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Sunday-Tuesday, October 13-15, 2013
When: Classes on the first two days of each session will be held from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Classes on the last day of each session will be held from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Houston is in the Central time zone.
Please note that hours will be deducted from your certificate if you leave before the workshop ends. Attendees must complete the full 15 hours in order to receive an IB workshop certificate. Those who have fewer than 15 hours will receive a certificate only for Rice University Continuing Professional Education credits with no mention of IB, and their names will not be submitted to the IB organization as trained IB educators.
Where: The workshops meet on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.
Participants will receive up to 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Please note that attendees who complete fewer than 15 hours will receive a certificate only for CPE credits with no mention of IB, and their names will not be submitted to the IB organization as trained IB educators.SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571.
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Tuition: $750 ($800 after September 13). Tuition includes breakfast and lunch.
Required Materials: Refer to the course description for further details.
Travel: We strongly recommend arriving in Houston on Saturday, October 12 as registration starts at 7:00 a.m. on the first day. Choose flight departure times after 7:00 p.m. on the last day to allow adequate time for travel to the airport. Travel time to Hobby Airport is approximately 30 minutes; travel time to Bush Intercontinental Airport is approximately one hour. To review Houston airport information please go to fly2houston.com. Hotels in the Rice area may be unusually busy due to a large international conference whose dates coincide with our IB Workshops. Be sure to book your room early.
Please note that attendees must complete the full 15 hours in order to receive an IB workshop certificate. Those who have fewer than 15 hours will receive a certificate only for Rice University Continuing Professional Education credits with no mention of IB, and their names will not be submitted to the IB organization as trained IB educators.
Airport transportation: Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged through SuperShuttle at supershuttle.com or 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826). Prices range from $23 one-way from Hobby Airport to $27 one-way from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Additionally, taxi transportation can be arranged starting at $27 from Hobby Airport and $51 from Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Parking: You must contact us in advance if you plan to park on campus to ensure that an adequate number of free parking validations will be available.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the workshop. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Additionally, a convenience store and coffee shop are located in the Rice Memorial Center (see the campus map).
Clothing and climate: Dress for class sessions is casual and comfortable. Wear comfortable shoes for frequent walks between buildings during lunch and breaks. Houston in October is warm, with an average temperature of 80 degrees, and you may wish to bring an umbrella for occassional rain. Additionally, all buildings at Rice University are well air-conditioned, some can even be quite cold; therefore, please pack a sweater or a jacket.
Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once your completed registration form is received, you will either be enrolled in the course or placed on a waiting list if the course has filled. In either case, you will receive written notification from Rice at your home address within 15 days of receipt of your registration. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you do not receive notification from us. You may need to check with your school or district administrative office to ensure the registration was sent.
Special needs: Most classrooms are accessible for all participants. However, some classrooms in older buildings may be inaccessible for people who use wheelchairs and/or other aids for mobility. Please notify us of any accommodations you require so that arrangements can be made to assist you (call 713-348-6031 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). We would appreciate at least two weeks’ notice. For information on Rice's Disability Support Services office, see dss.rice.edu.
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To request a copy of your certificate from a previous Center for College Readiness workshop, download and submit this PDF form.