Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Online Sudbury type school?.

From: Karen Locke <klocke_at_mn.rr.com>
Date: Sat Apr 9 13:03:01 2005

I'm not sure what the difference would be. I think it would involve a group of people intentionally setting up systems whereby they could connect regularly (maybe even every day like SVS, but regularly nonetheless), find subgroups who would have interests in common, share ideas and resources, etc. There would be a way to have "school meetings" to make decisions about things affecting the school. If it were really a school there would be a paid staff that was available to interact with, help find resources (including internship-like connections in the community or online), share their interests and knowledge (maybe through classes or discussion groups), via chat, webcam groups, etc. There would also be some kind of advertising or other ways to spread the word to find more kids to interact with. There would maybe be web gatherings to share results of projects or explorations (like open houses or performances). There would be a way to earn a diploma. There might even be "online field trips", where someone with live picture capability (? phones, computers) could take a field trip and "bring" along others who were interested.

Does anyone know of online experiences like these?

Thanks,
Karen
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: sheila
  To: discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org
  Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 9:39 PM
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  What would the difference be between an online Sudbury school and unschooling?

  Sheila

  "In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: forget about it. Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it. One day, you will glance up at your collection of Japanese literature, or trip over the solar oven you built, and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself."

  - Grace Llewellyn,
  The Teenage Liberation Handbook (Element Publishing, 1997).
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Karen Locke
    To: discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org
    Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 10:19 PM
    Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Online Sudbury type school?.

    Has anyone you know of tried to do a Sudbury type school online? I'm working on a project-based online school, and i was just wondering.

    thanks,
    Karen
Received on Sat Apr 09 2005 - 13:02:44 EDT

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