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AP Summer Institute: Online!

Belin-Blank Center staff members are making plans to host a summer program to prepare teachers to teach Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those of you who have been following the Belin-Blank Center for some time will remember the professional development program was known as the AP Teacher Training Institute (APTTI). This year, we have a new name! The program is now called the University of Iowa AP Summer Institute, or APSI for short.

The Belin-Blank Center will host our APSI from June 28– July 2, 2021 (Monday through Friday). Classes will meet during the day. All courses will be taught online. Courses will include:

  • Calculus AB
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Human Geography
  • Physics 1
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • US Government & Politics
  • US History
  • World History

We are excited to offer APSI online for summer 2021. We look forward to including people from all over the nation in our courses, which will be taught by content experts endorsed by the College Board.

More information can be found here. The new information for 2021 will be updated on the website in the coming weeks.

Scholarships for AP Teachers

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 Calculus 2017-4

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.

Welcome to #APTTI2016!


Welcome to all 125 educators joining us this week at the Belin-Blank Center, where you will receive comprehensive preparation for developing and teaching an Advanced Placement course! This week, you will learn about AP updates, discuss teaching strategies, peruse course materials, prepare for your upcoming course, and network with colleagues from near and far.

For those interested, you have an additional opportunity to earn academic credit or Iowa Licensure Renewal Units for your work here at APTTI and beyond.

We hope your week here is productive, and that you leave here with a host of resources that you can put to use this fall. We also hope that you are able to connect with others and be resources to each other! To that end, we have several social media channels where you can connect with those in your own workshop, or in others, as well as with the Belin-Blank Center.

Use the hashtag #APTTI2016 on your favorite social media platforms to connect! Tell us what you’re learning, make dinner plans, or just chat with each other. We will be posting information and watching for questions, using program director, Kristin Flanary’s, Twitter account: @kflanaryIOAPA.

As an added bonus, we will be hosting several giveaways this week! The more you connect, the better your chances to win. You can earn entries by following @kflanaryIOAPA on Twitter, visiting the Belin-Blank Center facebook page, and/or tweeting a message on your own account. Prizes include $25 Amazon.com gift cards, copies of Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings and A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students, a goodie bag full of Hawkeye merchandise, and an Apple TV. Winners must be registered and present at APTTI. Click below for details and to enter to win.

APTTI Giveaways Collage

Have a great week!


Winners will be selected via Rafflecopter.com and be notified by email. Winners will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Each winner may win only one prize. Two to five winners will be selected each day from July 5-8, 2016; all winners will be notified by July 9, 2016. Prizes can be picked up at 600 Blank Honors Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 by July 9, 2016.