TAGteach Conference

August 16, 2019
Sornetan, Switzerland

TAGteach Conference

419 CHF - 519 CHF

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.

August 16, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
August 17, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
August 18, 2019
09:00 - 17:00

Centre De Sornetan
2716 Sornetan

Animal trainer

Claudia Moser

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

Tess Erngren is a professional dog behaviourist, TAG-teacher and the owner of GoodDog in Oslo.

Taylor McCaffrey

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 Bergeron

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.

Eva Bertilsson

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.

Day 1
Day 2
The Instruction Blacksmith - Forge your informations into useful instructions for your learner
Like the blacksmith, who’s work it is to forge and reshape hunks of metal into useful items, it is the work of the teacher, to forge and reshape hunks of information into useful instructions for a learner.
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
Learning is Success!
Tales from a TAGteacher and a TAGlearner
Precision Teaching
What is it and how can you use this for your practise
A View from the Bridge: TAGTeach and R(Evolution)
Revolution: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm

Evolution: descent with modification from preexisting species: cumulative inherited change in a population of organisms thorugh time leading to the appearance of new forms: the process by which new species or populations of living things develop from preexisting forms through successive generations

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
Train the Trainer
Learning what "hat" to wear when thinking, planning, training for all learners in the interaction use role play and Flowcharts and tools to identify "who does what, when". Working with and without the "end learner" present... and more :)
Teaching what can't be seen
TAGteach with Learners who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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.
TAGteach as a Tool in Exposure Therapy
The use of TAGteach working with fear and phobias is a powerful tool, as the student is in control of the progression at all times.

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.
Empowering our learners
How to use the different TAGteach tools to build confidence, motivation and self-efficacy