FAQs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE ACADEMY?

The Academy is designed for teachers and school leaders in public, independent, and charter schools worldwide who want to better understand elements of the science of learning. Our audience is mostly composed of educators in Pre-kindergarten through early collegiate level classes. You should feel comfortable attending even if your current role is not in the classroom. School counselors, instructional specialists, and senior administrators also attend the Academy.

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING, OR MIND, BRAIN, AND EDUCATION SCIENCE (MBE), TO ATTEND THE ACADEMY?

The Academy is appropriate for those who are just starting on the journey to understand MBE, or those who are looking to learn more in order to set their professional development goals for the coming school year. 

HOW CAN MY SCHOOL BECOME AN ACADEMY PARTNER SCHOOL?

Academy Partner Schools make a commitment to send at least three attendees to the Academy for each of three consecutive years. Ideally, a school’s attendee group would include at least one school leader each year. Attendees can participate virtually or in person to meet that commitment. Interested schools should email us at academy@thecttl.org for more information.

HOW CAN I ATTEND THE ACADEMY VIRTUALLY OR IN PERSON?

In 2024, the CTTL is making the Academy available to attend virtually or in a hybrid format at one of 11 satellite locations: Breck School (MN), Colegio Merici (Mexico), Detroit Country Day School (MI), Frederick County Public Schools (MD), Kehillah (CA), Kimball Union Academy (NH), Metairie Park Country Day School (LA), Miami Country Day School (FL), St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD), Vista Peak Preparatory School (CO), and Wilson Hall (SC). There is limited capacity to attend the Academy at a satellite location, so it is encouraged to register early.

CAN I ATTEND THE ACADEMY IF I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT?

Yes. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student, please email us at academy@thecttl.org for more information.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACADEMY AGENDA AND SCHEDULE?

The Academy will be in session on July 15-18, 2024. The daily agenda will be made available to Academy registrants via the Whova web or mobile application. 

HOW DO I REGISTER/PURCHASE TICKETS?

You can purchase tickets for the virtual attendee experience here. Or purchase tickets for a hybrid experience at one of the five satellite locations here.

Academy Partner Schools should contact Chavonne Primus at cprimus@thecttl.org for special registration instructions. 

HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE EVENT APP? 

The Whova mobile app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. 

WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND ALL FOUR DAYS?

We understand that schedule conflicts may arise. The general sessions and division-level deep dive sessions will be recorded and available to view on-demand through October 17, 2024.

WHAT IS THE REFUND OR CANCELLATION POLICY?

​​You may cancel and receive a refund if your cancellation request is received by 11:59 PM ET on June 24, 2024. Due to costs incurred by the CTTL, refunds will be subject to a 20% administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests submitted after June 24. The registration fee can be transferred to another individual or attendance at the following year’s Academy, upon request.  

In the event the CTTL must cancel the Academy due to unforeseen circumstances, the CTTL will refund the cost of registration.

Unforeseen Circumstances Defined for Refund and Cancellation Policies:

Unforeseen circumstances is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents the CTTL from continuing with a conference, training, or webinar. Examples of such circumstances can include, but are not limited to, inclement weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability, technology challenges, and presenter absence.

Cancellation requests should be emailed to academy@thecttl.org .