Professional Development

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Coming in 2019: Symposium on Samuel de Champlain, in anticipation of a 2020 excursion entitled Roots of Champlain—a professional development course including sites in France, Quebec and the Lake Champlain Valley.

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is an exciting and rewarding place to take graduate-level courses and workshops. We emphasize empirical thinking and hands-on experiences, informed by a unique multidisciplinary approach to the historical and natural heritage of the Champlain Valley. In partnership with Castleton University, most courses are available for professional development credit.

To register for a professional development course:

  • Complete registration information for the course(s) you choose.
  • Select a course option—either with or without credit—and submit the registration form with payment information.
  • After you submit the registration, you'll be taken to a Thank You page with additional links.
  • You will also receive an email confirmation of your registration.
  • If you want to receive credit: Follow the link provided on the Thank You page to the Castleton University’s website where you will register for credit. No payment will be due to Castleton—the cost of your credits is included in your payment to LCMM.
  • We'll contact you prior to the start date to answer questions and provide helpful information.
  • If you need lodging, please don’t forget to make lodging arrangements! A list of area lodging options is provided on the Thank You page.

Earlier Courses

Archaeology Field School

May 28 - June 15, 2018

The LCMM Archaeology Field School provides critical experience in underwater archaeology while learning the practical application of research processes, data collection, and reporting. LCMM offers a unique opportunity for a limited number of students to participate in a rigorous three-week program in 2018 that combines hands-on underwater archaeological research with instruction by highly experienced divers.

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Learning from the Lake

Using Primary Sources at LCMM to Teach Key Proficiencies

June 25 - June 29, 2018

Castleton University Professor Dr. Harry Chaucer explores an innovative method for working with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and other Expanded Learning Providers to make learning more empirical, inductive and personal for students.

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Teaching the American Revolution through Archaeology

July 5 - July 7, 2018

Get an introduction to local archaeology using the Battle of Valcour Island as a case study to learn about the use of archaeological evidence in understanding and interpreting history. This course will culminate in the creation of an archaeological lesson plan.

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Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom

August 2 - August 4, 2018

Immerse yourself in archaeology, history, current issues, and cultural concepts relating to the Abenaki people. A team of indigenous experts introduce newly developed resources for educators, and criteria with which to evaluate resources and apply them to the development and implementation of lesson plans inclusive of the anthropologic present.

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Special Topics In Lake Champlain Natural History

August 6 - August 10, 2018

Do your know your diatoms? Your freshwater mussels? The difference between a caudal fin and a pectoral fin? Learn about phytoplankton, zooplankton, geology, bivalves and fish, during five great days on, beside and in the water.  Each day we delve deeply into one natural history topic that relates to important new research and public policy.  

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