Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ANNOUNCE: Precision Teaching events at ABA International Annual Convention, San Antonio , TX - Early registration ends Feb. 24, 2010.

The program for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)'s 36th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas May 28 - June 1, 2010 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center came out today, and there are quite a few workshops, events, and presentations on Precision Teaching.

The ABA International Convention is a huge event over several days, and rather than try to list all those dealing with Precision Teaching or use of the Standard Celeration Chart in one post, today's post hits events that are broad-interest, introductory, and the Business Meeting of the Standard Celeration Society. Followup posts will list specific presentations organized by different agencies or areas.

(Just to get some "housekeeping" items out of the way,
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 is the last day to register for the annual convention at the "early bird" pre-registration pricing. You can save over 30% by registering today instead of paying on-site!
Hotel rooms may still be available at the 4th overflow hotel, the Hyatt Regency, located within walking distance of the convention center. Please visit the hotel information page  to make your reservation on-line)

Four events that may of interest on a general basis or if you've been looking for an opportunity to get acquainted with Precision Teaching, the Standard Celeration Chart, and/or the Precision Teaching community are -
  • The Introductory Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting workshop, 
  • The ABAI Expo event by the Standard Celeration Society
  • The Standard Celeration Society Business Meeting, and
  • The Ogden R. Lindsley Standard Celeration Chart Share
Workshop #26           CE: PSY/BACB

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, Ph.D, BCBA and Henry "Hank" Pennypacker, Ph.D.
Friday, 5/28/2010   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Travis A (Grand Hyatt) Area: Teaching Behavior Analysis/TBA
Instructors: CE Instructor: John Eshleman, Ed.D., BCBA
ABIGAIL B. CALKIN (Calkin Consulting Center), JOHN W. ESHLEMAN (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), KERRI K. MILYKO (University of Nevada, Reno), HENRY S. PENNYPACKER (University of Florida), JESUS ROSALES-RUIZ (University of North Texas)

Level: Introductory
Audience: Anyone seeking an introduction (or refresher) to precision teaching and standard celeration charting, including persons interested in using SCCs to improve their teaching or clinical practice and individuals planning to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) examination.

Description: This workshop will teach the steps of precision teaching with particular emphasis on reading and charting human performance on a standard celeration chart (SCC). Participants will learn: to write precise performance statements (pinpointing), the three important dimensions of behavior to monitor, the features of the SCC, standard charting conventions, and how to analyze performance on the chart to assist in making data-based decisions. The instructors will draw from long and varied histories of success using the SCC in a range of settings to illustrate key concepts taught in the workshop. Examples from university teaching, educational intervention with special needs and regular education students, and the monitoring of private events will be used. Participants will receive a copy of the Handbook of the Standard Celeration Chart, all materials used in the workshop, and a CD containing selected articles and an electronic version of the SCC.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
  1. write precise performance statements (pinpointing); 
  2. read performance data charted on a SCC; 
  3. chart performance data charted on a SCC; 
  4. describe data on a SCC in terms of its frequency, celeration, and bounce; 
  5. describe change in performance using SCC change terminology; 
  6. describe appropriate data-based change decisions.
Applying principles derived from behavior analysis of well-designed instruction, our world-class group of workshop instructors will use a range of activities to ensure participants learn the skills targeted in the objectives. Participants will engage in choral responding and paced practice, timed practice on key concepts and skills, and both small and large group discussions.

# 116 ABAI Expo [scroll down the page] 

Saturday, 5/29/2010  8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A (CC)
Kelly J. Ferris (Organization for Research and Learning), WILLIAM J. HELSEL (AGILE@PLEA), Regina G. Claypool-Frey (California Association for Behavior Analysis), Charles T. Merbitz (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Michael Fabrizio (FEAT of Washington), Richard M. Kubina Jr. (Penn State University)

Abstract: Since 1990 the Standard Celeration Society (SCS) has comprised a collegial organization for all persons who use Standard Celeration Charts to monitor and change human behavior frequencies. The society’s heritage lies greatly in Precision Teaching and its founder Ogden R. Lindsley, who in 1972 (p. 9) named Precision Teaching because "what was really new in our procedure was precision, we decided to use that as an adjective in front of whatever it was one was doing: hence in our case, "precision teaching." Lindsley (1971) [Note: this is an enormous 27Mb+ file] hoped that the standard recording and charting system would be used throughout the behavioral fields as Precision School Psychology, Precision Social Work (Green & Morrow, 1972), Precision Speech Therapy (Johnson, 1972), and so on. Dr. Lindsley’s greatest contribution as written in tribute by T. V. Joe Layng was his showing “that bringing frequency to the people revealed not only his heart, but the heart that resides in the science of human behavior as well.” The Society encourages the development and growth of a science of human behavior and learning, and promotes using the Standard Celeration Chart to further that objective. Ultimately, we have a society to create a more loving, less fearful world.

[For full description with citation, please see this page at the Standard Celeration Society. ]

Standard Celeration Society
[scroll down to meeting]

Sunday, 5/30/2010   8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
216B (CC)
Chair: William J. Helsel (AGILE@PLEA)
The Standard Celeration Society promotes use of the Standard Celeration Chart, both for furthering the science of behavior and of learning, as well as for developing practical applications based on that science.  In adherence to the By-laws of the society, an annual business meeting is to be held at the ABAI Convention to discuss membership, actions of the executive group, the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, the annual conference, and financial report.

# 327 Reunion

 Malcom D. Neely, Ed.D. and Nancy Merbitz, Ph.D.

Sunday, 5/30/2010  8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Crockett D (Grand Hyatt) **Room change to Convention Center 007AB**
Chair: Malcolm D. Neely (Standard Celeration Society)

The Ogden R. Lindsley Standard Celeration Chart Share provides all to see, hear, and share data across the behavior spectrum using daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly standard celeration charts presented rapidly on overhead transparencies in spirited friendship.

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