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Online and in-person events that promote, or are likely of interest to, SDE practitioners.

The Shift - North Carolina

Apr 26, 2024, 10:00am — May 3, 2024, 4:00pm EST
The Shift is a 7-day long Deschooling Intensive for parents, adults supporting youth, facilitators and folks who want to transform how to think about education, parenting & community.

Northeast Unschooling Conference (NEUC) 2024

Aug 23, 2024, 12:00am — Aug 26, 2024, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time
At Camp Winadu, in Western MA, enjoy 4 days of unschooling inspiration for the whole family with all-inclusive tickets covering meals, housing, and activities. Join us for empowering talks, workshops, and a vibrant community.

Facilitation Support Program

Jan 8, 2024, 2:13pm — Oct 20, 2024, 2:14pm CST
Unlock your full potential as a facilitator in our 10 month program so that you can deeply support the autonomy and freedom in the kids you work with!

Past Events

SDE Weekend

Jan 7, 2022, 11:00am — Jan 9, 2022, 4:00pm Eastern
Explore a glimpse of the SDE world during ASDE’s second SDE Weekend!

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Feb 21, 2022, 7:00pm — Feb 21, 2022, 8:00pm EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Mar 23, 2022, 9:00am — Mar 23, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Mar 28, 2022, 7:00pm — Mar 28, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Apr 13, 2022, 9:00am — Apr 13, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Apr 18, 2022, 7:00pm — Apr 18, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Clearview Sudbury School Open House

Apr 30, 2022, 1:00pm — Apr 30, 2022, 4:00pm Central
Anyone interested in SDE is welcome to learn about Austin’s Sudbury school, meet staff, and tour our campus on Saturday, 4/30/22 at 1pm.

Conscious Parenting x Restorative Justice

May 1, 2022, 12:00pm — May 1, 2022, 2:30pm Eastern Time
Develop RJ philosophy, practices, & values to shift from oppressive practices to implementing more liberatory parenting practices rooted in freedom, respect, & autonomy!

Leaning into Our Children's Mathematical Thinking

Feb 22, 2022, 4:00pm — May 3, 2022, 6:00pm PT
Decolonizing how we think about & support children’s development of mathematical skills & concepts by leaning into self-directed & culturally responsive learning.

Radical Deschooling Chats

May 14, 2022, 10:00am — May 14, 2022, 10:45am CDT
A monthly free webinar given on the 2nd Saturday every month by Sari Gonzalez & Becka Koritz

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

May 18, 2022, 9:00am — May 18, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

May 23, 2022, 7:00pm — May 23, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jun 6, 2022, 7:00pm — Jun 6, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Radical Deschooling Chats

Jun 11, 2022, 10:00am — Jun 11, 2022, 10:45am CDT
A monthly free webinar given on the 2nd Saturday every month by Sari Gonzalez & Becka Koritz

Conscious Partnering

Jun 11, 2022, 1:00pm — Jun 11, 2022, 3:00pm Eastern
A two-hour session for parents who are looking for ways to get their partner on board with their conscious parenting journey.

Summer (De)School Learning Lab

Jun 13, 2022, 8:00pm — Jun 13, 2022, 9:30pm Eastern
This learning lab will help parents who want to center joy and rest this summer learn how to adopt a deschool mindset. Join us to decolonize your idea about how children learn, lean into natural learning models, and decenter capitalism in our homes.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jun 15, 2022, 9:00am — Jun 15, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Agile Learning Facilitator Trainings

Mar 19, 2022, 12:00pm — Jul 8, 2022, 12:00pm
Agile Learning Facilitator trainings are happening around the world in 2022. Check out a full list of dates and locations at our website.

Radical Deschooling Chat

Jul 9, 2022, 10:00am — Jul 9, 2022, 10:46am CST
Free deschooling webinar: Triggers that turn us inside out!

