This year’s Advanced Placement Teacher Training Institute (APTTI) at the Belin-Blank Center will be July 5-9, 2016 on the University of Iowa campus. APTTI benefits both new and veteran teachers by providing them with strategies and techniques for presenting materials in their AP classes so that students are prepared for the AP exam. If you or a teacher at your school is interested in attending this year’s APTTI, check out the following funding opportunities provided by IOAPA and the College Board (other criteria for receiving funding can be found by visiting the College Board website):
This grant is provided to Iowa teachers and covers tuition and any applicable lab fees. Teachers who have not received this grant receive priority.
College Board Grants
AP Redesign (only applies to teachers interested in AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or AP World History)
This grant covers the tuition and lab fees for any AP Summer Institute, including APTTI. It provides training for teachers in low-income districts.
This grant provides $1,000 towards APSI tuition and applicable lab fees, and can also be used to cover travel and other expenses. It is intended to support AP training for teachers at schools with high percentages of minority or low-income students.
AP Rural Fellows
Like the AP Fellows grant, this opportunity provides teachers in rural communities (as classified by the NCES) with $1,500 to cover APSI tuition, any lab fees, and provides reimbursement toward travel and other expenses.
AP Computer Science Principles
This year, there are two additional grants for teachers at schools with high percentages of minority students who hope to implement AP Computer Science Principles at their school during the 2016-2017 school year.
If you’re interested in these opportunities, be sure to act quickly! Applications for College Board grants are due on February 1, 2016. IOAPA grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so once funding runs out, no more grants will be awarded.