Dr. Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools
Current psychological researchers are uncovering important concepts that help explain "the science of learning." In fact, many of the principles we teach in high school psychology classes can help students discover for themselves how to encode, retain, and recall information and skills. During this discussion we will explore some of these current findings, connect them to vocabulary and concepts from the high school psychology curriculum, and participate in activities that demonstrate these principles for students.
About the Presenter
Rob McEntarffer taught Psychology, AP Psychology, and Philosophy for 13 years at Lincoln Southeast high school in Lincoln, NE, and was involved with the AP Psychology reading for many years. He is the co-author of Barron’s AP Psychology review. While teaching, he became interested in educational measurement issues and got a Master’s degree in Educational Measurement (Qualitative and Quantitative Methods) from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2003. Rob started his work as an Assessment/Evaluation specialist with Lincoln Public Schools in 2005, and works with the district on large scale and classroom assessment issues. Rob earned his PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher education in 2013, focusing his research on how teachers make room for formative assessment processes in their classrooms. Rob lives with his wife, two kids, dog, and cat in Lincoln, NE and works for Lincoln Public Schools.