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jul 18, 2022, 7:00pm — Jul 18, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

ALF Summer Training Intensive & Practicum

Jul 28, 2022, 10:00am — Aug 6, 2022, 4:00pm pst
Agile Learning Facilitators West Coast Training: 3 Day Intensive, 4 day practicum facilitating a day camp for kids, & 2 Days of Reflection

Self-Taught: Free Movie Screening

Aug 17, 2022, 7:00pm — Aug 17, 2022, 9:00pm EDT
Is school not working for your family? Join us for a screening of Self-Taught followed by a discussion of educational alternatives.

TES FEST - Un/Learning Festival

Aug 19, 2022, 6:00pm — Aug 22, 2022, 11:00am Pacific Time
The TES FEST is a multi-generational un/learning festival for re-imagining education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Aug 22, 2022, 7:00pm — Aug 22, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Aug 31, 2022, 9:00am — Aug 31, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Sep 12, 2022, 7:00pm — Sep 12, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Sep 21, 2022, 9:00am — Sep 21, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Deschooling Parenting

Sep 27, 2022, 6:30pm — Sep 27, 2022, 8:30pm Eastern
Join us for a monthly discussion group asking questions around deschooling our parenting.

Untigering with Iris Chen

Sep 28, 2022, 7:00pm — Sep 28, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
The Liberated Learners network of centers is hosting a talk with Iris Chen, author of the book Untigering.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Oct 10, 2022, 7:00pm — Oct 10, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

College Admissions for Homeschooled Applicants

Oct 12, 2022, 7:00pm — Oct 12, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Homeschooling for the first time? Still considering? Perhaps you’re worried college will be harder to get into. It’s not. The homeschooling to college path is well-paved. We’ll help demystify it for you.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Oct 19, 2022, 9:00am — Oct 19, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

The Shift Entrenamiento

Oct 21, 2022, 10:00am — Oct 28, 2022, 4:00pm CST
Un entrenamiento de 7 días para padres & gente que trabaja con niños, enfocado en cambiar de un paradigma de opresión & miedo a uno de equidad & libertad. ¡Descubre el real valor del aprendizaje, comunidad y relaciones equitativas!

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Nov 16, 2022, 9:00am — Nov 16, 2022, 10:00am EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Nov 21, 2022, 7:00pm — Nov 21, 2022, 8:00pm EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Dec 5, 2022, 7:00pm — Dec 5, 2022, 8:00pm EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Dec 14, 2022, 9:00am — Dec 14, 2022, 10:00am EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Community Presents

Dec 17, 2022, 11:00am — Dec 17, 2022, 3:30pm Eastern
Join us on December 17th, 2022 as some of ASDE’s friends and community members are offering their knowledge and experience as presents to those interested in Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jan 18, 2023, 9:00am — Jan 18, 2023, 10:00am EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

The Shift training

Jan 20, 2023, 10:00am — Jan 27, 2023, 4:00pm CST
A 7 day long training for parents, adults supporting youth, facilitators and folks who want to transform how to think about education, parenting & community.

Entrenamiento The Shift

Jan 20, 2023, 10:00am — Jan 27, 2023, 4:00pm CST
Un entrenamiento de 7 días para padres y madres, facilitadores, maestros y gente que quieren transformar cómo piensan acerca de la educación, la crianza y comunidad.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jan 30, 2023, 7:00pm — Jan 30, 2023, 8:00pm EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Feb 15, 2023, 9:00am — Feb 15, 2023, 10:00am EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

4 semanas de Inmersión ALC en Explora ALC, México

Jan 30, 2023, 10:00am — Feb 24, 2023, 3:00pm CST
Ofrecemos un programa bilingüe de Inmersión Cultural Ágil del 30 de enero al 24 de febrero para unschoolers, worldschoolers y homeschoolers fomentando la autonomía y la independencia a través de la exploración libre y el aprendizaje autodir

4 week ALC Immersion at Explora ALC, Mexico

Jan 30, 2023, 10:00am — Feb 24, 2023, 3:00pm CST
We offer a bilingual Agile Cultural Immersion Program from Jan 30th – Feb 24th in Mexico for unschooling, worldschooling, homeschooling, and independent learners, fostering autonomy and independence through free exploration and inquiry led learning

Agile Facilitation Intensive

Jan 30, 2023, 9:30am — Feb 24, 2023, 4:00pm CST
A four week Agile Facilitation Intensive where current and future facilitators put agile tools, conscious communication & conflict resolution into practice and boost their space-holding skills.

