On behalf of the Philadelphia Area Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (PhiTOPSS), I invite you and your AP Psychology students to participate in PhiTOPSS’s third annual AP Psychology Exam Regional Review to held on Saturday, May 5th at Cheltenham High School in Wyncote, PA. In the last two years, teachers and their students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland have come to review themes and concepts that are tested on the AP Psychology Exam. The review begins with a practice exam that has been written specifically for this review. Students are provided their results and a summary of themes in which they scored best and ones that they may need to review.
The review sessions, which are based on major units of the AP Psych curriculum, are conducted in a convention format. Students attend the sessions that they would like to review the most. Sessions are facilitated by psychology teachers who volunteer their services and resources. Many students have reported being better prepared for the AP Exam as a result of their attendance.
The cost to attend is $4 per student, which goes towards funding future PhiTOPSS activities. PhiTOPSS member schools pay $1 student (a school may opt to join PhiTOPSS at the review in order to obtain the discount – membership is $5 per school). Lunch is also sold at a price that is near cost (so as to not to make a profit). You can pre-register your school here.
This event cannot happen without volunteers! Please consider offering a session or helping run the operations of the event (e.g., distributing lunch, etc.). Those who offer sessions will be provided with free lunch and free attendance for up to five of their students. If you would like to volunteer, you can register here.
The full itinerary can be found at the PhiTOPSS website: www.PhiTOPSS.com.
MAJOR CHANGE THIS YEAR: In order to offer more sessions but not tax the energy of those running sessions, teachers will only run three of the six sessions. In order for this to be successful, we need many more teachers to volunteer!
We hope that you will consider attending this review with your students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
John Mohl, Ph.D., Cheltenham High School