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Licensure Renewal: Advanced Placement Program: College Board Content Areas - Summer 2022 (July) is a Course

Licensure Renewal: Advanced Placement Program: College Board Content Areas - Summer 2022 (July)

Ended Jul 2, 2022
2 credits

Full course description

Intended Audience: Teachers participating in the annual University of Iowa Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) who want to earn licensure renewal credit (see note below about where to register to earn academic credit).

Course Description: Participants in the Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) will focus on a specific content area and learn best practices in providing advanced content to students enrolled in Advanced Placement coursework during the academic year. Any school wishing to use the AP® designation for transcripts, course listings, or other publications must complete a new College Board Audit for each AP® course. Our AP® Summer Institute (APSI) will prepare every participant to successfully complete the course audit.

Course Objectives: Participants will learn strategies to develop an appropriate course syllabus and enrich their course content so that they can appropriately challenge high-ability learners to learn college-level content while in high school. Participants will also learn how to prepare students for the College Board Advanced Placement Exam.

Course Requirements: Participants will participate fully in all class requirements provided by College Board Advanced Placement Consultants. Consultants engage participants in content-area coursework, as well as in discussions about both content and preparation for the end-of-year College Board Exam. Participants who receive the APSI certificate, an endorsement from the College Board, in partnership with the University of Iowa College of Education’s Belin-Blank Center, have fulfilled course requirements.

Course Materials: All participant will receive the course materials that they need when they check in on June 28th.

Sequence and Plan of Study:


7:30 – 8:30 am Onsite Check In and Opening Session for all APSI participants at 8:30

9:30 – 9:55 am Introduction to AP Consultants and Content Areas

Introduction to participants, including years of experience with the AP Program

Options for appropriate materials for AP classes

10:00 – 5:30 pm Class: Focus on AP expectations for content, including sample Exams and lessons learned from AP Exam Readings

Exploration and discussion of possible units (45 minute break for lunch)


8:30 – 11:45 am Ongoing discussions and presentations about content

Exploration of options for presentations, including labs if appropriate

(45 minute break for lunch)

12:30 – 5:30 pm Thorough overview of new curriculum frameworks expected by the College Board

Exploration and discussion of new AP materials, focusing on recommended units/lessons recommended by College Board


8:30 – 11:45 am Sharing of participant best activities and lessons

Overview of grading rubrics

Small group discussions, based on AP experience

(45 minute break for lunch)

12:30 – 5:30 pm Standards for developing presentations and activities that engage AP students

Exploration of the role of technology in the AP classroom

Small group interaction with content and exam questions


8:30 – 11:45 am Summary: organization of the curriculum framework

Syllabus development and discussion of the College Board AP Audit

Examples: choices of content areas

(45 minute break for lunch)

12:30 – 3:30 pm Summary and Q & A: best practices

Content examples and small group discussions

AP Exam practice

** Attention: If you wish to use this course for licensure renewal credit, make sure to check with your school district for approval prior to registering for the course. If you are working on the State of Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement, you should enroll in the academic credit option, EDTL:5080:0WKA (email for additional information).