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List Of Available Audio Downloads From The AERO Conference

You can buy these downloads here.
1. Radical Unschooling – Dayna Martin
2. Big Picture Learning – Dennis Littky
3. Free to Learn – Peter Gray
4. Educational Freedom – Jonathan Kozol
5. On Race, Personal Power, and Lifetime Education – Akilah Richards
6. The Uterus-based Curriculum – John Gatto
We have CDs of the following mini talks:
All three speakers on one CD or DVD
7. Mini Talk – Jamaal Bowman
8. Mini Talk – Michael Hynes, Ed. D.
9. Mini Talk – Brenna Gibson Redpath
All three speakers on one CD
11. Mini Talk – Joanna Faber
12. Mini Talk – Jane Macdonald
13. Mini Talk – Debra O’Rouke
We have CDs of the following workshops:
14. Creating Learning Opportunities – Dindi Kitonga
15 Nature as a Springboard for Learning in Urban Areas – Deanna Fahey
16. The Rebirth of Public Education Richard Fransham
17. Democracy for Life: An Overview of RONR Ted Weisgal
18. The Essential Component of A Democratic School – Dave Lehman, Ph.D.
19. Teacher Liberation – Joel Hammon
20. Prescription for a Healthy School – Peter Berg
21. Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities – Steve C. Imber, Ph.D.
22. Changing the Special Education Paradigm – Forsythe, PhD/Cochran, MEd
23. Unschooling!: A Review of the Research – Gina Riley, Ph.D.
24. To Read or Not to Read: Rethinking Literacy Practices – Charlotte Landvoigt, Ed.D.
25. My Personal Journey – Carol Nash
26. From Unschooling to College: One Young Man’s Story – Benjamin Riley
27. The Parallel Experiences of A Learner/Educator – Laurel Tien
28.. How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen – Joanna Faber
29.  Mani Aloha Project – Stephanie Shuler
30. Aero 2017 School Starter Workshop – Jerry Mintz
31. What Public Systems Can Learn From Alternatives – Debbie O’Rourke
32. Report on Homeschool Study for Pioneer Institute – Bill Heuer
33. Adventures in Integrative Education – Jan Magray
34. How to Create A Self-Directed Education Community – Ben Draper
35. Encouraging Individuals – Liam Corcoran
36. Varieties of Participative Practices in Democratic Schools – Michael Retza
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Special Sale Of AERO Audio And Videos For E-mail Delivery!!

If you've bought DVDs of the keynotes at AERO conferences in the past you know that the quality has been uneven. But this is the year to get them, as well as the audio of the workshops. We can now send you by e-mail or by thumb drive any or all of the audio or video of the keynotes, and 42 of the audio of the workshops. And if you prefer, we can still send you DVDs of the keynotes and CDs of the workshops. But we're only going to do this for a limited time. It takes some work and as you know, we're already working on the second regional AEROx and the next School Starter Course.

So, we're drastically cutting the price for these videos and audio, but this will probably be the last week you can order them.

One clue that these keynotes and workshops were really great this year is that many of the orders so far were from people who were at the conference, and they should know best. And many of them had already received videos and audios that were made on the spot by Back Country Recording. Of course, some of you not from the Northwest were not able to get to the conference this year, so you should definitely order these while you can.

To give you idea of the quality we've made a short sampler for you here

Also, as a bonus, here's a link to the School Starter's Workshop (the next course will start in September). 

In our last notice, we accidentally left shipping in. that's gone now. Of course, there is no shipping for a video or audio sent by e-mail!

Now the price to download the audio for an individual workshop or keynote is $5, the video for an individual keynote is also $5, the full set of 43 workshops is $49, the video of all of the keynotes is $49, and the entire set of audios of workshops and videos of keynotes is $98. If you want the physical DVDs, they are now $99, just select that option on the drop down menu. The emailed videos and audio could take a couple of hours or more to download, but you'll have them right away instead of by mail in five days. We can also e-mail you individual Mini-Talks for $5 for audio and $5 for video. If you want the physical thumb drive sent to you it is $99 and the thumb drive of the videos is $49, plus postage. If you want the DVD it's a bit more expensive because they are not individual mini talks, you have to tell us which group of mini talks you would like. There are no full sets of audio CDs.

