Thursday, March 26, 2009

California Psychological Association High School Workshop

I am happy to post the following from Martha Boenau, Associate Director of the APA's Office of Precollege and Undergraduate Programs. The high school teacher workshop program includes Chuck Schallhorn, one of the moderators for this blog.

You are cordially invited to join the California Psychological Association for a workshop dedicated to the teachers of high school psychology, entitled:

Strengthening High School Psychology Curriculum:
Leadership and Capacity Building in the Classroom

The annual convention of the California Psychological Association will take place on April 16-19 at the Oakland City Center Marriott in Oakland, CA. The theme is "Psychology: A Leadership Profession." At this year’s convention the CPA, along with co-sponsor Holy Names University, will offer a workshop specifically for high school teachers of psychology.

This workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 17th from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. It is offered free of charge to high school teachers of psychology in California. The program includes the following:
  • Colleague Hour: Meet and Greet Psychology Teacher Participant are encouraged to bring and share a course syllabi, and a favorite classroom teaching demonstration.
  • Introductions: April Fernando, Ph.D
  • Keynote Address: "The Truth about Lie Detection" David Matsumoto, Ph.D of San Francisco State University, and author of "Culture and Psychology"
  • APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) Program Overview and Classroom Demonstrations. Charles Schallhorn, San Benito High School, Hollister, CA
In addition to peer networking, lectures, and demonstrations-- we will also provide free materials from TOPSS for your use in your classrooms. Additionally, you are invited to register for a day at the CPA convention for a special rate of only $50.00 (regular rate/day is $330). I hope that you will consider joining us for this exciting program.

Please RSVP for the CPA High School Teacher's workshop on Friday, April 17, 4:30-8:30 p.m. by sending an e-mail confirmation with your name and school affiliation to: Dr. Kate Isaacson, Ph.D at:

For more information on the 2009 CPA Convention, please go to:

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