The second TLC at APSA (Teaching and Learning Conference at APSA) will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Washington, DC as part of the 2019 Annual Meeting. This full-day event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 225 participants and featured a variety of workshops, teaching cafés, and track panels. This year’s conference theme is “Political Science Education in the Time of Resurgent Populism and Privilege” and features four tracks focused on Civic Engagement Education, Simulations & Games, Technology & Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Please join us for this gathering, which will provide a highly interactive forum for scholars to share innovative tools for political science education. You can register for the event when registering for the broader Annual Meeting. The participation fee is $10 and includes breakfast and lunch. For questions, please contact Tanya Schwarz, Associate Director of Academic & Professional Development at


8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast with keynote:  Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Break
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Workshops

  • Teaching Political Science with Normative Case Studies
  • Teaching Experimental Methods to Undergraduates
  • Podcasting Political Science: How to Start a Podcast, and Why You Should
  • Nonpartisan Student Voter Education and Engagement—Putting Research into Action

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Break
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and Theme Panel: Online Learning and a Global Student Body (co-sponsored by CQ Press)
2-3:30 p.m. –Track Session #1

  • Track 1, Civic Engagement: Learning by Doing
  • Track 2, Doing Global Politics: Simulating the Dynamics of International and Comparative Political Phenomena
  • Track 3, Thinking Outside the Box to Increase Student Engagement
  • Track 4, Restructuring the Curricula

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Break
4-5:30 p.m. – Track Session #2

  • Track 1, Tools for Civic Engagement
  • Track 2, Simulations, Skills, and the Bigger Picture: Thinking about How and Why We Use Simulations
  • Track 3, Utilizing Technology to Empower Students
  • Track 4, Teaching & Reaching all Students

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Joint Reception with the Political Science Education Section

Program Committee

Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville (co-chair)
Bethany Blackstone, University of North Texas (co-chair)
Shane Nordyke, University of South Dakota
Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Towson University
Joseph Roberts, Roger Williams University
Dick Simpson, University of Illinois, Chicago