Intro to Agile Learning Centers – An Immersive Experience!
Are you interested in learning about the ALC model and how they operate day-to-day? Join us in Charlotte, NC for a week-long, experiential training at two centers–ALC Mosaic and Gastonia Freedom School.
Who This is For?
People who are curious about Agile Learning Centers and want to take a deep dive into what they are and how they work. This will only be offered for a small cohort, with a maximum of 10 participants. Parents and aspiring facilitators are welcome!
During this training, participants will have two days of connection and informative sessions with the founders of ALC Mosaic and Gastonia Freedom School. The following week, the participants are invited to see both of those ALCs in action. They will not only be able to observe the operation with facilitators and students, but also be able to jump in, make their own offerings, and actually participate in a running ALC.
Training Sessions – October 7-8 (Friday and Saturday)
Immersion – October 10-13 (Monday – Thursday)
Participants will spend at least one day at each center during the immersion week for a total of four days.
Training – 10am – 3pm
Immersion Week – 9am – 4pm
Charlotte, NC – Mosaic and the Freedom School are 30 minutes apart and 20 minutes from the CLT airport. Hotels and AirBnBs are plentiful and our community members may be willing to host guests.
$500 per participant–includes training and lunches on October 7 and 8. Childcare will be provided at ALC Mosaic for an additional fee.
About the Centers
ALC Mosaic, started in 2013, was the second Agile Learning Center in the network. It operates as a private school with over 80 students and 15 staff in two groups, Roots (ages 2-8) and Branches (ages 8 and up). Mosaic also has an adult coworking space on site.
Gastonia Freedom School was founded in 2018 and is the only ALC dedicated to serving neurodivergent children–those with neurological differences such as autism and ADHD. The Freedom School operates as a homeschool resource center with 2 facilitators and 12 students split into Red Fish (medium and high support needs) and Blue Fish (low support needs).
Health and Safety
The state of NC recommends wearing masks in indoor settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The centers do not require masks but recommend staying home if you have symptoms.
If you’re already familiar with the Agile Learning Model or currently working as a facilitator, we encourage you to check out the ALF trainings planned for 2022. If you’re specifically interested in how Gastonia Freedom School works with neurodivergent children, we will be hosting a visiting day in May. If you can’t travel but want to know more about ALCs, check out our ALC 101 webinar series from 2020.