The Educator

A publication of the Education Directorate
December 2010 |Vol. 9 PDF iconDownload Issue (PDF, 4.1MB)

The Educator: Newsletter of the Education Directorate

2010 Education Leadership Conference: Psychology and lifelong learning

By Rebecca A. Clay The Educator Winter 2010

Many questions remain about how to make lifelong learning as effective as possible

From the executive director

Most succinctly, the mission of the Education Directorate is to advance education in psychology and psychology in education

Making a difference for psychology

We have made significant gains in garnering federal support for psychology education and training

Donation to support high school psychology

In March 2010, Lee Gurel, PhD, donated $150,000 to the American Psychological Foundation to support the teaching of high school psychology

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation update

At its third meeting of the year, the Commission on Accreditation reviewed 60 doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs for initial or continued accreditation

Center for Psychology in Schools and Education (CPSE) update

New teaching modules examine the psychology behind teaching practices and a new module on teacher stress is coming soon, along with research-based practices for third-grade teachers

Precollege and Undergraduate Education (PCUE) update

In addition to teaching tips, essay and electronic project contests, the office worked on the draft Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology

Innovations in Graduate Education in Psychology award granted

The University of Wisconsin-Madison received award for its interdisciplinary, integrative approach to prevention

2010 APA TOPSS Excellence in Teaching award recipients announced

TOPSS congratulates Scott Reed and William James

CESA news you can use

Continuing education sponsor applicants will soon be able to apply online and the First Annual Conference for Continuing Education Sponsors (ACCES) was held in August

Fund your conference

Grants will be awarded to conferences on enhancing the quality of undergraduate education in psychology and advancing the teaching of psychology at the secondary, 2-year or 4-year level

APA seeks nominations for 2012 Education & Training awards

Nominate now for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology and Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training