Psychology: First Time (PSYC.1216)

About the Workshop

The Psychology: First Time summer institute is designed to provide a solid foundation for a successful AP® Psychology course.  While designed to the specific needs of beginning AP® Psychology teachers, veteran teachers have found the week extremely beneficial.  

The fundamental goal of the week is to provide an overview of a typical AP® Psychology course with an emphasis on demonstrations, labs, activities, resources, etc. that teachers can use in their classrooms.  Steps to accomplish this are threefold:

  • First, to review issues of significance and of current interest in the field of psychology and the teaching of AP® Psychology.
  • Second, to share tools, techniques, tips and other resources to address the “how-to” aspect of teaching the course above and  beyond the traditional lecture approach.
  • Third, to discuss various aspects of the AP® Psychology exam and how to prepare students to be as successful as they can be.

The hope is the institute’s participants will leave excited about the prospect of teaching AP® Psychology, fairly knowledgeable about the discipline and its subfields, and armed with some specific ideas and practical information for lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and other activities.  

Register for the 2017 Psychology:  First Time workshop online.


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