Register Now! The Case for Secure Connectivity - Module Device and Internet Use in Corrections Classroom - Webinar
Submitted by BrookeIstas on May 13, 2015 - 1:03pm
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Second Chance Act included a provision for a major study of correctional education. Stemming from that, the RAND Corporation Meta Analysis of Correctional Education was completed last year. The RAND study concluded that we have good evidence that correctional education reduces recidivism and supports post release employment success. The study also concluded that using education enhancing technology to deliver educational programming in secure classrooms likely enhances the benefits gained through access to educational opportunities while incarcerated, increasing the recidivism reducing benefits of correctional education.
Webinar Description: This upcoming webinar will explain and expand upon recent innovations and activities underway to promote the use of technology in corrections classrooms. We will address the U.S. Department of Educations’ recently released Mythbusters, addressing security issues surrounding connected access in secure classrooms; the work of the Inter-Agency Reentry Council, which incorporates work from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Department of Health and Human Services, and others promoting access to technology as a necessity for successful reentry; a 2014 White House convening hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy encouraging open discussion on the ways in which technology can enhance and enable successful reentry; and finally, a not yet published DOE sponsored Policy Report highlighting early implementers of education technology in corrections classrooms and encouraging innovation and collaboration by correctional educators and departments of corrections in employing education technology in corrections classrooms across the country. We will also highlight some international programs making great strides toward connected access in secure classrooms in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Presenter: Ms. Heather J. Erwin, Esq