The American Psychological Association (APA) and the APA Techers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) have two upcoming awards for teachers and students that may be of interest to NHCSS members. Please check them out below and at the links provided.
2019 APA TOPSS Charles T. Blair-Broeker Excellence in Teaching Awards
These awards recognize outstanding teachers in psychology. There will be up to three annual awards. Winners will receive a framed certificate, engraved award, cash prize of $500, and a free TOPSS membership or renewal for the 2020 membership year. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019. For complete details including how to apply, visit: https://www.apa.org/about/awards/teaching-excellence.aspx.
2019 TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students
High school psychology students are invited to write an essay of no more than 3,000 words that addresses the topic of research with nonhuman animals in psychology. The essay should describe the role and relevance of nonhuman animal research in psychology, by referencing peer-reviewed research with nonhuman animals. Students will describe a hypothetical study that complies with and references nonhuman animal research guidelines. The essay should also address the implications of not conducting psychological research with nonhuman animals. Up to four winners will be selected for this year’s competition, each of whom will receive a $250 award. The deadline for submission is March 8, 2019. For complete competition details, rules and guidelines, visit: http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/student-competition.aspx.
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The week of August 5th, the New Hampshire Historical Society will be hosting a C3 Workshop for New Hampshire teachers. A quick outline of the week is below! Stay tuned for updates.
M-Tu High School
Th-F Middle School
*NHCSS will be giving a free annual membership to any elementary teacher who attends.
The History Channel and the National History Day organization collaborated on a women's history project featuring lesson plans written by teachers across the US about specific women throughout US History. New Hampshire teacher and NHCSS Board Member, Kelsie Eckert, was one of the many teachers whose research and lesson plans was published in this collaborative. Check out the lesson plans and research at https://www.nhd.org/women-history.