Creator? Explorer? Facilitator?

Will you come learn and play with us at ALC-NYC Summer 2018?

Check back in the spring for dates and details !

Let’s talk about innovative education. About play and technology. About teaching self-teachers, running “Genius Hour” all-day every day, and supporting a community of unschoolers. Let’s change up our conversations about education, so they’re as intentional and agile as we are. Can’t wait? You’re in luck! We’re not the only ones running trainings…

Foundations (3 day program): July 12th – 14th

Do you want to facilitate? To support self-directed learners in both individualizing their educations and building a healthy community? Or are you interested in the intersection of Agile and alternative education? Or finding tools and practices to adapt for your own project?

Join us for a three-day introduction to facilitation and Agile Learning! We’ll follow the rhythm ALC-NYC keeps during school days: morning intention-setting, daily exploring, then regrouping in the afternoon to reflect. Experienced facilitators will make offerings to share the theory and practices supporting Agile Learning Centers. Participants will be invited to make and request offerings based on personal interests and passions.

Full Program: July 12th – 20th (July 15th off)

Looking to practice community-building and explore self-directed learning more personally? Do you have deeper questions about facilitating, the ALC Network, or how to adapt some of our structures for your own project? 

Participate in the foundation-setting introduction, then stay to experience self-direction in community, supported by tools and practices used at ALCs and ALF gatherings around the world. We’ll continue offering workshops and discussions, both building on themes from the first three days and exploring related topics. We’ll share resources, take trips, hear from experts, and get our hands dirty. 

**If you’re interested in becoming an ALC Network-recognized facilitator, the process continues with practice facilitating and a Peer-Review after this summer program. If you indicate an intention to become an ALF when applying to the program, a hosting facilitator will reach out to coordinate with you. **


When? Doors will be open by 9 am. We’ll begin on time at 9:30 am. Afternoons will vary, but we’ll aim to close by 4:00 pm. 

Where? 115 E. 106 St. New York, New York

How Much? Foundations: $300 per person // Full Program: $700

Meals: Lunches will be catered. Light breakfast options will be available from 9:00-9:30 am. 

Accessibility: ALC-NYC is located on the second floor of a building with a basement entrance. While there is an elevator inside, entering the building requires navigating a short staircase. 

Are you in?

Click HERE to apply!

Registration open until May 15th.

Hosting ALFs

Ryan Shollenberger

A central figure at Agile Learning Center NYC since day one, Ryan’s background includes several degrees and time teaching in a variety of environments. He’s known in the ALC community for his amazing beard, his sincerity and playfulness, facilitating meetings, and co-creating spectacular Minecraft worlds. He’s especially excited to share Archetypes and Werewolves with you this summer.

Melody Compo

Melody joined ALC-NYC in the summer of 2016 and has been a rockstar facilitator since! She’s the instigator of Library Quest, the timekeeper of Tea and Free Write, and our resident theater game maestro. (She’ll update this page with things she’s excited to share whenever she gets a break from exploring the city with kids.)