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WISDOM Workshops are organized throughout the province where there is sufficient interest. If you gather 5 families who are committed to attend a particular workshop, we can put it on in your location. Elements of many of our workshops are included in our summer camps, socials and BBQs.

Payment options available:

  • You may use a purchase order if you have funding available. POs may only be used up to the end of May, so keep that in mind and register early for summer events.
  • We accept Visa and MasterCard. You can pay on our website or over the phone, and we will issue a receipt which you could then use to claim funding later on.
  • We accept cheques made out to WISDOM Home Schooling or The Gilbertine Institute.
  • We accept e-Transfers sent to billing@wisdomhomeschooling.com.

Remember, an event can't run without sufficient numbers to offset costs. Because we don't charge much more than necessary to cover costs, we require a minimum number of participants.

Cancellation: If we have to cancel an event due to low registration, we will refund your money. However, if you cancel within two weeks of a scheduled event, your money can not be refunded. Your last-minute cancellation may otherwise close down an entire event, if the funds are no longer there for us to run it.

Lessons are taught on zoom through the interactive Lichess website. The hour-long class is divided into 20 minutes of concept, 20 minutes of game and 20 minutes of personalized exercises and free homework.

Things parents are saying:

“I appreciated the positive encouragement and teaching. This is something Brett would set his clock for... it was fun to see him so enthused!”

“Thank you for your hard work and making this class run so fluid and understandable for all levels.”

“My boys have completely changed from these classes. They seem to see everything in a more logical and organized way. It's like chess has unlocked some sort of "order" in their thinking. They look forward, plan ahead and strategize through their days like they didn't used to. I could go on and on!”

“This is the first online class ever, that Felix enjoys. You probably don’t realise what a big compliment this is.”

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WISDOM's Mediated Learning 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.

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A morning in nature with wild food expert Kevin Kossowan. Learn about 10-20 species of wild edible plants and fungus, with a focus on their use in the home kitchen.

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Survival: Reading Nature/Natural Navigation F - Calgary

When: April 16 from 1 - 3pm 
Where: Carburn Park
(meet by main building)

Learn to track animals with this class that explores different types of animal tracks, animal behaviours, as well as natural habitats. This class teaches students of the outdoors the unexpected skill of slowing down and paying attention to natural surroundings, as well as building appreciation of the ways nature works as a system. Participants will also learn how to orient themselves using natural cues. 

This program is geared towards home school students ages 6 – 17. While parents are not obligated to participate in these workshops, a parental representative must be present for students. Parents and younger siblings are also welcome to stay for the duration of the workshop free of charge. We ask that paid participants be given the space to fully engage and participate in the program.

We run our programs rain or shine and encourage parents/students to check the weather on the day of the workshop and dress accordingly. We suggest wearing layers, as well as long pants and closed toed shoes.

Event Date Tuesday, 16 Apr, 2024
Event End Date Tuesday, 16 Apr, 2024
Cut off date Sunday, 14 Apr, 2024
Spots available 24
Price $35 per student
Introduction to Bird Watching G

When: April 29, 8:30 - 10am
Where: John E. Poole Wetlands, St Albert
Price: $17 per participant
Parental presence is required but one parent may attend free of charge.

Who is eligible to participate: Attendees must be able to remain quiet and still while bird watching as birds are sensitive to sounds and movement and be able to maintain focus and attention to their instructors.

Did you know bird watching can rewire the brain? Scientists have learned that watching and identification improves mental health by heightening observation and memory skills. In this course, students (and parents!) will learn the basics of bird identification, including learning to recognize and identify birds based on their color, size, shape, and behavior. Attendees will be led through an excellent location for viewing a variety of species, and will have the opportunity to gain real-time bird identification practice under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Event Date Monday, 29 Apr, 2024
Event End Date Monday, 29 Apr, 2024
Cut off date Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2024
Spots available 0
Price $17 per participant
Intermediate Bird Watching B

When: April 30, 8:30 - 10am
Where: Whitemud Creek Ravine Savage Centre parking lot, Edmonton
Price: $17 per participant
Parental presence is required but one parent may attend free of charge.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Birdwatching

Who is eligible to participate: Attendees must be able to remain quiet and still while bird watching as birds are sensitive to sounds and movement and be able to maintain focus and attention to their instructors.

Did you know bird watching can re-wire the brain?  Scientists have learned that watching and identification improves mental health by heightening observation and memory skills.  In this course students (and parents!) will learn intermediate identification techniques by building on previous knowledge with a special focus on identifying birds by the sounds they make.  Attendees will be led through an excellent location for viewing a variety of species, and will have the opportunity to gain real-time bird identification practice under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Event Date Tuesday, 30 Apr, 2024
Event End Date Tuesday, 30 Apr, 2024
Cut off date Monday, 22 Apr, 2024
Spots available 7
Price $17 per participant
 
 
 
 
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