Endor ALC

an agile learning community

 

Endor ALC is a community learning and work space for self-directed teenagers run by its participants. Part of our built-in curriculum is learning to run and sustain an organization. 

Agile Learning Centers activate explosive learning by harnessing powerful tools for self-organization and intentional culture creation, allowing our students to deeply engage with the world through their passions and strengths.

Culture

Our ALC model is emergent and adaptive. We iterate and evolve our tools and practices so that the process is always serving the people, and we share our developments all across the ALC Network. The ALC model holds these four assumptions, the Agile Roots, at its core.

The Agile Roots

 

1. Learning: Learning is natural. It’s happening all the time

2. Self-Direction: People learn best by making their own decisions.

3. Experience: People learn more from their culture and environment than from the content they are taught. The medium is the message.

4. Success: Accomplishment is achieved through cycles of intention, creation, reflection and sharing.

 

The Agile Cycle of Learning

Intention

Intention

What do you want to accomplish today?

In an Agile Learning Center, we discern and articulate what we want to do, individually and as a group.

Creation

Creation

What are you going to do about it?

Agile Learners spend their days exploring and inventing – once we know what we want, we create it.

Reflection

Reflection

What did you learn from your choices?

Looking back, we develop awareness of what worked and what didn’t, so we can move forward more powerfully.

Sharing

Sharing

How can you share it with the world?

We document our work to record, exhibit, and share our experience with others.

 

Relevant

 

We prepare young people for the world they are growing up into by empowering them to actively create it.

Innovative

 

We use leading edge tools and culture creation practices to provide students with the maximal support with minimal interference.

Collaborative

 

We are active collaborators in the ALC Network. We aren’t in this game alone! Check out the growing network of ALCs.

Engage

Follow our adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Check out our Agile Learning Facilitators Facebook page, and our growing network of Agile Learning Centers! You can learn more about the ideas that inform our work from these videos, books and articles.

Featured Video

Check out Agile Learning Facilitator and founder of ALC Mosaic, Nancy Tilton, speaking at The What if…? Conference in Columbia, MO last spring! She speaks about happiness, “flow,” and her journey starting an ALC.

Ready to Play?

 

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Endor ALC does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age in the administration of any of its programs, admissions, employment, volunteer selection, or scholarships.

Photos by Tucker Levick and Hannah Odom.  Logos by Eric Friedensohn and Liam Nilsen.