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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

You've listed two airports. Which one is the best?

What time should I arrive/depart?

How do you select roommates?

What happens if I don't get along with my roommate?

We hope you will get along with your roommate as we make every effort to place you with either someone whom you selected or someone similar to you by gender, geography, and number of years teaching. Please be sure to be considerate of your roommate, especially in regard to bedtimes, phone conversations, and cleanliness.

If you don’t get along with your roommate or encounter other difficulties, please alert your Master Teacher or Institute staff as soon as possible. We will make every effort to assist you. If it becomes necessary for you to change rooms, we will make every effort to make it happen; however, please know that we cannot guarantee room availability.

May I have a private room?

I have a medical condition that requires special attention. Do I need to let you know in advance?

I have a disability. Will I be able to participate in the Institute?

Are the rooms air-conditioned?

Will I have a private bathroom? What about a hair dryer, a coffee maker, or an iron?

What about a refrigerator?

Are all of my meals really covered?

I'm on Weight Watchers/Atkins/have food allergies/am a vegetarian. What kinds of meals will be served?

What should I pack to wear?

Should I dress up for Orientation?

Will I have Internet access in my room?

I noticed there seems to be a lot of walking around outside. What happens when it rains?

Where and when will I be able to take pictures?

How much money should I bring?

May I bring my family?

I want professional development credit for my attendance. What do I need to do?

How do I receive college credit for participating in the Teacher Institute?