Intensivo de Facilitación Ágil

Jan 30, 2023, 9:30am — Feb 24, 2023, 4:00pm CET
Un Intensivo de Facilitación Ágil de 4 semanas, donde facilitadores activos o aspirantes, ponen en práctica herramientas ágiles, comunicación compasiva, resolución de conflictos y aumentan sus habilidades de contención grupal y de espacio.

Can School Hinder Learning?

Feb 26, 2023, 3:00pm — Feb 26, 2023, 4:00pm EST
Does school’s structure make learning harder for many people?

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Feb 27, 2023, 7:00pm — Feb 27, 2023, 8:00pm EST
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Mar 15, 2023, 9:00am — Mar 15, 2023, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Mar 27, 2023, 7:00pm — Mar 27, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Alternative Paths to College

Apr 12, 2023, 7:00pm — Apr 12, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
If you’ve chosen an alternative to high school, is college the logical next step? Whether to apply and more options to consider.

ALC-NYC Adult Learners Winter Cohort

Feb 15, 2023, 7:00pm — Apr 15, 2023, 4:00pm EST
We’re delighted to offer 10 weeks of mostly-online convenings to a small cohort looking to explore and practice with others.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Apr 17, 2023, 7:00pm — Apr 17, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Apr 26, 2023, 9:00am — Apr 26, 2023, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

May 17, 2023, 9:00am — May 17, 2023, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

May 22, 2023, 7:00pm — May 22, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

The Shift Deschooling Intensive in Puerto Rico

May 25, 2023, 10:00am — Jun 1, 2023, 4:00pm DST
Come join us in May in Puerto Rico in collaboration with My Reflection Matters for The Shift: a 7 day long Deschooling Intensive for parents, adults supporting youth and folks who want to transform how to think about education, parenting & community.

Ask Me Anything with ASDE Organizers

Jun 10, 2023, 3:00pm — Jun 10, 2023, 4:30pm EST
Join ASDE Organizers Bria Bloom, Domari Dickinson, Daveed Jacobo, and Alexander Khost for an AMA event.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jun 14, 2023, 9:00am — Jun 14, 2023, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Jul 24, 2023, 7:00pm — Jul 24, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education.

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar with Joel Hammon

Jul 24, 2023, 7:00pm — Jul 24, 2023, 8:00pm Eastern
For those who love working with young people, but dislike teaching in school. There IS a better way, and it might be the right way for you to become the positive force for youth you’ve wanted to be.

2023 Northeast Unschooling Conference

Aug 3, 2023, 12:00pm — Aug 6, 2023, 12:00pm Eastern
Held in person at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, USA from Tuesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. Our conference focuses on queer and trans liberation, racial justice, and inclusion for all members of our community.

EUDEC 2023 Bulgaria

Aug 1, 2023, 4:00pm — Aug 7, 2023, 4:00pm UTC+03
For the first time this year, the European Democratic Education Conference will be held in Bulgaria between the 1st and the 7th of August!

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Aug 16, 2023, 9:00am — Aug 16, 2023, 10:00am EDT
Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment that supports Self-Directed Education

Desescolarización a lo profundo

Jun 10, 2023, 10:00am — Aug 19, 2023, 12:00am CST
Una oportunidad de coaching grupal para un número limitado de mamás/papás comprometid@s al proceso de desescolarización, y que buscan apoyo para navegar sus miedos y creencias oxidadas para transformar profundamente la relación con sus hij@s.

FREE WEBINAR: Not Back to School--Navigating Doubts in Unschooling

Sep 9, 2023, 1:00am — Sep 9, 2023, 11:00pm CT
Whether you are new to unschooling or been at it for years, you are looking for ways to navigate the skepticism and doubt that can come up and can use some perspectives on how to find more ease during this time: this webinar is for you!

