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Unjammed, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

According to CEEAS, “Unjammed is a year-round program that is centered around a multi-day intensive training on blended learning held in late July each summer. Our first class of Unjammed ran from the summer of 2014 through the summer of 2015. Over 50 people (teachers, administrators, and secure care staff) from 14 facilities came together for four days in Portland, Oregon for the summer ‘tech camp.’ Juvenile justice agencies from Alaska, Oregon, Los Angeles County, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Massachusetts participated. In 2015 over 90 people from 28 facilities participated in Unjammed 2.0. Selected juvenile justice agencies included Kentucky, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Nebraska, South Carolina, Wyoming and Washington.”

Unjammed further “brings teams of teachers and administrators together for a summer ‘tech camp,’ centered around a common goal. This creates momentum to change the policies and day-to-day practices that can stymie innovation and impede education reform in juvenile facilities. Once teams return to their facilities after the summer camp, CEEAS continues to work with the agencies participating in Unjammed by offering intensive coaching and peer support to the teachers, and ongoing technical support to agency administrators.”