Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 CHI-TOPSS Conference - October 22nd

Below is an invitation to the Chicago Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (CHI-TOPPS) annual conference from Bobbi Pehle and Matt Bowden of the Lincoln-Way School District in New Lenox, IL . Anyone within driving distance of the Chicago area is encouraged to attend.

Dear Psychology Teacher,

We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Chicago Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (CHITOPSS) conference on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL. The annual CHITOPSS conference provides an opportunity for psychology teachers from all over the Chicagoland area and beyond to exchange ideas and teaching strategies, discuss the AP test, and “talk shop” with other psychology teachers.

Breakfast and registration will be from 8:30 – 9:00 followed by several sessions of best practices and, of course, lunch. There will be a $25 fee for each teacher attending the conference. If more than one teacher from your school or district is planning to attend, you are more than welcome to send one check for everyone. Payments should be made by October 15 and addressed to Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox, IL 60451. Please direct attention to Bobbi Pehle.

The conference is open to all psychology teachers, and we welcome everyone to share their best ideas. Please email Bobbi Pehle at with your presentation topic. For those who have never been to a CHITOPSS conference before, our format is extremely laid back so please bring something to share. If you have a handout, please bring enough copies for everyone. I will email a number to everyone presenting as we get closer to the conference.

Registration will take place just inside the main doors. Parking should be roped off for the conference near the front of the building. You can find directions at: I know traffic will be a potential problem for those of you coming from the northern suburbs. Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions, and send this along to anyone that might not be on the email list as we will not be sending out formal invitations through the mail.


Bobbi Pehle

Matt Bowden

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I miss these days--a chance to talk with other psych teachers. Heavy sigh. . . A local prof here in California may be working to host one near San Jose, but it's still in the early stages.

Chuck Schallhorn
Hollister, California