NDTAC’s topical calls offer a forum for state Title I, Part D coordinators and their state educational agency, subgrantees, and facility colleagues to learn and discuss challenges, questions, strategies, resources, and successes on a particular topic of interest related to students who are considered neglected or delinquent. Call #3 of this year’s series will focus on the provision of the high-quality education during the 2020-21 school year. The topical call will highlight a 2014 joint U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Department of Justice guidance package on providing high-quality education to juvenile justice system-involved youth. The guidance package includes five principles for providing high-quality correctional education to ensure that youth in these facilities and programs receive an education comparable to those available in their local communities. During the call, the team from NDTAC will present the principles and how those can be addressed by Title I, Part D State Coordinators.
During the call, we will feature the new issue brief from NDTAC, Enhancing Facility-based Education Programs Through Digital Education, and hear from one of the contributors, Frank Martin, Director World Possible Justice, formerly of the Oregon Youth Authority. Frank will discuss his experience helping correctional education programs throughout the country in providing digital education experiences for N or D youth and share facility based digital learning approaches. Frank has a wealth of experience in addressing the practical challenges to establishing and effectively running digital learning programs in secure care facilities and related programs.
The call will also feature a facilitated conversation on overcoming challenges to high-quality teaching and learning during the 2020-21 school year which will be a follow up of sorts to the two April COVID-19 Forum Calls.