Inside-Out is a model of transformative education. Its unique pedagogical approach focuses on change for everyone involved: college students, prison participants, as well as the instructor facilitating the class. Inside-Out has a growing national network of instructors who are taking this pedagogy forward in their own areas, both in geography and discipline. It is very exciting to see this expanding national and international body of instructors take shape, as each new instructor brings a unique insight into the practice of the Inside-Out teaching model.
The 2017 Inside-Out Instructor Training Institutes Dates
• January 9 to 15 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania (closed)
• May 21 – 27 in Village of Clarkston, Michigan
• June 5 – 11 in West Virginia (exact location TBD)
• June 26 to July 2 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania
• July 17 – 23 in British Columbia (exact location TBD)
• August 7 to 13 in Wallingford, Pennsylvania
The Institute is a comprehensive seven-day, 60-hour intensive training program that covers everything necessary to develop a course in the Inside-Out model: curriculum development, setting parameters, institutional relationships, group dynamics, interactive pedagogical approaches, and much more. Two or more of the days provide an opportunity to learn this transformative educational method through observation, hands-on experience, dialogue, and engagement with an Inside-Out Think Tank, a working group of inside and outside alumni, who have years of experience in the Inside-Out methodology. Training will be followed by consultation to assist in on-site program development.
“I learned more this week about learning than I ever have in formal education. I learned in a very powerful way the importance of process. Too often we get caught up in outcomes (which are important), but spend little time reflecting on how we learn. I am absolutely blown away by what I now consider the best learning experience of my life. The intellectual, emotional, physical fire I experienced this week was real. I can only work from this point at making my Inside-Out classes as powerful.” (Inside-Out Instructor, reflecting on the week-long training)
"...What I will take from this training is that despite how scholarly or academically knowledgeable I may be, it is not my job to push my achievements and knowledge of my specialty toward the students. I am only there to facilitate that deeper human connection, and that is essential." (Inside-Out Instructor, reflecting on the week-long training)