IACTP Resource Page
IACTP would like to offer these resource links to assist those working toward staff development or to increase one's own knowledge.
The Ageless Learner - An educational website & advisory services firm providing terrific resources and the best information to help you get more from life even if you're four or ninety-four. http://agelesslearner.com/
Criminal Justice Careers
How Adults Learn by Marcia L. Conner This site provides an overview of how adults learn, recommended books on Adult Learning and multiple links to a number of learning related resources. http://agelesslearner.com/intros/adultlearning.html
Explorations in Learning & Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Database.TIP is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts. Greg Kearsley
30 Things About Adult Learning This 1984 article may seem too old to be useful, but it's surprisingly accurate and current. It considers adult learners and motivation, designing curriculum for adults, and working with adults in the classroom.
Tammy Dewar reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of online learning, and presents some definitions and perspectives on adult learning.
Andragogy and Pedagogy: Pedagogy literally means the art and science of educating children and often is used as a synonym for teaching. More accurately, pedagogy embodies teacher-focused education. Andragogy, initially defined as "the art and science of helping adults learn," has taken on a broader meaning and refers to learner-focused education for people of all ages.
Learning Styles Assessment will help you identify your dominant learning style.
Learning Styles Introduction puts learning styles information into easy to understand language and provides sources where you can learn more.
Motivation Style Assessment will help you identify what motivates you to learn.
A Primer on Educational Psychology introduces you to the different ways schools and formal learning programs approach learners and materials to learn.
About Learning featuring Bernice McCarthy's 4MAT System is an exception resource that was developed based on the best practices of education.
David A Kolb - on experiential learning - David A. Kolb's model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education and lifelong learning.
Instructional Design and Strategies
Martin Ryder University of Colorado at Denver School of Education - Cognitive Flexibility and Hypertext: Case-Based Learning and Teacher Education http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/idmodels.html
Learning strategies - This site examines various methodologies used to involve the learners in the training program, such as questioning during lectures, simulation with CBT, reflection after reading, etc. Site includes an instructional strategy selection chart. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/strategy.html
Study Guides and Strategies this web site has been researched, authored, maintained and supported by email@example.com as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. The multi-link site provides a resource of reproducible instructional strategies. Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational settings that benefit learners. http://www.studygs.net/index.htm
Instructional Strategies Online - This site provides information and examples of instructional strategies that can be used for both children and adults. http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/index.html
Complete Guidelines to Design Your Training Plan - Self-directed learners can use these guidelines to develop their own training plan. Whether their training goals involve learning certain topics and/or skills, learners can start their learning by starting their planning. http://www.managementhelp.org/trng_dev/gen_plan.htm
Lesson Plan Design - this page provides theory and strategy into developing a lesson plan. http://www.edulink.org/lessonplans/comless.htm
Rapid Instructional Design - by Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan discuss what Rapid Instructional Design is and how it can be applied. http://www.thiagi.com/article-rid.html
Instructional Design - This site provides extensive information on the history, theory and different design aspects of instructional design. http://www.stirlinglaw.com/deborah/ID.htm
Instructional Design and Learning Theory - Another resource page devoted to discussing theory and design. Instructional Design and Learning Theory
The Theory Into Practice Database - TIP is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts. http://tip.psychology.org/
Knowledge Management and Informational Links
Criminal Justice Programs.com - This website has compiled the largest directory on the web of accredited criminal justice programs from over 1,800 schools. It is constantly updated with school data and adding new articles on topics including corrections. http://www.criminialjusticeprograms.com
The Knowledge Management Explorer This site provides multiple links to 17 different sites that deal with knowledge management including universities, periodicals, professional organizations and search engines and portals. http://www.kmresource.com/exp.htm
The Free Dictionary is an extensive resource containing links to English, Medical, Legal, Financial, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one! http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
The Alpha-Dictionary provides a free source to word definitions, grammar, language translations and a host of other functions. http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml
Hi-Beam Encyclopedia - Free online library with reference works like Oxford Dictionaries, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia and millions of newspaper and magazine articles. http://www.encyclopedia.com/
The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. http://www.eduref.org/
The MASIE Center Learning LAB and Think Tank - is an international Think Tank focused on the changing workforce and how they will learn and perform. http://www.masieweb.com/
MindTools A site dedicated to Management, leadership and career training. http://www.mindtools.com/
Virtual Salt Articles and tools for learning. http://www.virtualsalt.com/
FindLaw provides resource information relating to US Federal Laws and US State Laws including Codes, Statutes, Regulations and Case Law. http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/
Cornell University Law School This is the link to the legal library at Cornell. http://www.law.cornell.edu/
MegaLaw.com is a research source for a multitude of domestic and global legal issues. http://www.megalaw.com/
The Internet Law Library is a searchable mega-link for legal issues. http://www.lawresearch.com/
Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library - University of Washington School of Law ñ This is an alphabetical searchable resource guide. http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/guides.html
Georgetown Law Library Another exceptional university library. http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/research/
Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials This site covers a variety of copyright issues and the legal parameters that apply to them. http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/copypol2.htm
Guidelines For Classroom Copying of Books and Periodicals - These guidelines are an adaptation of the actual copying guidelines agreed to by the Association of American Publishers and The Author's League of America with minor editorial changes. http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/clasguid.htm
United States Copyright Office This site contains links which explain copyright laws as they apply in the United States, Searching copyright records, Publications, Licensing and Law and Policy. http://www.copyright.gov/
National Institute of Corrections The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Through cooperative agreements, NIC awards funds to support our program initiatives. NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. http://www.nicic.org/
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) A component of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Office of Science and Technology, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system serves as an "honest broker" offering support, research findings, and technological expertise to help State and local law enforcement, corrections, and other criminal justice personnel perform their duties more safely and efficiently. http://www.nlectc.org/justnet.html
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - the United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/welcome.html
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - is an online digital library of education research and information. http://www.eric.ed.gov/
News and Information
Corrections.com - This website contains information about corrections news, training opportunities, mailing lists, publications, State corrections departments, county sheriff's departments, Federal agencies, and job openings in the corrections field. www.corrections.com
Corrections Telecommunications and Technology - This website features reprints of articles from a series published in Corrections Managers' Report. Corrections Telecommunications and Technology
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) was created to provide research, consultation, and information dissemination services to correctional systems across the United States. This website contains information on CJI's services and publications, including The Corrections Yearbook. Criminal Justice Institute (CJI)
The Juvenile Information Network (JIN) is intended to encourage communications among juvenile justice professionals and to foster the development of new reform programs in systems at the State and local levels. Juvenile Information Network (from Corrections Connection)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Corrections - This page links to a selection of online resources dealing with corrections. National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Corrections
Security Management Online - This web site is associated with Security Management magazine, the primary publication of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). The site contains articles, links, an event calendar, and discussion forums.Security Management Online
Articles from Previous Issues of the Correctional Trainer
The Academic Connection
Adult Learning Principles and the Public Safety Trainer
Correctional Officer Training and Professional Development
Juvenile Delinquency - International Case Study
Online Training - Supported by Learning Models Based on Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
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