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Middle School Institute

The Middle School Institute is designed for middle school teachers seeking foundational skills necessary to prepare students for success in secondary advanced academics.

Summer 2021 - June 28-July 2 | July 12-16

All courses will be held online!

The online Middle School Institute is designed for middle school teachers seeking foundational skills necessary to prepare students for success in secondary advanced academics. These online workshops emphasize best practices and strategies to increase rigor in the classroom in order to prepare students for future AP success. Content specific workshops (subject to change) are being offered online for English, math, foreign language, science and social studies.

When: Each course meets online Monday through Friday and will include both synchronous (live instruction, either whole group or small breakout groups) and asynchronous (individual learning, not live) instruction. Synchronous instruction will take place between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Central time. Asynchronous assignments might be required outside of those hours. Exact course schedule to be determined by instructor and will be emailed prior to the start of the course.

Where: All courses are held online utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System and Blackboard Collaborate.

Online Learning Support: Since 2006, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has been offering online courses designed to meet the needs of busy professionals around the world. Our experienced Online Learning support team will be providing student support services, as needed, to all summer program participants throughout the workshop.

Professional Development Credits: Participants will receive up to 26 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours or 2.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571.

AP® and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this professional development.

Course details coming soon.

Early registration: $550 (until April 12)
Standard registration: $600 (April 13-June 14)
Late registration: $650 (after June 14)

Payments

Payments are accepted by credit card or purchase order. Registrations via credit card are confirmed immediately upon processing. Registrations made via PO are not considered confirmed until CCR receives the actual payment (check). If registering using a PO, payment (check) is due within 30 days of registration. Failure to submit timely payment may result in the cancellation of your registration.

Please visit the TEA website for updates related to the AP/IB Incentive program. District personnel with AP/IB program responsibilities may wish to join the AP/IB Incentive listserv. For more information about the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program, please contact TEA directly.

To have a positive learning experience, you will need the following:

  • Reliable internet access

  • Chrome internet browser (very important, only exception is if you are using an Ipad, use Safari)

  • Headset with microphone, or a computer with a built-in microphone.

  • Camera (so you can be visible online)

Registrations are accepted with a credit card or purchase orders as a district/school commitment to pay, by check or credit card, within 30 days of registration. Once you complete your registration, you will have the option to print or email a copy of the invoice or forward it to your accounts payable department. Failure to submit timely payment may result in the cancellation of your registration. Registrations made less than 30 days from program start date can only be made using a credit card. The Center for College Readiness does not provide training unless payment (credit card or check) is received in advance.

If a course is full, you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. If a spot should become available, an auto-generated email will be sent out to the participants in the order they are listed on the waiting list, with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact us via email at collegeready@rice.edu or by phone at 713-348-6031.

Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.