Advanced Placement Program*: Psychology / Summer 2012Course Description:
The course offers strategies for use in presenting the main topics of psychology as well as the methods being used to study psychology. Participants will explore techniques geared toward teaching a college-level psychology course to high school students and tips on preparing students for the AP Psychology exam including multiple-choice and free response questions. Materials published by the College Board will be part of the course reading. Participants will have the opportunity to share best practices with other new and continuing AP psychology teachers. Tips on textbook selection, source books, audiovisuals and Web-based sources will also be provided. Additional resources will be provided for the participants, and each participant will be expected to design a lesson, activity, or unit based on the AP Psychology curriculum.