If you’re interested in proposing a course, you should know that we think about online learning in a very different way than most schools. We are not interested in click-through courses so much as live, face-to-face interactions and co-created explorations. Before you propose a course, have a look at our principles to see if your ideas are aligned with our approach.
We are not even that interested in your expertise! We believe that what you are interested in is much more important and relevant than what you are expert in.
What is the question you want to explore?
As the leader of a course in the school of the possible, we don’t need you to have the answers. When exploring possibilities, there is no way to have the answers in advance. What we want you to bring to your course is the questions. We expect you to lead with questions, and provide some framing and structure for an exploration. The role of a “teacher” in the School of the Possible is less like an expert conveying knowledge and more like a host or guide, an expedition leader who provides a question, points the group in a direction, creates the structure, and creates the time and space for the group to “figure it out” together.
The beautiful thing about a school is that it creates a variety of possible universes for students to explore. If you’re interested in leading an exploration, we want to hear from you. If we accept your course and decide to list it in our catalog, there is no commission or listing fee. We are interested in making the right courses available to our community. We will provide the course page and link to your payment gateway. As an exploration leader you will make your own decisions about your tuition and you will be expected to collect your own fees.
To propose a course, answer these five questions:
- Passion. Why are you interested in this right now? What makes you a good person to lead this journey?
- Possibility: What is the possibility you want to explore? Give us a sense of the territory you want to cover and the journey you want to take people on.
- Participants: Who is the ideal participant? What kind of person, what kind of situation are they in, what problem(s) do they have, why would this be interesting to them?
- Parameters: When will this happen? What dates, when does it start, how long, what will it cost? And so on.
- Potential: What do you expect will happen? What will it look like if it is wildly successful? What are your hopes and dreams for this?
Once you have answered these questions, you can submit them here. If your course looks like a good fit, we will reach out for a conversation.
Whether you decide to propose a course or not, consider joining us for our weekly campfire call, or enrolling in one of our courses. You can also contact us for more information, or subscribe for updates.