Summer has traditionally been a season for teachers to refuel and refresh. Many times, the “refueling” portion centers on acquiring new learning through professional development. The Belin-Blank Center will be offering multiple learning opportunities in Summer 2022. Two excellent examples are our Advanced Placement Summer Institute and the Belin-Blank Fellowship. You are invited to both!
Who: Middle School & High School Teachers; Gifted Coordinators
What: APSI is 30 hours of content-rich training. It is designed to strengthen both instruction and core curriculum. While it seems to target new or current AP teachers, the strategies will bolster the teaching repertoire of middle school teachers and gifted coordinators. Academic credit is available and includes a 50% tuition scholarship. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
When: There are two options! The Summer 2022 on-campus session is June 28 – July 1; the fully online session is August 1 – 5.
Where: The on-campus courses are held at the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The online classes allow you to learn from anywhere with an internet connection.
Why: The Belin-Blank Center is committed to professional development for educators!
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Who: The program, in its 42nd year, is designed for educators with limited expertise working with gifted and talented students. This summer, priority will be given to those in instructional coaching roles in a school.
What: The Belin-Blank Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a select number of educators, nominated by their schools, to receive professional learning in gifted education through a five-day summer residential workshop at the University of Iowa. The program aims to help educators new to gifted education (especially those in an instructional coaching role) understand the characteristics and needs of gifted individuals so they can better teach and develop the potential of gifted and talented students.
When: The Summer 2022 Fellowship will be held June 20 – June 24.
Where: The Belin-Blank Fellowship Program will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Room, board, and materials are provided as part of the Fellowship; academic credit is available and includes a 50% tuition scholarship. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Why: The Belin-Blank Center has been committed to professional development for educators since 1980, even before the Center became a center!
The application process will be open by Monday, February 14th.
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