Our goal is to share what we know with individuals and programs interested in making self-directed learning a viable and successful option for young people in their community.
Individuals New to Self-Directed Learning Who Want to Start a Program
Most people have approached Liberated Learners as individuals considering how to start their own school or educational program. These people are frequently disillusioned school teachers or veteran unschooling parents.
Our process begins with a one-time, no-cost, 30-60 minute phone conversation, usually with Ken Danford. We are interested to hear about each person’s vision and experience, and to determine whether our approach is indeed something they may want to pursue.
Another option is to join one of our Intro to the North Star model hangouts.
After an introduction to our model, these individuals may join our Starters program.
Individuals with Existing Programs
Sometimes we are contacted by people who have already started their own programs. We will spend that first no-cost conversation comparing notes, and hearing how these programs have come to their present situations.
These programs may join simply as Affiliates to be included on our map and be part of our network communication.
Others may want to join as members of Liberated Learners to receive coaching, access to our materials, a teen panel presentation and further support.