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Understanding the power of education to improve engagement while in secure care and to reduce the likelihood of recidivism upon release, policy makers, administrators, and correctional educators are exploring how to increase the opportunities available to students in their care. This exploration coupled with the constraints posed by COVID-19 has led a growing number of correctional systems to revisit the use of technology and its ability to expand educational offerings to meet the many, varied needs and interests of the individuals they serve. Technological advances such as dedicated servers have allowed correctional administrators and educators to offer expanded opportunities while maintaining the safety and security of their students, personnel, and the public. In this webinar, we explored:

  • The lifecycle of integrating technology into correctional education settings;
  • Strategies for creating the foundation for sustainable access;
  • The process for introducing technology into juvenile justice settings in Washington State;
  • Efforts to build upon technology and access in adult settings in Wisconsin;
  • Ideas for funding integration and ongoing access to technology; and
  • Example policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Frank Martin, U.S. Justice Director, World Possible
  • John H. Phaklides, Director of Sales Engineering, Edgenuity 
  • Lisa McAllister, Office Chief - Reentry and Transition, Community, Reentry and Parole Programs, Juvenile Rehabilitation, Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families
  • Benjamin Jones, Education Director for Adult Institutions, Division of Adult Institutions, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Kyle Peaden, Title I Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Katie Penkoff, State Liaison, National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth
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