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!
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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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
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:
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.
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.
This course contains numerous examples and video demonstrations as well as opportunities for you to practice your observation and tagging skills.
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.
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.
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.
You'll receive a free PDF copy of Theresa's book: Don't Nag Tag.
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.
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. All teachers, coaches, instructors and parents can seriously benefit from TAGteaching!
Tony Cruse - Dog Trainer - Live Workshop Attendee
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
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.
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
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
Short phrase coaching
When to use and not use prompts
How to introduce TAGteach to your learners
Fun with tagulators
Tagging without the tagger
Practice and fluency
What to do when TAGteach "doesn't work"
How to identify and solve problems
How to correct errors the TAGteach way
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.
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.