Madison Juvenile Teachers Chosen to Present at International CEA Conference
Oakland City University continues to demonstrate leadership in the field of correctional education, as evidenced by its presence at the 71st Correctional Education Association (CEA) International Conference and Training Event held in Long Beach, California this past summer. Ms. Samantha Goldsmith and Ms. Laura Goodwin, both teachers at the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility (MJCF) in Madison, Indiana, were selected to make a presentation about the use of secure wireless tablets with the students in their school.
Since October 2014, OCU has collaborated with American Prison Data Systems (APDS) to pilot the use of the secure tablets to provide enhanced access to curricula and communication. Correctional Educators across the country have been intrigued with the use of tablets, but few are actually using them. The staff members at MJCF are true pioneers of this particular technology, and were selected to present their work to their peers.
Later at the conference, Ms. Goldsmith and Ms. Goodwin were presented with the Ralph Kaplan Award, a national award presented by CEA to the person(s) demonstrating commitment to integrating the use of technology in the classroom.
Congratulations to these two ladies, who have proven that OCU’s commitment to education inside Indiana’s correctional facilities, both adult and juvenile, is far-reaching, and can impact those across the entire country.