Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


Second Education Conference; Chicago, IL; 2013

Program by Continuing Education Events: Friday, November 8, 2013

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Special Event #1
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Introductory Remarks
Friday, November 8, 2013
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Regency Ballroom A & B
Area: EDC
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Digital education
Chair: Janet S. Twyman (UMass Medical School)
CE Instructor: Janet S. Twyman, Ph.D.

The Intersection of Behavior, Education, and Technology


It's not a matter of whether or not new digital technologies will revolutionize education--they are, have, and will continue to do so. Digital education is not just another fad or reform; it signals a major phase change in transforming teaching and learning. Tremendous synergy exists between disruptive developments such as personalized learning (individualizing education not just for instruction but also interest), learning analytics (using formative and summative evaluation to determine what works from students to schools), online, hybrid, and blended delivery models (which promotes greater instructional reach), gaming technology (the clear use of levels, badges, mastery, and goals in learning), and much more. Will behavior analysis add to innovation and lead early adoption, or simply follow along with the majority, or even lag behind? Tremendous opportunities exist for behavior analysis to lead and support vital change, and this conference offers an exceptional opportunity for behavior analysts to both learn about and learn how to transform education.

JANET S. TWYMAN (UMass Medical School)
Janet S. Twyman, Ph.D., BCBA, is a noted proponent of effective instructional practices. She is committed to evidence-based instruction and has a strong record in the transfer of instructional technology and developing web-based programs for wide-scale distribution. She has been a preschool and elementary school teacher, a principal and administrator, and university professor. As vice president of instructional development, implementation and research at Headsprout, she led the design, development, and dissemination of the company’s highly regarded educational programs, and oversaw program implementation in more than 1,000 public and private schools. Dr. Twyman has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and PEER International. In 2007-08, she served as president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. As associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center, she focuses her time on evidence-based innovations in education and the systems that support them to produce meaningful differences in learners’ lives. Dr. Twyman recently was named as the director of innovation and technology for the U.S. Department of Education’s national Center on Innovations in Learning.
Target Audience:

Anyone interested in learning about digital education.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming.
Keyword(s): Digital education



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