Frequently Asked Questions
Can I drive to the Institute?
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?
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? Where can I wash clothes?
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?
The amount of money you bring is entirely up to you. Opportunities for spending include:
- mid-day soda or snacks
- alcoholic beverages or bottled beverages (e.g. special label ginger ale or root beer)
- teaching materials (at many locations, you will receive an education discount on selected items)
- gifts for family/friends
- books, videos, DVDs, CDs
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?