Frequently Asked Questions

CASIE General Questions

What is CASIE?
CASIE is the acronym for the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education. We are a non-profit organization which works with educators to promote international understanding through education programs, research, discussion, policy planning, and workshops. For more information about CASIE,  visit our About Us page.

 

Where is CASIE located?
Our office address is located at 1165 Northchase Pkwy SE, Suite 220 Marietta, GA 30067​. 

Where are CASIE events held?

CASIE holds events all over the world! Please see each individual event's page for specific location information.

IB Registration Questions

What information will I need to register?

  • You will need to choose a workshop course and category level

  • Your IB School Code if applicable

    • If registering from a candidate school, list n/a as your school code.

  • Your IB Coordinator’s name and contact information

  • Contact information for the person responsible for payment of the registration (Billing Contact)

  • Your school's preferred payment method

  • A secondary email address for yourself.

 

Which category should I register for?
Please visit the IB’s website for course descriptions and guidelines. The IB provides very specific guidance as to who should take which course category. 

 

What is CASIE’s registration policy?
Click here for CASIE’s full registration policy. 

 

Where can I find my IB School Code?
Your IB Coordinator should be able to provide you with your school's unique IB School Code. Additionally, IB School Codes can be found on IB’s website. From the home page, go to the “Find an IB World School” section. Find your school and click on the name. The IB School Code will appear along with other information about your school.

 

Why do you request a secondary email? 
Many school filters will block incoming messages sent from CASIE's registration system. By providing a secondary private email, you will help us ensure that you receive all CASIE correspondence relating to your workshop attendance, including your official IB course completion certificate.

 

Can an IB coordinator register more than one teacher at a time?
Yes.  Complete a registration for the first teacher as the Primary Registrant and add all your other teachers to the same order.  To do so:

  • Click the “Add a Registrant” button at the end of the first registration. 

  • Enter the name, email, and other profile information of the additional teacher(s), being sure to select the appropriate category and workshop for each individual.

Upon completion of your multi-person registration, CASIE will follow-up with a single invoice reflecting the total charge for all registrants.

 

I need to send some people to training, but I don’t know who can go yet. Can I just hold some places?
This is handled on a case-by-case basis. For questions regarding teacher names, please email registration@casieonline.org

 

What if I register someone and they change their mind or cannot go?
View CASIE’s cancellation policy.

 

What do I do if I need to change the name of one of the participants?
Please email your request to registration@casieonline.org. Include the name, subject, and category of the existing registration and the replacement teacher’s name and email.

 

Who do I pay and how?
View CASIE’s payment policy.

 

How do I join a waitlist if a course if full?
If a course is full at the time of your registration, you will have the option to join a waitlist. This option is a link located at the top of the course list page.  

  • If space then opens for that course you will be notified and given the option to accept the seat.  

  • If waitlisted, you are not obligated to submit payment until you are notified of, and accept, a spot in the class.  

  • Full payment for registration is due immediately upon acceptance of a waitlist spot.  

  • Please note, you should not move forward with travel plans until you receive communication from CASIE that a firm space in the workshop has become available and you have paid for your registration in full.

 

If I accept a spot from the waitlist, what is the payment policy?

Payment will be due immediately at time of acceptance notification.

 

How do I cancel my waitlist registration?
To cancel, simply email the CASIE staff at registration@casieonline.org stating your name, course, and that you want to remove yourself from the waitlist. No cancellation fees apply if you cancel your waitlisted registration PRIOR to accepting a spot. You will automatically be canceled if CASIE offers you a spot and you do not respond in a timely manner. All registration and cancellation policies are applicable upon verbal or written confirmation of accepting a workshop spot through the waitlist.

IB Workshop Questions

What lodging would CASIE recommend?

