TTC PTC SUMMER INSTITUTES SURVIVAL GUIDE MIAMI 2009 BREAKFAST VOUCHERS For those staying in the hotel, you will be issued 6 breakfast vouchers for PTC participants and 4 breakfast vouchers for TTC and CTC participants. These vouchers will be required and collected each morning. Breakfast is served from 7:00am. Should you lose your breakfast vouchers, you will need to pay for your breakfast. The hotel will not replace them. Vouchers are only valid during the program dates. Unused vouchers may not be redeemed on “in between” dates. Tipping: It is not necessary to tip at breakfast as it is already included in your voucher. However, please be aware that tipping 15%-18% of the total bill for other full service meals is standard if it is not already included in the bill. (Many times it is included in the bill for parties of 6 or more. Please check with the individual restaurant). EXERCISE & SPA • • • Complimentary use of the fitness center located at The Willow Stream Spa. There are 3 outdoor swimming pools and a 3-mile jogging track located on the hotel property. The Turnberry’s complimentary private ocean club on the beach, approximately 1 km, is accessible via the hotel’s free shuttle. Golf, tennis and spa services are available at an additional charge. • GROCERY STORE • • Publix Super Market: 92952 Aventura Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-931-4810 (0.17 miles) Winn-Dixie: 20417 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-935-2969 (0.55 miles) INTERNET ACCESS • • • • Participants who have their own laptop and who have signed up as a Fairmont Club Member prior to their arrival will receive free internet access in their guestroom during their stay. If you are not a Fairmont Club member but have brought a laptop, internet access is available in all guest rooms at a rate of $13.95 per day plus tax. The Business Center offers internet kiosks at a rate of $14.45 for the first 15 minutes and $0.80 for each minute thereafter. The Aventura Mall offers free Wi-Fi. Most laptops and other Wi-Fi devices will automatically detect and display a list of available wireless networks. Select the wireless network ‘Aventura Mall Guest’. If your device does not automatically detect the presence of the wireless network, then set the SSID on your laptop or device to ‘Aventura Mall Guest’ and be sure all encryption (WEP) is disabled. Once your device is connected, open up your internet browser and you will be automatically brought to the terms and conditions page. Confirm your acceptance of these policies by clicking ‘Accept’ and you may begin browsing the internet. LAUNDRY • The hotel has a dry cleaning & laundry service available 7 days a week. All guestroom closets have laundry bags with current price lists. (Sample: $8.50 to launder a shirt, $9.50 for shorts) - Same Day Service: Pickup by 9:30am, returned by 7pm, same day. A One Coin Laundry: 20351 NE 20th Place, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-932-3390 (1.3 miles) My Pleasure Laundromat: 1026 NE 215th St, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-749-6613 (2.8 miles) • • LIBRARY • Northeast Branch Library Aventura City Hall, Mezzanine Level, 19200 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL Tel 1-305-931-5512 (0.46 miles) Hours: Mon-Fri 830am-5pm. Sat-Sun Closed. Please note that this branch does not offer visitor passes. Books cannot be checked out and the library’s laptops are not available for use. Miami Dade County Public Library 18070 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, Fl Tel 1-305-682-0726 (1.63 miles) Hours: Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat 930am-6pm. Tues, Wed 1230pm-9pm. Sun Closed. This branch offers visitor passes. Free internet access via the library’s desktop computers is also available. • MEDICAL • Pharmacies - CVS: 2974 Aventura Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-932-2802 (0.15 miles) - Walgreens: 3007 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, FL Tel 1-305-936-2483 (0.16 miles) Nearest hospital emergency room: Aventura Hospital & Medical Center, 20900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305682-7000 (0.67 miles) Open 24 hrs. Emergency service- Physicians on staff. Walk in Clinic - ER Urgent Care Center, 213 N. Federal Hwy, Hallandale, FL Tel 1-954-454-8800. Mon-Fri 3pm-11pm. Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. (1.92 miles) - Walgreens Clinic, 12295 N Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL Tel 1-305-893-6860. Mon-Fri 8am-730pm. Sat-Sun 930am-5pm (5.17 miles) For life threatening emergencies call 911 • • • MONEY • ATM • • - There is an ATM machine in the hotel lobby. The ATM fee is ~$3. Full Service Banks - Wachovia Bank: 3050 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, FL Tel 1-305-932-6435 (0.12 miles) - Bank United: 2984 Aventura Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-933-8228 (0.15 miles) - Safra National Bank: 3001Aventura Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-682-3800 (0.16 miles) Foreign Exchange - Hotel’s front desk - Miami International Airport Office Depot: Point East Shopping Center, 17801 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL Tel 1-305-931-5650. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm. Sat 9am-9pm. Sun 10am-6pm (1.5 miles) Office Max: 1771 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL Tel (954) 454-2791. