In partnership with University of Maryland, Carroll County Public Schools is hosting two CASE Fast Track Institutes in July 2020.  We have hosted CASE Institutes since 2013.

Natural Resources and Ecology, Fast Track - July 19 - July 24, 2020 - 5 day (NRE) - $2200

And

Environmental Science Issues, Fast Track - July 26 - July 31, 2020 - 5 day (ESI)   - $2200

Please contact Ted McNett, ecmcnet@carrollk12.org if you have any questions or for more information including a copy of our W-9

CASE 2019 particpant group photo in front of FSK High School

2019 CASE Agricultural Sciences – Plant - Fast Track

 

Description:   Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE), Fast Track 5 day Sunday, July 19 – Friday July 24, 2020.  The Orientation dinner is on Sunday, July 19 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Institute is Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm all days.  Departure time Friday may be earlier depending on the work that has been completed or not previously.

Registration: http://www.case4learning.org/index.php/professional-development, select

  • Carroll County Schools Maryland - July 19 - 24, 2020 (fast track) - $2200

    Location:  Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Rd, Union Bridge, MD 21791

    Wireless internet will be available.

    Dates July 19 - 24, 2020

    OR

    DescriptionEnvironmental Science Issues (ESI), Fast Track 5 day Sunday, July 26 – Friday July 31, 2020.  The Orientation dinner is on Sunday, July 26 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Institute is Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm all days.  Departure time Friday may be earlier depending on the work that has been completed or not previously.

    Registration: http://www.case4learning.org/index.php/professional-development, select

  • Carroll County Schools Maryland - July 26- 31, 2020 (fast track) - $2200

    Location:  Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Rd, Union Bridge, MD 21791

    Wireless internet will be available.

    Dates July 26 - 31, 2020

    2020 NRE Fast Track or the ESI Fast Track registration cost is $2,200 each.  The registration fee includes hotel Sunday night through Friday morning, and breakfast, lunch, and a dinner stipend. Registration Fee for either institute must be paid or purchase order received prior to the beginning of the Institute.  Please submit a Purchase Order to Carroll County Public Schools immediately after registration to confirm that payment will follow.  Submit POs via fax at 410-751-3159 or via postal mail at:

    Carroll County Public Schools
    CASE Institute, Office of CTE
    125 North Court Street
     Westminster, MD 21157

    Contact:  Ted McNett: ecmcnet@carrollk12.org or 410-751-3049.  Email is preferred.  You may provide a phone number for a return phone call. 

    LODGING

     Lodging:   Check in is on Sunday, July 19, 2020 and checkout is the morning of Friday, July 24, 2020 or Check in is on Sunday, July 26, 2020 and checkout is the morning of Friday, July 31, 2020 unless other prior arrangements are made.  Lodging will be provided at the beautiful Best Western Westminster Hotel (more information is available at http://www.bestwesternwestminster.com/) which is only about 5 miles from Francis Scott Key High School. The spacious nonsmoking room features two double beds, 27" color television, easy to operate alarm clock/radio and large work desk. The high speed wireless complimentary Internet will help you stay connected during your stay. You will also enjoy the convenience of having a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/ironing board in your room. In the bathroom you will enjoy fluffy towels and amenities to use throughout your stay such as lotions and soap.   A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for the hotel guests. 

    Single occupancy is available at an increase of $275 per week for either Fast Track. Single occupancy must be pre-arranged and approved 30 days prior to the institute and payment or approved P.O. to CCPS must be received prior to check in.

     

    MEALS

    Meals: A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for the hotel guests. Lunch will be catered during each training day, Monday through Friday.  Each participant will be provided with a meal stipend for the dinners that are not provided on training days. During this institute one dinner will be provided by your hosts; the Sunday orientation dinner. Participants are responsible for their own meals on non-training days.

    The Fast Track meal stipend is for 4 dinners (Monday through Thursday), $100.00 that the participants will independently provide. The allowable Maryland stipend rate for the dinner is $25.00.

    Select the link below to peruse the variety of restaurants available in Westminster. 
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=westminster&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ei=SpH6UrXpA6rb0QGSv4GgDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ

     

    REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

    Carroll County https://carrollcountytourism.org/

     

    Annapolis – 75 minutes - Water front, Naval Academy  http://www.visitannapolis.org/visitor-info/index.aspx

    Baltimore – 55 minutes - Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center http://baltimore.org/attractions/

    Baltimore Orioles http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=bal#y=2013&m=7&calendar=DEFAULT

    Chesapeake Bay http://www.baydreaming.com/travel.htm

    Frederick – 45 minutes - Frederick Keys, C&O Canal, Potomac River, Monocacy River, Point of Rocks, http://www.visitfrederick.org/

    Gettysburg, PA – 40 minutes -  National Park and Civil War History http://www.gettysburg.travel/visitor/do.asp

    Washington, D.C. – 90 minutes - Smithsonian and the National Mall http://washington.org/

     

    REGISTRATION

    Complete the online registration and choose University of Maryland, Westminster, MD and complete the registration form by selecting this site and date for the institute you will be attending. Please be aware that all registrations must be paid in full or a confirmed purchase order received at the start of the CASE Institute. You will receive an invoice directly from the hosting institute you are attending.

     

     

     

     TRAVEL

    For those traveling by air to Westminster, MD:  The closest airport is BWI. Transportation from BWI to the Best Western in Westminster, MD must be arranged by the participant.  Please allow at least two hours after your flight to arrive in Westminster, depending on the time of day. 

    Rental car agencies and shuttle/taxi options: http://www.bwiairport.com/en/travel/ground-transportation/trans/carrental 

    Uber was used by several participants who attended previous CASE Institutes.

    For those driving to Westminster, MD:

    BEST WESTERN Westminster Hotel & Conference Center

    451 WMC Drive Westminster, MD 21158

    Phone: 410-857-1900

    Directions to Best Western Wetminster Hotel

    CASE Participants are responsible for the daily commute between the Best Western and Institute site.  Participants are encouraged to carpool from the hotel to the site and return 

    Directions from Best Western to the Francis Scott Key High School

     

    Participant Registration Cancellation 
    A cancellation fee has been adopted since 2014. The cancellation fee has been implemented to reduce the number of last minute cancellations or no-show registrations. We will charge a $250 cancellation fee for registration cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the institute. In situations of no-show registrations without prior notice, the non-refundable fee will be $1000. The fee may be waived for extenuating circumstances beyond the participant’s control.