Are you ready to improve your child's learning?
WISDOM's workshops will help you apply mediated learning in your home. If you are a parent who learns by doing, you will find our workshop format very helpful.
In-Person: Day-long, practical, hands-on events are available in major centres across the province. After a day of immersing yourself in mediational methods, you will be surprised at how easy it is to have an immediate and lasting impact on the way you home school.
Online: Join a series of 2-hour sessions that will include instruction, parent participation, and opportunity for Q & A. As participants meet in a virtual classroom, a microphone headset, a strong Wi-Fi connection and speakers are required.
Materials for the Mediated Learning workshops are protected by copyright. Recording of any session is prohibited.
About our workshops
- Spark learning for every student: challenged to gifted.
- Through activities, discussions, and skill-building exercises, get a solid grasp of the foundations of the mediational teaching method; learn to apply it to any child, using any curriculum.
- Understand how the brain learns best and how Mediated Learning can be incorporated into family life.
- Access tools that make learning engaging and meaningful for your child.
- Explore the importance of parent/child attachment and learn ways to keep it healthy.
- Discover problem-solving techniques that help to strengthen cognitive weaknesses.
- Leave the workshop with firm personal and family goals in place, as well as a plan to achieve them.
The Foundations Workshop is a prerequisite to attending any other Mediated Learning workshop
- Go from conflict to cooperation.
- Find positive ways of addressing behavioural challenges.
- Grow in skills which help in dealing with delays, blocking, fear of failure, fear of succeeding, lack of confidence, and argumentative behaviour.
- Learn nine key areas of living, performance, and stability.
- Engage in personal and group activities that will increase your ability to identify learning barriers and address frustration.
- Bring your home to new place of success and peace.
- Brain building workshop.
- Use Mediated Learning in practical ways: Focus on logic, organization, problem-solving, and planning.
- Learn specific strategies to focus the learner on thinking processes and awareness of change. “How did you solve that problem?” “What did you use?” “How can you help yourself?”
- Learn the kinds of questions that trigger critical thinking and help children become solution-focused.
- Become more confident in applying Mediated Learning to any challenge.
REading and math
- There is no such thing as stuck.
- Use Mediated Learning to work past reading and math difficulties.
- Explore readiness.
- Learn about perception challenges (dyslexia/dyscalculia) and how to work with your child.
- Learn the roots of reading and math issues, and direct this knowledge toward a fresh start for children wounded by negative experience.
- Receive tips and proven strategies.
- Go from struggle to success.
- Explore student attitude and belief by using the mediational method.
- Assess weaknesses and strengths.
- Help children struggling with focus, memory, confusion, processing, frustration, planning and learning delays.
- Come away with an action plan.
- Come away with hope; moving from "I can't." to "I can."
Mediating High school
- For youth 13 and older, with at least one parent attending.
- Directed to students, helping them become more self-directed.
- Focus on goal-setting, staying motivated, healthy study and healthy living.
- Receive effective tools for becoming more responsible and mature.
- Learn to self-mediate, to ask meaningful questions, and to grow as critical thinkers.
- Explore “calling”.
- Take charge of behaviour and learn to plan for the future.
Technology: Taking Back Control
- How much is too much? Learn what a healthy screen time balance is - for you and your children
- Learn how technology is literally re-wiring our brains.
- Understand how screen dependence develops and affects us: the brain's ability to learn, our body and our relationships.
- Learn to recognize unhealthy screen time in your home.
- Gain insight into healthy digital 'diet and nutrition'.
- Learn ways to use technology as a tool rather than letting it control our lives.
- Learn how to wean ourselves and our children from too much screen time, and re-establish healthy relationships in our home.
Fees and Schedule
Offered to WISDOM families in 3 weekly sessions. $60
The Fee structure for ML Workshops is based on the number of participants.
Workshops begin at 9:15AM, finishing at 4PM.
Plan to bring a bag lunch for our short lunch break.
Workshop locations currently include Edmonton and Calgary, with additional locations added where there is need.
Click here to view and register for upcoming Workshops and Online Courses.
Check back frequently for updates and changes — notices are also posted on WISDOM's Facebook page:www.facebook.com/WISDOMHomeSchooling
"The presenters did a wonderful job! Loved that we did activities that were challenging. It was a good reminder for me to understand my children better and to have more patience and understanding when they don't grasp a concept right away." -WISDOM mom