Level 2 TAGteach Certification

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

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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.


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