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May 2020

Change Up! Culture Shifting Community Meetings and the CMB

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the 4th webinar in our series put together by facilitators across the ALC Network as an introduction to the philosophy, tools, and practices from our self-directed education communities. This webinar is hosted by Ryan Shollenberger (he/him). Ryan is one of the original ALFs and a co-founder of ALC

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Conflict! Part 1 | ALC Network

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the 5th webinar in our series put together by facilitators across the ALC Network as an introduction to the philosophy, tools, and practices from our self-directed education communities. In this session, part 1 of 2, they'll discuss mindfulness and the role of your feelings, NVC//mediation//deescalation, an ALC community's relationship to conflict, the role of boundaries/agreements, and our conflict resolution process in theory/practice. This webinar is hosted by Jennifer Campbell (she/they).

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Staying Connected to Why | ALC Network

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is the 6th webinar in our series put together by facilitators across the ALC Network as an introduction to the philosophy, tools, and practices from our self-directed education communities Without exercising intentionality, we can easily find ourselves on paths and in patterns that others have set for us as the cultural defaults...and then pushing those same paths and patterns onto young people. But is subscribing to hustle culture an expression of our authentic selves? Does asking a child what they…

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June 2020


June 2 - June 4
Mohican Outdoor Center NJUnited States

Family-Friendly Self-Organized Learning Environment and Curated Unconference Tuesday June 2, 2020 - Thursday June 4, 2020 - 50 Camp Mohican Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825 Call for family fun activities that kids or parents would like to lead, talks that are important and relevant to: Unschooling, SDE, homeschooling, deschooling/decolonizing, learning through play, learning by embodied multi-sensory experience (i.e., foraging, catching and examining invertebrates, cooking together), storytelling and our ancestral roots and wisdom, healing and caring for ourselves, each other and the earth.

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June 4 @ 7:00 pm - June 18 @ 9:00 pm

3 Online Discussions with Che-vanni Davids, Founder of Reimagined Learning Community 1. The Reimagined Learning Centre and Community journey to decolonizing and creating a safe space for free people 2. Realizing, activating and participating in community aligned with unschooling, decolonization & liberation. 3. Reflecting on the histories of communities in order to reimagine future and present ones. Weekly online discussion. • Discussion dates 4th June, 11th June, and 18th June 2020. • Additional resources will be provided for you to…

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June 24 - June 28
Jarlsgård Holiday Camp, Baunevej 11, 3720 Aakirkeby

UPDATE - ASK 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19 ASK is a small international festival for families and individuals who are already, or are planning to unschool, worldschool or homeschool, and individuals who are generally interested in self-directed learning. It is an all volunteer event, a space for meeting like-minded individuals, exchanging experiences and knowledge, laugh, dance and sing together. This year's gathering will be from Wednesday 24th of June - Sunday 28th of June in Jarlsgård, Bornholm, Denmark

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June 24 - June 28
Farm of Peace Warfordsburg,PAUnited States

Calling all leaders and visionaries committed to co-creating just, healthy and thriving education! It’s 2020 and it’s time for clearer and deeper vision than ever before. We invite you to a unique opportunity to co-learn, co-create and JAM with a diversity of educators from around the US and beyond, who are working in dynamic and (r)evolutionary ways to transform themselves, their relationships, and the field and state of education as we’ve known it. The 7th annual YES! Education Transformation Jam…

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AERO Conference 2020

June 25 - June 28
Crowne Plaza AiRE, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington
Minneapolis,MNUnited States

***Update*** This event has transitioned to a VIRTUAL EVENT This will be the 17th annual conference hosted by AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) in the United States. This year's conference will be held JUNE 25 - 28, 2020 at the CROWNE PLAZA AIRE, Bloomington/Minneapolis, Minnesota. There will be KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS, MINI-TALKS, YOUTH LED SESSIONS, BREAKOUTS, WORKSHOPS, DOCUMENTARIES, NETWORKING.

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