I'm amazed by the quality of this year's videos and audio, as you can see from this sample and the school starters workshop

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School of Living has land available in Virginia

School of Living
Request for Proposals
Itsodi Land
School of Living (SOL), a regional community land trust, is seeking proposals for the use of Itsodi, 67.86 acres of beautiful rural land in Amherst County, VA, not far from Amherst and Lexington.  All but 2 acres are assessed as woodland and included in a reduced property tax program for agricultural land.  The garden and orchard soils are organic and host native species.  There are 3 frame buildings, in average and poor condition. There is a well and septic for the house site. 
The land is part of SOL’s community land trust, and was acquired by SOL in 1999 for use by an independent Cherokee tribe. The tribe used it for ceremonies, retreats, preservation of indigenous culture, organic agriculture, and restoration of native species. However, because of a decline in membership, they have chosen to end their lease.   We seek proposals for the use of Itsodi from individuals or groups who would like to lease the land and, if desired, build their own buildings, which they will own.  Because of the land’s history as a center for the preservation of indigenous culture, preference will be given to proposals from Native American groups.
For more information or to arrange a site visit please contact Rita Jane Kiefert at (540) 463-4042 or email:
For more details and complete instructions for submitting a proposal see our website  Email proposals, by July 1, to   

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List of organizations with people attending the AERO Conference.

List of organizations with people attending the AERO Conference.
Maple Hill Free Learning Centre from Nanaimo, BC
Oak Meadow, Brattleboro, VT
Rainbow Community School in Asheville, North Carolina! 
The Discovery Prep School, Alisa Vieja, CA
The Grauer School, San Diego, CA
Flight Education Resources, Judy Yero
The Clearwater School in Bothell, WA
Liberating Kids Snohomish, WA
Wildwood Educational Enrichment Centre, Fort Langley, B.C.
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
Alpha II Alternative School, an alternative unschool with the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Canada.
SDG Ann Adams
The Oaks School, in Los Angeles
Wayfinding Academy in Portland, Oregon.
Self Design Foundation
SelfDesign Graduate Institute
New School, Kennebunk Maine
The Children's School of Art and Science
Dwight School, New York
You're Invited Children's Center, Inc., Riverside, CA
Ojai Village Academy, a Teachers College for Soul Inspired Teaching,
Wildwood Agile Learning Community, Boone, NC
Renaissance high school; Bremerton School District
Community Montessori, Tacoma, WA
Village Home Education Resource Center in Portland, Oregon.
Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle, WA. 
CHILL (Curiosity Hacked Independent Learning Lab), Berkeley, CA
Fraser valley free school (democratic free school )
Topanga Community Preschool, in Topanga, Ca
Wellsprings Friends School, Eugene, OR
Children Great & Small Preschool Hollywood CA
Metro Montessori Middle School in Portland, Oregon
Highland Country Day, Portland, OR
The Attic Learning Community, Woodinville, WA
Academic Experiences Abroad 
Manhattan Beach Nursery School, Manhattan Beach, California
Ubuntu Learning, Nelson BC
PERMIE KIDs, Upper Marlboro, MD
TIC Consulting,  Santa Cruz, CA
The Conscious Education Project,  Makawao, HI
Ho`āla Foundation of Education, Petaluma, CA
LEAD Lancaster Charter School, CA
Ojai Village Academy, Ojai, CA
ski-REX, San Francisco, CA, Dubois, WY
The Neighborhood School, Corvallis, OR
Edspire Fund, Hamilton, MT
Portland State University
WW IDEA, Missoula, MT
Project NatureConnect/Akamai University, Vilcabamba,  Loja
All Children Great & Small, Los Angelas, CA
Topanga Mountain School, Woodlands Hills, CA
Creative Genius In You, Hendersonville, TN
Reading Wings, Calgary, Alberta
Antioch School, Yellow Springs, OH
Home Grown Books, Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR
Sura Hart Communication,  Seattle, WA
SLV Charter School/ Pacific Coast Charter School,  Santa Cruz, CA
Life Lived Freely,  Westchester, CA
Stomping Ground,  Rochester, NY
Clonlara School, Ann Arbor, MI
Home Education Exchange,  Shoreline, DE
St Cloud State University, Cold Spring, MN
Young Spirit Foundation,  Mountain View, CA
Metro Montessori, Portland, OR
The Discovery Prep School,  Aliso Viejo, CA
Wise Wit Publishing Company, Houston, TX
Alternative Education Resource Organization, NY