AP Psychology Summer Institute
Summer Institute Schedule of Studies
This course will focus on the teaching of psychology as a science. The course will include an intensive review of the content of the AP* Psychology examination and all 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.
Instructor Alan Feldman
Instructor Bio: Alan Feldman is a teacher of AP Psychology, History, and Mathematics at Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock, N.J. Since 1993, Alan has taught over one-hundred one-day and weekly AP Psychology workshops for the College Board. He has also instructed or co-instructed teaching of psychology workshops at the University of Northern Kentucky, Fordham, Stanford, Texas A&M, Rutgers, La Salle, Ithaca College, The University of Houston, and others. Formerly an adjunct professor of psychology at Middlesex County College. Alan currently is an adjunct professor at Bergen Community County College. He was a research ad teaching assistant at Yale University for the Yale Summer Psychology Program. Alan also served for 6 years on the TOPSS Executive Board. He is a former member of AP psychology test development committee (2001-2005), recipient of the Moffet Teaching Award for hight school psychology in 1994 and the 2003 Princeton University Distinguished Secondary Teaching award. He has a graduate degree in psychology from Teachers College Columbia University. His hobbies are reading, collecting psychology videos and playing table tennis. At one time he was a nationally rated table tennis player.