ALC-NYC Summer 2019!

We’re excited to announce that this year we’ll be hosting our 4th annual training in our flagship location! This year’s training will be planned and facilitated in large part by a team of teens, with support from our adult facilitators. Join us August 1st – 9th!

Can’t make those dates? We’re also co-hosting an unconference in June, considering offering a workshop series, and discussing where our facilitators will be supporting other trainings this summer! Check back here or at for updates!

Summer NYC Training Details:

Last year we tested offering a training late enough in the summer for public school teachers to join us. We also tested offering our 3-day introduction Thursday to Saturday, making Sunday an optional trip day, then returning for a full week of practicing and reflections. Both of these program adjustments proved popular, both locally and with other ALCs that followed our lead, so we’re bringing them back! See you there!

Foundations, August 1st through 3rd

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 follow the rhythm ALC-NYC keeps during school days: morning intention-setting, daily exploring, then regrouping in the afternoon to reflect. Experienced facilitators make offerings to share the theory and practices supporting Agile Learning Centers. Participants are encouraged to make and request offerings based on personal interests and passions.

Full Program, August 1st through 9th

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 continue to experience self-direction in community, supported by tools and practices used at ALCs and ALF gatherings around the world. We continue offering workshops and discussions, both building on themes from the first three days and exploring related topics. We 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 peer coaching after this summer program. Be sure to let a program facilitator know if that sounds right for you! **

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

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

How Much? Foundations: $350 per person // Full Program: $800

Meals: Lunches are catered. Light breakfast options 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.

We’ll email in June with an invoice, as well as to ask about childcare and dietary needs. Let us know which program you’re registering for!

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