TAGteach stands for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. TAGteach is a teaching and communication method that combines positive reinforcement with an acoustical event marker. TAGteach is an application of behavior science that makes the science of positive reinforcement accessible and easy to do for parents, coaches, teachers and co-workers. This is the second TAG conference in Europe and a little cousin of the annual TAG conferences in the USA. The goal is to bring as many TAGteachers from as many fields as possible together to be able to share experiences, practise and learn with and from each other. Several International Speakers will present their work, their experiences and their ways of using TAGteach in various different fields such as Sports, Education, Working with Special Needs, Animal Training, Family, Work environment and others. There will be a mix between speeches and presentations and practical sessions where all participants can learn first hand. The speakers will cover many different areas and fields (such as School Teaching, Learning with Disabilities, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Zoo/Animal-Training, ....) where TAGteach is used! The conference is held in Switzerland in little village in the middle of the Jura mountains. There will be some optional sightseeing activities organized as well.
Centre De Sornetan
Claudia Moser is a dog trainer, Tag-teacher and owner of Clickerzentrum in Switzerland. She teaches Clicker Training, Dogdance, Obedience, Rally Dogdance.
Since 2017 she is a faculty member of TAGteach.
Tess Erngren is a professional dog behaviourist, TAG-teacher and the owner of GoodDog in Oslo.
Taylor is an Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the Visually Impaired. She works for Guide Dogs in the UK meanwhile studying a master degree in Clinical animal behaviour. She is also a Certified professional Dog Trainer and a TAGteacher.
Ann Aiko Bergeron is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She teaches courses in jazz and tap dance as well as movement for actors and acting, and directing courses.
Luca Canever is a TAGteach expert based in Italy.
Theresa McKeon, BA, cofounder TAGteach International
Eva Bertilsson has a master’s degree in behavior analysis and a passion for all things related to behavior, learning and animal welfare. She grew up with horses, rabbits, and other animals, and ventured into dog training in the early 1990s.
This can be strenuous work as we hammer through vast quantities of hard-earned knowledge and restrain the desire to pass it on, all at once, to our learners.
As any good blacksmith knows, the job is made easier with the right tools.
During this session, we’ll use TAGteach tools to
Quickly craft precision “To Do” instructions - from bulky “To Know” information
Deliver the “To Do” instructions with maximum clarity.
Deliver instant binary feedback
Identify learner behaviors that may reveal our instructions need further crafting
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TAGteach is more than just a way to teach new skills. In our ever growing complex world TAGTeachers can make a difference in the well being of the human species
As teachers we often rely heavily upon the ability to demonstrate our goal behavior.
What happens when we cannot use the power of demonstration, when we can’t utilize Leaner TAG Teacher? When our learners are visually impaired or blind, other skills and tools become vitally important.
In this session we will review the senses important to learning when there is no sight, descriptive language and it’s importance to people who are blind or visually impaired, and TAGteaching independent living skills, orientation and mobility, and guide dog handler skills.
In this presentation you get to follow 8 year old Gulla and her recovery from being severely bitten by a Rottweiler to, thanks to TAGteach, being able to go back to loving dogs again.