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Dallas-1 Summer Institute Thanks to: AVID Central Division And AVID Texas Office
Summer Institute Locations • Dallas Hyatt Reunion (SI Headquarters) – Registration – Special Registration – Strands and site team sessions – Luncheon location
Summer Institute Locations • The Adolphus: Overflow hotel and a few strands 1321 Commerce St. , Dallas, TX 75202 800 -221 -9083 • The Fairmont : Overflow hotel and a few strands 1717 N. Akard, Dallas TX 75201 • Convention Center – Strands and site team sessions. Most site teams and strands will be located here and at the Hyatt.
Transportation Information: • For information about Dallas public transportation, maps and points of interest downtown, visit www. dart. org. – Day Passes - Local $3. 00 (Dallas only), Premium $5. 00 (includes Dallas and Ft. Worth) – 7 Day Pass – Local $15. 00, Premium $25. 00 • For DART reduced group rates, call 214 -749 -2783 or email groupsales@DART. org.
Transportation in Dallas is going to be challenging, so allocate plenty of time in the AM to get to your strands on time. The buses between the hotels and the Convention Center begin at 7 AM and run continuously. We will have strands in 4 locations, so there will be lots of moving going on!!
Local Driving Information • Park at the convention center (underground parking). The daily rate is $10 -cheaper than the hotels. • Then get on the buses at the Convention Center to get to strand site team location. • We have two bus routes: GREEN going from Adolphus to Fairmont to Hyatt and then to CC. RED goes directly from Hyatt to Convention Center. Please emphasize the need to allow 30 minutes to get from one location to another.
Dallas Hyatt Reunion Parking Valet Parking: Available at hotel entrance. In and out privileges for hotel guests only. Overnight Valet: : $19. 00 plus tax Daily: 0 -3 Hours $10. 00, 3 -6 Hours $14. 00, 6 -24 hours $18. 00 plus tax Self parking: Self parking in the outdoor Radish Lot is conveniently located on the north end of the hotel at the intersection of Hotel Street and Reunion Boulevard West. Maximum $10. 00 per day (including tax)* Self parking in the Reunion Arena parking lot is located at the intersection of Sports Street and Reunion Boulevard with a public plaza directly across from the Hotel’s Motor Lobby. Managed by Central Parking Systems. Non-Event Day $ 4. 00* Event Day $10. 00* * No in/out privileges.
DALLAS Hotel Address Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, USA Tel: +1 214 651 1234 Fax: +1 214 742 8126
The Fairmont Dallas 1717 N. Akard Street Dallas, Texas 75201 T. (214) 720 -2020 Parking The hotel offers valet parking with unlimited access at a cost $20 USD/night. Alternative covered and open parking lots and garages are also available in the surrounding area • Food Café Express Offerings include Coffee, Tea, Fresh fruit and breakfast pastries. Hours of Operation: 6: 00 a. m. to 11: 00 a. m. (depending on hotel occupancy) • The Pyramid Grill Winner of the AAA/Four Diamond Award for fine dining, the Pyramid Grill is one of Dallas' finest establishments. From seafood to New American cuisine, complemented by vintage European and California wines, our Chef will make your experience memorable. Hours of Operation: Breakfast- 6: 30 a. m. to 11: 00 a. m. Lunch - 11: 30 a. m. to 2: 30 p. m. Dinner - 6: 00 p. m. to 10: 00 p. m. http: //www. fairmont. com/dallas
The Adolphus Hotel 1321 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas (TX) 75202 (Tel) 214. 742. 8200 • Parking Valet parking only at the hotel $20 per day with in and out privileges. Best bet: park at Convention Center or Hyatt and take shuttle to hotel OR park at city lots within a few blocks of hotel. • Dining The French Room The Bistro Rodeo Bar and Grill Afternoon Tea http: //www. hoteladolphus. com/adolphus_home. aspx
Food… • • Convention center: breakfast and lunch kiosks Hyatt: Starbucks in the lobby Adolphus: Starbucks across the street Website information on dining choices: http: //dallasregency. hyatt. com/hyatt/hotels/services/local/dining/index. jsp; jsessio nid=LUJVI 3 NBUPIXJTQSNWIVAFOOCJWYYUP 4 OR http: //www. dallascvb. com/visitors/category. list. php? category=1448&location=183 &count=10&start=10 FYI: The hotels and convention center do not want institute participants bringing in food for the site teams.
1 st Day of Institute, June 22 • Check in at Hyatt Regency Reunion Hotel (Lobby level) • Arrive early: check in 8: 00 a. m. -1: 30 p. m. or 5: 00 -6: 00 p. m. • At check-in you will receive a – Program – Site Team locator – Participant handbook with detailed information about Summer Institute • • Pre-Conference Sessions: 8: 30 – 12: 00 Lunch on your own: 12: 00 -1: 30 Opening Keynote: 1: 30 – 2: 30 Site Team Meetings: 2: 45 - 5: 00
Pre-Conference Offerings Free to all Registrants Special Interest sessions for all AVID site team members: (9: 00 a. m. and repeated at 10: 30 a. m. ) • • • Newcomers College Board Flippen Group (Capturing Kids’ Hearts) ACT Data Presentation 4 X 4 Embedded Curriculum (Texas Specific) Touchstone (Socratic Seminar) Critical Reading/AVID Weekly AVID Elementary Open House Demo Strand Vendors
Supplies for Site teams • Each participant will receive a notebook pencil pouch containing: Highlighter, marker, sticky note pad, pencil, and pencil sharpener • General room supplies: Flip Chart with paper pads Laptop computer and LCD projector Projection screen Lapel microphone Speakers Tote bag containing: colored markers, blue tape (low-tack), scissors (1 pair), extra sticky note pads • No internet access is available.
Please note that some details may change, so refer to participant confirmation emails to receive the most up-to-date information. Be knowledgeable… Check and double check information accuracy.
AVID POLICY Professional Development Policy: AVID loves children, but not in Summer Institute strands. Participants may not bring children into Summer Institute strands or site team meetings.
University of San Diego • Course Credit: Two units of extension course credit are available through the University of San Diego for $120. – Daily attendance will be taken in strands and site team meetings to confirm eligibility. – Visit www. usd-online. org to register for course credit before the institute. – The USD desk will be open at posted times throughout the Institute. Checks for course credit should be made payable to the University of San Diego. – Transcripts will be available approximately six weeks after the Institute. The deadline for applying for course credit is August 31, 2009.
Items to bring to SI Experienced Sites q Copy of AVID Data q ISS/CSS forms q 1 laptop per campus, including AE q 2008 -09 Site Plan NEW SITES: q Student Recruitment Rubric q ISS form Recommended for all sites: q Flash Drive q Campus/District Improvement Plan q Student performance data q Maybe a jacket or sweater (some rooms are a little cool)
Other Information • AVID Luncheon: Wednesday or Thursday, featuring student speakers and a teacher speaker (The AVID Texas office will send luncheon information day information as soon as it is available. ) • If some of your administrators will attend the 1 -day Admin Strand on Thursday, we will make every effort to schedule your site teams’ luncheon on that day. (We don’t have any administrators from Alvarado attending. ) • Attire – Proper for your mother, my mother, and the principal of the school… really, most participants wear casual clothing from shorts and sandals to business casual (preferred on luncheon day)
Contact Information Maribel M. Diaz Cell: 214 -695 -2759 Please feel free to call if you have any questions.