CASIE works with local hotels to offer our participants a competitive and accessible rate for the area as well as lodging close to our workshop venue. Atlanta traffic is famously unpredictable and we want to help our participants be as close as possible to the venue. Recommended IB workshop accommodations can be found on our IB Travel page. Please be sure to mention that you are with CASIE in order to receive the discounted rate at these preferred hotels.

 

How should I schedule my travel itinerary?
We recommend that all out-of-town participants arrive the evening before the workshop starts. Your participation, all week, in every session is vital. Be advised that attendees must participate in all class sessions to receive their official IB certificate of attendance.

 

When booking your travel out of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, do not choose a flight departing before 4:00 pm. Please remember that Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world and Atlanta's traffic in unpredictable.

 

What materials do I need to bring?
Prior to attending the workshop, download and/or print all workbooks, subject guides, and additional materials that your workshop leader has provided to you through our Materials page or requested you bring with you. Access to these materials will be emailed to the email addresses provided in the registration system. Workshop leaders will typically reach out to participants with further instructions about a month before the workshops. Emails with sensitive spam filters or Sender Address Verification notices may risk not receiving any communication from CASIE.

In alignment with IB's efforts to be as green as possible, printed materials will not be provided to participants. If you prefer to work from paper, please make sure that you bring a printed copy of your materials with you from home. We also strongly recommend you bring a digital copy with you to the workshop. Many participants find it beneficial to have a printed copy of the workbook in hand in addition to the electronic copy of all materials.

 

Is wireless Internet available at the workshop site?
Yes, wireless internet is available. CASIE encourages participants to ‘go green’ and bring an electronic device for workshop use. As with many large events, internet connectivity may vary depending on the number of devices accessing the network. To avoid potential problems, we strongly recommend that you download all workshop materials onto your machine prior to arrival in case you are unable to connect.

 

Can I get a copy of my certificate of attendance?
CASIE will provide one digital Certificate of Attendance emailed to each participant at the close of each workshop. If you have not received your certificate within two weeks of the workshop’s end, please email registration@casieonline.org to let us know.  A complimentary digital copy will be reissued for up to 12 months following the workshop. Following this period, a $20 research and processing fee will be charged to fulfill all requests.

 

School/District registration & attendance history reports are available upon request from 2011 to the present. All reports are subject to a processing fee of $50 per each year included in the report. Please note that we are only able to provide reports for PD training received at a CASIE event. Reports require a minimum processing time of 2 weeks.

 

What if I need to leave the workshop early?
The IB and CASIE assume that all registered participants, as adult learners participating in professional development workshops, attend all 3 days of training to meet the IB requirement of 15 hours of instructional contact time.

  • The official IB course certificate of attendance participants receive certifies that the bearer has met the IB-required 15 hours of instructional contact time.

  • We do not adjust certificates to reflect actual hours of attendance should you fail to meet the IB minimum requirements.

 

Can I receive graduate credit for attending the workshops?
Not at this time. CASIE is currently working with several universities towards this goal.

 

What are my ground transportation options?

Courtesy shuttles will be available for participants to & from the conference site and ONLY our participating hotel partners each day. Please be aware that Atlanta is not a pedestrian-friendly city. Our workshop venue and partner hotels are not accessible by public transportation or by foot. We strongly recommend renting a car during your stay for all your conference and leisure transportation needs. ​Our public transportation system, MARTA, has limited reach in the Atlanta Metro area and should not be counted on to provide your only means of transportation while here.

Are meals included in the workshop fee?
We provide daily continental breakfast, lunch on the first and second day, and periodic refreshments and snacks at break times. 

 

How should I dress?
Our recommended workshop attire is business-casual and we encourage you to be comfortable, allowing for long periods of sitting, some walking and stairs, and temperature changes during the day.  We strongly recommend layers and comfortable walking shoes! Our event venue is a huge public high school, and we do not have access to temperature control in the building; all rooms are air conditioned but some rooms are cooler than others. 

