The 24th Annual International Precision Teaching Conference will be here before you know it. We are looking forward to this great event of dissemenation, motivation, and time to get to know everyone is our great community.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Taking Action to Fulfill Their Vision.
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The Standard Celeration Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Kostewicz as Editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration. Doug maintains a loyalty to standard measurement/precision teaching, has a beautifully refined skill set with PT research and publications, and dedicates the majority of that skill set to expanding our small field within the science of behavior.
As Editor, he is not only responsible for the Journal for the next 4 years, but will also serve as a member of the Executive Council with voting privileges.
Please join us in congratulating Doug! We feel very confident that he will serve as an excellent Editor and we look forward to reading the Journals that are published under his tenure.
Gratitude to Scott Born
Please join the Executive Committee in extending our appreciation to Scott Born. For many years, Scott has served multiple functions to the Standard Celeration Society, and as a result, the Society grew to be a more public, efficient and visible group. Scott’s contract with the SCS expired in October 2010 and will now attend to his own work and research.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Scott’s behind-the-scenes work, Scott developed and reinvented www.celeration.org. He automated many tasks, like membership renewal, conference paper submission, etc. via the website. These tasks were traditionally completed by hand with pen and paper! Scott also helped to elevate the position of our SIG through assisting Rick in preparing the journal, and working on IPTC 2007, 2008, and 2009. Despite his contract expiring, he played a critical role in finalizing the necessary details for making the current site live.
Thank you, Scott, for your invaluable service to the society. For members or prospective members of the SCS, please email the respective Executive Council member that may have an answer to your question. We plan to continue the great work initiated by Scott!
The Standard Celeration Society (SCS) Executive Council regrets to announce that Owen White resigned his position as President of the Society this past week. According to the bylaws, Kerri Milyko will serve as President for the remainder of his elected term (March 2011 to May 2012). An election will take place prior to ABAI for a new Vice President of the SCS. Please submit your nominations for VP by April 1, 2011 (
The Executive Council would like to formally and publicly thank Owen White for the esteemed honor of his service over the past 9 months. His vision and wisdom have benefited the Society and the current leadership will continue to execute that vision. We support him in his decision to resign and wish him the very best.
Kerri Milyko, on behalf of the SCS Executive Council.
Since 1990 the Standard Celeration Society (SCS) has comprised a collegial organization for all persons who use Standard Celeration Charts to monitor and change human behavior frequencies. The society’s heritage lies greatly in Precision Teaching and its founder Ogden R. Lindsley, who in 1972 (p. 9) named Precision Teaching because "what was really new in our procedure was precision, we decided to use that as an adjective in front of whatever it was one was doing: hence in our case, "precision teaching." Lindsley (1971) hoped that the standard recording and charting system would be used throughout the behavioral fields as Precision School Psychology, Precision Social Work (Green & Morrow, 1972), Precision Speech Therapy (Johnson, 1972), and so on. Dr. Lindsley’s greatest contribution as written in tribute by T. V. Joe Layng was his showing “that bringing frequency to the people revealed not only his heart, but the heart that resides in the science of human behavior as well.” The Society encourages the development and growth of a science of human behavior and learning, and promotes using the Standard Celeration Chart to further that objective. Ultimately, we have a society to create a more loving, less fearful world. – Bill Helsel & Kelly Ferris (Executive Council 2008-2010).
Members, please watch the video that explains the poll below regarding SCS leadership. After viewing the video, please submit your vote below.
Greetings Fellow Charters!
We hope the New Year finds you all well: health and happy! With the start of the new year, we come to a close of an amazing era for the Standard Celeration Society. Dr. Rick Kubina has more than successfully completed his Editor tenure with the Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration. Please see the attached, official notification and accolade for Dr. Kubina and join us in thanking him for elevating our journal to such a sophisticated publication and for refining our science.
Thanks, Rick! You are most definitely, "The Man."
Kerri on behalf of the SCS Executive Council
The 2009 Lifetime Contributions to Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting Achievement Award of the Standard Celeration Society was presented at the International Precision Teaching Conference (IPTC) 2009 to Professor Owen Roberts White, PhD. , University of Washington.
At the 2009 International Precision Teaching and Celeration conference held in State College, Pennsylvania, the Standard Celeration Society was grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate the esteem and honor in which Owen White is held for forty years of contributions to Precision Teaching and the education of children and people with disabilities, by award of the Society's highest honor, The Lifetime Contributions to Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting Award
Welcome to Celeration.org 3.0! In setting up the registration for this years conference, we had to upgrade our security and the system on which the website operates. Please take time to look around, including the expanding features of our community-based site. As IPTC gears up, features will be revealing themselves on the website, some of which are already integrated. We can now process new memberships or upgrades, because our banking has been resolved.
Celeration.org is being rejuvenated with a new look and new functionality. With the new functionality comes more frequent (and more simple) updating for the Standard Celeration Society, and more opportunities for user input. Welcome to Celeration.org 3.0!