For some families, an Agile Learning Center (ALC) provides an ideal space for them and their children to engage in deep learning and community-centered living.
ALCs are great spaces to live and learn outside of the confines, standardization, and dehumanizing that can happen in conventional schools, but there are a few key things you need to understand in order for an ALC experience to be an effective solution for your child, and this webinar is designed to help you gain understanding of those key things.
After completing this webinar, you’ll be in a good position to decide whether you want to move ahead with interviewing at your local ALC, and if so, you'll have information to form a solid set of questions to ask the facilitators you’ll meet with during your interview.
- How will my child learn the basics? (2:00)
- How will we be able to gauge my child’s learning? (1:11)
- My child doesn’t know what they want, so will you make them do...? (3:44)
- What if my child wants to be unproductive all day? (2:31)
- Will my child be able to get into college? (1:46)
- Bonus: What is Schoolishness (A note from Akilah)
Dr. Sundiata & Akilah S. Richards
Dr. Sundiata is an independent educator and Next System designer. Sundiata’s work focuses on designing and promoting equitable and sustainable social, economic, and political systems. Sundiata is the creator of GROW, a tuition-free community co-op model for self directed education schools, and the host of Theory of Indivisibility podcast which analyzes the evolutionary origins, current complexities, and future of our social, economic, and political systems.
Akilah S. Richards is an unschooling podcaster, writer, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work both challenges and encourages social justice minded people to explore privilege and power in their relationships with children. In her own family, Akilah, her partner, and their two daughters, use unschooling as a tool for decolonizing education and liberating themselves from oppressive, exclusive systems. Find her conversations and commentary at Fare of the Free Child Podcast where Akilah supports, connects, and highlights people of color designing their own liberation through Self-Directed Education and love-centered community building.
Frequently Asked Questions
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