Coalition addresses resources for teachers

Several projects are currently being developed to assist K-12 personnel

The Center for Psychology in Schools and Education’s Coalition met from December 2-4 in Washington DC to discuss current and future projects aimed at translating psychological science into resources for K-12 personnel. Divisions represented at the meeting were: 5, 7, 13, 15, 16, 17, 27, 35, 46, 49, 51, 53.

Projects currently in development include: 

  1. A module to support the creation and use of school teams to function more effectively by applying psychological knowledge and research to their practice;

  2. An article that identifies a series of drop-dead psychological topics that should be included in the teacher education curriculum;

  3. A strategic marketing plan for disseminating projects and initiatives;

  4. A module on the use of creativity in the classroom;

  5. A module or white paper on social-emotional learning in the classroom, and

  6. A proposal to NSF on the creation of a series of modules outlining the psychology of teaching elementary school science. 

The Coalition also hosted a visit from Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation to discuss ways in which the Coalition and NSF can collaborate around psychology in education.