Inside-Out Prison Exchange Instructor Training Institute

Posted by Temple University on April 16, 2018

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an educational program with an innovative pedagogical approach tailored to effectively facilitate dialogue across difference. It originated as a means of bringing together campus-based college students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison, jail or other correctional setting. While those core Inside-Out Prison Exchange courses have been replicated across the United States and in multiple countries since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the program has expanded into a variety of other forms of educational and community-based programming. It also has grown into an international network of trained faculty, students, alumni, think tanks, higher education and correctional administrators, and other stakeholders actively engaged with, and deeply committed to, social justice issues.

As of 2018, we have hosted 52 trainings, which have prepared 827 educators worldwide to facilitate Inside-Out and other community-based learning courses.

The Instructor Training Institute is a comprehensive seven-day, 60+ hour intensive training program that covers everything necessary to develop a course in the Inside-Out model, including:

  • curriculum development,
  • setting parameters,
  • institutional relationships,
  • group dynamics,
  • interactive pedagogical approaches,
  • and much more.

Three of the training days will take place inside of a prison. Participants will learn through observation, hands-on experience, and engagement with groups of incarcerated individuals who have years of experience in the Inside-Out methodology.

The 2018 Inside-Out Instructor Training Institute Dates and Application Deadlines:

#53 – May 21 to 26 in Pitzer College, Claremont, California – Deadline: May 1st
#54 – May 28 to June 2 in Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia
– Deadline: April 15th (CLOSED)
#55 – June 10 to 16 in Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia – Deadline: April 15th
#56 – June 24 to 30 in Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois (Chicago area) – Deadline: April 10th
#57 – July 15 to 21 in Village of Clarkson, Michigan (Dearborn, MI area) – Deadline: May 15th
#58 – August 6 to 12 in Guadalajara, Mexico (training conducted in Spanish only)
– Deadline: April 15th

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