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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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Foraging Walk - Fort McMurray B

Date: June 16
Time: noon - 2pm

Learn about 10-20 species of wild edible plants and fungus, with a focus on their use in the home kitchen.

Kevin Kossowan has been on 100+ wild food adventures in the Canadian wild for his twice James Beard Foundation award nominated web series ‘From The Wild’. He’s taught field cookery at the Global Bushcraft Symposium, co-creates the series ‘Wild Harvest’ with Les Stroud and chef Paul Rogalski airing on PBS and National Geographic, has led numerous foraging workshops and forage-to-table workshops, and regularly works with chefs exploring the culinary potential of the Canadian wilderness.

This event is only for WISDOM families. A parent or graduate may attend by themselves; students must be accompanied by an attending parent.

Event Date Sunday, 16 Jun, 2024
Event End Date Sunday, 16 Jun, 2024
Cut off date Friday, 14 Jun, 2024
Spots available 2
Price $45 per person

Registration has closed.

Survival: Spring Foraging/Spruce Tip Tea C - Red Deer

When: June 17 from 1 - 3pm 
Where: Red Deer - Kin Kanyon (meet at playground)

Whether in a survival situation or simply going for a hike, knowing where to find food and useful materials outdoors is an important skill. Participants will learn about the traditional uses of local plants, fungi and trees, as well as how to identify other useful materials that would support wilderness survival.  The class will end with some spruce tip tea. Please bring your own reusable mug! This class makes a great precursor to the Wild Food and Outdoor Cooking class.

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 Monday, 17 Jun, 2024
Event End Date Monday, 17 Jun, 2024
Cut off date Sunday, 16 Jun, 2024
Spots available 20
Price $35 per student

Registration has closed.

Survival: Fire Building: Expanding on Fire Starting D - Edmonton

When: May 28 from 1 - 3pm 
Postponed: June 20 from 1 - 3pm
Where: Sir Wilfred Laurier Park (Picnic Site 7) 

This class builds on the skills learned in Fire Starting, however that class is not a prerequisite. Participants will learn about the science of fire and learn how to light, build and maintain an effective fire in many situations and environments. The class also covers how to source proper materials to burn and also how to troubleshoot issues building and maintaining fire. 

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 Thursday, 20 Jun, 2024
Event End Date Thursday, 20 Jun, 2024
Cut off date Friday, 14 Jun, 2024
Spots available 14
Price $35 per student

Registration has closed.

Foraging Walk - Kananaskis

Date: June 24
Time: 2 - 4pm

Learn about 10-20 species of wild edible plants and fungus, with a focus on their use in the home kitchen.

Kevin Kossowan has been on 100+ wild food adventures in the Canadian wild for his twice James Beard Foundation award nominated web series ‘From The Wild’. He’s taught field cookery at the Global Bushcraft Symposium, co-creates the series ‘Wild Harvest’ with Les Stroud and chef Paul Rogalski airing on PBS and National Geographic, has led numerous foraging workshops and forage-to-table workshops, and regularly works with chefs exploring the culinary potential of the Canadian wilderness.

This event is only for WISDOM families. A parent or graduate may attend by themselves; students must be accompanied by an attending parent.

Event Date Monday, 24 Jun, 2024
Event End Date Monday, 24 Jun, 2024
Cut off date Tuesday, 18 Jun, 2024
Spots available 5
Price $45 per person
 
 
 
 
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