Level 2 TAGteach Certification

Virtual Instructor-Led Course

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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 7-week 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.


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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.

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.

Here's a sample schedule:

Online Lessons

After each virtual lesson with your instructor a new online self-study lesson will become available. You'll have 1 weeks to review the material and complete the homework.

Virtual Lessons with Your Instructor

One week 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, you'll get a chance to share your homework and to discuss the progress of the past week with your classmates. 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 for discussion. In order to earn certification you will be required to bring your homework to the next class.

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.

Attendance at office hours is encouraged but not mandatory.


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.



Superb!

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

Tony Cruse - Dog Trainer - Live Workshop Attendee


What Will You LEarn?

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

Tag point review and value-added tag points

Personalizing the tag point

Practice skill break down


Lesson 2 - TAGteach Phrasing

How to introduce TAGteach to your learner

Review lesson script

If A then B tag point contingencies

TAGteach for tactics - responding to contingencies

Short phrase coaching


Lesson 3 - Getting Behavior

Capturing

Targeting

Shaping

Motivation


Lesson 4 - Behavior Chains and Cues

Cues - what they are and how to use them

Forward chaining

Back chaining


Lesson 5 - Session Management

Antecedent arrangement

Identifying reinforcers

Fun with tagulators

Reinforcement delivery

Peer tagging

Self tagging

Tagging without the tagger

Measurement (very brief - we'll have another course on this)


Lesson 6 - Problem Solving

What to do when TAGteach "doesn't work"

The fearful learner

The reluctant learner

Learners with disabilities

Problem solving examples


Bonus Session - Follow-up

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


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