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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.

The Middle School Institute is designed for middle school teachers seeking foundational skills necessary to prepare students for success in secondary advanced academics. These 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 for English, math, foreign language, science and social studies. 

July 7-10, 2020

When: Tuesday-Friday, July 7-10, 2020, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Classes will be held on the Rice University campus.

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

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.

*College Board® , AP® , Advanced Placement Program®  and Pre-AP®  are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission. 

Tuition includes parking, lunch and materials: 

Early Registration: $545* (until April 7)
Standard Registration: $595* (April 8-June 22)
Late Registration: $645* (after June 22)

*Some courses have an additional $50 supply added to the tuition amount. This fee covers the extensive additional supplies necessary for the course.

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at the hotel listed below. Please contact the hotel directly for reservations and reserve your room as soon as possible, as the special Workshop rate cannot be guaranteed after the reserved block of rooms has been filled.

Please arrive in Houston the day before your course begins and schedule your hotel reservations accordingly. We have contracted a courtesy shuttle to provide round-trip transportation service from the hotel to the Rice campus.

If you are registered at other hotels, please check with their concierge about transportation to Rice.

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 796-0080
Rate: $149/night standard

 Week  Group Link  Deadline
 July 7-10   Reservation Link  June 8

Click here to download a PDF of additional hotel options.


Rice University offers dormitories for your stay within our beautiful campus. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair. Please do not register for campus housing until you are registered in your desired course. 

NOTE: Campus Housing is only for registered participants of the Middle School Institute.

 Registration Link
 Check-In Date 
 Check-Out Date
 July 6
 July 10

Check-in: Monday from 3-5 p.m. only. Keys are not available after 5 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Check-out: Friday from 3:30-4 p.m.
Rate: TBD

Price includes parking, breakfast Tuesday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday. Lunch Tuesday-Friday is included with workshop registration.

The following items are NOT provided by Rice housing. You must make arrangements to bring them yourself.

  • Towels
  • Toiletries to include shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • TV, computer (wireless internet is available at no cost)
  • Alarm clock
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hangers

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for information on refunds and cancellations.

Dining Services

Dining services provides breakfast and dinner for campus housing guests.

Campus Parking

Campus parking is included with your tuition and provided in an assigned lot, to be determined. The Rice shuttle bus travels the “inner loop route” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. After that time participants will need to walk across campus to return to their housing.

Information Technology

Free wireless internet access is available throughout campus. No password is necessary.

Fondren Library

Public research terminals are located directly around the reference desk on the first floor of the library. Computers for online catalog searching are also available on each floor. Computer access for e-mail and word processing is not available to the public.