The season may be changing, but it is never too late to think of summer! Make sure to save the date for the 2019 AP Teacher Training Institute (APTTI). This will take place at the University of Iowa campus on June 25-28, 2019.
APTTI is a College Board-approved Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI). AP Summer Institutes provide subject-specific training for teachers who are interested in teaching an AP course. Summer Institutes can also benefit teachers already teaching AP courses to develop their skills, or gain familiarity with updates to the course.
As deadlines always seem to quickly approach, we want to inform you of the available scholarships that support teachers in attending an APSI. Scholarships offered by the College Board include:
- AP Fellows Program: For teachers at schools serving minority or low-income students
- AP Rural Fellows Program: For teachers at rural schools
Additional details and application materials are available on the College Board’s website. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is typically in February, so if you’re considering attending an AP Summer Institute, apply today!
The Iowa Online AP Academy also offers a grant for Iowa teachers to help offset the cost of APTTI registration and attendance. Click here to learn more.
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The last week of AP testing wrapped up on Friday, and while AP teachers and Iowa Online AP Academy mentors are breathing a sigh of relief, College Board and the Belin-Blank Center are gearing up to help support you and your AP students for the 2014-2015 school year!
Here are a few things you can do to help get ready for AP for 2014-2015:
A few days after the AP exam is finished, the College Board will release the free response items from the 2014 exams. If you have enough time before the end of the school year, talk about these free response questions with your current AP students. A student discussion around the questions and responses will help you and your students prep for future AP courses.
Celebrate! Some schools host AP breakfasts or a special lunch/reception after the AP exams are over. Take the time to relax, and pat yourself on the back. You all have worked hard and you deserve it!
Participate in an AP Summer Institute to learn more about the course content for each AP course and to learn about upcoming course revisions. (The Belin-Blank Center is hosting an institute July 7 – 10. Register here.)
Send in your Iowa Online AP Academy mentor form. All mentors will be contacted in early August to participate in a webinar with Apex AP instructors before the beginning of the next school year.
If you are a counselor, register to attend the free fall counselor workshops.
Attend the AP Annual Conference July 9 – 13, 2014.
Congratulations on your participation in AP during the 2013-2014 school year!