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The 2012 MIST Summer Teacher Workshop
August 1-3rd

Arrival and Check-in    |    Agenda     |   Maps

2012 MIST Summer Teacher Workshop Application!


The 2012 MIST Summer Teacher Workshop is possible with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • We have a total of 42 seats available, but they must include a balance between high school and community college instructors across the disciplines of math, chemistry and biology.

  • We are very interested in having teams of teachers come as a group, so we encourage you to invite your fellow math, chemistry and biology teachers from your school or nearby schools to join you. With this as one of our goals, preference will be given to teams of at least two people. Your other team member(s) could be in your discipline and/or from one of the other 2 disciplines.
  • All participants will receive:
    • A stipend of approximately $200
    • Continuing Education Credit: approximately 15 contact hours towards CPDUs or CEUs
    • Lodging at the Illini Union located directly on the campus quad
    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

  • Travel reimbursement is available:
    • In-state driving - up to $200
    • Contiguous states driving - up to $275
    • Contiguous states by air - up to $350
    • Other outlying areas by air - up to $500

  • As part of our continued support for teachers, we hope to invite you to attend at least one follow-up meeting. Our goal is to allow teachers to have time to work with the Merit-style in their own classrooms and then come back for additional support. We will be discussing any questions you may have; go over any concerns, stumbling-blocks, frustrations; and provide an opportunity for you to share your own personal experience with the Merit-Style in your classroom. Financial Support for these follow-up meetings will be available.


  Arrival and Check-in:   » back to top

  • Workshop Location: MAP
    The workshop location will at the Illini Union, Room 314A. Please be sure to arrive around 8:00 for check-in and to receive your Workshop Welcome Bags on Wednesday, August 1st. Breakfast will be provided. Check our Campus Map for information on the campus layout and building locations.

  • Check-In, Check-Out for the Illini Union: MAP
    For those checking in at the Illini Union, your room will be reserved under your name, Check-in starts at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Check-out, however, needs to be done by 1:00 pm on Friday. Please be ready to check-out on Friday, however, if you need an additional day due to flights and need to check-out on Saturday instead of Friday, please let us know ASAP so we can reserve your room for an extra night. Otherwise we cannot guarantee that the room will still be available from Friday to Saturday. On request, The Union will provide you with a parking pass at the time of check-in for the adjacent parking lot if you need to park a vehicle. For more info on the beautiful Hotel you’ll be staying at you can check out their website at http://www.union.uiuc.edu/.
  • Parking: Map PDF
    For those driving in, but not staying at the Illini Union, we will provide you with parking passes for each day you need to park on Campus. You can pick up your passes during check-in. All we ask is to please return any un-used passes before you leave.

  • Arrival from Willard Airport (CMI):
    If you are arriving at Willard Airport and need to get to the Illini Union Hotel, there is a bus service that will take you direct from Willard to the Illini Union. For more on this please check out the Bus Schedule from Willard to Illini Union for route and departure times. For information on other ground services please check out the Willard Airport Website.


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Day #1 – Wednesday, August 1st

  • 8:00am-11:30am, Illini Union, Room 314A
    • Breakfast
    • Check-In
    • Introductions
    • UIUC Merit Workshop Description

  • 11:30am-1:00pm,
    • Lunch

  • 1:00pm-4:30pm,
    • Merit-Style Session/Discussion
    • Merit Worksheet Analysis/Discussion
    • Worksheet Writing Session

(Plan to have some homework in the evening as well!)

Day #2 – Thursday, August 2nd

  • 8:00am-9:00am, Illini Union, Room 314A
    • Breakfast, finish homework, and print questions

  • 9:00am-Noon
    • Peer Review
    • Discussion

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Box Lunch
    • Student Panel

  • 1:00pm-4:30pm
    • Merit Activity Session/Discussion
    • Activity Writing Session

(Plan to have some homework in the evening as well!)

Day #3 – Friday, August 3rd

  • 8:00am-8:30am, Illini Union, Room 314A
    • Breakfast, finish homework, and print activity

  • 8:30am-12:30pm
    • Peer Review
    • Workshop Evaluations
    • Implementation in Classrooms
    • Future Meetings

  • 12:30pm-1:00pm
    • Box Lunch


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