We believe children are people, deserving of respect, trust, and opportunities to learn on their own terms. Also, we support families who love to learn together and the organizations that support these families. If you are already practicing SDE/worldschooling/unschooling/homeschooling/learning outside of school OR are curious about natural and collaborative learning methods, perhaps trying something more liberating and rewarding for both parents and young people, Please JOIN US at Odyssey- Where curiosity is your compass!
Environment: We are a diverse group of self-directed learners and leaders who in their own time, follow their passions/needs/interests to guide their own learning process outside the box. We practice Self-Directed Education philosophy and utilize Agile tools for our culture and community building as well as task management among others. For more information on Agile Learning click HERE.
***Many in the mainstream may not recognize some of this terminology, however, with global membership and our learning objectives, our community can be sought by ANY type of learner, regardless of their learning environment/style. We have opt-in courses suitable for any learner ages 8-adults.***
*Odyssey SDLC is an intentional, consent-based, member-driven, private community built OFF social media, with no ads, no algorithms, no data mining, no trolls, and no distractions. The central focus is community and culture building with additional learning and creative leadership opportunities within*
Events are created by members and/or Odyssey and currently include virtual live events. The calendars will also include in-person events as the global pandemic situation allows.
I would like to thank my son, Eamon Foltz, for opening my eyes, giving me the inspiration to think outside of the box and begin shifting my mindset towards a new way of thinking about learning and education. Also, to Ken Danford and Joel Hammon from Liberated Learners & Tomis Parker and Nancy Tilton and all my fellow ALFs with the Agile Learning Network without whose gentle guidance and support this vision would never have come to fruition. Thank you to all of the previous in-real-life original families and facilitators (Samantha Baer, parent volunteers) for helping navigate the ins and outs of this type of community and for standing with us during this time of transition and evolution of the program to this virtual/global & more accessible platform. I also want to thank my parents, my family, and all the fans and followers who have continuously supported this community from it's inception. Finally, to each and every incoming member, for joining and helping normalize this education revolution.
Erin Foltz Founder & Parent Traveler Odyssey SDLC