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IEEIA: This workshop will familiarize participants with issues of the Northwest and will provide them with skills that can be used with learners to help them understand and tackle issues related to the environment in their local communities. These issues include environmental issues, health issues, and other science-related issues.
Workshop Costs: The workshop cost will be $745.00 which includes lodging, instruction and instructional materials, classroom and technology fees, and class-related field trips. Additional costs include your meals and travel to and from the workshop site in Seward. A number of airlines carry flights to Anchorage (see Ticketing, below). Additional in-Alaska travel information is available from Mr. Withrow.
How To Register: The workshop is limited to 25 participants. To register and hold your place in the workshop, send deposit for $200 (made out to CISDE) by May 1st. Please mail the check to Mr. Versil Withrow, CISDE Workshop Coordinator, 1925 New Era Road, Carbondale, IL 62901. Detailed information will follow.
Ticketing: For participants from any major U.S. airport to Anchorage can be arranged by calling Maxine Lennon at Bruce Travel in Plantation, FL (1-800-771-7407). The traveler should mention that he or she is attending a CISDE workshop and Maxine will provide the best possible discount available from Bruce Travel.
As you plan your travel arrangements, please be aware that participants will meet in Anchorage on Sunday (June 18th), stay one night there, and then spend the next five nights in Seward. The workshop will conclude late on Friday evening (June 23). Plan your departure for Saturday morning, June 24.
Our time together will begin on Sunday, June 18th in Anchorage, at the Howard Johnson's, 1910 8th Ave. These accommodations in Anchorage are double occupancy and their cost is included in your Workshop Fee. To insure that the rooms there will be held, we must receive your workshop deposit by March 1, 2006.
There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all participants at the motel on Sunday, June 18, 2006, at 6:00 PM.
Transportation to Seward on Monday (June 19) will be your choice of the Alaska Railroad (probably the most scenic option, approximately $62) or the Alaska Park Connection Bus Service (approximately $54),. If you choose to rent an auto upon your arrival at the airport, you may be able to pick up some riders at the informational meeting to help defray your rental expenses. You may visit the train <www.AlaskaRailroad.com> or bus <www.alaskacoach.com> websites to make your travel arrangements before the meeting.
We will depart early Monday morning and enjoy the scenic ride to Seward. Upon our arrival at the workshop site, we will settle into our room as and then immediately begin instruction. The workshop will begin upon our arrival in Seward and conclude at 6:00 PM, Friday June 23, 2006.
Accommodations at the Seward site are single occupancy - with a shared bath. Linens are not provided at our lodging in Seward, so please bring along towels and sheets or sleeping bag. You may also rent sheets.for a $10 fee. There are many dining prospects within easy walking distance.
Information on Course Credit: Through an agreement with Heritage Institute, three quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate credit is available from Antioch University, Seattle (equivalent to two semester hours). The cost per credit is $45 per quarter credit at the 400 or undergraduate level (3 quarter credits costs $135) and $50 per quarter credit at the 500 or graduate level (3 quarter credits costs $150). You will register for the course credit at the workshop; no credit card payments can be accepted. Payment can be through personal check made out to CISDE. Your course instructor will have information regarding the course requirements.
Antioch University is a national university founded in 1852, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Antioch University has campuses in Ohio, New England, southern California, and Seattle. The Heritage Institute is affiliated with Antioch's Seattle campus. Antioch University credits are acceptable in many states toward educator re-certification and within school districts for salary advancement. Educators should check with their district administration before registering for a course. Letter grades for the course are not issued; credit granted at the 400 level is equal to a "C" or better. 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better.
Other information coming at a later date: Tentative schedule, and information on graduate credit.
If you have additional questions, please call Versil at 618-898-1277.