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3 years ago
BJ Berquist
This was posted to Facebook by Shakespeare Behind Bars ( www.shakespearebehindbars.org ) A Photographer Asked Convicts To Write To Their Younger Selves And The Results Were Gut-Wrenching buzzfeed.com Trent Bell , an architectural photographer, was inspired after a friend got into trouble and ended up sentenced to 36 years in prison.
Forum: Prison Arts
4 years ago
BJ Berquist
Hello, dear friends, Our line of communication is once more open. If you need convincing about why the CEA SIG is a good thing, here's something that I wrote that you are welcome to pass on. Warm hugs, BJ Why Do We Need a SIG Forum?! Why should CEA bother to reorganize the SIG (Special Interest Group) Forum? What purpose does the Forum serve? When I first started teaching in a corre
Forum: Juvenile Justice
4 years ago
BJ Berquist
Dear Colleagues, CEA is proud to announce a new course for two graduate credits or CEU called CEA Course: Implementing GED 2014 in Correctional Education - Professional Development Opportunity. Whether your agency decides to adopt the new GED 2014 or implement another high school equivalency by another company this course is for you. It covers topics such as Common Core Standards, the four
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
4 years ago
BJ Berquist
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Announces Letter Writing Contest – America’s Dads and Granddads Invited! The “Devotedly Dad” letter contest is open to America’s fathers and grandfathers as an opportunity to encourage a love of reading and writing in their homes. We’re asking dads to write a letter to a child or grandchild about the importance of literacy and learning.
Forum: Parenting
4 years ago
BJ Berquist
The elves have been busy :-) The Forum looks nice in its new format. Thanks! BJ
Forum: HELP
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Here's something to think about. There is a fairly new organization about which Jerry Bednarowski has been sharing information. I hope you have checked it out. If not, take a gander at Sue Kastensen has proposed providing a publication that would be available to prison librarians. The following is what she sent to Jerry and me: I have an idea I’d like to share. I am looking for ideas for
Forum: Libraries
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Webinar: Introduction to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center This webinar will provide an introduction to Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum, a free online multimedia curriculum for individuals and teams seeking to start, maintain, or simply learn more about mental health cou
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
December 5, 2012—Join an Online Discussion Working With Victims of Gang Violence Today, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Christopher Grant and Regina Sobieski on best practices for working with victims of gang violence. Mr. Grant is a nationally recognized gang specialist, with specific emphasis on Native American
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
15 messages deleted from Transition/Re-Entry and 4 from Legislative today. Can't we do something about these posters?
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
31 messages deleted 11/30
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
The Transition / Re-Entry SIG NEEDS TO BE MODERATED!!!! I've deleted 13 spam messages today from the past two days and at the beginning of the week deleted over 100 others that had been posted without my realizing it. (I've learned that I need to check all new messages in all the Forum topics!) I'm willing to take on the responsibility. BJ Berquist
Forum: HELP
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
The Transition / Re-Entry SIG NEEDS TO BE MODERATED!!!! I've deleted 13 spam messages today from the past two days and at the beginning of the week deleted over 100 others that had been posted without my realizing it. I'm willing to take on the responsibility. BJ Berquist
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk (NDTAC) National and State Fast Facts NDTAC is pleased to announce its annual release of the National and State Fast Facts resource. NDTAC’s Fast Facts Web pages present National and State data tables and graphics reflecting demographics and key academ
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Webinar Registration MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and project partner the National Partnership for Juvenile Services will facilitate a technical assistance webinar for juvenile justice and mentoring professionals. Participants will learn how youth in juvenile probation, juvenile detention and juvenile corrections are referred to mentoring services. Presenters will share effective
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Shakespeare Behind Bars Very interesting article and particularly timely for us, as we prepare to welcome professional percussionist David Jolley to our SBB juvenile program at Audubon Youth Development Center next week for a drum workshop with the boys! "Drumming, as a way to teach reading to jailed youth, may lower recidivism" Forwarded from FB
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Shakespeare Behind Bars Very interesting article and particularly timely for us, as we prepare to welcome professional percussionist David Jolley to our SBB juvenile program at Audubon Youth Development Center next week for a drum workshop with the boys! "Drumming, as a way to teach reading to jailed youth, may lower recidivism" Forwarded from FB
Forum: Prison Arts
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
