Advanced Placement* Summer Institute
Advanced Placement* Summer Institute
University of Oklahoma
July 8-11, 2013
The University of Oklahoma Advanced Placement* Summer Institute for teachers is offered by Community and International Training and Development (CITD), a College of Continuing Education department at the University of Oklahoma, The College Board and The Oklahoma Department of Education.
New and experienced AP* and Pre-AP* teachers will gather on the University of Oklahoma campus and spend a week exploring the latest methods and curriculum topics in all aspects of AP course content, organization and methodology. Teachers will conclude their Institute experience at OU with renewed enthusiasm for the Advanced Placement Program* and equipped with new ideas and resource materials to use in their classrooms.
SUBJECTS OFFERED (Each subject will include new and experienced teachers combined)
If your preferred subject is full (as indicated below), we encourage you to submit a registration form and be placed on a waiting list. However, since we are not allowed to hold money, we ask that you do not mail in a check for the $35 registration fee in this situation. Providing credit card information is always another option and of course your card would not be charged unless there is an opening.
AP* Biology FULL
AP* Calculus AB
AP* Language FULL
AP* Literature FULL
AP* Math High School
AP* Spanish Language & Culture
AP* U.S. History FULL
Pre-AP* English Middle School FULL
Pre-AP* English High School (2 sections) BOTH SECTIONS ARE FULL
Pre-AP* Math Middle School FULL
Pre-AP* Social Studies
WHAT TO BRING: Refer to specific course descriptions to determine what to bring, prepare, etc. You will be receiving textbooks and classroom materials so we do encourage all participants to bring a backpack or tote bag. All participants need to come prepared for surprise, inclement weather and also need to be prepared to walk to any scheduled activity outside of the main building.
WHERE: All classes, except biology, are held on the University of Oklahoma campus (Thurman J. White Forum Building), 1704 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK. You can locate the Forum building on the OU map (# 128) at http://www.ou.edu/admrec/1pgmap.pdf . Biology is held in a lab in Richards Hall (on main campus), room 167, 730 Van Vleet Oval. Richards Hall is #58A on the OU map.
WHEN: Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, 2013, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m.
PARKING: Free parking is available in the lot located southeast of the Forum building. Parking passes will be issued when participants check in for the Institute on Monday morning. Those participating in the Biology class will receive a temporary permit for the parking garage located near Richards Hall during the opening session on Monday morning.
MEALS: A morning snack and lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday. Beverages will be provided each afternoon. An ATM and vending machine area is located in the center of the Forum building for your convenience. Participants will be responsible for all other meals.
CERTIFICATES: 100% attendance is required in order to be issued a certificate at the end of the Institute. Attendance will be taken at various times each day and will be used to verify your record of attendance. No exceptions allowed.
ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BASIS OF A DISABILITY: The College of Continuing Education is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. The College and the University provide a range of services to persons with disabilities. If you anticipate a need for some of these services, please contact Sammi Fields at (405) 325-5101 or by email at email@example.com.
CANCELLATION POLICY: We are very fortunate that the Oklahoma State Department of Education is able to cover the $640 institute fee for Oklahoma public school teachers (commuter or double-occupancy hotel resident). Please do not abuse this opportunity.
If you register, but then find that you must cancel, your cancellation must be provided in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (405) 325-0860. Your cancellation must be received in writing before June 24th (two weeks prior to the beginning of the institute start date). We often have people on waiting lists who would love to attend and have access to all of the wonderful information and materials that are distributed during the week. Due to waiting lists, participants who find they cannot attend will not be allowed to substitute themselves with a different teacher. Participants who do not cancel before June 24th or fail to attend the Institute will be personally billed the $640 registration fee and the State Department of Oklahoma will be notified.
REFUNDS: The $640 Institute fee, for teachers from out-of-state, not under contract, or from a private school, will be refunded for cancellations made in writing and received before June 24th. Refunds will not be issued beginning June 24th. The $35 registration fee is non-refundable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What do I do if I need to cancel my registration?
All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to email@example.com, by fax to 405-325-0860 or by mail to CITD, 1700 Asp Avenue, Suite 220, Box 13, Norman, OK 73072. Cancellations must be received prior to June 24, 2013. Participants who do not cancel before June 24th or fail to attend the Institute will be personally billed the $640 registration fee and the State Department of Oklahoma will be notified.
I am registered and not able to attend. Can my co-worker take my spot?
No. Teachers who are on waiting lists have first priority to available spots. Your co-worker may submit a registration form and the $35 registration fee and will be registered for a subject as space becomes available.
Will you hold a spot for me?
No. Classes are filled as completed registration and the $35 registration fee are received.
Can you take my registration over the phone?
No. Participants are required to read and sign page 2 of the registration form.
What do I do if I need to make a change in my arrangements?
Please email your change to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 405-325-0860.
I found out I will be teaching a different subject. Can I change to a different subject?
If your request is received prior to June 24th and space is available and there is not another teacher on the waiting list, we can change your registration to another subject. All requests must be made in writing to email@example.com or fax to 405-325-0860. Changes cannot be made beginning June 24th. By that time, materials have been duplicated, supplies ordered, etc. based on the numbers we have two weeks prior to the start date.
Can I check into the hotel on Monday rather than Sunday?
Yes. However you need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 405-325-5101 so that we can notify the hotel.
I didn’t request a hotel roommate but would like to room with a particular teacher.
This can be done, but both teachers involved must request each other and send their request to email@example.com or fax 405-325-0860.
I am going to have to miss a particular day or hours during the Institute. Can I do this?
Yes, however you will not receive a certificate at the end of the week. Certificates are only provided to those who attend 100% of the Institute.
I am from out-of-state, a privately funded school or not under contract for the next school year. Is the Institute fee the same whether I choose to stay or not stay in the hotel?
Can my school provide a purchase order for my Institute fee of $640?
Yes, but the fee must be paid by the first day of the Institute, July 8th. The $35 non-refundable registration fee may not be paid by purchase order. The $35 registration fee is due when the registration form is submitted.
Can I change to a single hotel room when I check in?
No. The $225 single hotel room fee is to be made payable to the University of Oklahoma – NOT the hotel. A rooming list is provided to the hotel prior to the start date of the Institute.
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