What is an ALC?
Agile Learning Centers (ALC) restore the joy of learning with a surprisingly effective educational approach: intentional culture supporting self-directed learning reinforced by agile management tools.
Self-Directed: Humans are natural learners. When children get to follow their passions, they engage deeply, learning more quickly and thoroughly – covering years of content in weeks at the time they choose to learn it.
Intentional Culture: At ALCs children feel they are heard, they belong, and they make a difference. As social creatures, we thrive in this kind of vibrant community which builds our confidence, heightens our communication skills, and calls forth our best selves.
Agile Management Tools: We use practical and concrete tools to make these lofty-sounding ideals real and reliable. These tools and practices provide visible feedback, effective self-management, clarity of purpose, and easy integration of new patterns as needs change.
Offerings are a little like classes except they are entirely opt-in and can be proposed and run by any member of the community.
Gratitude Circles are short daily meetings where we take intentional time to be present and share things that we’re grateful for in our lives.
Change Up Meetings are weekly meetings to build, update and remix the culture of the community. See this ALC blog for more information.
The adults and children will be deepening and expanding their knowledge of ALC tools as the project evolves.