Quote from teacher attending Academy Courses
“Continuation of the advanced topics course is very important as it gives us an avenue to meet/interact with cutting-edge research […] there’s no better venue than RICE!”
Sunday-Tuesday, October 13-15, 2013
When: Classes on the first two days of each session will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Classes on the last day of each session will be held from 8 a.m.-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.
Registration: Download Registration Form. Please note: You can type directly onto the form, print it out and submit it by fax or mail. Class size is limited and registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. Only completed forms accompanied by check, credit card information or a copy of a purchase order are accepted for registration. When registering please refer to the "Courses" section on our website to read an explanation of each workshop level and to view course options and descriptions. Courses that are full will be noted and are updated daily.
Tuition: $750 ($800 after September 13). Tuition includes breakfast and lunch each day.
TEA Reimbursement: Texas IB teachers are eligible for tuition reimbursement by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Teachers must attend the entire workshop in order to earn a certificate and be eligible for TEA reimbursement.
TEA has asked that you please join the TEA AP/IB incentive listserv to be notified once guidelines have been determined. http://miller.tea.state.tx.us/list/
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 or in your email 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.
Course cancellation policy: Although we make every effort to maintain the published schedule of classes, events such as insufficient enrollment, instructor illness, room conflicts or inclement weather may require a schedule adjustment or cancellation. We will notify registrants of any change in the published information.
Refund policy: Full refunds for course tuition will be issued for cancellations received via e-mail or fax by September 13. No refunds will be issued after September 13. There is a $30 charge for all checks returned for insufficient funds.
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