Level 2 TAGteach Certification

SPECIAL OFFER: Get your Level 1 cert for $150 off!

If there's 2 weeks to go before the level 2 starts you've got lots of time to get your Level 1. You'll be offered this course for $150 off the regular price of $400 when you register for Level 2. Scroll down for more info on what's included in the Level 1 Online Course.

Virtual Instructor-Led Course with Luca

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This is an offer for you if you're a Level 1 TAGteacher. Please join us to earn your Level 2 in this virtual, instructor-led course. You'll get access to online lessons to complete at your own pace between formal teaching sessions. We'll also have a 1.5 hour group class once a week in which we'll be trying to recreate the amazing experience of our live workshops. In addition you'll have access to your instructor for 1 hour once per week of unstructured "office hours" in case you have questions or just want to check in.

This is a replacement for the "Attend a live Advanced Workshop" part of the certification requirements. The remainder of the Level 2 Certification Requirements still apply.


LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS


SCHEDULE:

Orientation: Oct 27 - 6:30-7:30 PM CEST (12:30-1:30 PM EDT)

6 Classes: 

Thu Nov 3 - 6:30-8 PM CET (1:30-3 PM EDT) 

Thu Nov 10 - Dec 15 - 6:30-8 PM CET (12:30-3 PM EST) 

No class Nov 24

5 Office Hours

Mon Nov 7 - Dec 12 - 7-8 PM CET (1-2 PM EST)

No office hour Nov 28

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Note that daylight savings time changes in Europe a week earlier than it does in North America. Times are given here in US Eastern Time Zone and Central Europe Time Zone.

Check your time zone here for each class if you're in a different time zone

If there's no class available that fits your schedule, please fill out this form if you're interested in joining a future cohort and we'll send you an email about additional opportunities.  

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It was Great Learning from Each Other!

A mix of people attending - it was great to learn from each other as well as from the instructor. Great videos, very clear presentation and explanation, practical examples, chances to practise and always coming back to our own priorities. I also enjoyed the presentations from others seeking certification.

Rhian Thorne - Behavior Therapist - Live Workshop Attendee


What's Included in this Course?

Course Structure

This is a 6-week course that builds on the Level 1 online or live certification training. There is 1 extra orientation session for 1 hour, one week before the first class starts.

The course will run for 6 weeks, with six 1.5 hour lessons, one every  week. In addition there will be an optional 1 hour drop office hour once a week for the first 5 weeks.

Course Schedule

Note that the primary times are in Central European time.

The Nov 3 class is at a different time for North America due to differences in daylight savings time

Online Lessons

On the day after each virtual lesson with your instructor a new online self-study lesson will become available. You'll have 6 days to review the material and complete the homework.

Virtual Lessons with Your Instructor

On the susequent Thursday after the self-study lesson becomes available you'll join a virtual classroom with the rest of your class group. Your instructor will give a brief summary of the key points from the online lesson, and will give additional examples and possibly show additional video. Your instructor will lead the group in fun activities to help solidify the learning.

Attendance at the virtual lessons is MANDATORY in order to obtain certification. There may be some leeway to miss one class, but missing more than one will disqualify you from obtaining certification. We'll do our best to accommodate you if you need to miss a class.

Observation and Practice

This course contains numerous examples and video demonstrations as well as opportunities for you to practice your observation and tagging skills.

Quizzes and Homework

There are optional quizzes and exercises throughout the course to help you cement your new knowledge. There are homework assignments that you will complete and bring to the next class or office hour for discussion. In order to earn certification you will be required to bring your homework to the next class or office hour.

Office Hours with Your Instructor

Each week there will be 1 hour of designated office hours during which you can drop in to talk to your instructor in case you have any questions or just want to chat. This is an opportunity to present your homework and get feedback. Additional videos and activities may be included.

Attendance at office hours is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. 

Bonus Webinars

You'll get access to several bonus webinars during the course of the class. You'll retain unlimited access to these.

Recordings

All classes and office hours will be recorded so that you can go back and review. You'll have unlimited access to the recordings and to the course material.


How mUch Does it Cost?

The course costs $425

This cost of the this course is the same as the price of our live Advanced Workshop and includes the certification assessment fee. You can pay in two installments if you wish.

Bonus #1

You'll receive a free PDF copy of Theresa's book: Don't Nag Tag.

Bonus #2

You'll receive 3 free months of Full membership in TAGteach (or skip 3 payments if you're already a full member) once you earn your Level 2 certification.

Bonus #3

You'll get access to several bonus webinars and you'll have unlimited access to these

Bonus #4

You'll get access to the online mini-course: Fundamentals of TAGteach. If it's been a while since you did your level 1, we strongly advise that you review this course before starting the Virtual Level 2.

Bonus #5

You'll get access to monthly informal meet-ups for course learners. These will occur twice a month, once with Luca and once with Theresa


Superb!

Superb. All teachers, coaches, instructors and parents can seriously benefit from TAGteaching!

Tony Cruse - Dog Trainer - Live Workshop Attendee


What Will You LEarn?

