Symposium

Agenda

8:00-8:10 Welcome and Introduction
 Dr. I. Martin Levy
8:15-8:45 Beginnings: A short history of where this powerful new training method came from, how it developed, and what's happening to it now
Karen Pryor
Founder, Karen Pryor Clicker Training
Author, Nursing Your Baby and Don’t Shoot the Dog
8:50-9:50 The ABCs of Positive Reinforcement Training:  An overview of the science, power, and potential of training
Ken Ramirez
Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer, Karen Pryor Clicker Training
9:50-10:10 Break
10:10-10:40 Problems with Punishment as an Instructional Procedure and the Alternative
Julie Vargas, PhD
President of the B.F. Skinner Foundation
10:40-11:40 Skill Acquisition: When Time and Precision Matter
Theresa McKeon
Co-Founder, TAGteach International
11:45-12:00 Demonstration
12:00-12:45 Removing Ceilings on Performance: From Skinner’s Science to Fluency-based Instruction (Part 1)
Carl Binder, PhD, CPT
Co-Founder, The Performance Thinking Network
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Removing Ceilings on Performance: From Skinner’s Science to Fluency-based Instruction (Part 2)
Carl Binder, PhD, CPT
Co-Founder, The Performance Thinking Network
2:15-3:00 From Raising an Arm to Tying a Knot: Designing a Behavioral Experiment
Hannah Hoch, PhD, BCBA-D
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard College
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 The Millennial Student: Strategies for Instructional and Learning Success
Mary Niemzcyk, PhD
Founder, Mastering Learning
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Provost’s Teaching Fellow at Arizona State University
4:00-4:30 How the Brain Builds a Skill from Scratch
Saleem Nicola, PhD
Associate Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
4:30-5:00 From Rats to Residents: Teaching Surgical Skills Using Operant Methodologies

I. Martin Levy, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Montefiore

5:00

Q & A Session