Using AP Psychology as a model, participants will learn strategies for making Advanced Placement classes more accessible to and engaging for students with different skill levels.
David Allen, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Sabrina Ehmke, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Tim Foecking, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Makoto Ogura, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Matt Walsh, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US
Walk away with brain lessons: creating movie trailers and connecting the brain with Zombies. Encourage your students to understand the functions of the parts of the brain while having fun!
Heather Kilgallon, Cary-Grove High School, Cary, IL, US; Allison Shaver, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA, US
The presentation aligns APA guidelines to the Common Core standards to assist teachers in developing their own psychology course curriculum.
Jon Rehm, South Dade Senior High School, Homestead, FL, US
This session will highlight primary sources for high school psychology courses. Examples include personal correspondence, research notes, and original texts. Sources will be provided to attendees, handout and electronic version.
Sara Adducchio, ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow), Columbus, OH, US
Discussion of heritability and sociocultural factors in developing intelligence is followed by participant engagement in specific reading/writing strategies designed to help students evaluate various resources on psychological testing and intelligence.
Maureen McCarthy, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, US; Kristin Habashi Whitlock, Viewmont High School, Bountiful, UT, US
Many psychology students are intimidated by statistics. During this workshop, participants will learn an all-purpose participatory activity designed to communicate the concepts of distribution, mean/median/mode, standard deviation, and statistical significance.
Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, US
Are there bullies in your classroom? Do you have students who miss school because they are afraid? Come experience Reader's Theater as a powerful instructional and bullying prevention strategy.
Sharon Edwards, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US; Stephanie Richards, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US; Kristen Pennycuff Trent, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US
Incorporate fun in your psych class by using engaging activities to enhance your students’ comprehension of major psychology concepts. A wide variety of exciting lessons are presented, discussed and shared.
Matt Ferguson, Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham, AL, US; Christie Morman, Homwood High School, Birmingham, AL, US
Why is batting .389 as significant as batting .422? Does the Wonderlict Test have predictive validity? Why are fans fanatical? Hormones, home runs, LSD, and the curious case of Doc Ellis.
Sean Tischler, Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE, US
Millions of people have died in genocides around the world. Delve into the human psyche, exploring our capacity for committing genocide, as well as rescuing others from genocide.
Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA, US