PT@CC Teaching Resources Award

This award is open to psychology teachers who are members of the APA Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges.

Deadline: May 18, 2015

Sponsors: APA Education Directorate; PT@CC


Sponsored by the APA Education Directorate and PT@CC, the Teaching Resources Award aims to encourage sharing of instructional techniques that community college faculty have developed and used in face-to-face, hybrid or online psychology classes.

Submissions to the PT@CC Teaching Resources Awards will include the following components:

  • The teaching resource and all accompanying materials, including electronic sources.
  • Demonstration of an active learning component.
  • Brief description of the teaching resource, including instructions for classroom use.
  • The topic(s) covered, student learning objective(s), and appropriate courses.
  • Evidence of effectiveness (need not be published research).

Entries will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of active learning component.
  • Student engagement.
  • Originality.
  • Ease of usage/application.
  • Appropriateness for topic, learning objective(s), course.
  • Evidence of effectiveness.

The winning entries will be posted on the PT@CC website. An award of $400 will be given to the first place winner; $300 to the second place winner; and $200 to the third place winner. Certificates for all winners will be presented by PT@CC at the APA Annual Convention. Attendance at the convention is not required.


The competition is open to psychology teachers who are members of PT@CC. Faculty members interested in joining PT@CC can obtain more information online or by contacting Martha Boenau at (800) 374-2721, ext. 6140.

How to Apply

Submissions for the PT@CC Teaching Resources Award may be mailed to:

Martha Boenau
APA Education Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Past Recipients