Hi. We’re Agile Learning Facilitators, or ALFs. We are educators, social entrepreneurs, and parents who are changing the world by creating an education system for the 21st century. We run a network of schools, homeschool groups, and other education initiatives that fundamentally empower young people to create their own lives…and we lead by example.
The ALC Network came together at ALC Mosaic for the first ALFSummer in 2014 to connect our community of facilitators, orient newcomers, and get those in start-ups the support needed to grow thriving ALCs. By 2016, we had outgrown our ability to accomplish all those intentions with a single program…so we started to adapt.
In 2018 we hosted 17 events, across 8 countries, in 4+ languages. We are excited about the evolution of ALFSummer from a single international gathering to regionally-based and locally-sourced events at the emerging ALC hubs across our network. We see this transition as vital to building and maintaining strong relationships and supporting diverse expressions of the ALC model as our network continues to grow.
Work has starting on gathering funding for an international gathering for practicing facilitators in 2020. In the meantime, we’re focusing on training individuals, seeding communities, and supporting start-up teams. As spring and summer programs are scheduled, we’ll post links to them here. Each program will have its own structure/schedule/flow, etc., though you will find some similarities among them. Check them out and choose the one that works best for you. We do our best to keep things accessible, so most programs are designed with multiple options for participation, for those who can’t set aside a full two or three weeks. Let us know if you have any questions, either by reaching out to your local ALC or sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org!