"Theater courses taught in prisons provide an opportunity to think about the various masks we put on to survive. These courses can be a path toward self-awareness for both inside and outside students."
Listen to professor Professor Laura Biagi talk about the theater course she teaches at Cook County Jail through DePaul University.
Hear from one of our trainers, Ella Turenne, about what a typical Inside-Out faculty training week looks like. This was recorded during the Philadelphia area training in January 2017. The training took place at a retreat center called Pendle Hill and at the Graterford Prison (now SCI Phoenix).
Professor Wade Deisman discusses how teaching an Inside-Out course in a prison renewed his sense of mission as an educator. Wade teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He'll be hosting a faculty training on April 28 – May 3 in Langley, British Columbia – Deadline for applications is April 14th, 2017.
“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.”
(Inside-Out Instructor, reflecting on the weeklong training)