Save the Date: June 25-28, 2024

The 2024 Oregon State University High School Teacher's Workshop:  Held with support from the American Psychological Foundation and the American Psychological Association will be on the campus of Oregon State University.

APA, the APA TOPSS Committee, the American Psychological Foundation, and Oregon State University are pleased to announce an extended summer workshop for high school psychology teachers.

This professional development experience provides the opportunity to share peer-to-peer creative ideas and learn new concepts to enhance teaching skills further.  Come:

  • Learn from experienced teacher presenters
  • Listen to faculty research presentations and a keynote address
  • Network with one another


Application Is Open!

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TBD while we await finalize attendance numbers for this year's workshop. 

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Master Teachers

Eric Castro

Eric E Castro is a psychology educator with 26 years of teaching experience. At St. Ignatius College Prep, he taught AP Psychology for 20 years, along with courses in Public Speaking, and World History; he currently teaches Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Ethnic Studies. Eric has served as Department Chair for the Social Sciences and as an Educational Technologist for seven years and was the chief architect of his school's one-to-one program. As a published author, he co-authored a book on the future of Secondary Education, and recently completed a project for the APA focusing on decolonizing the Introduction to Psychology syllabus. He is the co-founder of NorCalTOPSS. Eric resides in San Francisco with his wife and enjoys working on his 84-year-old house, seeing live music, and distance running.



Kara Beiswanger 

Kara Beiswanger is a teacher of advanced placement Psychology at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO. She has a B.A in Psychology,  Political Science and French, as well as a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of South Dakota. She has been living and teaching in Colorado for 20 years. She is a reader for the College Board AP Psychology exam, and works as a lecturer in Introduction to Psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver. She is the founder of Front Range Teachers of Psychology. Outside of teaching, Kara enjoys spending time in the Rocky Mountains with her friends & family, reading, gardening and fostering rescue dogs. 



Accommodations for Disabilities

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541.737.2311 at least one week in advance.



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