The National Partnership for Juvenile Services has created a new position statement to address education in juvenile facilities. The position statement can be found on the Position Statements page of the NPJS website.
Teachers in Alternative Settings
The Collaborative for Educational Services announces a new content-rich, wholly online course designed especially for history educators in alternative settings. (See our website for more information and registration form.)
Since 2006, as part of a Federally funded Teaching American History grant, CES has provided professional development in history education to the Department of Youth Services (DYS) teachers of incarcerated youth statewide. In 2012, we developed the first of a series of topical online courses (Immigration in America) specifically for those teachers. We can now offer that course to a larger audience. (PDPs or graduate credits from Fitchburg State University available.)The course, Immigration in America provides teachers with content, strategies for effective teaching of students in alternative settings. Content and strategies are geared to the particular literacy, emotional, and academic needs of these students.
The course instructor, Kelley Brown is an outstanding classroom teacher (including 2010 Mass History Teacher of the Year) and has taught content to DYS teachers since 2006. Participating teachers responded quite enthusiastically.