I am pleased to invite you to participate in our Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute on “World Wars: Historical Comparison of the French & Indian War and World War I”...
If I get to accept the opportunity, I will travel to New York (likely via the Vermont airport), adding two more states to my list of experiences. While there is not much information - yet - about the week I get to spend at the fort, they did let me know about our teacher facilitator, Tim Potts. It will be Mr. Potts' job to wrangle the teacher group for the week, making sure we arrive in the right locations at the right times with the right materials and attitudes.
Tim Potts, a middle school lead Social Studies teacher from Monticello, New York, will be working with me during the Institute as the Teacher Facilitator. Tim is a veteran teacher that has presented at the local, state, and national levels on innovative ways to teach Social Studies. Tim is the current Treasurer, past President of the New York State Council for the Social Studies, and is now on the board of the National Social Studies Supervisory Association. He will be staying at the Best Western during the week and will be an excellent resource for you.
In the meantime, time marches on as I must seriously consider my option to participate.
Once you’ve accepted this offer, I will be in touch with further details. I look forward to spending a week with you and your fellow Institute teachers this summer at our Seventh Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute.