Using data science to accelerate learning and solve problems - Coal Center,...
2 Day Intensive Hands On Workshop
Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists, Behavior Analysts, Administrators, and Parents, all have a similar goal. Namely, a desire to help their students, clients, or children overcome challenges, truly master skills, and reach their latent potential.
One of the greatest challenges to all of the previous described goals is having the right data analysis system. Almost all contemporary measurement systems for individual behavior contain features that impede quality data production. The responsibility of data analysis is to get it right (Tufte, 2016).
The two day workshop will provide participants with the skill to pinpoint individual targets, produce intensive, precision quantitative data, and then assess and evaluate visual evidence.
Workshop participants, who have learned to apply the precision measurement framework in practice, have produced 10x changes in their targeted pinpoints. Attendees have also indicated a dramatic drop in interpretative errors and a concomitant rise effective decision making and positive outcomes achieved.
Who is this workshop for
This workshop is geared towards education and therapeuti professionals who care about accelerating outcomes with their students and clients through applied data science. Attendees should champion the natural science of behavior and be dedicated to finding and appling the best tools and methods that science provides. We provide specific content for the following groups:
- Applied Behavior Analysists - BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs
- Speech and Lanugage Patholigists - SLPS
- Occupational Therapists
- Speciel Education Teachers
- General Education Teachers
What you will learn
How to pinpoint authentic change targets.
The dead man test shows how to select active, actionable targets instead of inactive, or vague targets.
Movement cycles help every person on the educational team detect, count, and measure pinpoints. Participants will transform vague targets (e.g., aggression, tantrums, participation,
Adding context to movement cycles promotes clarity, countability, and transparency in all written documents and working forms.
Learning channels arrange sensory inputs and physical outputs on a grid called the learning channel matrix. Participants will use the matrix and see how it facilitates planning, enhances communication, increases problem solving, and adds diversity to instructional and therapeutic activities.
Measuring pinpoints with the most accurate, informative metrics.
Precision information in the form of frequency or rate provides the most sensitive, comparable, and representative data.
Capturing a pinpoint in frequency and other units of measurement serves as a standard, universal data that the entire educational team can quickly understand and use for interpreting significant changes in pinpointed targets.
The better able one can measure a data target, the better able that person can improve the data target. Participants will learn measures that can mislead and obscure data analysis.
Visually displaying data with a standard, powerful time-series graphic.
Data analysis means one can turn information into a conclusion. A standard ratio chart allows all team members to quickly spot important trends and react 10x more quickly than with nonstandard linear graphs.
A strong visual display (the Standard Celeration Chart) promotes analytical thinking by facilitating the assessment and evaluation of charted information and conclusions. Participants will learn how to enter, read, and interpret data on standard graphs and engage in analytical reasoning.
Participants will learn how to overcome data transparency challenges. Practice activities will involve applying data from authentic clinical, school-based situation, and home environments and recognizing the benefits to all educational team members.
A digital standard chart of human behavior (the Standard Celeration Chart) displays data in a uniform and easily comprehensible manner. All participants will learn how to interpret, report, and communicate critical change metrics (e.g., trend, variability, level) for their client, students, or child.
All of the previous topics involve not only the presentation of information, but participants practicing and applying each topic to clinical, school-based, and home settings. Examples and activities also come from relevant sources such as IEPs, behavior change programs, SLP and OT examples, and parent selected behaviors.
Objectives for the workshop
State how pinpointing is used to make daily instruction/practice targets.
Compare interval recording and frequency data and state how frequency adds more precision and accuracy for observing behavior.
Count behaviors and calculate frequencies.
Identify limitations nonstandard linear graphs have for analyzing time-series data.
Chart behavioral data on a Standard Celeration Chart and identify the celeration value.
State variability values on the Standard Celeration Chart and select meaningful variability changes.
Develop a celeration-based analysis of problem behavior.
Discuss applications of Standard Celeration Charting for common acceleration and deceleration targets.
Identify how to manage replacement and prosocial behaviors in a structured manner.
Describe data challenges in clinical, school-based, or home environments and apply a precision measurement plan to fix the difficulties.
Continuing Education Units & Hours
12 BACB Type 2 continuing education units (CEUs)
12 PA Act-48 Hours through Intermediate Unit 1
Other Professional Development and Continuing Education Hours may be provided. Please inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will the training be in direct relation to the application (Chartlytics)?
All attendees will use Chartlytics to participate in the exercises in the workshop. You'll learn how to create Pinpoints, collect data, and make decisions based on visual analysis.
Will we have access to the application (Chartlytics) during the training?
Yes, you will have access to Chartlytics for the workshop.
Should teachers already be doing precision teaching or is it ok if they are not?
Attendees do not need to know anything about Precision Teaching in order to gain benefit. Even if you do, we guarantee that you will learn a lot about it!
Is this a training on precision teaching and behavior or just the app?
Whether you use Chartlytics or not, attendees will learn how to precisely define behavior to solve problems and accelerate outcomes!
Should I attend both days of the training?
Yes you should attend both days if you can. If not we will be recording the workshop and will distribute to all registrants.
Will it be offered again?
Most likely yes, however there are no firm dates.
Is this training only open to IU staff?
This workshop is open to anyone interested in producing accelerated outcomes in behavior reduction or academic skill improvement. IU1 attendess have a special rate subdized by IU1.