 

What is the weather like in Atlanta?
For our summer workshops, Atlanta will be hot and humid with the possibility of rain in the afternoons. However, the buildings are air-conditioned.  For fall workshops, the weather should be mild with cooler evenings.  Our best advice is always to bring layers and be prepared for rain.

Can CASIE accommodate dietary restrictions?

Unfortunately CASIE is unable to provide customized meal options and we cannot guarantee that there will be no risk of cross-contamination of allergens. In the event of dietary restrictions, CASIE recommends that participants make alternate meal arrangements that they can be sure meet their dietary needs and restrictions. You are welcome to bring your own meal in a cooler.

Will there be a nursing room available for mothers?

Yes! We always have a designated comfort room at our workshops. Please let a member of our staff know if you need access to that private room. Please note that we cannot offer refrigeration so remember to bring your cooler.

May I bring a child to the workshop?

Due to security and liability concerns, children may not be brought along to any CASIE event. Please make alternate childcare arrangements which do not involve having a child in one of our classrooms.

Project Zero Conference Questions

When will the course schedule be available?
Presenters and courses are finalized six to eight weeks in advance. If the schedule of individual courses is not yet available when making your initial registration, you will be notified via email and given first chance to register for courses.

What does a typical day look like?
On the full days of these conferences, there is a morning plenary session to kick things off. Participants select one of two strands to follow after a morning plenary session. Strands feature a major address by a Project Zero researcher, an interactive course, and a lunch hour. The times for each of those elements are different in the two strands.

 

Why are there different Strands?
We include strands for a number of reasons:
* They provide the opportunity for us to highlight more research and researchers from Project Zero.
* They allow participants to focus on particular topics of interest from the array of Project Zero research on offer.
* On a practical level, they help us stagger lunch hours and utilize fewer classrooms at one given time–major considerations in a large conference setting.

 

What about travel and lodging?
Please go to the travel page of the individual conference for information on airports, car rental, lodging, etc. We do not always reserve hotel blocks for our Project Zero Perspectives Conferences but we can always give you some recommendations as to hotels in the area we will be visiting.

 

What do I need to bring with me?
You will be contacted by email if your instructor provides preconference materials. In general, we suggest bringing an electronic device with any downloaded materials, a water bottle, a bag, and something to write on and with.

 

How should I dress?

Our recommended conference attire is business-casual and we encourage you to be comfortable, allowing for long periods of sitting, some walking and stairs, and temperature changes during the day.  We strongly recommend layers and comfortable walking shoes! Our event venues tend to be schools and museums, and we do not have access to temperature control in these buildings. Bring layers! 

 

How should I schedule my travel itinerary?
We recommend that all out-of-town participants arrive the evening before the conference starts, and that they schedule their departure no earlier than three hours from the end time of the conference.

 

Are meals included in the conference fee?
Please refer to individual PZP events as this varies. Typically, we provide daily coffee, lunch, and periodic refreshments at break times. We often host a reception on the first day which will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails.

 

Will I receive IB credit for attending the Project Zero Perspectives conference?
No. Project Zero is not affiliated with the International Baccalaureate.

Can CASIE accommodate dietary restrictions?

Unfortunately CASIE is unable to provide customized meal options and we cannot guarantee that there will be no risk of cross-contamination of allergens. In the event of dietary restrictions, CASIE recommends that participants make alternate meal arrangements that they can be sure meet their dietary needs and restrictions. You are welcome to bring your own meal in a cooler.

Will there be a nursing room available for mothers?

Yes! We always have a designated comfort room at our workshops. Please let a member of our staff know if you need access to that private room. Please note that we cannot offer refrigeration so remember to bring your cooler.

May I bring a child to the conference?

Due to security and liability concerns, children may not be brought along to any CASIE event. Please make alternate childcare arrangements which do not involve having a child in one of our classrooms.

CASIE

1165 Northchase Parkway SE
 Suite 220

Marietta, Georgia 30067 

Tel: 404.848.9044

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