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. Youth Autonomy – 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 and Technology – 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. Adult Allies – Facilitators are onsite to support youth with their interests and passions as well as support them emotionally and socially when needed.
  5. Free 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. Community – Youth co-create community agreements.

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