APA directorate updates

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Science Directorate

For more information, contact  Kirk Waldroff

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Practice Directorate

For more information, contact  Rachel Schwartz

Public Interest Directorate

For more information, contact  Tina Wolridge

The APA Public Interest Directorate fulfills APA's commitment to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and the promotion of equitable and just treatment of all segments of society through education, training, and public policy. Public Interest would like to share its monthly newsletter with you.  If you would like to join this mailing list, email Tina Wolridge. Keep in mind that you can unsubscribe at any time.

Education Directorate

For more information, contact  Hunter Clary

The Coalition for Schools and Education met from June 3-5 to discuss new and ongoing projects and initiatives to promote the psychology of teaching and learning. One project, currently in its final stage, is an online video module aimed at new teachers and teachers-in-training on strategies to combat and prevent stress during the first few years of their new career . Projects in-the-works include a new module on Creativity in the Classroom, an article on Social-Emotional Learning and a still evolving project that will examine teaming and multidisciplinary work amongst school professionals. Another topic of discussion was the opportunity for Coalition members to contribute content via articles, blogs and newsletters to ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative website, as part of an ongoing effort to increase visibility of the Coalition’s projects to the k-12 audience. Divisions represented at the June meeting included 7,8,10,13,15, 27 and 37. The Coalition will meet again in December 2011. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Ashley Edmiston.