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm. Sat 9am-9pm. Sun 10am-6pm (1.9 miles) OFFICE SUPPLY STORES • • PARKING Hotel parking is $15 per day, $30 per overnight stay. There is also a shopping mall parking lot across the street from the hotel where you can park for free at your own discretion. POST OFFICE US Post Office 3585 NE 207th St, Miami, FL (0.74 miles) PRINT & FAX SERVICES • • • Hotel Business Center located in the Conference Center, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 7am-1pm Faxes can be received at 1-305-466-0533. Cost to receive: $2.00 1st page, $1.00 each additional page Cost to send: US: $2.00 1st page, $1.00 each additional page • International: $5.00 1st page, $1.00 each additional Copies: $0.35/page BW, $1.00/page color. Laser printing: $1.00/page BW, $1.50/page color Fax: US: $1.00/page • International: $3.00/page REFRIGERATORS Mini-refrigerators are available in your room. RESORT FEE A resort fee of $14.00 per person, per day is included in your room rate. The resort fee sponsors gratuities for luggage handling, local and toll free calls, round trip transportation to the Aventura Mall, daily newspaper delivered to guest room and access to the fitness center at The Willow Stream Spa. RESTAURANTS The Turnberry features numerous restaurants and lounges open for lunch and dinner. • Bourbon Steak: serving dinner Mon-Thur 6pm-10pm. Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm. Closed Sun • Cascata Grille & Bar: serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7am-10pm • Laguna Grill: serving lunch daily from 11am-5pm • In-room dining is also available The Aventura Mall has a large food court ranging from fast food to sit-down dining: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL Mon-Sat 10am-930pm. Sun 12pm-8pm. Tel 1-305-935-1110. The hotel shuttle bus runs from 7:30am to 9:30pm every day. Please keep in mind that the bus is small ~12-15 passengers and it may be faster to walk (it is a 10-12 minute walk). SCHOOL SUPPLY STORES • • Get Smart® Educational Superstores www.getsmartsuperstores.com, 11751 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL Open 7 days a week: Mon-Fri 10-9. Sat 10-6. Sunday 12-5. Tel 1-305-378-0834 (28 miles) AFP School Supply, Catalog or Online order only. (NO Miami Storefront). Web: edumart.com/afpschoolsupply/ One day shipping available. Tel 1-305-663-8300 SHOPPING • • • Aventura Mall: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL Mon-Sat 10am-930pm. Sun 12pm-8pm. Tel 1-305-935-1110 The hotel shuttle bus runs from 7:30am to 9:30pm every day. Please keep in mind that the bus is small ~12-15 passengers and it may be faster to walk (it is a 10-12 minute walk). Target: 21265 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL Tel 1-305-933-4616 Mon-Sat 8am-10pm. Sun 8am-9pm (0.85 miles) Wal-Mart: 2551 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale, FL Tel 1-954-455-4700 Open 8am-10pm daily (2 miles) TELEPHONE If you make a call from your hotel room, charges are: • Free unlimited local phone calls, 800 number calls, and calling card access at no charge. • International Calls: Rates per the carrier + an additional surcharge. Another option is to buy a phone card and use the pay phone in the lobby. TRANSPORTATION • • • • • • Taxi service is available in front of the resort 24 hours and can be requested through the concierge or bell desk. A taxi-bus can be arranged through the concierge for small groups. Please give 1-hour notice for taxi-bus. The concierge is available from 7am-11pm daily. Shuttle/Limo to Miami Airport from the hotel: You can book a shuttle (shared ride) for ~$27. Contact Super Shuttle 1-305871-2000. You can also book a private sedan which holds up to 4 passengers for $90 through Go Airport Shuttle www.floridalimo.com (call for reservation) phone: 1-954-561-8888 toll free phone: 1-800-244-8252. Shuttle to Fort Lauderdale Airport from the hotel: $20 for shared ride, $81 for private sedan which holds 4 passengers, through Go Airport Shuttle, phone 1-954-561-8888 or www.floridalimo.com. Or contact Super Shuttle 1-954-764-1700. For taxi service to the Miami Airport expect to pay $60-$65, for service to the Fort Lauderdale Airport expect to pay $40. Please make all shuttle/limo/private sedan reservations at least 24 hours in advance. UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CREDIT PTC: 3 graduate credits can be earned for PTC courses through Lehigh University or The College of New Jersey. TTC: 3 graduate credits can be earned for TTC courses through Buffalo State SUNY and can be applied to a Masters degree, which can be completed entirely with the TTC or combined with other regional and school-based courses. CTC: 3 graduate credits can be earned for the CTC course through Lehigh University. University representatives will be available onsite as follows: Lehigh University: • Donna Johnson will be available from 16-19 June • Margaret Reybitz will be available from 7-13 July The College of New Jersey: • Nicole Maldonado will be available from 22-27 June • Delsia Fleming will be available from 6-14 July Buffalo State SUNY: • Leah Loveless will be available from 20 June-3 July University of Bath: • The University of Bath in England has Masters and Doctoral programs designed for educators in international schools. PTC participants are given the opportunity with the University of Bath to build on their PTC experience and complete a further assignment with a view to earning credit towards a Bath MA degree (with an additional fee). This opportunity is given on an individual basis through Bath. To pursue this option, contact Mary Hayden, Centre for the study of Education in an International Context, Department of Education, University of Bath, Bath BA27AY, UK tel: 44-1225-386347, fax: 44-1225-386113; email: M.C.Hayden@bath.ac.uk Have a wonderful experience!