Lifelong Learning for All

The SelfDesign Foundation develops and delivers educational resources and support services promoting approaches to natural self-directed learning.

Our Programs

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SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Design your own Master of Arts or Certificate program with a focus on learning, community, leadership, and social evolution.

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Personalized Learning Academy

A portal for educators, administrators, families and others to make sense of the Personalized Learning movement.
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Certificate Programs

Experience SelfDesigned learning through one of our certificate courses for adult learners of all ages.

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SelfDesigning My Elderhood

Explore the idea of being an “elder” in our society and design your own path forward.

Our Vision

The SelfDesign Foundation is a leading facilitator for wisdom in education, awakening potential for the evolution of our consciousness.

Our Purpose

To nurture the evolution of a more peaceful humanity, living in sustainable ways on the Earth.

Mission

To co-inspire self-authored and joyful learning, lifelong.

“I loved the way that we could talk with each other openly, with trust and mutual respect. I felt cared for, heard, and appreciated.” Participant

SelfDesigning My Elderhood

“It has been an extremely enriching, satisfying experience. The depth of study and discussion has exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended. I’ve enjoyed practical career development, which I’ve been thrilled with.” Graduate

SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Latest Articles

SelfDesigning My Elderhood

Notable Quotes

Notable Quotes

What makes an elder, a heartfelt spirit, a clear mind, a talented heart, one who is young while old and old while young, an activist for the Soul?

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SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Join Our Facebook Live, June 18 at 2 pm PDT

Join Our Facebook Live, June 18 at 2 pm PDT

Curious about the Self Design Graduate Institute? Join two alumni as they share their experience with SDGI on a Facebook Live event. June 18, 2018 at 2 pm PDT Just "like" the page, and join us at 2. See you then! Laurel Tien Laurel Tien is a PhD student in the...

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Certificate Programs

Building Productive Teacher/Student Relationships in Alternative Schools

Building Productive Teacher/Student Relationships in Alternative Schools

Develop foundational knowledge and skills (understanding learning theory and how to facilitate learning environments that empower student learning through integration of the five learning portals: physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and spiritually) to meet your students’ unique learning needs in alternative school settings and facilitate their success in life.

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Personalized Learning Academy

Welcome to the Future of Education

Welcome to the Future of Education

That's a bold statement yet it's entirely justified. From Maine to Marin County, British Columbia to Talahasee,Personalized Learning - or PL - is emerging as the most exciting and disruptive initiative in education since the inception of the Digital Revolution in the...

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Letter from the Chair

Renee Poindexter

Welcome To Our Updated Website!

We are filled with anticipation as we invite you to take a look around, and dive deeper into the areas that most interest you. Our intention is to invite you to connect with us through a conversation, a webinar, a zoom conference or a comment on an article or reflection. As you take a look, you may be thinking of other people who could benefit from a course or a program-please do pay it forward! You may be inclined to volunteer your time and talent to facilitate the growth of learning communities, where wisdom knows no age. You may be interested in making a donation, because what we represent matches your core values. However you would like to participate with us, we welcome you. Help us co-inspire self-authored and joyful learning, lifelong!

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