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Mark Your Calendars for Summer!

Summer means sun, fun, and summer programs at the Belin-Blank Center! Check out our many classes and events for educators, students, families, and gifted education researchers. FOR EDUCATORS Professional Learning Courses / TAG Endorsement: Summit on the Neuroscience of Twice-Exceptionality May 17 – 18, … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars!

Although it may be cold outside, we are already gearing up for spring and summer at the Belin-Blank Center! We are offering many exciting online opportunities for educators, students, families, and gifted education researchers. Mark your calendars with these upcoming … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar!

We have WINGS coming up on March 5!  Grades 2-4: You Scream, I Scream! The Science of Ice Cream Who doesn’t love ice cream!? Come learn about the science of ice cream, and maybe even get to do some taste … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for 2016 AP Exams!

The College Board’s 2016 AP Exam Schedule is out. Mark your calendars! Exam guidelines and more information on fees and fee reduction are on the College Board’s website. Start thinking about whether you want to take the AP exam in … Continue reading

Hey Inventors! Mark Your Calendars!

Invent Iowa is back! This year the State Invention Convention will return with new features. Inventors are invited to create inventions related to the convention theme, water sustainability. Within the context of the convention theme, there will also be invention … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for 2015 AP Exams!

The College Board’s 2015 AP Exam Schedule is out. Mark your calendars! Week 1 Test Date Morning (8am) Afternoon (12pm) Monday, May 4 AP Chemistry; AP Environmental Science AP Psychology Tuesday, May 5 AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC AP … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Talk on Asperger Syndrome and Marriage

David Finch, a best-selling author with Asperger Syndrome, will be giving a talk in October about his recent book, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband. Join … Continue reading

Coming Up at the Belin-Blank Center

As the year comes to a close, we are looking forward to the many exciting online opportunities for educators, students, families, and gifted education researchers that are happening at the Belin-Blank Center in 2021! Mark your calendars with these upcoming … Continue reading

Coming Up at the Belin-Blank Center

Mark your calendars for the many exciting online opportunities for educators, students, families, and gifted education researchers that are happening at the Belin-Blank Center this year! For Educators Professional Learning Courses / TAG Endorsement: Bibliotherapy: October 12, 2020 Academic Acceleration: … Continue reading

Invent Iowa…Online!

Welcome back to another year of inventing, Iowa! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Invent Iowa State Convention on April 19, 2021. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, students will participate virtually. Invent Iowa … Continue reading

Save the Date for the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

Mark your calendars for March 1st and 2nd, 2021! The JSHS online symposium promises new ways for Iowa students to connect, learn, and share their research.    If you are looking for research projects that do not require a lab setting, consider … Continue reading

2020 APTTI Cancellation

Due to the concerns of the COIVID-19 pandemic and in cooperation with the University of Iowa and College of Education leadership, the 2020 APTTI (planned for June 29 – July 2) is canceled. We were very much looking forward to … Continue reading

Message from the Director: Reflecting and Looking Ahead

The closing days of the last months of the calendar, along with the waning daylight hours of each day, correspond to the concluding efforts of the fall semester and offer a chance for reflection.  Our efforts led to amazing results … Continue reading

IOAPA: Important Dates & Deadlines

Keeping track of dates and deadlines can be overwhelming. This post includes all the important dates and deadlines related to IOAPA and AP courses. Make sure to bookmark this blogpost to have these dates handy throughout the 2018-2019 school year. … Continue reading

Going Back to School Gifted

A new school year can be an exciting or nerve-wracking endeavor for any child. Gifted children often have extra sensitivities or overexcitabilities that can intensify these feelings. Parents of gifted children can also have some apprehension about how best to help … Continue reading

Message From the Director: How Did We Get From 1988 to 2018?

Quite simply, with a lot of dedication and commitment from our generous founders and benefactors, much effort and commitment to excellence from our staff, and belief and trust in the mission – empowering the worldwide gifted community – from students, educators, … Continue reading

Important Dates and Deadlines

We know there are a lot of dates and deadlines related to IOAPA and AP courses. Keep this post handy as a convenient reminder of the most important dates for the 2017-2018 school year. September 15, 2017: Last day to drop … Continue reading

I Signed Up For IOAPA – Now What?

