Thursday, July 6, 2017

APA Summit on High School Psychology Education

APA Summit 
High School Psychology Education 

The American Psychological Association and Weber State University, with generous support from many contributing sponsors, are pleased to host the first-ever APA Summit on High School Psychology Education in Ogden, Utah, July 9-14, 2017. The mission of the summit is to create the best future for high school psychology education. Please visit the Summit website to read about the goals, objectives, and plans for this landmark event.

The keynote addresses for the summit will be live-streamed through the summit website and we encourage anyone interested in learning more about high school psychology to join us online for these talks. Talk details are listed below. 

Recordings of the keynotes will be available online following the summit if you cannot join us live. High school psychology courses are the start of the pipeline into the discipline and help educate the public about psychological science.

High school psychology is a popular course and enrollment in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate psychology courses, in particular, have increased over the past two decades. The summit steering committee believes that all of APA should have a vested interest in ensuring that the teaching of high school psychology is of high-quality and effective. Outcomes, deliverables, and action plans will be widely shared following the summit.

Details of live streamed talks:

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET 
Opening Remarks
Randy Ernst, Ed.D., and Amy Fineburg, Ph.D., Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., CEO, APA
Jim Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., Executive Director, APA Education Directorate
Antonio Puente, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington, APA President

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 8:30 p.m. ET 
Charlie Blair-Broeker, MAT, Hawkeye Community College
"High School Psychology: A Long and Winding Road"

Thursday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. ET 
David Myers, Ph.D., Hope College
"Teaching Psychological Science in a Post-Truth Age"

Due to unforeseen circumstances, a third keynote address on "Introducing Diverse Perspectives in High School Psychology: Sources and Content" scheduled for Monday, July 10, may not be live streamed but we hope to record the talk to post online following the summit. Please contact with any questions.

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

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