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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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B. F. Skinner Lecture Series Paper Session #496
A Behavioral View of Instruction: It’s Just Not for Behavior Analysts Anymore!
Monday, May 27, 2024
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon H
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Jessica E. Van Stratton (Western Michigan University)
CE Instructor: Jessica E. Van Stratton, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: NANCY MARCHAND-MARTELLA (University of Colorado Colorado Springs)

This presentation will highlight the tenets of effective instruction as they align to a behavior analytic framework. Direct, explicit, and intentional instruction will be showcased. Further, leaders, no matter the organization, can work more effectively with students, staff, and faculty using the principles of effective instruction and can interpret performance through a behavior analytic lens. Scenarios will be shared.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts, educators, higher education administrators

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) define effective instruction and its basic tenets; (2) describe how effective instruction can be used in various organizations; (3) describe how leaders can utilize effective instruction from a behavior analytic standpoint to make a difference in organizations from schools to higher education settings
NANCY MARCHAND-MARTELLA (University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
Dr. Nancy Marchand-Martella is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UCCS. Prior to coming to UCCS, Provost Marchand-Martella served as the Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of the College of Education at Purdue University for 4 years. At Purdue, Marchand-Martella led the College of Education’s Innovation Initiative, which is the most comprehensive change in over two decades to the teacher education curriculum spanning five colleges. Dr. Marchand-Martella has over 30 years of experience working with students at the preK-12 and university levels. She is widely published in the area of academic remediation with a particular focus on literacy. She is an author of several textbooks on instruction, behavior management, and research methods along with reading programs for at-risk students through McGraw-Hill and is a first-generation college graduate. Marchand-Martella is also a board certified behavior analyst—doctoral level.



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