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TSLAT Live Events for 2020

With our goal to provide a quality presentation with high production value, we moved our last live events to a workshop platform that allows for flexibility without sacrificing all of the benefits of a live event. Here is what we are planning.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Everyone: Powerful Principles for Everyday Practice

Dr. Pennington will provide his full course content, as described below. We will record his presentation in six modules and post them in one course that you can access when it is convenient to your schedule. Dr. Pennington will provide two Live Q&A sessions so that you may ask questions. If you miss the live Q&As, those will be recorded and posted in the course for everyone to access. The course schedule is provided below.

In this engaging workshop, educational professionals will learn powerful principles and practices from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Dr. Pennington will walk participants through foundational principles of ABA using educational anecdotes, humor, and research examples. He will then show how these principles can be applied as effective teaching and intervention procedures to improve outcomes for students. Dr. Pennington’s experience is in working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, but the workshop content can be applied to all populations.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will describe key behavioral principles
  • Participants will describe several research-based procedures for addressing challenging behavior
  • Participants will describe several research-based procedures to improve academic/social outcomes.

Course Schedule

  • June 3, 2020 | Course opens with Modules 1-3
  • June 9, 2020 | 2 pm CST | Online Live Q&A with Dr. Pennington over information in Modules 1-3
  • June 17, 2020 | Modules 4-6 open in the course
  • June 23, 2020 | 2 pm CST | Online Live Q&A with Dr. Pennington over information in Modules 4-6

Please note all Live Q&A sessions will be done through the Zoom platform. There will be an additional registration step for these sessions. The information for this step will be provided to registered participants and will be posted within the course.

Social Engagement: The Fuel for Learning in the Classroom

Emily Rubin will provide her full course content as described below. Her presentation is recorded in three modules and placed in one course that you can access when it is convenient for your schedule. Emily will provide three Live Q&A sessions so that you can ask questions. If you miss the live Q&As, those will be recorded and posted in the course for everyone to access. The course schedule is provided below.

The What

Findings of research in social neuroscience foster our ability to create supportive learning environments where social engagement is a “fuel” for a child’s learning. When school communities gain knowledge of a scope and sequence of social skills and how to facilitate investment, independence and initiation within classroom lessons, we create a positive school climate that is focused on the success of every student. A framework for fostering social engagement, presenting information in multiple ways, and promoting student participation and relationships will be shared. Creating a classroom setting and lesson plans with these elements creates a more desirable and predictable environment for our students to learn. Participants will be able to take away strategies for measuring student engagement, designing instruction to enhance engagement, and building capacity through teacher-to-teacher mentorship.

The Why

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to…

  • Identify at least two implications of social neuroscience that impact how we deliver services in an effective manner.
  • Identify three domains of essential instructional strategies that promote active student engagement and positive outcomes.
  • Apply a checklist of instructional strategies for fostering the “hook,” providing information in different ways, and fostering student expression within academic activities.

Course Schedule

  • June 24, 2020 | Course opens with Module 1
  • July 10, 2020 | 2 pm CST | Online Live Q&A with Emily Rubin over information in Module 1
  • July 8, 2020 | Module 2 opens in the course
  • July 17, 2020 | 2 pm CST | Online Live Q&A with Emily Rubin over information in Module 2
  • July 15, 2020 | Module 3 opens in the course
  • July 24, 2020 | 2 pm CST | Online Live Q&A with Emily Rubin over information in Module 3

Please note all Live Q&A sessions will be done through the Zoom platform. There will be an additional registration step for these sessions. The information for this step will be provided to registered participants and will be posted within the course.