Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ohio Teachers - a great PD for you!

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The 2nd Ohio Psychology Teaching Conference ( will be held on July 10, 2019 at the Psychology Building at the Ohio State University.  The conference is targeted to high school, community college and university teachers and professors of introductory psychology.  This conference will allow teachers to enhance their contemporary disciplinary knowledge, see how cutting-edge research is conducted, discuss effective pedagogy, acquire vetted activities to enhance their individual classrooms, and leave with a stronger network of professional educators. This year our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jane Halonen from the University of West Florida.  Halonen is a psychologist who has dedicated her academic career to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her academic interests include improving student learning, assessing undergraduate programs, helping good departments become great ones, and helping the public understand the discipline of psychology.

Throughout the course of the day, we will also have presentations from Dr. Ruchika Prakash (Ohio State University, neuroplasticity), Dr. Barbara Andersen (Ohio State University, biobehavioral aspects of cancer), Dr. Brad Bushman (Ohio State University, aggression and violence), Dr. Betsy Fox (Wright State University, sensation and perception), Dr. Vince Granito (Lorain Community College, Open Education Resources), and Dr. Melissa Beers (Ohio State University, the APA Intro Psych Initiative).  Attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour through the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging, as well as experience artifacts and engage in a talk on the history of psychology by the archivists from The University of Akron's The National Museum of Psychology. Participants will  share quality lesson activities and discuss topical issues in the Teaching of Psychology.  For information and registration, go to  

--- Written by Stephanie Franks, Posted by Amy Ramponi