In partnership with University of Maryland, Carroll County Public Schools is hosting two CASE Institutes in July 2018. 

Animal and Plant Biotechnology (July 15 - July 26, 2018 - 9 day) (APB) and Agricultural Sciences - Animal (Fast Track - July 15 - July 20, 2018 - 5 day) (ASA)

Please contact Ted McNett, ecmcnet@carrollk12.org if you have any questions

2017 Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

2016 Animal and Plant Biotechnology

 

2016 Agricultural Sciences - Plant

Graduate credit should be available through Oregon State University.  For more information contact Josh Stewart Josh.Stewart@oregonstate.edu

DescriptionAnimal and Plant Biotechnology; Sunday, July 15 – Thursday, July 26, 2018.The Orientation dinner is on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Institute is 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday, the first week and Monday  - Wednesaday the second week.  Thursday, the final day, ends at 12:00pm.

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

  • Carroll County Career and Technology Center, MD - July 15-26, 2018 - $3200

Location:  Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Rd. Westminster, MD 21157

Wireless internet will be available.

Dates:  July 15 - 26, 2018

2018 APB registration cost: $3,200.  Registration Fee 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 C/O Ted McNett
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.

 

DescriptionAgricultural Sciences - Animal (Fast Track 5 day) Sunday, July 15 – Friday July 20, 2018The Orientation dinner is on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Institute is Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm all days

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

  • Carroll County Career and Technology Center, MD - July 15-20, 2018 (fast track) - $2200

Location:  Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Rd. Westminster, MD 21157

Wireless internet will be available.

Dates July 15 - 20, 2018

2018 ASA Fast Track registration cost: $2,200.  Registration Fee 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 C/O Ted McNett
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:   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 Westminster High. 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 a $575.00 increased cost for APB and $275 for ASA Fast Track. 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 at Westminster High School by the Blue Bistro.  Each participant will be provided with a meal stipend for the dinners that are not provided on training days. During this institute two dinners will be provided by your hosts; the orientation dinner and one evening during the second week we will gather at the Carroll County Farm Museum for a potluck dinner as a whole group. The host will provide a Maryland picnic dinner.  Participants are responsible for their own meals on non training days; Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018.

The APB meal stipend is for 7 dinners, $168.00, that the participants will independently provide.  The ASA Fast Track meal stipend is for 4 dinners, $96.00, that the participants will independently provide. The allowable Maryland stipend rate for the dinner is $24.00.

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

 
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. 
Uber was used by several participants at the 2016 CI

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 Carroll County Career and Technology Center

 

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 participants control.