Central New York

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Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • Montreal and Ottawa

    2017 Summer Institute


    FLYER   and  


    2017 marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation!

     The 2017 Quebec Dimensions Summer Institute will offer professional development for six days divided between Montréal, one of the largest French speaking cities in the world and Ottawa, the nation’s bilingual capital. The Institute begins and ends in Montréal, June 25-30, 2017.  (Institute content will be delivered in English)

         “Québec and the Evolution of Canada” is a unique professional development opportunity providing participants with foundations in history and geography plus contemporary cultural insights through first-hand experience.  The content is taught by academic specialists and is designed to support educators of:  Canadian Studies, World History, Comparative Cultures, AP History, IB History of the Americas, North American Geography, & all levels of French language curriculum.

         Registration: US$699 covers transportation during the Institute, lecturer fees, admission to educational sites, curriculum materials, double-occupancy at four star hotels, and some meals.

         Participants will earn a 40-hour clock hour certificate. For an additional fee and a final project, 1 graduate credit may be obtained.

    For more information:  Betsy Arntzen at 207.581.4225 / arntzen@maine.edu with any questions



    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 14 Jul 2017

    Slavery in the Colonial North

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Dates: July 9 - 14 (1 week) 

    Project Director(s): Jacqueline Simmons 
    Visiting Faculty: Leslie M. Harris, Heather A. Williams

    Location: Tarrytown, NY 

    For more information: 


    (914) 591-8763 x15


    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 28 Jul 2017
    • NEW YORK, NY

    Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Dates: July 10 – 28 (3 weeks) 

    Project Director(s): Henry Goldschmidt 
    Visiting Faculty: Eva Abbamonte, Ali Asani, Hasia Diner, Sasha Elias, Charles Haynes, Claire Lorentzen, Elizabeth McAlister, Elinor Pierce, Annabella Pitkin, Mary Katherine Sheena, Josef Sorett, John Thatamanil, J. Terry Todd, Marnie Weir, Kathy Wildman Zinger

    Location: New York, NY 
    For more information: henry@interfaithcenter.org (212) 870-3514 http://www.religiousworldsnyc.org.

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 14 Jul 2017
    • Fort Ticonderoga, NY

    Please click here for more information

    Pathways to Invasion - a Geographic Conference at Fort Ticonderoga

    The New York Geographic Alliance is inviting YOU to join the invasion!

    We are sponsoring a geographic conference at Fort Ticonderoga on the shores of Lake Champlain on July 12-14, 2017. (This date is tentative, but it will happen during this week). Our working title is Pathways of Invasion.  It will feature lessons on the geography the Champlain Valley, focusing on its importance during three wars in colonial times. We will have lessons inside the fort, take tours of the Fort and its grounds, and a driving tour of the La Chute River, which drains Lake George. We are also planning on getting out on the Lake, using the Fort's boat, the Carillon.


    This workshop will be open to all teachers of New York, and possibly neighboring states and Canada. Preference will be given to members of Alliances. We are still in the planning stage, and we will update this page with new information as it arrives. You can take the first step in registration now. Click on the link below. Fill out the required information and submit it. We will inform you that we have received your registration. In March you will be sent a more lengthy registration form, requiring signatures from you and your supervisor (principal). You also need to send us a check for $25 to hold your place. If you attend the entire conference at Fort Ticonderoga, you will receive a refund. 


    Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Ticonderoga (there is Amtrak service). Accommodations will be made with a local hotel, and you will be responsible for your lodging expenses and dinners.

    Vive La France! The French and Indian War will be the main theme at the Fort this summer. 



    30 Fort Ti Rd. Ticonderoga NY 12883

    Event Date: 

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:00am

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 22 Jul 2017

    The Rochester Reform Trail: Women's Rights, Religion, and Abolition on the Genesee River and Erie Canal

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Dates: July 16-22 or July 23-29 

    Project Director(s): Jose Torre 
    Visiting Faculty: Carol Faulkner, Rich Newman, Alison Parker, Erik Seeman

    Location: Rochester, NY 

    For more information: jrtorre@brockport.edu (585) 395-5694 http://www.brockport.edu/rocreformtrail/.

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 04 Aug 2017
    • NEW YORK, NY

    American Women at War

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Dates: July 17-August 4, 2017 (3 weeks)

    Project Director(s): Mia Nagawiecki, Carol Berkin 
    Visiting Faculty: Catherine Allgor, , D'Ann Campbell, Bill Chafe, Catherine Clinton, Julie Des Jardins, Doug Egerton, Liette Gidlow, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Martha Hodes, Woody Holton, Maureen Honey, Tera Hunter, Cynthia Kierner, Cindy Lobel, Holly Mayer, Stephanie McCurry, Leisa Meyer, Jennifer Morgan, Mary Beth Norton, Nina Silber, Sheila Skemp, Barbara Winslow, Elizabeth Wollman

    Location: New York, NY 

    For more information: mia.nagawiecki@nyhistory.org 

    (212) 485-9236 


    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 28 Jul 2017

    "Last of the Mohicans: Early American History & Literature"

    July 23-28, 2017

    Fort Ticonderoga invites teachers to apply to participate in the 2017 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute focused on “Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature.”

    Twelve teachers will spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga learning about the history behind James Fenimore Cooper’s classic early American novel Last of the Mohicans. Dr. Joan Wry, an associate professor of early American literature at St. Michael’s College, will place Cooper’s novel in the context of other early American literature of the first half of the 19th century. Dr. Jon Parmenter, an associate professor of colonial America and indigenous peoples, provides historical context with a focus on the French & Indian War in general and the 1757 campaign Cooper used as a setting for his novel in particular.

    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.

    Structure, Content, and Faculty

    The Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute features lecture-based discussions with visiting scholars Joan Wry and Jon Parmenter. Also included are guided tours and activities with the Fort’s Education and Interpretation staff related to the soldier experience at Ticonderoga during the crucial 1757 campaign and an exploration of the early 19th-century history of the Ticonderoga peninsula at the time Cooper wrote his “Leatherstocking” series. Teacher facilitator Tim Potts provides activities revolving around artifacts and documents in Fort Ticonderoga’s renowned collections linked to Historical Thinking practices, C3 Frameworks, and state learning standards.

    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 29 Jul 2017

    The Rochester Reform Trail: Women's Rights, Religion, and Abolition on the Genesee River and Erie Canal

    Deadline: March 1, 2017 

    Dates: July 16-22 or July 23-29 

    Project Director(s): Jose Torre 
    Visiting Faculty: Carol Faulkner, Rich Newman, Alison Parker, Erik Seeman

    Location: Rochester, NY 

    For more information: jrtorre@brockport.edu (585) 395-5694 http://www.brockport.edu/rocreformtrail/.

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 24 Sep 2017

    Fourteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
    September 22-24, 2017

    Join us for this annual seminar focused on the American Revolution. Pre-registration is required. For more information.

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017

    Seventh Annual Material Matters: 

    It's in the Details
    November 4 & 5, 2017

    This weekend seminar focuses on the material culture of the 18th century. For more information.

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • OHM BOCES, 4747 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  Winter Regional Meetings 2017

    Meeting Organizer: 
     Howard Kettleman, 


    District Staff, Parents & Public, Principals, School Board Members, School Staff,  Students,  Superintendents, Community Agencies

    Capacity of Location: 200

    YOU MUST RSVP if you are interested in attending any of the ESSA Winter Regional Meetings. You will be at risk of not being able to participate, if you show up without first contacting the Meeting Organizer and RSVP'ing for the meeting(s) you wish to attend.

     Last Updated: March 8, 2017

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