Friday, February 20, 2015

Details on the 2015 APA Clark Workshop for Psychology Teachers

I am happy to share this announcement from TOPSS! I have had the good fortune to both attend as a participant and as a presenter, and both times I was convinced it was an outstanding experience. This year will be even better because the high school teacher presenters are THSP's own Rob McEntarffer and the amazing Maria Vita. (I'm trying to figure out how to sneak in myself!) 

This terrific opportunity is made possible by TOPSS, the incredibly supportive folks at Clark University (especially Dr. Nancy Budwig), and most of all by the man I've dubbed "the godfather of high school psychology," Dr. Lee Gurel, whose generous financial gifts provide the funding for this workshop. 

The APA Education Directorate, APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS), American Psychological Foundation and Clark University are pleased to announce the eleventh annual APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers, to be held July 20-22, 2015, at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. All interested high school psychology teachers are invited to apply; the workshop will be open to 25 teachers.


  • Maria Vita of Penn Manor High School (Millersville, Pa.).
  • Rob McEntarffer of Lincoln Public Schools (Lincoln, Neb.). 
  • Susan Nolan, PhD, of Seton Hall University will deliver a keynote address: "Really?! The Key Role of Introductory Psychology in Creating Scientific Thinkers."
  • Maria V
    Dr. Rob
  • Faculty from the Clark University Psychology Department also will present.

Financial Support

There is no registration fee. Housing in the Clark campus dorms and materials will be provided for all participants. Participants will also receive travel stipends of $125.
For teachers in need of extra travel support, three travel scholarships of $250 each and two travel scholarships of $500 each are available. Teachers with far distances to travel and/or with need for additional travel support are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. Applicants should indicate their need for additional travel support and provide an estimated budget of travel expenses. The maximum amount of financial aid any one participant will receive is either $250 or $500.  Please see the application form for details.

How to Apply

The application deadline is April 15, 2015. You may apply one of two ways:
Mail, email or fax a hard copy application form (PDF, 101KB).
Submit an online application form.
Participants will be selected by approximately May 1.

This workshop is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation, Clark University and APA, with generous support from Lee Gurel, PhD.
Please contact Martha Boenau (202) 336-6140 if you have any questions.

--posted by Steve

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