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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?

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?

Because of past experiences with participants who brought spouses and/or family members to the Teacher Institute, we discourage family members from attending. Past participants have discovered that an intense schedule and the need to network with colleagues after daily sessions made it challenging to find a balance between their commitment to professional development and desire to spend time with family.

All rooms, meals, and programs for the Teacher Institute sessions are reserved months in advance and are limited exclusively to Teacher Institute participants. Non-Teacher Institute participants cannot be accommodated at any scheduled programming (this also includes tours within the Historic Area). Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled programming to receive full credit for the Institute and to be eligible for the graduate credit.

Many participants interested in sharing the experience with their families have them join them for a few days after the Institute. Think of the tour guide you will make once you have all the historical content and anecdotal stories to share!

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?