Your choice of one day: November 14 or 15, 2013
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Cognitive and Developmental Psychology:
Theory in Action
The Strong’s Advanced Placement Psychology Conference is based on topics derived from the College Board AP Psychology exam. Following a keynote introductory presentation, students participate in focus group seminars based on their selected topic of interest. Museum educators and undergraduates from the Psychology Department of Nazareth College help students develop critical thinking skills and apply higher-order thinking while engaging in an array of activities uniquely set amid museum exhibits. Students participate in college-level presentations and have the opportunity to interact with seminar speakers, as well as peers from other local schools. The full-day experience includes an hour for lunch and concludes with guided reflection. Students leave with in-depth knowledge about their chosen topic, a deeper understanding of their own attitudes and values, and suggestions about how to extend the learning back at school with their peers.
|Arrival and registration||8:30–9 a.m.|
|Keynote presentation||9–10 a.m.|
|Focus group seminars
|Lunch||11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m|
|Application activities||12:30–1 p.m.|
|Guided reflection||1–1:30 p.m.|
Comments from 2012 AP Psychology Conference participants:
“This was the best seminar I have gone to with school. It was well thought out, fun, and informational.”
Bethany Kommer, student, Newark High School
“I fully understand Piaget’s four stages, and I can now be successful on work relating to it while also relating it to real life.” And “It was educational, there’s a lot to see and do. I now view the exhibits differently than I did when I was younger.”
Kristasha Mateo, student, Newark High School
“My students said things like, ‘That was the best field trip I was ever on.’ It was a happy bus ride home.”
Dave Waltman, teacher, Webster Schroeder High School
“My students were using the museum to apply psychology concepts-love it!” And “College student presenters had a lot of enthusiasm-great for inspiring higher education!”
Carrie Waldarek, teacher, Webster Thomas High School
“It was so much fun. If I had another opportunity to do this again, I would.”
Alex Kober, student, Webster Schroeder High School
Call 585-263-2700 for more information. Seating is limited. Lunches may be pre-ordered when registering.