Frequently Asked Questions
What does CASIE stand for?
CASIE stands for Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education. For more information about CASIE, click here.
Where is CASIE located?
Our address is 2989 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305. We are in the heart of Buckhead, a financial, restaurant and shopping district just north of downtown and about 30 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
CASIE is located near the campus of the Atlanta International School. Click here for directions to AIS. Unless otherwise noted, all CASIE workshops are held at Atlanta International School: 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305.
IB Registration Questions
Which category should I register for?
If you or your school is new to the IB, you should register for a category one IB workshop. Category one workshops provide an introductory level overview of IB principles specific to your subject training. Similarly, if you are new to your IB subject (i.e. Maths, Humanities, etc.) you should be trained in category one. If you have been teaching your current IB subject for one or more years then you may take category two. It is strongly recommended that if you haven’t had category one training, you teach the course for two years before taking category two. If you are an experienced IB teacher in the subject area of your workshop, you may proceed to category 2 training or category 3 where it is available.
How do I use the online registration system?
Click here for full instructions.
What is CASIE’s registration policy?
Click here for full registration policy for CASIE IB training workshops. All events’ registration policies are listed explicitly on the events’ registration websites.
Can an IB coordinator register more than one teacher at a time?
Yes. You may enter the first registrant as the Primary Registrant, and add other teachers to that order. To do this, click the “Add a Registrant” button. Enter the name, email, and other profile information of the new teacher, and be sure that the proper category and workshop are selected. General information from the previous registration should be pre-populated to simplify the process. The final payment page should reflect the total charge for all registrants.
What if I don’t have a PO or check?
You may select “Pay by check” or “Pay by Purchase Order” on the final payment page of registration, and input “To be determined” if you do not yet know the check/PO number. CASIE will not be able to send you final confirmation of your enrollment in our workshop until we receive either the purchase order or a check for the full amount. You cannot “hold” a place and your electronic registration does not guarantee you a place until we have the PO or the check. CASIE reserves the right to cancel registrations without full payment (check, credit card, money order, bank wire NOT purchase order) within one month of registration. Paid waitlist participants will be accepted in lieu of unpaid registrations from one month before workshop dates.
Why do you need our IB School Code and where do I find it?
Candidate and authorized schools are required to train a certain number of their teachers. This number is reported back to IBA and helps them track the number of teachers your school has trained. All 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. If you are currently exploring IB, are in Candidate status, or have not received your IB School Code yet, please enter “Candidate” in this registration field.
I need to send some people to training, but I don’t know who can go yet. Can I just hold some places?
We require that you enter a name and unique e-mail address for each participant. Please limit any name changes to a minimum and notify us ASAP of such changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name, registration number, subject, category of the teacher who is not attending and the replacement teacher’s name and email.
What if I register someone and they change their mind or cannot go?
We have a cancellation policy that is outlined in the registration email and on the registration website of each workshop. All cancellations made by April 30 for summer workshops and August 31 for fall workshops must be in writing and will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations on and after May 1 for summer workshops and September 1 for fall workshops will NOT be refunded.
Who do I pay and how?
We accept credit cards, checks, purchase orders, wire transfers, and money orders made out to CASIE. In order to secure your registration, we will need to have at least a Purchase Order from your school district. Once you have registered, your district is obligated to pay. CASIE reserves the right to cancel registrations without full payment (check, credit card, money order, bank wire (purchase order does NOT qualify as full payment) within one month of registration. You may pay by credit card online through the registrant’s online registration account. To either pay by credit card upon initial registration, or to log in to an unpaid registration in order to pay by credit card: go to the Register tab of the workshop registration website, log in to the registrant’s account, click Continue four times until you Complete Registration and then select Charge my Card.
I need to change the name of one of the participants, what do I do?
All name changes must be sent to CASIE in writing. Please email your request to email@example.com. Include the name, registration number, subject, category of the teacher who is not attending and the replacement teacher’s name and email. Please note that all name changes received less than three business days prior to the start of the workshop may not be reflected at the time of check-in.
Where do the workshops take place?
Workshops take place at the Atlanta International School, unless otherwise noted. AIS is located at 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305. Click here for directions to AIS.
What materials do I need to bring?
