Another EPIC Saturday for psychology teachers

Around 50 psychology teachers spent Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 on the Green Bay Campus for the fourth annual Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). The conference in included talks on teaching neuroscience, hosting a psychology fair and utilizing sport psychology principles in the classroom. There was also a nature walk on environmental psychology and a keynote from Jane Halonen on “Defending the Psychology Major.” EPIC is organized by a steering committee made up of UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty and high school teachers from around the county.

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Recap and photo gallery: Excellence in Psychology Instruction

On Saturday (Oct. 10) the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest for the first-ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Profs. Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West De Pere; and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts. The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully, UWGB Psychology chair Martin said. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.” Topics included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. Photos are online.

Psychology conference an EPIC success

On Saturday, October 10, the UW-Green Bay Psychology faculty hosted 40 educators from throughout the Midwest, for the first ever 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC). Serving on the planning committee were Professors Regan Gurung, Ryan Martin and Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West DePere and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts.

The day of sharing ideas, techniques and content went wonderfully,” said Prof. Ryan Martin, Chair of UWGB’s Psychology program. “My favorite feedback came from a local teacher who said he was almost embarrassed to admit that he had no idea what an incredible group of teachers UWGB has and what an incredible resource we are.”

Subject matter included Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. See the photos.

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EPIC Conference, October 10, 2015, University Union

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Psychologists to hold EPIC conference

epic-logo-web-3It started with a small group of high school psychology and college teachers getting together to discuss professional development opportunities. It has turned into something “EPIC.”

On Saturday, October 10, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Psychology faculty will host more than 40 educators from the Midwest, for the 2015 Excellence in Psychology Instruction Conference (EPIC).

Topics and breakout sessions include Understanding the Brain, Innovative Uses of Teaching Technology, Integrating Research into Your Classroom, and more. A full agenda can be found here.

UW-Green Bay Psychology Prof. Regan A. R. Gurung, past recipient of the Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will present the keynote, “Cultivating Learning: Capitalizing on the Science of Learning.”

“A small group of psychology teachers from around Northeastern Wisconsin have been working on bringing all the great psychology teachers from the region together for a day of sharing ideas, techniques, content, and more,” said Prof. Ryan Martin, Chair of UWGB’s Psychology program. “There are so many great psychology teachers throughout the area but we rarely get to talk to one another. We’re hoping this conference will help us forge these new relationships and this becomes a consortium of teachers who continue to work together, share ideas, and provide students with many opportunities.”

Serving on the planning committee: Gurung, Martin and Prof. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges from UWGB; Jeff Gumz, Green Bay West; Chris Hamp, West DePere and Amy Ramponi, Kimberly school districts.

The fee is only $20 and includes lunch. For more information or to register.