Your Daily Connection:
This daily communication will serve as your connection to the larger Self-Directed Learning movement.
A resource from articles and blogs, as well as information from other individuals and organizations, who are dedicated to promoting and advancing Self-Directed Learning, will be linked to each of these daily missives.
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Ken Danford co-founded North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens, in Amherst, MA, just over 20 years ago. North Star has become the inspirational model for several Self-Directed Learning Centers around the U.S. and Canada, including Deep Root Center. A few years ago, Ken and Joel Hammon, the Co-Director of Princeton Learning Cooperative (PLC), along with other essential players from North Star and PLC, organized Liberated Learners, a Not for Profit that supports individuals to begin their own Self-Directed Learning Centers.
It is no exaggeration to say that if it was not for Ken Danford and his vision of Self-Directed Learning, Deep Root Center would not exist.
This is Ken's TedX Talk, at Amherst College, from a few years ago.
Joel recently published The Teacher's Liberation Handbook this past fall, which includes a profile of me and Deep Root Center. This book is designed to help teachers leave unsatisfactory jobs with-in the system to start their own Self-Directed Learning Centers.