Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I COME AGAIN?
Yes! If you have attended Standards Bootcamps in the past, we would love to have you join us again! Because the 2019 Course Offering is the same as the 2018 Course Offering, we recommend you consider a different training strand than you’ve previously done.
WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND END EACH DAY?
Each day of Standards Bootcamps runs from 8:00-3:30 local time. Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the whole time both days. Lunch will be provided on site at no extra cost.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Once you’ve applied to attend, you will receive additional information as the Bootcamps dates approach. However, participants should plan to bring a laptop computer or tablet, pen/pencil, paper, and other items to make themselves comfortable for a day-long training, such as a sweater, snack, water, etc.
I’M DRIVING IN FROM FARTHER AWAY. WHERE DO I STAY?
Lodging and travel is up to you! There are hotels nearby each site. If you choose to stay in a hotel, you or your school/district are responsible for booking and paying for it. Instruction Partners does not pay for or reimburse travel costs.
HOW MUCH DO BOOTCAMPS COST?
Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization, so Bootcamps are priced at cost, which is $600 per participant. You can save $50/seat if you register by March 22, 2019. After May 15, 2019 seats are $650 to cover the additional cost of rushed materials.The participation costs go toward compensation for the Content Coaches, food, logistics, and training resources. All materials from the training will be posted and publicly available, so all the teachers in your school system can benefit even if they’re not able to attend in-person.
WHAT DIFFERENT STANDARDS TRACKS ARE THERE? WHICH STANDARDS CAN I LEARN ABOUT?
WHAT IF I CAN ONLY ATTEND PART OF A BOOTCAMPS SESSION?
We ask that participants be present for the entire Bootcamp to ensure the most learning possible. The learning experiences are designed to build on each other over the course of the training. Educators who complete the full training will receive a certificate of attendance which may be used to apply for professional development credit, depending on district and/or state policy.