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In the Classroom: Individual Papers
Preparing Incarcerated Students for Change
Marianne Goodfellow, North Country Community College
Sarah Kilby, North Country Community College
Dan Snyder, North Country Community College

Growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) thinking enables learners to embrace new challenges while mindfulness can help increase focused attention and reduce stress. The paper examines growth mindset and mindfulness resources provided to incarcerated students during the pandemic crisis.

Carceral Health is Public Health
Patrick Franklin Hibbard, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Andrea D Jonata, INPEP, Project ECHO (Fairbanks School of Public Health-IUPUI)

INPEP leverages peer education to provide health education to Indiana prisoners. Peer educators participate in a 40-hour training on content and pedagogy, then perform 10-hour education sessions. Preliminary results indicate this mode of education improves knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions.

Drawing One’s Own Conclusions: Teaching Graphic Narrative Memoir in Prison
Gina Hausknecht, Coe College

Graphic narrative is highly accessible subject matter, well-suited to the college-in-prison classroom. This presentation provides a “how-to” guide to teaching a course on non-fiction graphic narrative that includes studying published graphic novel memoirs, writing personal narratives, and making an autobiographical comic.

Tumultuous 2020: Amid a Pandemic Success and Resilience Prevails
Marco Rios, College of the Redwoods--Pelican Bay Scholars

Higher education is present in nearly all CA prisons. This presentation focuses on aspects of incarcerated student educational experiences amid a pandemic through interviews at Pelican Bay State Prison. Additionally, it demonstrates the value of amplified access to higher education.

Mar 5, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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