Updated 2023-07-11

Sky Bear Agile Learning Community

A liberating alternative to school and self-directed education community for youth that honors children’s innate intelligences and ways of learning while engaging in community.
JooRi Jun founder
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(+1) 3603018407
Port Townsend, WA  98368
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 – Youth choose and take responsibility for how they want to spend their time and what they want to learn. There is no curriculum that must be followed.
  2. Freedom – Youth decide how they want to spend the day and what they want to learn. Facilitators are on site to offer support, ideas, and scaffolded learning.
  3. Access to Tools – We have an indoor classroom, outdoor space, and access to a farm. Youth in our program decide what resources, tools, materials, and technology they need for their learning.
  4. Nonjudgmental Support – Facilitators are onsite to support youth with their interests and passions as well as support them emotionally and socially when needed.
  5. Age Mixing – Youth ages 5-12 are in community together. We have plans to expand our program to teens as current enrollees age up.
  6. Healthy Community – Youth co-create community agreements.

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