APSI: AP Psychology for New Teachers, Week 2

This AP Psychology session will be for new and veteran AP Psychology teachers, and will include an update and overview of the entire College Board curriculum, the newest areas of emphasis noted by the College Board, and many “Best Practices” that make even the hardest units fun for students.  Course members will participate in hands-on activities through a variety of mini-lessons.

Topics will be drawn from the College Board Acorn book with particular focus on changes in content requirements, strategies for multiple-choice questions and for skills for successful writing of free-responses as required on the AP Psychology Exam.  We will discuss how to build and recruit for an AP elective.



Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42304 Jill Compher On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Instructor: Jill Compher

Lead Consultant 

Jill Compher is currently teaching AP Psychology in her 18th year in public education, and her third year at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX with previous experience at Northwest ISD.  She is nationally certified consultant in AP Psychology for the College Board and is a contributor to the AP Psychology Course Overview. Jill has been an AP Reader since 2005 and consultant since 2015, presenting at universities and school districts in Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia, Nevada, Southern Florida, Arkansas, California and Southern China.

She is the chair of Texas Teachers of Psychology in charge of organizing the regional conference for the networking of local psychology teachers.  She was a semifinalist in 2010 for the O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher Award, Teacher Award winner of the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair Division 1 in 2012, fair official for Intel ISEF 2012 Fair Official -Fort Worth Region, and earned the Distinguished Educator award at Northwest ISD from 2003-2014.

Term: Spring/Summer 2017

Start Date: July 25, 2017

End Date: July 28, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $549.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

Note: This course is not currently accepting registrations. Please select VIEW CURRENT OFFERINGS to see similar classes offered by the Center for College Readiness.

  • Note taking materials
  • Laptop for electronic curriculum & charger
  • 10G Flash drive (optional)
  • 30 copies of your best lesson or activity to share (If you are a new teacher, please bring 30 copies of your favorite activity in any subject for us to adapt to psychology together.)