In this session we will discuss how the SelfDesign models and processes support parents and learners seeking a more personalized, enthusiasm based learning approach. Come learn how to co-create a personalized learning plan based upon a learner's strengths and interests that puts the learner in the center of the learning process. Expand your awareness of how the many ways of learning show up in our lives each day. Explore how observing and reflecting on learning allows learners to become the authors of their own lives. Deepen your understanding of how relationships with caring adults and mentors are crucial in developing the skills and sensibilities that nurture compassionate, self-directed learners.
Monica has been involved in alternative education since 1978 as a Montessori Directress and served on the boards of the alternative schools her children attended. Currently, she's working at SelfDesign as the Director of Global Learning Programs and as an administrator in the Special Ed Program. Before working at SelfDesign, she worked with home learners and kids with special needs at Clonlara for 10 years and started home learning with her children in 1994.