Print & download all workbooks, subject guides, additional materials that your workshop leader has uploaded or requested prior to attending workshop. These materials will be available on the CASIE downloads website. At least two weeks prior to the workshop, registrants will receive an email from CASIE with online instructions for accessing the downloads website. Be sure your email address was entered correctly upon registration. Emails with sensitive spam filters or Sender Address Verification notices may risk not receiving any communication from CASIE. Rather than printing the materials, you may download your materials to your laptop / ipad to view your materials. Power outlets will be provided.
Is wireless Internet available at the workshop site?
There is limited wireless access at the Atlanta International School at this time.
Where do I stay?
Recommended accommodations can be found for our events by clicking the “Travel” button on any individual event registration page on this site. Please be sure to mention that you are with CASIE in order to receive the discounted rate at our preferred hotels.
What if I need to leave the workshop early?
It is recommended that all participants arrive the evening before the workshop starts. We recommend that you do not make flight arrangements prior to 3:00 pm on the final day of the workshop (and no earlier than 4:00 pm for international flights). If plans require you to leave early, you may request your certificate of attendance in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org following the close of the workshop. Your certificate will reflect the actual number of hours you attended at the workshop.
Can I get a copy of my certificate of attendance?
CASIE provides one complimentary Certificate of Attendance emailed to each participant at the close of each workshop. If you leave early or were not given your certificate due to outstanding payment, you may receive your certificate free of charge by completing a Certificate Request Form & submitting with your outstanding registration fee. To order your copy, please click here to visit our order page. Additional copies are available for $15 (plus $1 processing fee if paying with a credit card).
Can I receive graduate credit for attending the workshops?
Attendees of CASIE’s IB Workshops may be eligible to receive graduate credit from Kent State University: ”You may earn one semester hour of graduate credit (graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory) by attending your IB workshop and completing an assignment that Kent State University requires. The hour of credit costs $220 and pre-registration is necessary. Please consult http://www.ehhs.kent.edu/PDO for details regarding the assignment. You will also find a registration form you may complete or you may register by calling Kathlyn Brown at 330.672.0537 or her assistant at 330.672.0538.”
Do I need to rent a car?
It is not necessary to rent a car while you are here. From the airport to your hotel, there are several options:
Subway: Marta Northbound from the airport ($2.50) to Lindbergh Station and then call your hotel for their shuttle. You could also go to Buckhead Station, one more station north on the North Springs – Red Line.
Airport Shuttle (Atlanta Airport Shuttle) which will take you straight to your hotel (approximately $21 one way or $37 round-trip).
Taxi: approximately $40 one way.
Hotel Shuttles: From your hotel to the CASIE workshops at the school, you will need to request the hotel shuttle at the front desk in the mornings. Please note that CASIE only coordinates shuttles for hotels on our list of recommended accommodations. CASIE vans will be available to take you from the school to the MARTA station on the last day of the workshops, or shuttles can take you back to your hotel.
Being located in Buckhead, there are many restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotels.
Are meals included in the workshop fee?
Morning coffee, lunch and refreshments at break times are provided. Dinners are on your own.
What should I wear?
Our workshops are casual and we encourgae you to be comfortable, allowing for long periods of sitting, some walking, and temperature changes during the day. We strongly recommend layers!
What is the weather in Atlanta?
For our summer workshops, Atlanta will be hot and humid with the possibility of rain in the afternoons. However, the buildings are very well 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.
Partial Refund Eligibility
Cancellation fees apply immediately upon agreeing to terms of registration policies and registering into CASIE’s online system. No refund will be given for cancellations received on and after the normal registration period. Whenever possible, CASIE will apply registration fees towards another workshop within the calendar year. No transfer/deferral of funds to the next calendar year is allowed.
Unforeseen cancellations may qualify for a partial refund under special circumstances. Eligibility includes medical emergencies, registrant or family bereavement/deaths, natural disasters, and other case-by-case situations. The partial refund amount will be based on a case-by-case review.
Loss claims against CASIE’s insurance policy require substantial time, resource, and financial commitments. To qualify for partial refund eligibility, CASIE’s insurance policy requires that you supply one of the following (1) written proof of medical reasons and contact information provided by an attending physician, medical facility, hospice, and/or funeral home (2) copy of death certificate with issuer’s contact information and/or (3) copy of police, investigative, or insurance report. Please contact CASIE for review of situation prior to mailing written documentation items.