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 2019 we hosted 12 events in 7 countries and 4+ languages! While our 2018 learning affirmed our move to regionally-based and locally-sourced events at the emerging Agile Learning Centers across our network, our 2019 learning was that offering smaller facilitator retreats through the year then concretely supporting interALC collaboration in hosting training events led to richer conversations, powerful modeling, and really positive feedback from participants and facilitators.
ALF Summer 2020 didn’t happen due to COVID, but many of us came together to create a 10 part webinar series covering the basics of ALC. Check it out here! In 2021, some centers were able to resume hosting small in-person trainings for local folks, and some facilitators organized a week-long online ALF unconference in August. We’ll keep adapting as our situations continue evolving.
As 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 [email protected]!