), the War College of the Seven Years’ War (May), and the Seminar on the American Revolution (September).

Thanks to the generous support of patrons, Fort Ticonderoga offers two to four scholarships for K-12 teachers to attend these programs. Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 127 teachers to attend its seminars and conferences.

 

GRADUATE CREDITS FOR TEACHERS

Teachers taking part in some programs at Fort Ticonderoga can earn graduate credits through Castleton University. Learn more.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Education Resources

These lesson plans, aligned to national standards are offered to augment visits to Fort Ticonderoga, as well as for in-class learning. Lesson plans have been created by classroom teachers who have participated in educator workshops at Fort Ticonderoga, as well as by our museum educators. Lesson Plans are organized in ascending order by grade level. These resources are updated frequently to reflect our new programs and exhibits at Fort Ticonderoga, so check back often!

View resources organized by content area. 
View resources organized by grade level.
 

Handouts from the New York State Council for the Social Studies Conference in Albany,  March 31-April 1st, 2016