Tomorrow I begin training as an Inside Out Prison Exchange instructor. Inside Out trains teachers to lead courses where half of the students are from a college (outside) and half are incarcerated (inside). The goal is not to help the inside students (any more than teaching helps all students, and teachers) or to study inside students. The goals are many - but the primary goal is to take one's teaching, learning and study into a unique space that brings together groups of people that are often kept apart.
I'll check in from time to time to let you know what I learn. I assume I'll be learning a great deal that is unique to this program but also learning a great deal that is generalizable to all of our pedagogy.
My personal goal is to teach a course or courses through this program at my SLAC (Small Liberal Arts College). So perhaps my posts on this will continue for some years - that's the hope!