Updated 2024-01-13

Canton Learning Collaborative

We are a Liberated Learners affiliated self-directed learning center for teenagers.
Josh Pickel director
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29 E Side Square
Canton, IL  61520
United States

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Teens are able to explore interests and focus learning on their own goals.
  2. Youth Autonomy – All offerings are optional and consent-based.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – We do not restrict use of technology and provide access to as many tools as funding allows.
  4. Adult Allies – Two staff members and varying number of volunteers are available to assist young people as they need. We offer no grades, credits, or mandatory testing.
  5. Free Age Mixing – We currently serve learners age 11-18 in a fully mixed environment.
  6. Community – Weekly community meetings provide opportunity for learners to help shape the space.

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