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Windham School District maintains libraries at facilities operated by TDCJ. Library Services offer offenders a wide variety of books, reference collections, and materials in support of educational programs, as well as recreational reading. Librarians and clerks operate unit libraries and maintain library inventories. Librarians promote the use of libraries with library orientations, poetry contests, book reports, art contests and essay contests. They also maintain newspaper and magazine subscriptions at each library.

 

 

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Windham School District programs are designed to meet the unique needs of adult offenders and address the legislatively-mandated goals of reducing recidivism, reducing the cost of confinement, promoting positive behavior during confinement, and increasing offenders’ success in obtaining and maintaining employment.

Offenders are selected for enrollment in WSD programs based on the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) process. The ITP is a plan of treatment for an individual offender. The plan outlines programmatic activities and services for an offender, and prioritizes his/her participation in recommended programs based on the offender’s needs, program availability, and projected release date. Offenders who are less than 35 years of age have the highest priority for enrollment in academic classes. Offenders who are less than 35 years of age and within five years of projected release have the highest priority for placement in academic and vocational programs.

Windham Programs

WSD educators teach students by combining real-world contexts and workplace skills.  Teachers create lessons that address each different learning style within the student population.  All programs emphasize workplace skills such as tolerance, teamwork, and problem solving.

1. Basic Academic Program emphasizes literacy training and GED preparation. The curricular framework includes the development of skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment.

2. Special Education Program provides individualized instruction for students with disabilities so they can learn and be successful.

3. Title I Program provides a supplemental academic program for eligible offenders who are less than 21 years of age.

4. English as a Second Language Program (ESL) provides English language instruction for offenders with limited English proficiency.

5. The CHANGES II Program (Pre-Release) prepares offenders for return to the "free world". The program addresses personal development, healthy relationships, living responsibly, drug education, health, emotional development and employment.

6. The Cognitive Intervention Program is designed to improve behavior during incarceration and after release by addressing thinking patterns which lead to criminal behavior. The program includes instruction and exercises in problem solving, anger management, impulse control, overcoming criminal thinking, creating positive attitudes and beliefs, goal setting and relapse prevention.

7. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program integrates career path planning and technical training to prepare offenders for today's workforce. Career and technical training is offered in more than 30 occupations. The competency-based curriculum is designed to meet entry-level industry standards, including certification and licensure requirements. The CTE program also supports apprenticeship and On-the-Job-Training programs.

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Los Programas del Distrito Escolar de Windham están diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades únicas de los presos adultos y abordar los objetivos de mandato legislative de reducir la reincidencia, lo que reduce el costo de confinamiento, promueve un comportamiento positivo durante el confinamiento, y aumenta el éxito de los internos para obtener y el mantenener empleo.

Los ofensores se seleccionan para la inscripción en los programas de WSD basado en el proceso del Plan de Tratamiento Individualizado (ITP). El ITP es un plan de tratamiento para un preso individual. El plan describe las actividades y servicios programáticos para un individuo, y da prioridad a su participación en los programas recomendados en base a las necesidades del prisionero, disponibilidad de programas, y fecha proyectada liberacion. Los delincuentes que tienen menos de 35 años de edad tienen la más alta prioridad para la inscripción en las clases académicas. Los presos que tienen menos de 35 años de edad y dentro de cinco años de libertad proyectada tienen la más alta prioridad para la colocación en programas académicos y vocacionales.

 

Programas Windham

 

Los educadores de WSD enseñan a los estudiantes mediante la combinación de contextos del mundo real y habilidades laborales. Los maestros crean lecciones que abordan cada estilo de aprendizaje diferente dentro de la población estudiantil. Todos los programas hacen hincapié en habilidades laborales como la tolerancia, el trabajo en equipo y resolución de problemas.

1. Programa Académico Básico enfatiza la alfabetización y la preparación para el GED. El marco curricular incluye el desarrollo de las habilidades necesarias para obtener y mantener un empleo.

2. Programa de Educación Especial ofrece instrucción individualizada para estudiantes con discapacidades para que puedan aprender y ser exitosos.

3. Programa de Título I ofrece un programa académico suplementario para los delincuentes elegibles que son menos de 21 años de edad.

4. Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) ofrece la enseñanza del idioma Inglés para los delincuentes con dominio limitado del Inglés.

5. El Programa II CAMBIOS (Pre-Release) prepara los delincuentes para su retorno en el "mundo libre". El programa aborda el desarrollo personal, relaciones saludables, vivir responsablemente, educación sobre las drogas, la salud, el desarrollo emocional y el empleo.

6. El Programa de Intervención Cognitiva está diseñado para mejorar la conducta durante el encarcelamiento y después de la liberación, abordando los patrones de pensamiento que conducen a un comportamiento criminal. El programa incluye instrucción y ejercicios de resolución de problemas, manejo de la ira, el control de impulsos, superar el pensamiento penal, la creación de actitudes y creencias positivas, el establecimiento de metas y la prevención de recaídas.

7. El Programa de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE) integra la planificación de carrera y capacitación técnica para preparar a los ofensores para la fuerza laboral de hoy en día. Carrera y formación técnica ofrece más de 30 profesiones. El plan de estudios basado en competencias está diseñado para cumplir con los estándares de la industria de nivel de entrada, incluidos los requisitos de certificación y otorgamiento de licencias. El programa CTE también apoya programas en el lugar de empleo-formación y aprendizaje.

 

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Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.