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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2016

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?

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 covered?

I have food allergies/food restrictions/am a vegetarian. What kinds of meals will be served?

What should I pack to wear?

We want you to be comfortable while you are here. Most participants bring shorts, t-shirts/collared shirts, and comfortable walking shoes. While sandals are also great, the streets in the Historic Area have shells, pebbles, and sand that may irritate. Some indoor spaces are air conditioned to be fairly cold, so you may need a sweater or sweatshirt. You are not required to "dress up" for any event we host, including dinners. However, this is a professional development opportunity and not a vacation, so please dress appropriately. Many photos will be taken of your experience, and you may wish to share those photos with your colleagues and students!

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?