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45th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

January 3-6, 2023 at TradeWinds Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL.

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NITOP congratulates Dr. Stephen Chew, winner of the 2022 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Training and Education.

Distinguished Members - Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

Dr. Stephen Chew

From APA:  "Stephen Chew is a legend in both psychology and higher education.  He is a passionate, committed, and hard-working advocate helping students overcome misconceptions and develop life-long learning skills through application of empirically sound cognitive strategies.  His various contributons, including the development of the highly regarded, popular study skills video series and the directorship of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, have created an enormous legacy benefitting untold generations of psychology teachers and the students they teach.  A teacher's teacher, his unflappable leadership, ready wit, and remarkable humility inspire us all to be the best teachers we can be."

NITOP Organizing Committee

Dr. Stephen Chew, Chair

Dr. Beth Morling

Dr. Bridgette Martin Hard

Dr. Erin Hardin

Dr. Kenneth Carter

Coordinator:  Annette Cook

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Conference Hotels for NITOP 2023

The TradeWinds Island Resort and the Rumfish Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach sit on an 18-acre, family-friendly and environmentally-friendly beach resort which offers an abundance of recreational activities both on and off the beach.  A specially discounted rate for NITOP participants is available for those who make reservations before November 15th.  Access to this rate is available in the receipt for NITOP registration.


Join psychology teachers from universities, two-year and four-year colleges, and high schools at NITOP to explore new ideas that will enhance and broaden your teaching skills. Distinguished speakers from a wide variety of course content areas will guide you in learning innovative teaching techniques and course content updates at the following opportunities.

  • General Sessions -- Cutting-edge research and practice by distinguished speakers who are nationally known for their expertise
  • Concurrent Sessions -- One-hour sessions, each including four presentations by distinguished psychology faculty addressing a wide range of content areas and teaching strategies; each presentation offered twice during the institute
  • Workshops -- Hands-on, interactive sessions on how to improve teaching
  • Teaching Slam -- A fast-paced, dynamic experience in which multiple speakers share their best teaching tip, assessment idea, or class activity
  • Demo Demo-- You become the class as great instructors show their favorite class demonstrations:  new, ready-to-use demos and new versions of old favorites.
  • Posters describe scholarship, innovation, and advances in teaching theory and practice. Some common kinds of posters include: the scholarship of teaching and learning, innovations in teaching practices, pedagogies, technology, demonstrations, and activities, innovations in curriculum or departmental activities, and course sharing. Course sharing posters highlight unique course offerings or innovative approaches to teaching psychology courses. Posters are reviewed for acceptance by members of the Organizing Committee. They will judge the poster proposals based on the quality, creativity, and innovation of the proposal, the evidence of impact on teaching and learning, and the relevance and applicability of the content to teachers. Posters may be eligible for several NITOP poster awards described here. Winners are announced at the closing session.
  • PIEs will offer participants the opportunity to share teaching ideas in a roundtable format. Each of these sessions will include about 30 discussion topics, hosted by Institute participants whose proposals were approved in the review process. Hosts will lead informal, one-hour discussions of those topics at specifically designated round tables. Following a short presentation by the host, participants at the table will be invited to discuss their own ideas on that topic. Participants often move among tables and are free to switch to a different discussion at any time.

NITOP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact:  coordinator@nitop.org           NITOP, P. O. Box 963, Northport, AL  35476

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