Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #292
Learning Sciences Based Educational Reform: Large Scale Change
Sunday, May 30, 2010
4:30 PM–5:50 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EDC/TPC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)
ZACHARY LAYNG (University of Chicago)
PATRICK B MARCOTTE (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
ANUSHA SUBRAMANYAM (Columbia University Teacher's College)
AMY WEISENBURGH (University of Texas at Austin)
Abstract: Panel members will discuss their experiences in planning, initiating, and maintaining major educational reform efforts. Panel members are involved in large scale educational change efforts involving entire high schools and elementary schools in the United States and South Africa. Key questions addressed by the panel include, What does it take to successfully design and implement a large scale program? How are funding and resources secured? What does it take to establish partnerships? How does one work with teachers and principals who are not trained learning scientists? Are there cultural differences encountered when working with high schools versus elementary schools? What is the role of data in decision making? What is the role of technology in teaching and professional development? What are the similarities and difference in working with schools in the USA and South Africa?



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