In addition to the NARENnews, our free email newsletter, the National At-Risk Education Network also publishes it’s official e?journal, Silhouettes. For only $20 per year for 4 issues, delivered directly to your email box every quarter, it featurers your colleagues’ experiences, at-risk education experts sound advice, and insights and empowering information that will support you in the work y
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Reclaiming Futures Webinar To Explore Adolescent Recovery Supports On September 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. E.T., Reclaiming Futures will present the free, 1-hour Webinar “Implementing Adolescent Recovery Supports and Developing Resources in Our Communities.” The presenter, Michelle Muffett-Lipinski, who is principal of the Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, MA, and co-founder of the ica
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Yeeehawwww! It worked! I'm not sure if you did anything, but I got emails that there were unapproved messages and, by golly, so there were :-) Thanks. BJ
Forum: HELP
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Still getting the email notifications: There has been a new message sent to a forum which you are moderating. The message has the subject Kitchen Suppliers North Wales and it can be reviewed and approved through the following URL ...but, when I check, there are no new messages. No complaints - I know it's a work in progress. Just an FYI. BJ
Forum: HELP
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
I can see that someone is making some changes to the CEA Forum. So far, so good, except that I keep getting the message that there are new messages in the moderated forum and when I click on that prompt, I see that there are no new messages. (fyi) It will also be immensly helpful if new approved messages are marked as such in some way...is that in the works? Thanks for all you're doing!!! Re
Forum: HELP
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Exciting announcement - SBB expanding! Thanks to the Kentucky Department of Education and VSA Kentucky, the state organization on arts and disability, SBB is creating and facilitating new SBB programs in other Kentucky prisons. Details coming soon... Here's link to SBB featured on their site. Thank you VSA KY! Forwarded from SBB Facebook page
Forum: Prison Arts
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Steve Steurer <SSteurer@ceanational.org> To: "state-directors@googlegroups.com" <state-directors@googlegroups.com>; "cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com" <cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com>; "cea-standards-commission@googlegroups.com" <cea-standards-commission@googlegroups.com> Cc: "Arthur.ethoma
Forum: Transition / Re-Entry
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Steve Steurer <SSteurer@ceanational.org> To: "state-directors@googlegroups.com" <state-directors@googlegroups.com>; "cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com" <cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com>; "cea-standards-commission@googlegroups.com" <cea-standards-commission@googlegroups.com> Cc: "Arthur.ethoma
Forum: Post-Secondary Education
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Dear IRIS Family, The IRIS Center is happy to announce that our collection of online Information Briefs (informative resources gathered from other sources) has been completely updated and revised. Older briefs have been replaced with newer versions or deleted, and many new Information Briefs have been added in categories as diverse as assistive technology, differentiated instruction, reading s
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDT The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a unique opportunity to increase the rigor in schools and classrooms—if teachers are able to design effective lesson plans aligned with the new standards. This webinar focuses on meeting the instructional demands of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Thanks again to Tim Phillians for fowrwarding this message from Steve Steurer: Dear Friends and Colleagues, Below please find a two page summary of the GED 2014 correctional education national survey that was conducted by CEA and GED Testing Service in late 2011 and early 2012. The results were summarized and presented in a workshop at the CEA Leadership Forum in Columbia, Maryland on Apr
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Steve Steurer <SSteurer@ceanational.org> To: "state-directors@googlegroups.com" <state-directors@googlegroups.com> Cc: "cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com" <cea-executive-board@googlegroups.com>; "cea-standards-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org" <cea-standards-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2
Forum: Juvenile Justice
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Thanks to Tim Phillians for bringing this to my attention! Expand your working knowledge through this series of free, non-credit Professional Development webinars for adult education specialists. Follow along as our subject matter experts guide you through industry best practices and provide essential information that can help you improve student results, refine instruction and testing methods, a
Forum: Research, Evaluation & Training
5 years ago
BJ Berquist
Thanks to Tim Phillians for bringing this to my attention! Expand your working knowledge through this series of free, non-credit Professional Development webinars for adult education specialists. Follow along as our subject matter experts guide you through industry best practices and provide essential information that can help you improve student results, refine instruction and testing methods, a
Forum: Literacy & Academics
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