An annual conference for teachers of psychology at two- and four-year colleges, universities, and high schools, who wish to explore new ideas that will enhance and broaden their teaching skills.
The TradeWinds Island Grand HotelSt. Pete Beach, Florida
The 36th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology is sponsored by the Association for Psychological Science, the University of South Florida, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. It is designed for teachers of psychology at universities, two- and four-year colleges, and high schools who wish to enhance and broaden their teaching skills. The Institute has achieved an international reputation for its commitment to excellence in the teaching of psychology. The Program Committee for the 36th Institute (Robert Hendersen, Chair, William Buskist, Stephen Chew, Sandra Goss Lucas, Beth Morling, and Jane Noll) has created a program which spans a wide range of course content areas and is designed to meet the needs expressed by psychology faculty members, particularly past participants. Presentation formats are diverse and provide an atmosphere that supports individual involvement and group interaction. Presentations by 30 distinguished faculty will include five 90-minute workshops, eighteen one-hour concurrent sessions with varied topics addressing both content and teaching techniques (these will be presented twice to ease the dilemma of choosing among them), and four general sessions on topics of interest to all participants. Opportunities for sharing ideas with Institute faculty and other participants will include three poster sessions, three participant idea exchanges, along with informal discussions at meals and evening get-togethers. In order to assure that all participants can select a personal agenda that meets their professional development needs, enrollment in the Institute will be limited to 375 participants. The program begins on Friday, January 3, with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:00 am and four morning workshops beginning at 8:30 am. It ends on Monday, January 6, at 12:15 pm, after the closing general session and the announcement of poster awards.
The list of Participant Idea Exchanges is now available. You can browse the offerings through this link or through the link on the NITOP 2014 menu at the top of the screen.
New this year! Join your friends at the NITOP Teaching Slam, on Sunday evening from 7:30–9:00 pm. Eight skilled teachers will give samples of good teaching, for eight minutes each. You will get eight handouts and eight excellent tips and demos to use right away! The NITOP Teaching Slam is a fun and engaging way to experience samples of good teaching that will inspire you in your own classes.
If you have attended the Institute in the past, be assured that the 36th Annual Institute will be equally valuable and enjoyable (more so, we hope!). New speakers at each Institute provide unique and current information to assist you in improving your teaching effectiveness. Continued participation in the Institute will keep you abreast of new developments in textbook publishing and educational computer software, as well as lecture content and classroom techniques.