This course will focus on the teaching of psychology as a science. The course will include an intensive review of most of the content of the AP* Psychology examination and many of the released multiple-choice and essay questions. Additional topics will include teaching strategies and resources, using a rubric to write and score essay questions, test-taking techniques, demonstrations for teaching psychology, and important experiments and studies in psychology.
Approximately 200 of the most important terms for the AP* Psychology course will be reviewed, as well as the 75 or so most influential psychologists. Teaching Introductory Psychology: Survival Tips from the Experts
, edited by Robert Sternberg, will be discussed in detail. Participants are urged, but not required, to bring a few of their favorite lesson plans.
Alan Feldman is a teacher of AP* Psychology, High School Psychology, History and Mathematics at Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock N.J. Since 1993, Alan has taught dozens of one-day and weekly AP* Psychology workshops for the College Board. He has also instructed or co-instructed numerous month long summer workshops for AP Psychology teachers at the University of Northern Kentucky, Stanford, Texas A&M, the University of Houston, Ithaca College and others. Formerly an adjunct professor of psychology at Middlesex County College, Alan currently is an adjunct professor of psychology at Bergen Community County College.
He has been an AP* reader continuously since the test’s inception in 1992 and a table leader since 2003. He was a member of the AP* psychology test development committee (2001-2005), recipient of Moffet Teaching award for high school psychology in 1994 and the 2003 Princeton University Distinguished Secondary Teaching award. He has a graduate degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College Columbia University. His hobbies are reading, playing table tennis, bike riding and collecting psychology DVDs and videos. (He currently has over 3000 in his collection).
"Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Alan Feldman did a fantastic job. He has so much knowledge and was able to share lesson plans, activities, and much more with all of us. The institute was well run. Great job by everyone!"
– Lauren Feehan, West Orange High School, West Orange, NJ
"Great course, very informative, and useful. The instructor is very knowledgeable and inspiring. He cares about participants and adjusts his lesson plan. Thank you Alan, it has been a great week!"
– Ioana Chirieac, Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA
"Excellent professor. Genius in his field! You are enriched by taking one of his classes not only in material but knowledge."
– Bonnie Ellis, Geneseo Central, Geneseo, NY
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