Now just two days to be accessible to more people!
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 two day, 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. On Friday, participants will be able to tour Mosaic while students are on-site. On Saturday, students from both centers will be invited to attend, and you will have their opportunity make your own offerings or just observe a “typical” day at an 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
10-11am Arrival, Introductions, Connections
11-11:30am Set the Day
11:30-12:30pm pm Deschooling & SDE 101
12:30-1:30pm Lunch and Tour
1:30-2:30pm ALC History and 101
2:30-3:30pm Unschooling with Disabilities
3:30-4pm Afternoon Spawn
4-5pm Optional Q&A
5-7pm Dinner (self pay)
Saturday (Freedom School)
10-10:30am Set the Day
11-12pm Kids Play Date
1-2pm Open Session w/Kids
2-3pm Open Session w/Kids
4-5pm Optional Q&A
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.
Sliding Scale $150-$250
Attend Saturday Only for $75-$125
$500 per participant–includes training and lunches on October 7 and 8. Childcare will be provided 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.
Questions? Email [email protected] and [email protected].