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.

Search

45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

Event Details

Previous Page

 

Panel #214
CE Offered: BACB — 
Supervision
PDS: The Role of the Teacher Mentor in Training and Supervising Teachers as Strategic Scientists
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Fairmont, Second Level, International Ballroom
Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Lara Gentilini, M.A.
Chair: Lara Gentilini (Teachers College, Columbia University; Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®))
CLAIRE S. CAHILL (Teachers College, Columbia University; Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®); The Fred S. Keller School)
JOANN PEREIRA DELGADO (Teachers College, Columbia University; Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®))
JENNIFER WEBER (Teachers College, Columbia University; Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®))
Abstract:

A mentor is considered a “teacher of teachers,” training both less experienced and advanced teachers. To mentor teachers operating within a scientific framework means to emphasize mastery of the components related to a strategic science of teaching. The role of the mentor is to conduct frequent teacher observations and provide data-driven feedback that facilitates the implementation of effective tactics. A mentor or supervisor must foster a symbiotic relationship in order to support teachers who function as strategic scientists, or those teachers who can characterize academic situations in scientific terms when identifying factors that impede student learning. In the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®) model, mentors scaffold and facilitate teacher learning through ranked modules of in-service teacher training requiring (a) in-situ demonstrations of the effective application of behavior analysis to schooling and teaching; (b) the use of systematic and scientifically-based teacher observation systems such as the Teacher Performance Rate and Accuracy scale (TRPA); and (c) training in the analysis of the decisions warranted by visual displays of data. The purpose of this panel is to provide an overview of how to train and supervise teachers who can effectively utilize applied behavior analysis within general and special education classroom settings via strategic mentorship.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

The target audience for our panel includes those interested in learning more about how to train and supervise teachers operating within a scientific framework.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) design and facilitate in-situ demonstrations of the effective application of behavior analysis to schooling and teaching; (2) utilize systematic and scientifically-based teacher observation systems; (3) train less experienced and advanced teachers in the analysis of the decisions warranted by visual displays of data.
Keyword(s): strategic scientists, supervision, teacher mentor, teacher training
 

BACK TO THE TOP

 

Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh
SABA DONATE