Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Workshop #W56
CE Offered: None
Combining Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching to Enhance Academic Programs
Saturday, May 29, 2004
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
Fairfax B
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard M. Kubina Jr., Ph.D.
RICHARD M. KUBINA JR. (Pennsylvania State University), DOUGLAS E. KOSTEWICZ (.)
Description: This workshop will show participants how to combine one of the most powerful educational curricula, Direct Instruction (DI), with one of the most effective measurement tools, Precision Teaching (PT). Participants will learn how elements of Precision Teaching augment lessons from Direct Instruction. Materials from Direct Instruction curricula will be given in the workshop. Participants will examine the scope and sequence of DI reading programs and receive instruction on how to determine which skills will be selected for use with Precision Teaching. Once selected, specific skills will be identified for daily practice (to fluency). Using fluency aims, standard celeration charting, and other aspects of PT will be discussed to help rapidly accelerate students learning using Direct Instruction.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Examine a scope and sequence from a Direct Instruction reading program and determine which skills are pivotal. Allocate time both for Direct Instruction lessons and Precision Teaching measurement and practice methods. Observe and practice Direct Instruction lessons and Precision Teaching techniques. Understand how practicing to fluency enhances specific skills taught in Direct Instruction reading programs.
Activities: Activities will include observing a Direct Instruction reading lesson, practicing the delivery of a Direct Instruction reading lesson, analyzing standard celeration charts of reading behavior and look for learning trends, allocating time for lessons, and examining the scope and sequence from Direct Instruction reading programs.
Audience: Behavior analysts, teachers, administrators, aides, psychologists, and other individuals interesting in teaching.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate

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