Teens, Unschooling + Climate Crisis

Sep 13, 2023, 4:00pm — Sep 13, 2023, 5:00pm EST
This open discussion is for TEENS and their parents and caregivers. Teens may choose not to occupy the space and join the conversation, and may want to just come and listen.

Class Dismissed: Free Movie Screening

Sep 30, 2023, 8:00am — Sep 30, 2023, 10:00am PDT
Is school not working for your family? Join us for a screening of Class Dismissed followed by a discussion of educational alternatives.

College Admissions for Homeschooled Applicants

Oct 16, 2023, 7:00pm — Oct 16, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Homeschooling for the first time? Still considering? Perhaps you’re worried college will be harder to get into. It’s not. The homeschooling to college path is well-paved. We’ll help demystify it for you.

The Shift - West Coast US

Feb 18, 2024, 2:03pm — Oct 25, 2023, 2:03pm PT
The Shift is a 7-day long Deschooling Intensive for parents, adults supporting youth, facilitators and folks who want to transform how to think about education, parenting & community.

Online Open Mic Night!

Nov 17, 2023, 7:00pm — Nov 17, 2023, 9:00pm Pacific
Online Open Mic for unschoolers, homeschoolers and self-directed artists of all kinds to showcase their talents and connect through art, music, and storytelling.

Roots of Resilience: Nurture Schools That Last

Nov 19, 2023, 10:00am — Nov 19, 2023, 11:30am Eastern
Join on Sunday 19th November to learn from the experiences of 3 thought-leaders on community building. We will collect your questions and integrate them into the online session to focus on the biggest challenges. FREE.

SUVEMAE – PIONEER OF POSSIBILITY (EAST) documentary screening

Dec 10, 2023, 6:30am — Dec 10, 2023, 8:00am UTC
SUVEMAE – PIONEER OF POSSIBILITY is a documentary film produced by QUEST that pushes the boundaries and ignites imaginations about how to transform education to best serve the interests of students and to cultivate our common humanity

SUVEMAE - PIONEER OF POSSIBILITY (WEST) documentary screening

Dec 10, 2023, 5:00pm — Dec 10, 2023, 6:30pm UTC
SUVEMAE – PIONEER OF POSSIBILITY is a documentary film produced by QUEST that pushes the boundaries and ignites imaginations about how to transform education to best serve the interests of students and to cultivate our common humanity

Deeply Deschooling: Hands-on deschooling support for unschooling parents

Oct 7, 2023, 10:00am — Dec 16, 2023, 12:00pm CT
DEEPLY DESCHOOLING is a group coaching opportunity for a limited number of parents committed to the deschooling process and who are seeking support in navigating their fears and oxidized beliefs to deeply transform their relationship with their kids.

Winter Creative Jam

Dec 15, 2023, 5:00pm — Dec 17, 2023, 6:00pm Pacific
Three days of collaborative creativity, where youth will co-create a creative experience alongside fellow participants.

Online Open Mic Night!

Jan 5, 2024, 7:00pm — Jan 5, 2024, 9:00pm Pacific
Online Open Mic night hosted by Artist at Heart facilitators. Bring your music, poetry or performance to share.

Weekly Creative Body Doubling

Jan 6, 2024, 11:00am — Jan 6, 2024, 2:00pm Pacific
This is no-cost weekly creative jam; our facilitators and community get together to body double our creative projects and support each other for a few hours each week.

Self-Taught: Free Movie Screening

Jan 13, 2024, 11:00am — Jan 13, 2024, 1:00pm EST
Is school not working for your family? Join us for a screening of Self-Taught: Life Stories from Self-Directed Learners followed by a discussion of educational alternatives.

Self-Taught: Free Movie Screening

Jan 23, 2024, 7:00pm — Jan 23, 2024, 9:00pm EST
Is school not working for your family? Join us for a screening of Self-Taught followed by a discussion of educational alternatives. (

The Shift - California

Feb 18, 2024, 10:00am — Feb 25, 2024, 4:00pm PST
The Shift is a 7-day long Deschooling Intensive for parents, adults supporting youth, facilitators and folks who want to transform how to think about education, parenting & community.

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