How to motivate and teach your learner in a way that gives them a choice and a partnership in the learning process
How use additional more advanced tools not covered in Level 1
How to break behavior goals into small manageable pieces and to build complex chains
How to build up new behaviors piece by piece by focusing on small successes using both forward and back chaining
How to teach in group settings and to use peer tagging and self-tagging
How to use short phrase coaching
How to use TAGteach phrasing for more complex contingencies

Sharing Ideas and Working Together

The 'collaboration' of minds - sharing ideas and working together, no matter what species each specialised in - loved it

Jodie White - Dog trainer - Advanced seminar participant


Course Curriculum

Lesson Format

Each lesson will consist of a self-study unit, a 1.5 hour virtual lesson with an instructor and 1 hour of office hours with the instructor.

Virtual lessons will be conducted using an online meeting platform. The lesson will consist of a brief overview lecture of the material from the self-study unit, practical games and activities, homework discussion and sharing of teaching videos and experiences from the previous weeks.


The lesson contents shown below may change - this is a preliminary outline.


Lesson 1 - Review and Tag Point Practice

Review of TAGteach basics

Review of TAGteach tools covered in lesson 1

Review of WOOF rules

Tag point review

Goals in education and behavioral engineering

Personalizing the tag point

Practice skill break down


Lesson 2 - TAGteach Phrasing and Advanced Tag Points

Working memory and cognitive load

Focus Funnel review

Review lesson script

Value-added tag point

If A then B tag point contingencies

TAGteach for tactics - responding to contingencies

Personalize the tag point


Lesson 3 - Getting Behavior

Short phrase coaching

Capturing

Shaping

When to use and not use prompts


Lesson 4 - Targeting, Chains and Cues

Targeting

Reinforcer placement

Back chaining


Lesson 5 - Session Management

How to introduce TAGteach to your learners

Antecedent arrangement

Identifying reinforcers

Fun with tagulators

Peer tagging

Self tagging

Tagging without the tagger

Practice and fluency


Lesson 6 - Problem Solving

What to do when TAGteach "doesn't work"

How to identify and solve problems

Measurement

How to correct errors the TAGteach way


Bonus Session - Follow-up

A get together after a few weeks to see how it's going and to discuss issues and celebrate progress with your classmates. Date to be determined by the class.

In addition you'll be eligible to attend ongoing follow-up sessions open to all current and past course learners. These may include various members of the TAGteach faculty. You can just listen in or you can show off your teaching videos, ask questions and get feedback. You can find out the dates and times for these on the main TAGteach Events calendar from the Events tab on the main menu.


SPECIAL OFFER: Get your Level 1 cert for $150 off!

If there's 2 weeks to go before the level 2 starts you've got lots of time to get your Level 1. You'll be offered this course for $150 off the regular price of $400 when you register for Level 2. Scroll down for more info on what's included in the Level 1 Online Course.

Level 1 TAGteach Certification Online Self study

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We invite you to become part of the TAGteach community and earn your TAGteach Level 1 Certification from the comfort of your own home with this self-study online course.

What Will You Learn?

At the conclusion of the course you should be able to apply the principles learned in this course to help you be a more effective teacher, coach, manager or parent. You'll have had practical experience applying the on-line lessons through home exercises so you'll have the confidence to begin applying the lessons at work or at home.

How Will This Benefit You?

With the knowledge and experience gained during this course, you’ll be able to create laser focused instructions, provide timely and informative feedback, and create a positive learning environment for you and your learners. 

Course Duration, Cost and Equipment

You complete the course at your own pace and from wherever you have internet access. The course takes approximately 9 hours to complete not including the time for the home exercises and to read  the reading materials. 

The cost ($400) is paid by credit card or paypal. This includes the Level 1 Certification. With the purchase of the Level 2 Certification Course you will get this course for $250.

There are no extra fees for text books or supplemental materials. You will need a "tagger" (also known as a clicker - available at many pet supply stores). You need to have internet access.  Access to a printer may also be helpful if you are not comfortable reading online. Once enrolled, you have unlimited access to the course for as long as we keep the course going.This course works on all mobile devices.

A Powerful and Simple Approach

The simplicity and power of this approach are remarkable. The extent to which the Founders of this movement have been able to continuously adapt, improve, and apply this simplistic approach to new and different populations and applications is stunning.

Dr Carl Binder, CEO - The Peformance Thinking Network, LLC


What Will You LEarn?

How to motivate and teach your learner in a way that gives them a choice and a partnership in the learning process
How use the basic TAGteach tools
How to break behavior goals into small manageable pieces
How to reduce your language to give clear instructions to your learner
How to apply the TAGteach WOOF protocol
How to create a tag point
How to use TAGteach phrasing

WHat learners are saying

I strongly recommend this

"This was an excellent course! The content was very clear and the format was easy to use. The videos, practice exercises and worksheets combined to make the online learning experience much like an in-person, hands-on class. 

The material is consistent with the current research and practice in the science of human behavior. I strongly recommend this training to anyone in a position to teach others or help them to develop beneficial habits!"

Laraine Winston BCBA, LMHC


Exceptional Teaching

"The content presentation is excellent, the videos wonderful. The course and concepts deserve all the support that can be given."

