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Conference on Effective Instruction - Beyond the Data: Designing Effective Interventions for Individuals with Disabilities.

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Education Conference General Description

Join us for our 4th annual Conference on Effective Instruction, to be held in Columbus, Ohio September 20-21, 2018!.

The title for this year's conference is "Beyond the Data: Designing Effective Interventions for Individuals with Disabilities." This conference offers valuable information as well as hands-on training in effective instructional strategies. This year's format includes a "behind the scenes" visit to observe effective instruction at Haugland Learning Center as well as invited guest speakers and workshops.

A reception honoring Dr. John Cooper ("Coach" Cooper) will be held Friday, September 21st at 6PM. The winner of the Cooper/Andronis scholarship will be presented with the award at this reception.

National Institute for Effective Instruction ("NIEI") is a BACB type II CEU provider and attendees with BCBA credentials can earn up to 8 CEUs at no extra cost!


2018 Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 20th 2018
9 am - 10 am Registration
10 am - 11:30 am Observation of effective instruction (pick your preferred grade/level)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Observation of effective instruction (pick your preferred grade/level)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Opening Address/Welcome, Dr. Morten Haugland, BCBA-D
Friday September 21 2018
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 9:45 am “Separating Critical Features from Culturally Selected Practices and Why it Matters as ABA Tackles Complex Verbal Operants”
Stu Law, M.A., Mark Malady, M.S., BCBA
10:00 am - 11:15 am “Do Good. Take Data: An Exploration of What it means to Take Data”
Mark Malady, M.S., BCBA, Stu Law, M.A.
11:15 am - 12:30 am Lunch
12:30 am - 1:45 pm “The Performance Thinking® Approach: Accomplishment Based Performance Development.”
Carl Binder, Ph.D.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Workshops (Select One)
How to set expectations and coach performance with a focus on accomplishments
(3.5 CEU’s)
Using the Standard Celeration Chart to make accurate decisions about instruction.
(3.5 CEU’s)
Philosophy of science, systems of behaviorism and the importance of understanding pre-scientific assumptions.M
(3.5 CEU’s)
An instructional approach to working with older students with severe disabilities.
(3.5 CEU’s)
6:00 pm Reception to honor Dr. John Cooper. Location TBD.


Invited speakers for this year are:

  •   STUART LAW, M.A.
Dr. Morten Haugland
Haughton Learning Center
Dr. Bill Heward
The Ohio State University
Dr. Bob Ross
Beacon ABA Services
Dr. Carl Binder
The Performance Thinking Network
Dr. Julie Vargas
Cambridge Center

Purchase Tickets

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Education conference registration dates and fees:

Early registration (through August 14th): standard: $179, student: $79

Regular registration (after August 14th): standard: $219, student $99

Reception to honor Dr. Cooper: $25

Venue - Haugland Learning Center

Haugland Learning Center

CLICK HERE to make a reservation at our special rates for your event!

The conference Hotel is Fairfield Inn by Marriott, next door to the conference venue.

The special conference rate is $99.00/night (must book by September 8th)!