AP Psychology Summer Institute
Summer Institute Schedule of Studies
This summer program will provide teachers the content, strategies, and activities to teach a full year AP Psychology course. The focus will be on teaching psychology as a science and helping students acquire the knowledge and test-taking skills they need to be successful on the AP Exam. There will be a thorough examination of the released AP exams along with demonstrations for teaching many of the concepts. Teachers will share and collect useful video and online resources. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their ideas for lessons, concerns about teaching AP Psychology, and any questions they may have.
Instructor Faye Johnson
Faye has been involved in teaching AP Psychology since its inception in 1991-92. She taught at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland, until 2013 where she currently substitutes in Social Studies. She is a College Board consultant and has been an AP Psychology Exam reader for sixteen years. She has taught many workshops and summer institutes. In 2001, she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from TOPSS (Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools) and the APA. She was presented with an Advanced Placement Recognition Award from the College Board in 2004.
At Paint Branch she was honored to receive an award from the Business Advisory Council for Excellence in Education, 2002-03. She also received the Outstanding Professional Staff Award in 2008 and in 2011. She was Paint Branch’s graduation speaker in 2012. Recently worked with a team of teachers to write performance indicators for the APA’s National Standards for Teaching High School Psychology.