Jill Kolar – School Teacher (retired)


I had so much fun participating in the TAGteach Online Course!

"The layout is extremely well-organized and very user-friendly. The content of each Lesson is excellent, while watching and practicing TAGteach skills along with each engaging video and interactive worksheets. I refer to the handouts frequently while developing my own personal and professional goals and success points. Thank you for bringing TAGteach to an online course."

Laura Monaco Torelli, CPDT, KPACTP - Animal Behavior Training Concepts and Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, Student Application Coordinator


Improve Your Instruction

I highly recommend the course if you are wanting to more effectively and efficiently improve your instruction with clients.

Julie Barber


Amazing Course

"I appreciate the behavior analytic approach, as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I love the application of practice and guided instruction within the online class format, and thought the videos were very helpful (since I was unable to attend a live training)."

Robin Arnall, BCBA


I love the online course!

"It is clear that a great deal of time, expertise and attention went into its creation. The use of Scott’s supporting documentation is very use friendly. My impression was that it resulted in a high-end professional experience for the user."

Danielle G. Theule-  DDS, CPDT, KPA CTP, TAGteacher Level 1, CGC Evaluator – Canis Jedi Canine Training


How mUch Does it Cost?

The course costs $250 with the purchase of the Level 2 Certification (regular $400)

This cost of this course is the same as the price of our live Level 1 Workshop and includes the certification assessment fee.

Bonus #1

You'll receive a free PDF copy of Theresa's book: Don't Nag Tag.

Bonus #2

You'll receive 3 free months of Full membership in TAGteach (or skip 3 payments if you're already a full member) once you earn your Level 1 certification.

Students Win!

Having stripped away the instructional noise, McKeon hands us the sharpest essentials to teach kindly and effectively. With these strategies, students win.

Susan G Friedman, PhD Utah State University and Behavior+Works


Tagteach certifIcation

Level 1 TAGteach Certification

You'll earn your Level 1 TAGteach certification by completing this course.

As a Level 1 TAGteacher you may refer to yourself as a TAGteacher and may use TAGteach (and call it such) with your clients. You may use the the certification badge at your website and in your printed marketing materials as long as you remain a member in good standing.

You may participate in free educational sessions to help spread the word about TAGteach. For example, Lunch and Learn or local Chamber of Commerce breakfast meetings. Please contact us and we will provide PowerPoint and videos for such presentations.

You may not hold training sessions in person or online to instruct others on the application of TAGteach. The TAGteach name is a registered trademark and you may not use it in any commercial applications (lectures, webinars, publications etc).

Higher Levels of Certification

To obtain higher levels of certification there are additional requirements. 

Click here for more information on TAGteach certification

Sharing Ideas and Working Together

The 'collaboration' of minds - sharing ideas and working together, no matter what species each specialised in - loved it

Jodie White - Dog trainer - Advanced seminar participant


Tagteach certifIcation

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you will need to complete the course and pass the quiz.

CCPDT, IAABC and KPA: 9 CEUs

BACB: 10.5 CEUs (additional fee of $30 applies)

In order to obtain the CEUs you must obtain a Certificate of Completion.

The Certificate of Completion shows that you completed the course and is sufficient for the CEUs listed above. In order to obtain TAGteach Level 1 Certification you also need to hand in your journal, worksheets and videos for assessment. This is optional, you can take the course without getting TAGteach Level 1 Certification.

Tagteach certifIcation

This Course Includes Level 1 TAGteach Certification

KPA CTPs - visit the KPACTP member website for the $75 off discount link

FPPE Members - visit the FPPE member website for the $75 off discount link

TAGteach members - take the course for $50 - login at members area for discount link. To be a TAGteach member, you must hold a TAGteach certification. The online course covers the same material  as a Level 1 certification seminar, therefore this will be a review and as such, we offer this big discount. If you register for a Level 1 certification seminar, you will get the opportunity to take the online course for $50 so that you can take it in preparation for the seminar if you wish. If you register for an Advanced Workshop you will get the opportunity to take this course for $150 after you register.

Student Research Discount! - Take the course for only $125 if you are a student. Send an email requesting a discount code to joan@tagteach.com with a short description of your project and proof of enrollment or an email from your supervisor.

Special Olympics Coaches - Take the course for only $225. Take the course for $125 with concurrent registration in a TAGteach Advanced Workshop or Level 2 Virtual Instructor Led Course

- contact joan@tagteach.com for details

Teachers of the Visually Impaired - Take the course for only $225. Take the course for $125 with concurrent registration in a TAGteach Advanced Workshop or Level 2 Virtual Instructor Led Course

- contact joan@tagteach.com for details

Group discounts are available if you wish to enroll 5 or more people. Please send an email to joan@tagteach.com for more information.

SPECIAL OFFER: Get your Level 1 cert for $150 off!

If there's 2 weeks to go before the level 2 starts you've got lots of time to get your Level 1. You'll be offered this course for $150 off the regular price of $400 when you register for Level 2. Scroll down for more info on what's included in the Level 1 Online Course.

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