The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.
Project Archaeology instructors are excited to provide you with the professional development you need to use Project Archaeology curricula effectively and make archaeology an engaging and fun way to integrate knowledge across science, social studies, history, math, and language arts. Materials are inquiry-based and provide students with many opportunities to read across the curriculum, to investigate authentic data, and to find solutions for real-world problems. Check below for the next professional development opportunity in your area and sign up now.
All Professional Development Courses
−Montana Site Stewardship Program Training Workshop (all-day) @ Miles City Field OfficeJul 20 – Jul 21
The Montana Site Stewardship Program is an organization of volunteers committed to preserving and protecting Montana’s archaeological sites in danger of deterioration and destruction through vandalism, natural processes, or other impacts. Join us for this training and become a certified Montana Site Steward and start monitoring an archaeological site in your area!
Date: July 20-21st, 2018; 8:30 am – 5 pm each day
Location: Bureau of Land Management Office, Miles City, Montana
Cost: $25 per person
For more information, contact Crystal Alegria at 406-994-3725 or firstname.lastname@example.org+Montana Site Stewardship Program Training Workshop @ Miles City Field Office (all-day)
−Archaeology in the Classroom (all-day) @ Truman LibraryJul 23 – Jul 28
The Truman Library and Jackson County Parks + Rec invite you to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education.
Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and complete curriculum guide and materials.
During this workshop, participants will discover the past through evidence from a mid-20th century archaeological site at Davis Bottom, a multi-racial, urban, working-class neighborhood. In this investigation, students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a Kentucky shotgun house and the people who lived in it.
The workshop will also participate in activities at the Truman Library and engage in archaeological fieldwork (optional) at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum.
Two graduate credits are also available from Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.
Fill out and send in the form below to register. Or contact Mark Adams at email@example.com for more information.2018-PA-Independance-Registration.pdf (73 downloads)+Archaeology in the Classroom @ Truman Library (all-day)
−Investigating a Fremont Pithouse – Utah (all-day) @ Southern Utah UniversityJul 31 – Aug 2
Participate as a learner in Project Archaeology’s newest curriculum- Investigating a Fremont Pithouse. This professional development opportunity for K-12 Teachers includes meals, lodging, books, and 2 credits. This is an amazing opportunity to participate in on-site and hands-on learning. Participants will be transported from the district office to Cedar City and back at conclusion of the workshop. They may choose to stay two nights (included in cost) at the BNB Swiss or they may travel to and from the workshop using own transportation. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by BNB Swiss and lunch will be provided on site.
Once the minimum of 10 teachers have signed up, confirmation will be sent and payment requested for the three day workshop.
For those staying at BNB Swiss, the cost of the workshop will be $100. For those traveling home each night, the cost will be $50.
Registration and payment must be received by July 13th.
Download the Draft Agenda and Flyer below:Fremont Workshop Flyer (6 downloads) Fremont Draft Agenda (9 downloads)+Investigating a Fremont Pithouse – Utah @ Southern Utah University (all-day)
−California Wintu Workshop (all-day) @ BLM Field OfficeAug 7 – Aug 8
Come join us to learn how to integrate STEM, literacy, social studies, and history education into a fun unit that engages students with the excitement of archaeological inquiry! Participants will receive the award-winning Investigating Shelter curriculum guide, learn how to investigate a Northern Californian roundhouse using data from a real excavation, and earn a $100 stipend at the completion of the workshop.
August 7th and 8th, 2018
Bureau of Land Management Field Office
6640 Lockheed Drive, Redding, CA 9600
Registration is $40Project-Archaeology-CA-Workshop-Flyer-2018.pdf (55 downloads)
Lunch and snacks are provided+California Wintu Workshop @ BLM Field Office (all-day)
−National Archaeology Educator’s Conference (all-day) @ RadissonNov 6 – Nov 11
National Archaeology Educator’s Conference
“Tell Your Story”
La Crosse, Wisconsin
November 5th – 9th, 2018
The 3rd Annual National Archaeology Educator’s Conference will be held in La Crosse, WI, November 5th– 9th, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel. Our theme this year is “Tell Your Story” and our sessions will be focusing on storytelling and Tribal relations. We invite all archaeology educators including archaeologists, museum educators, teachers, students, and anyone interested in archaeology education to attend! The conference provides professional development through sessions, workshops, and field trips; presents opportunities for networking and mentorships; and connects conference attendees with high-quality educational materials. The conference will begin the evening of Monday, November 5th with a reception, introductions, and orientation. The Radisson is located at 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse WI.
A block of rooms has been reserved for the Conference at the special rate of $129 for a double queen room with a river view. The special rate applies three days before and after the conference. Individual reservations must be made on or before October 5th, 2018. Reservations may be made by calling the Radisson directly (608-784-6680) and mentioning the National Archaeology Educator’s Conference. Check in begins at 3pm and check out is at noon. The Radisson does offer free on-site parking and complementary Wi-Fi.
Conference registration includes refreshments and lunches beginning Tuesday the 6th at noon. Conference participants will be on their own for dinner and breakfast. Breakfast is available at the onsite restaurant and there are many restaurant options within walking distance for dinner.
$61 Single Day Rate
$199 early-bird rate if you register by August 3, 2018
$249 regular registration by October 1, 2018
Registration includes all professional development sessions, tours, and lunches.
Federal government employees are encouraged to attend, but as this conference is funded by a Bureau of Land Management grant, they cannot benefit from any of those funds. Federal employees can register at the price of $363 or a daily rate of $91.
Scholarships are available. Download and submit the following application
2018 Conference Scholarship Application (7 downloads)
Project Archaeology Coordinators, graduates from the Project Archaeology Leadership Academy, and college students with proof of enrollment are eligible for a discounted rate. Contact Erika.Malo@montana.edu for discount code.
There are many ways to arrive in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A few options are outlined below.
- La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) is served by American and Delta airlines with non-stop service to Chicago and Minneapolis airports. The Radisson offers a complimentary shuttle service to the La Cross Airport with advance notice.
- Minneapolis International Airport (MSP) is a short 2.5 hour trip to La Crosse, consider renting a car, taking a shuttle, train, or bus.
- Car Rentals are available at the Minneapolis Airport: https://www.mspairport.com/directions/ground-transportation/car-rentals
- GoCarefree Shuttle runs 8 times per day between Minneapolis and La Crosse. The shuttle leaves from the Minneapolis Airport and arrives at the Holiday Inn in La Crosse, only three blocks from the Radisson. $52 for a one way ticket or $104 for a round trip ticket. Reservations can be make https://www.gocarefreeshuttle.com/
- Amtrak runs through La Crosse daily via Minneapolis and Chicago. The Radisson offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Amtrak station with advance notice.
- Greyhound buses runs once daily between Minneapolis, La Crosse, and Chicago. The Greyhound station is only a few blocks from the conference hotel.
Please bring an inexpensive silent auction item that represents either archaeology or your state. We use funds from the silent auction to provide scholarships for the next conference. Examples of items from past auctions include huckleberry chocolates (Montana), trowel earrings, and handmade items.
Refund requests must be submitted in no later than October 5, 2018. Refunds will be given based on the dates below.
100% refund of registration fee (minus a 20% admin. fee) will be issued if cancellation request is received by October 1, 2018.
50% refund of registration fee will be issued if cancellation request is received between October 1 and October 5, 201.
No refunds will be issued for requests received after October 5, 2018.+National Archaeology Educator’s Conference @ Radisson (all-day)