Registration is now open for the University of Iowa’s AP® Summer Institute (APSI), hosted by the Belin-Blank Center! APSI will take place online from June 28 – July 2, 2021.
“Even if you are not going to teach an AP® class, the content and methods from the APSI at the Belin-Blank Center open up a myriad of teaching possibilities. I admit it—I was so energized about content after attending APSI!!”
-Jill Schany, APSI participant from Emmetsburg High School
APSI workshops offer online professional learning for these AP® courses:
- Calculus AB
- Computer Science Principles
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Human Geography
- Physics 1
- Spanish Language
- US Government & Politics
- US History
- World History
AP® courses introduce high school students to academically challenging material and offer a chance to earn college credit by taking AP® exams. APSI prepares teachers to develop and teach an AP® course.
College Board-endorsed AP® consultants instruct each workshop. APSI participants will discuss questions about AP® subject-area content and receive an overview of the Advanced Placement program®. They will also learn how to complete the College Board’s required AP® Course Audit.
Participants can also earn academic credit (with a 50% scholarship!) or Iowa Licensure Renewal Units for successful completion of an APSI workshop. Grants of $450 are available to Iowa teachers through the Iowa Online AP Academy (IOAPA).
Click below to learn more or register today!
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This week, the Belin-Blank Center is hosting 170 participants and 10 instructors for the Advanced Placement Teacher Training Institute (APTTI). APTTI is a four-day institute that helps high school teachers prepare course materials and instruct on exam readiness. Participants have access to AP consultants, hands-on experience and sample course materials in order to build and improve their AP courses.
If you weren’t able to attend APTTI this year, the College Board still has some great resources to use when developing your AP classes this summer:
Students, don’t forget that your AP Exam scores will be available online beginning July 5. In order to access your scores online, you will need to set up a College Board account if you have not done so already. To set up an account, go to the AP Students website and click on the blue box to sign up! You will need your AP number or student ID number to create an account.
Once scores are available in July, you can go to the AP score website to view your scores. If you have not already done so, you can also choose to send your AP scores to the college(s) of your choice (more information on additional score reporting is available here).
Access varies by your location; thus, students in Iowa may not be able to access their scores until July 6. More information about accessing your scores and creating an account can be found on the AP score reporting website.
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!