This course will focus on the teaching of psychology as a science. The workshop will include an intensive review of the content of the AP Psychology examination and all the released multiple choice and essay questions will be discussed in detail. Additional topics will include:
• Teaching Strategies and Resources
• Demonstrations for Teaching Psychology
• Studies in Psychology
• Test Taking Techniques
• Using a Rubric to Write and Score Essay Questions
Participants are encouraged to bring a few of their favorite lesson plans and books and other teaching resources they intend to use.
Instructor: Jeanne Blakeslee is an AP Psychology Teacher and Director of Diversity and Leadership Education at St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, Maryland. She has taught psychology for over 30 years and began the psychology program at St. Paul's.
Jeanne Blakeslee is a reader and table leader for the AP psychology exam and a College Board AP Psychology Consultant. She is currently the Chair of the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, a committee of the American Psychological Association. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. as a psychology major and earned an MA in Clinical psychology from Loyola College and an MLE from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.
For the last 17 years, the AP psychology class at St. Paul's School for Girls has hosted a convention for other AP Psychology students entitled How to make the World a Better Place for Adolescents. Largely as a result of that enterprise, Jeanne won the 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award from TOPSS and the Linda J. King Excellence in Teaching Award from St. Paul's School for Girls. Jeanne has several book reviews and articles on AP Central and writes for the APA and McGraw-Hill.
Course Number: EDU 524 section:TBA
(3 graduate credits or 2 in-service credits)
July 28 - 31; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Tuition and Fees: Graduate: $900 or In-Service: $795
Application & Registration Instructions
The AP* Summer Institutes may either be taken for 3 graduate credits for $900 (no additional fees) or on a non-credit basis for in-service credits for $795 (no additional fees). You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.
The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.
The application and registration process differs depending upon the type of credit that you would like to receive. Please click here for either graduate or non-credit (in-service) application and registration procedures.
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