Workshops

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 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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Portfolio Workshop B
  • What is a portfolio?
  • How do you develop a portfolio?
  • How do you tailor a portfolio to assist in making the most of your education and gaining access to post secondary education?

Thursday, September 29th at 7pm, online via Zoom

This workshop is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022
Cut off date Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2022
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class
ML: Behaviour A

Prerequisite: Mediated Learning Foundations

Parents, we invite you to join us for an online parent training course.

Workshop runs for three Tuesdays: October 11, 18, and 25, from 7 pm – 9:00 pm.

This series of three 2-hour sessions will include instruction, parent participation, and opportunity for Q & A.  As participants meet in a virtual classroom, a microphone headset, a strong internet connection and speakers are required.

Event Date Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2022
Spots available 15
Cut off date Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2022
Price $90 per individual or couple (must be with WISDOM)
Mind to Matter STEAM Labs - Lethbridge

What: Mind to Matter STEAM Labs by Andrew & Laurie Zienchuk
When: Mondays, October 17, 2022 - November 21, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:30
Where: Cor Van Raay YMCA in Lethbridge.
Cost: $210 per person.

Join us for amazing STEAM Hands-On Labs with LEGO Technic, KEVA Planks, and Modular Origami for grades 3 through 12.

In each 1 ½ hour lab with these resources, we will focus on:

  • Experimentation and Creativity
  • Problem Solving and Building Design
  • Teamwork and Presenting Skills
Event Date Monday, 17 Oct, 2022
Price $210 per student
Mind to Matter STEAM Labs - Calgary

What: Mind to Matter STEAM Lab Workshop
Where: Holy House, 1423 8 Ave SE, Calgary 
When: November 5 from 9:00-4:00pm with an hour off to grab lunch
Cost: $35 per person
Who: Grades 3 to 12

Join us for an amazing STEAM Hands-On Lab with LEGO Technic, KEVA Planks, and Modular Origami.   

In this full day lab with these resources, we will focus on:

  • Experimentation and Creativity
  • Problem Solving and Building Design
  • Teamwork and Presenting Skills
Event Date Saturday, 05 Nov, 2022
Spots available 20
Price $35 per student
Location Gilbertine Academy (St John the Evangelist Catholic Church)
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing A

Aimed towards the first-timer, this 2 hour session allows participants to learn about the sport of climbing through hands-on (and feet-on) skills.

This means instruction on putting on an approved climbing harness, learning how to belay (manage the ropes) and a technique tip or two. This session is designed primarily to give your group a lot of time for climbing. Instructors are there to help guide you up the walls and to make certain that you enjoy a secure and fun filled climbing class. This course includes all the necessary equipment and instructors to facilitate your visit. 

Event Date Tuesday, 08 Nov, 2022
Spots available 32
Price $20-22 per climber
Location Vertically Inclined
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing B

Aimed towards the first-timer, this 2 hour session allows participants to learn about the sport of climbing through hands-on (and feet-on) skills.

This means instruction on putting on an approved climbing harness, learning how to belay (manage the ropes) and a technique tip or two. This session is designed primarily to give your group a lot of time for climbing. Instructors are there to help guide you up the walls and to make certain that you enjoy a secure and fun filled climbing class. This course includes all the necessary equipment and instructors to facilitate your visit. 

Event Date Thursday, 24 Nov, 2022
Spots available 29
Price $20-22 per climber
Location Vertically Inclined
ML: Reading/Math A

Prerequisite: Mediated Learning Foundations

Parents, we invite you to join us for an online parent training course.

Workshop runs for two Mondays: December 5 and 12, from 7 pm - 9 pm.

This series of two 2-hour sessions will include instruction, parent participation, and opportunity for Q & A.  As participants meet in a virtual classroom, a microphone headset, a strong internet connection and speakers are required.

Event Date Monday, 05 Dec, 2022
Spots available 15
Cut off date Monday, 05 Dec, 2022
Price $90 per individual or couple (must be with WISDOM)
Location Online Class
Portfolio Workshop C
  • What is a portfolio?
  • How do you develop a portfolio?
  • How do you tailor a portfolio to assist in making the most of your education and gaining access to post secondary education?

Monday, January 16th at 7pm, online via Zoom

This workshop is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Monday, 16 Jan, 2023
Cut off date Sunday, 15 Jan, 2023
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class
Portfolio Workshop D
  • What is a portfolio?
  • How do you develop a portfolio?
  • How do you tailor a portfolio to assist in making the most of your education and gaining access to post secondary education?

Thursday, January 26th at 7pm, online via Zoom

This workshop is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Thursday, 26 Jan, 2023
Cut off date Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2023
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class
Biology 30 Lab Seminar

Join The Gilbertine Academy high school students for a term of Biology labs! Whether you're working toward high school Biology credit or want to have a solid understanding of labs, this is an excellent opportunity for your student. 

Students in the Biology Laboratory 2022-2023 seminar will gain experience in using the scientific method, laboratory skills, and lab write ups. 

In Biology 30, students will: study the neurological system (cow or sheep brain and eye dissection); the endocrine system (case studies); the reproductive system (bovine organ dissection); molecular genetics (strawberry DNA extraction); and carry out meaningful exercises that will assist them in their diploma examination. 

Event Date Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
Spots available 7
Cut off date Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2023
Price $300 per student
 
 

Upcoming Events

Portfolio Workshop B
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022
ML: Behaviour A
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2022
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing A
Tuesday, 08 Nov, 2022
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing B
Thursday, 24 Nov, 2022
ML: Reading/Math A
Monday, 05 Dec, 2022
Portfolio Workshop C
Monday, 16 Jan, 2023
Portfolio Workshop D
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2023
Biology 30 Lab Seminar
Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing C
Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing D
Friday, 17 Feb, 2023