CEU Event: Your PORTL to Shaping

When: 06/25/2022 9:30am to 06/26/2022 5:30pm
Where: Washtenaw Community College


*CPDT-KA: 10 *CBCC-KA: 3
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 10.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 3.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


Join Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter for two intensive days of lectures and hands-on exercises using PORTL. PORTL, or the Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab, is a tabletop game that will help you learn more about animal behavior and learning. This workshop will focus specifically on the topic of shaping. You’ll learn about behavior principles and techniques that will help you create optimal learning situations when working with both animals and people. Throughout the weekend, we’ll talk about reinforcement systems, how to shape actions, arranging the environment to facilitate learning, raising criteria, chaining, writing shaping plans, prerequisite behaviors, and errorless learning. In addition to lectures and discussion, this workshop will allow you to practice your shaping skills with another human as the learner. These exercises will help you learn to problem solve and think more creatively when designing training solutions. You will also get to play the role of the learner, which will give you more insight into how people and animals learn. The workshop will be limited to a small group of attendees to allow ample time for discussion and questions and so that participants can receive individual coaching during the shaping exercises.

Sponsor:Laura Perkins Animal Behavior
Speaker(s):Dr Jesus Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter

Contact: Laura Perkins
 Email: lauraperkinsanimalbehavior@gmail.com
 Phone: 309-370-8233
 Web: https://lauraperkinsanimalbehavior.com/portl/


Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States