Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute

July 14-19, 2024

The Ticonderoga peninsula on Lake Champlain found itself at the center of two centuries of contest for control of the North American continent, especially during the French & Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). With the approach of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute focuses on the War for American Independence.

Twelve teachers will spend the week of July 14-19, 2024, at Ticonderoga, using Ticonderoga’s comprehensive document and artifact collection to explore the Revolution through five themes: 

  • Power of Place 
  • Subject, Citizens, Service
  • Revolutionary Possibilities
  • Manufacturing Independence
  • Shaping Nations, Forging Identities

Learn more about the five themes here.

Additional Information

Facilities & Housing

Our daily activities will primarily occur in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. Housed within the recreated Magasin du Roi (King’s Warehouse), the Mars Education Center provides modern classroom and meeting spaces with Wi-Fi for the museum’s expanding education and academic programs.

Teacher Institute participants will stay at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn and Suites, located about two miles from Fort Ticonderoga. Rooms are based on double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms may be available.

Graduate Credits

Teachers interested in earning graduate credits can accrue them through an arrangement with the Castleton campus of Vermont State University in Castleton, Vermont. To earn three graduate credits, teachers must meet course requirements by submitting all assignments no later than October 15, 2024. The cost is $435 (subject to change).

Deadline and Notification

Applications must be received by 11:50pm EDT on March 1, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2024, and will have until April 25, 2024, to accept or decline the offer. Teachers accepting the scholarship will need to pay the $150 deposit at the time of acceptance. 

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Teacher Institute! If you have any additional questions, contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs at [email protected]