APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
TOPSS Committee Elections
The nomination deadline is July 1, 2017.
The voice of high school psychology teachers within the APA, TOPSS promotes excellence in the teaching of psychological science at the high school level.
Unit lesson plans
Five- to seven-day units that include a procedural timeline, content outline, suggested resources, activities and references.
Use these recorded conference sessions in your classroom or to expand your own knowledge.
Online Psychology Laboratory
Offers students opportunities to participate in studies and engage in data analysis
For new teachers
Resource manual to help new high school psychology teachers get started, plan lessons and activities, and more.
Become a high school teacher affiliate and enjoy many great benefits.
Local/state groups for teachers
A listing of local, regional or state groups or conferences (workshops) for high school psychology teachers.
Workshops and conferences
Teaching workshops and conferences are great venues for professional development and networking.
Pre-Convention Workshop for Introductory Psychology Teachers
This full-day workshop will be held Aug. 2, 2017 at Trinity Washington University in Payden Academic Center.
Research Methods and Statistics
A new five-unit lesson plan is now available online.
APF High School Psychology Outreach Grants
Apply by April 15, 2017.
APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers
The 13th annual workshop will be held June 28-30, 2017. Apply by April 15, 2017.
APA Summit for High School Psychology Education
July 9-14, 2017, at Weber State University.
For Your Students
Academic Achievement in Psychology Students: Certificate winners for 2016.
TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students
Annual essay competition for students currently enrolled or have been previously enrolled in a psychology course.