FAQ

Can I come again?

Yes! If you have attended a Standards Bootcamps session in the past, we would love to have you join us again! We recommend checking out our offerings and determining which would be the best fit for you.

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. The cost is $600 per participant (per Bootcamp) for non-partner districts and $560 per participant (per Bootcamp) for partner districts. "Partners" are defined as school systems that have spent a minimum of $3,500 on contract services in SY17-18 or have contractually committed to spending $3,500 on contract services in SY18-19. The participation costs go toward compensation for the Content Coaches, food, logistics and training resources. All materials from training will be posted and publicly available. We believe the discussions and interactions with peers around the materials are where the learning happens.

What different standards tracks are there? Which standards can I learn about?

Click here to learn more about the ELA focus domains for this year.

Click here to learn more about the math focus domains for this year.

Do you offer Bootcamps on subjects besides math and ELA?

This summer, we are focusing our offerings on math and ELA standards. In the future, we expect to expand offerings to other content areas as well as other roles, such as instructional coaches, principals, and academic supervisors.

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.