Program Logic and Automated Teaching Operation (PLATO)
The design of PLATO for the PPS is to appeal to the unique traits of different learners. The curriculum is such that each inmate starts at the TABE identified grade level. PLATO then incorporates an engaging, age appropriate learning experience that emphasizes real world applications. Each inmate is actively engaged, and need to frequently interact with the content as opposed to simply sitting back and passively watching a monitor or screen and repeating answers. The inmate must learn the content to progress to the next grade level.
This active learning approach enables students to apply what they’ve learned and practice and check their understanding of concepts. PLATO Learning’s instruction is also designed to give the learner a choice of enabling a student’s to pre-assess and focus on only those areas that need mastery; or students can work through all of the instruction as defined by them.
Sergeant Danielle Johnson