Summer Institute

Dates: July 20th - July 24th 2015

Summer Institute Overview (Download registration flyer for more details about the institute and how to register.) This is an intensive, week-long media literacy course for teachers, support staff, college faculty, and other professionals working with students in an educational setting. Participants receive training in the theory and practice of media literacy, learn applications for digital technology, and work individually with a Project Look Sharp "coach" to develop and implement a media literacy integration project. Each of the morning sessions are presentation-style format, and the afternoons are hands-on production (using a variety of 21st century learning tools and technologies).

Download our 2015 Syllabus for more detailed information about the production technologies that will be covered, as well as the hourly schedule.

Dates: July 20th - July 24th 2015
Location: 953 Danby Road, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise (See campus map)
Continuing Education Units: 3.4 (34 PD hours)

Budgeting and Planning For Your Stay:

1. Registration Fee: $815.00 (Registration is NY State aidable through TST-BOCES. If you are a NY State Teacher, speak with your administrators about this great funding opportunity using COSER 516 Model Schools funds (2015-2016 school year).
(Please call 607-257-2825 for more information on NY state aid.)
How To Register: Download the flyer for directions on how to register.
Registration Deadline: 07/10/15
Registration Support: For questions regarding the registration process, please call 607-257-1551 x353

2. Accommodations: We recommend that attendees stay at one of the hotels listed below at a cost of around $120.00 a night. Alternatively, you may stay on campus in the dormitories at a much lower rate. Please be sure to select the accommodations link below for more information.

3. Transportation: If you are commuting, you will be able to park your car on campus at no charge in the visitor parking lot. If you are staying at one of the hotels and do not have a vehicle, please contact the hotel directly about their transportation options. Ithaca College utilizes a bus system that runs to various destinations around Ithaca, however the summer hours are much more limited than usual. The best option is to ensure that you have a vehicle for ease of transportation, or plan to take a taxi. The Ithaca College campus is about 2 miles from downtown.

4. Meals: A light continental breakfast is offered every morning (Monday through Friday) which includes yogurt, bagels, fruit, and coffee. We also provide a lunch on Friday afternoon. You will need to budget for lunch throughout the week except for Friday. The group of attendees usually walk to the campus center and spend approximately $8.00 to $10.00 for lunch. You must also budget for a week of evening meals if you are from out of town. Most attendees return to their hotels or dormitories and order-in, or attend group dinners in downtown Ithaca. For two nights during the week our trainers Cyndy Scheibe and Chris Sperry host and coordinate group dinners at local restaurants. This often results in people ride-sharing to the restaurant and networking during a great evening meal.

5. Other Links: Please see the Guide to Ithaca that provides more useful links for your stay in Ithaca NY.

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