Title

Creating opportunities for student success in a correctional setting.

Location

Bowie C

Focused Area

Juvenile Justice

Relevance to Focused Area

We average around 90 or so incarcerated young men and have built an educational program, primarily through, trial and error that provide varied opportunities for success.

Primary Strand

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance to Primary Strand

Most schools we are focused on student academic success, and though we are in a corrections setting, we are no different. However, some of the challenges are different and we would like to be able to share our experiences in putting the right systems in place for student success.

Brief Program Description

The objective for our presentation would be to share our experiences in operating a juvenile justice school and the obstacles we've overcome to create opportunities and a climate of success for our students.

Summary

The presentation would address the topics of evaluating instruction when a program is in a "work at your own pace setting," outside partnerships (college/CTE), high-school equivalency vs. high school curriculum, and blended-learning in a correctional setting.

Evidence

The evidence our program is working is that our partner, who is intimately familiar with our program, has chosen to renew our annual contract for four (4) years, even though many others have offered to provide the service.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Bryndan Wright is currently the principal of The Oaks Campus, a junior high and high school that educates incarcerated youth in Brownwood, TX.

He has undergraduate degrees in education and political science and and a masters degree in public administration. He currently is completing his Ph.D in educational leadership at Texas Tech University. His interests in educational research are classroom engagement strategies and teacher preparation programs.

In addition to his administrative experience, he has taught middle school and high school social studies in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington ISDs.

Start Date

10-27-2017 8:15 AM

End Date

10-27-2017 9:30 AM

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Creating opportunities for student success in a correctional setting.

Bowie C

The objective for our presentation would be to share our experiences in operating a juvenile justice school and the obstacles we've overcome to create opportunities and a climate of success for our students.