The Trainer in Training Immersion Program, fondly referred to as the TNT Program, began in 2008 in Espanola. This program is an immersion into the experience of being a Teacher Trainer much as the Level One Immersion is an immersion into becoming a teacher. Each TNT has the opportunity to work personally with students in profound ways both during the program and afterwards. At every level of the Academy – Intern, Associate and Professional – the TNT is challenged and supported to grow in their individual goals towards competency and teaching skills. Each TNT will develop an Immersion IDP (Individual Development Plan) with their mentor that includes defined goals for the TNT Program.
How did this program begin? KRI had recognized that there was a growing need for Level One Programs and Level One Trainers in areas of the world where no Trainers reside and developed the TNT Immersion Program to serve our global community. The first year KRI welcomed 12 TNTs from around the globe.
Since then the Program has developed into a Training Program including TNTs from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and the United States. These TNTs have brought their new knowledge and skills back to their cities and countries and to their local Teacher Training Programs. The TNT Program is an opportunity to form relationships and build community among TNTs from around the world.
Monday, July 30 - Friday August 4: TNT Training Week, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM each day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
Saturday, August 4: Immersion students arrive.
10:00 AM-3:00 PM: Registration is open. TNTs need to be available to assist the Program Administrator with Welcoming and Registration of the students.
4:00 PM: Immersion Orientation at the Langar Hall
August 4 - September 1, 2017: KRI Immersion Program - details of your responsibilities are below
Friday, August 31 - TNT Debrief 9:00 AM-5:30 PM, includes outing to Santa Fe
What are the opportunities and benefits of participating in the TNT Program and Training Week?The program is designed to develop your skills, knowledge and competency as a trainer and to assist you in your development as a Trainer. Knowledge of the Content of the Curriculum: You have the opportunity to attend all hours of the Immersion* which will give you exposure to Legacy Trainers who have been offering the Level One Training for years. You will also be required to read the Aquarian Teacher and Master's Touch manuals before the program. Curriculum development and delivery: Depending upon your level in the Academy you will have opportunities to teach and to develop curriculum. ▪As an Intern in the academy you will teach a practicum set to the class and participate in group processes and the mentoring of students; ▪As an Associate you will have the opportunity to teach up to two hours in front of the classroom and you will be asked ahead of time to prepare a curriculum for the Unit of Study that you will present; ▪As a Professional you will have up to 4 hours of teaching time in the classroom and will be asked to prepare up to 2 Units of Study for review. *Each TNT will receive a schedule with allocated personal time off during each week. This is time to refresh and take care of personal needs. You can always exchange these times off with another TNT according to your interests and needs.
Units of Study/Qualifying for Content Credits in the KRI Immersion Program:
1. By participating in the Immersion TNT Program all Interns, Associates and Professionals can qualify for 38 Content Credits.
2. Associates and Professionals have the opportunity to qualify for additional Content Credits in other Units of Study through teaching or co teaching course content.
1. TNT with their Mentoring Lead will decide on 2 or 3 Units of Study they would like to qualify in and submit these options to the Coordinator of Training
2. The Coordinator of Training will chose one option and the TNT will be asked to prepare 2 curriculums on this Unit. One curriculum will cover the part of the Unit of Study that will be presented at the Immersion Course and will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Training. The second curriculum will cover the entire Unit of Study and will be reviewed by your Mentoring Lead.
Cost of TNT ProgramThe fee for the TNT Program includes the cost of the TNT training week, all of your meals and materials, and participation in the full Immersion course.
▪ 1st Year is $1000
▪ 2nd Year is $1000.
▪ 3rd Year is $1000.
The cost of housing accommodations is not included and we encourage TNTs to find housing with Ashram members. If you need a referral please let us know.
You will receive an invitation with a registration code to register for the Immersion after you have completed and sent in your application and had your interview
We look forward to working with you at the Immersion.