I’m an IOAPA Mentor: Where Can I Find Resources and Support?

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The Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy (IOAPA) allows Iowa students to take APTM classes online.  IOAPA is especially meant for rural schools that do not have the resources to support APTM classes.  Educators can learn more at www.belinblank.org/ioapa

 Mentors for APTM courses will inevitably run into bumps as they assist students in learning material and in completing coursework.  Fortunately, a range of resources are available to help mentors navigate each semester.  We offer a few suggestions below.

Participate in Professional Development

Mentors involved with IOAPA are strongly encouraged to attend the Belin-Blank Center’s Advanced Placement Teacher Training Institute (APTTI).  This week-long summer workshop prepares teachers to develop and teach APTM courses.  Mentors may also peruse a comprehensive directory of institutes and workshops designed for APTM teachers and mentors.  For instance, refresher courses will be held in Des Moines in late October (see directory…

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