TAGteach and Precision Teaching

Virtual Instructor-Led Course with Luca

What do you need to teach to your students? Believe me, all you need is a little bit of Science, a Chart and a Tagger. Welcome to our TAGteach and Precision Teaching course!

Luca Canever

We do use TAGteach to teach new skills to our learners. When a new skill is  acquired teachers must provide opportunities to practice it. Mastering a skill to proficiency level could be a life goal. Just think at elite performers like athletes, musicians, artists... 

The course has the goal to give you an introduction to Precision Teaching, a methodology that helps teachers to design good Practice programs with lot of positive reinforcement and to record data from students' performances.

In Precision Teaching teachers uses data to assess their programs, students' progresses and to make teaching decision data-based.

No matter if you work at school, or if you are a sport coach,a dog trainer or a parents: every teacher can greatly benefit from using a little of Science, a Chart and a Tagger.

LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS

3 Classes on Thursdays: Oct 6-20, 2022 from 6-8 PM EDT

3 Workshops on Mondays: Oct 10-24, 2022 from 6-7 PM EDT

ABOUT THE COURSE:

- The Science: it is the Science of Behavior. We will discuss and learn how from Skinner's and Lindsley's work generate the concepts of Frequencies, Fluency and Practice. We will put these concepts at work with plenty of drills and exercises.

-The Chart: it is the Standard Celeration Chart. It is a measurement tool of Precision Teaching to make data easy to read and understand helping the teacher to make decisions about the programs and the students data-based.

The Tagger: it is THE tool in TAGteach. We will learn how to use it when needed and how to incorporate TAGteach within the Practice for Mastery.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE:

-Attendees must possess a good comprehension of TAGteach at least from taking the On line course

- We will use some Excel files to help us with the task of tracking and recording the data. A general, basic knowledge of Excel is required.

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.

Here's the schedule:

Online Lessons

After each virtual lesson with your instructor a new online self-study lesson will become available. You'll have 1 week 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, 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 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.

Bonus #3

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.



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.


ABOUT LUCA


Luca is a long-time member of the TAGteach Faculty. Luca holds a Bachelor’s degree In Archaeology from Padova University. He has worked across several fields: TAGteacher, school teacher, special needs school teacher, archaeologist and professional dog trainer.

His experience with TAGteach is widespread and includes; sports training (developing TAGteach procedures for Olympic Archery); writing skills, safety procedures, and management in the school classroom; teaching people to train the pets; and as the father of a wonderful son, Alessandro, he is refining TAGteach as a positive reinforcement tool in parenting.  Luca has presented many TAGteach seminars and webinars in universities, classrooms and regional events.

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