Summer Professional Development Institutes FAQs
How do I register?
You may register online via our electronic registration form, linked on the the Summer Professional Development Institute page or any of the regional pages. You are not considered officially registered until MITS has received both your completed registration form and your payment.
Where do the Institutes take place?
Summer Professional Development Institutes can take place at a variety of partner institutions in 6-8 regions across Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. The first and last day of the institutes are usually held at the Lead Institute. During the rest of the program you will follow a schedule that will include spending 1-2 days at each of the partner’s sites. The schedule will vary depending on the number of participants in each region. The rotation schedule will be given to you on the first day of the institute.
Where will I be going and what activities will I be doing?
Please refer to each Region’s page to find further information about activities.
How do I know where to go/what to bring on the first day?
MITS sends out a Welcome Packet to each registered participant once payment is received. We start sending out these packets via email and snail mail in late May/early June.
Will the Institute take place indoors or outdoors?
The Summer Professional Development Institutes are a balance of both indoor, classroom-based components and outdoor field experiences. Depending on your region, daily activities could include nature walks, behind-the-scenes tours of facilities, introductions to resource centers, modeling of inquiry-based activities and more.
I can’t get a babysitter – can I bring my child with me to the Institute?
MITS Institutes are graduate level programs for adults, thus the activities and learning environment are inappropriate for children. Day care is not provided.
Are the Call Backs optional?
The Call Backs are considered an integral part of the course and are not optional. You will receive PDPs for attending the Call Backs.
How can I pay?
You may pay for registration either via our electronic registration form, or by sending a check in to the MITS office after registering online. You are not considered officially registered until MITS has received both your completed registration form and your payment.
What is the 2018 Summer Professional Development Institutes registration deadline?
The registration deadline is June 1st, 2018. After that date please call for availability.
What is the 2018 Summer Professional Development Institute cancellation policy?
A $75 cancellation fee will be deducted from any registration refunds prior to June 1, 2018. All refund requests must be received by June 1, 2018. No refunds will be given after that date.
How do I pay for graduate credits?
You may pay for graduate credit either via our electronic registration form’s PayPal option, or by sending a check or Purchase Order in to the MITS office. Graduate Credit Forms are sent out with Welcome Packets, and must be completed and returned to the MITS office.
Can the Summer Professional Development Institute graduate credits be applied to a Master’s Degree program?
You will need to check with the college or university in which you are enrolled to find out if the graduate credits are transferable to your Master’s Degree program.
When will I receive my grade/PDPs?
PDPs and graduate credits will be awarded by the end of August. You will receive additional PDPs after attending your region’s Fall Callback.