It’s almost back-to-school time again, and many teachers and students are beginning to prepare for the upcoming year. Whether you registered for IOAPA courses before you left for summer break, or plan to do so before August 17th, you might … Continue reading

IOAPA Spring Dates and Deadlines

Welcome back to another semester of IOAPA! As we all get settled back in for the semester, we wanted to share some important dates and deadlines relevant to IOAPA students and teachers. January 27, 2017: Last day to drop IOAPA … Continue reading

Message From the Director: It’s Cold Outside

The radio and The Weather Channel are constant reminders that “It’s cold outside.”  However, my colleagues and I are warm inside the Blank Honors Center thanks in large part to the work of the Center conducted on behalf of the … Continue reading

Message from the Director: Thanks a Million x 10!!

Question: What is the result of juxtaposing generosity and inspiration with excellence in programming and collaboration? Answer: Educational leadership and innovation designed to create outstanding educational experiences for some of the world’s most capable high-school-aged students, all supported through an … Continue reading

AP Exams: What Do Students Need to Know? (Part 2)

We started talking about AP exams last week, and provided questions and answers to help Iowa Online AP Academy site coordinators and mentors discuss AP exams with their students. Here are some more common questions and answers that may help … Continue reading

Iowa Online AP Academy: Important Dates

Welcome back to Iowa Online AP Academy courses for Spring 2015! Below are important dates to keep in mind for this semester. Spring semester begins January 5, 2015 and ends May 8, 2015. AP exams are scheduled for May 4-8 … Continue reading

Iowa Online AP Academy Spring Registration Closes Soon!

Registration for Spring 2015 Iowa Online AP Academy courses closes on December 12, 2014. Remember to register your students if you haven’t already! This registration deadline applies both to students interested in Iowa Online AP Academy courses in the spring … Continue reading

Iowa Online AP Academy Spring Registration Reminder

Registration for Spring 2015 Iowa Online AP Academy courses begins this week (November 3) and continues through December 12, 2014. Remember to register your students! Also, keep in mind that if your school is interested in participating in AP Exam … Continue reading

Guest Post on Virtual Learning: 5 Tips for Time Management

by David Cicoletti, ALVS English Department, for the Iowa Online AP Academy It’s hard to beat the freedom and flexibility of the virtual learning environment. No one can mark you tardy or absent; no raising your hand for permission to … Continue reading

AP Exam Review Slots Available

The Iowa Online Advanced Placement (APTM) Academy allows Iowa students to take APTMclasses online. The Iowa Online AP Academy is especially meant for rural schools that do not have the resources to support APTM classes. Educators can learn more here.   Only one month to … Continue reading

Upcoming Webinar: Objective Decisions on Grade Acceleration

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The Iowa Acceleration Scale (IAS) has been successfully used by educators and administrators throughout the country since 1998 to objectively determine if a student would benefit from whole-grade acceleration. … Continue reading

Message from the Director: Research and Advocacy

The Belin-Blank Center mission statement promises that we will “empower and serve the gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy.”  In this issue, you will read about the many programs for students and teachers that help us … Continue reading

What Will Educators Learn This Summer?

Even if spring has been slow to bloom, summer will be here before we know it, and summer means multiple professional development opportunities from June through August!   Workshops The Belin-Blank Center offers one-hour workshops on campus, as well as … Continue reading

CHESS Coming to the Des Moines Area

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a CHESS site in Ankeny, in the greater Des Moines area. The Ankeny CHESS classes will be held July 8-12 and will run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, with an hour … Continue reading

Develop Your Skills This Summer!

It’s never too early to think about your summer vacation—and your summer workshops to help you be even more effective next year with gifted and talented learners!  Although the University of Iowa does not open summer registration until later in … Continue reading

“Journal of Best Practices” Author David Finch in Iowa City Tonight!

Join us for an evening with David Finch at 7:30 p.m. in the Pappajohn Business Building Auditorium (W10 PBB). Following the talk, Mr. Finch will be available to sign books. Because of university rules, copies of the book will not … Continue reading

Don’t Forget – Upcoming Talk on Asperger Syndrome and Marriage

If you’re free the evening of October 15th, join us for an evening with David Finch at 7:30 p.m., Pappajohn Business Building Auditorium (W10 PBB). Following the talk, Mr. Finch will be available to sign books.  Because of university rules, … Continue reading

Summer Psychology Workshops for Teachers

In addition to the workshops we highlighted last week, this June will also bring workshops in the Psychology strand: The FIRST workshop of the summer is Advanced Seminar: Recruitment and Retention of Underserved Students, offered by Dr. Malik Henfield.  This … Continue reading

Resting on laurels . . . .

Several of us at the Belin-Blank Center were among the 1600 who attended the Iowa Education Summit in Des Moines (July 25-26), called by Governor Terry Branstad.  The Summit could become one of the barometric events for Iowa education like … Continue reading