The PORTL manual
This 200 page manual contains 40+ learning exercises. These lesson have been developed over the past seven years in our undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and professional workshops. The manual is a thorough guide that explains how you can use PORTL to explore the principles of behavior, improve your teaching skills, and conduct inquiry and research projects.
If you’re new to PORTL, check out our What is PORTL? article.
To play PORTL, you need your own PORTL kit!
Save time and hassle by purchasing a pre-made PORTL kit. Each kit contains a a collection of 30+ small objects, a clicker, reinforcer blocks, cue cards, and a handy storage pouch. An assortment of objects is included so that it will be easy for you to teach many of the behaviors described in the manual.
PORTL workshops with Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter allow you to practice your teaching skills with another human as the learner. You also get to play the role of the learner, which gives you more insight into how people and animals learn.
Each workshop consists of lectures, PORTL exercises, and discussion. You’ll learn about behavior principles and techniques that will help you create optimal learning situations when working with both people and animals. You’ll also learn foundation skills that will help you problem solve and think more creatively when designing teaching solutions.
Workshops are 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.
Our 2020 workshop schedule is now available on the Events page.
Please contact us for more information about how to host a workshop in your city.