From Precision to Scope:
Measurement Practices to Affect Broad-Scale Change in Education
Wednesday, February 28th @ 7pm EST (4pm PST) - FREE to register!
Fit Learning regularly helps learners achieve a year's worth of progress in only 40 hours. The current webinar aims to share 20 years of discoveries made at Fit Learning regarding combining proximal and distal progress monitoring systems for the broad-scale impact of academic interventions. An overview of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) will be provided along with recommendations for evaluating these kinds of distal progress measures in relation to growth on more proximal pinpoints. Outcome data obtained with learners enrolled at Fit Learning across both proximal and distal progress measures will be shared and discussed in the context of the possibilities such measures have with regard to the scope of impact possible through PT practices.<
Webinar Guest - Kimberly Nix Berens, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA
is a Founding Director of Fit Learning. Her work centers on using behavior analysis to transform the learning abilities of a wide-range of children, including those who are struggling, average, gifted, learning disabled, or on the autism spectrum. She received her doctoral degree in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis at the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) in 2005 under the supervision of Dr. Ogden Lindsley, Dr. Patrick Ghezzi and Dr. Thomas Boyce. Along with the other co-founders, Dr. Berens assisted in the creation of Fit Learning (originally Center for Advanced Learning) as a graduate student at UNR and, since that time, she has overseen the expansion of the organization to include locations in Reno, Nevada; Medford, Oregon; Locust Valley, New York; Manhattan; Phoenix, Arizona; and Perth, Australia. Dr. Berens is also an experienced educational researcher who has published and presented extensively on science-based approaches in education. Following an appointment by Governor Jim Gibbons, she served on the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners from 2009 – 2010 where she assisted in the development of state licensing regulations for behavior analysts. Dr. Berens was the first behavior analyst in the country to hold such a post. She has provided clinical and research supervision to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students and she continues to serve as an affiliate faculty member in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada – Reno.
The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction (MMGI)
Wednesday, January 31th @ 7pm EST (4pm PST) - FREE recording available!
Students at Morningside Academy in Seattle, WA are guaranteed to make two years of growth in one school year in their area of greatest need or their tuition is refunded. Integrating Precision Teaching into a comprehensive model is a critical aspect of what makes MMGI work for so many kids.
In this 5-part presentation, Morningside's Associate Director Andrew Kieta will give an overview of MMGI and much, much more.
Andrew Kieta, Associate Director of Morningside Academy
Andrew Kieta has a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and a master's degree in Behavioral Science from the University of North Texas. He has been training teachers for Morningside Teachers’ Academy for four years in elementary schools in Hawaii and has trained and coached education professionals visiting Morningside for the Summer School Institute in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, he oversaw the implementation of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction at Haugland Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as director from 2010-2014.
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