May 4, 2017

Peel board explores psychology principles for the classroom at annual Peel Psychology Conference

More than 500 educators, community health professionals, parents and students will attend the Peel District School Board's 29th annual school psychology conference on May 9. The full-day workshop, held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, will feature a presentation, The Top 20 Psychology Principles for Enhancing Teaching and Learning from Pre-K to 12, led by Drs. Joan M. Lucariello and Bonnie K. Nastasi.

"The Peel board's annual psychology conference has a mandate and history of bringing current research and clinical practice in psychology to the field of education," says Dr. Alessandra Capodilupo, Peel board psychologist and conference chair. "For the past 29 years, our guest speakers have covered a range of timely and relevant topics that have a direct impact on student success and well-being."

Participants will learn about the contributions of psychological science to education and become familiar with psychology principles that are relevant to teaching and learning.  Strategies for applying the principles to support effective teaching and learning will also be highlighted.

Dr. Joan M. Lucariello is a professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. She is the lead author of the American Psychological Association (APA) sponsored report, The Top 20 Principles from Psychology for Pre-K to 12 Teaching and Learning, which is the basis of this conference.

Dr. Bonnie K. Nastasi is a professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University. She is also a researcher in the area of culturally appropriate assessment and intervention approaches for promoting mental health and reducing health risks.

The conference is hosted by the Peel board's Psychology Department and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Port Credit Secondary School Chamber Strings Ensemble will perform in the atrium during morning registration. Books and resources will be displayed by Parentbooks and Marathon Learning Materials Ltd. A book signing by the speakers will be held in the atrium at 3:45 p.m.

The Living Arts Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga.




Media Contact:

Alessandra Capodilupo, Ph.D. C.Psych., Psychoeducational Consultant, Conference Chair, 905-451-2862, ext. 4280, [email protected]

Jack Kamrad, Ph.D. C.Psych., Chief Psychologist, 905-890-1010, ext. 2356, [email protected]


Audrey Crasto, Multicultural, Settlement and Education Partnership Assistant, 905-890-1010, ext. 2462, [email protected]

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