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2020 General Session Speakers

Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi    David Dunning  Stephanie Fryberg Valerie Purdie-Greenaway Daniel Willingham


42nd Annual NITOP

January 3–6, 2020

The TradeWinds Island Resort

St. Pete Beach, Florida


Cosponsored by:

The Association for Psychological Science 

The University of South Florida Department of Psychology


Networking at breakfast 1.03.19

General Session Presentations

Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi:  ICAP:  How to Promote Deeper Learning by Engaging Students Cognitively

David Dunning:  Matters of Self-Belief and False Belief in a Post-Truth World

Stephanie Fryberg:  Creating Identity Safe Classrooms for Diverse Students

Valerie Purdie-Greenaway:  The Social Psychology of Reducing Threat and Fostering Mindsets for Diverse Students: Re-envisioning Classroom Design

Daniel Willingham:  Teaching Students to Think Critically about Psychology

General Session 1.03.19

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Learning and Network Opportunities:
  • Conference Meals
  • Poster Sessions
  • Participant Idea Exchanges (PIEs)
  • Explore new resources with exhibitors

NITOP 2020

Join psychology teachers from universities, two-year and four-year colleges, and high schools at NITOP 2018 to explore new ideas that will enhance and broaden your teaching skills. Distinguished speakers from a wide variety of course content areas will guide you in learning innovative teaching techniques and course content updates at the following opportunities.

General Sessions -- General sessions on cutting-edge research and practice by distinguished speakers who are nationally known for their expertise in teaching psychology

Concurrent Sessions -- one-hour concurrent sessions, each including four presentations by distinguished psychology faculty addressing a wide range of content areas and teaching strategies; each one is offered twice during the institute

WORKSHOPS -- in-depth, 90 minutes sessions

Annual Teaching Slam -- a fast-paced, dynamic experience in which multiple speakers share their best teaching tip, assessment idea, or class activity

Annual Demo Demo-- multiple demonstrations by great instructors of favorite class demonstrations:  new, ready-to-use demos and new versions of old favoties 


The Conference Hotel

The TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach is an 18-acre, family-friendly and environmentally-friendly beach resort which offers an abundance of recreational activities both on and off the beach.  A specially discounted rate for NITOP participants is available for those who make reservations before November 15, 2019.   Visit tradewindsresort.com for more information or call 800-808-9833.  Be sure to mention NITOP when making reservations.


NITOP Organizing Committee

Stephen Chew, Chair; Bridgette Martin Hard;

Erin HardinBeth Morling

Conference Coordinator:  Annette Cook

NITOP 2021

January 3-6, 2021

TradeWinds Isalnd Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL

NITOP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact:  coordinator@nitop.org           NITOP, P. O. Box 963, Northport, AL  35476

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