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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A morning in the North Saskatchewan river valley with wild food guide 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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Indoor Rock Wall Climbing C

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 Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
Spots available 0
Cancel Before Date Monday, 23 Jan, 2023
Price $20-22 per climber
Location Vertically Inclined
Essay Skills: Write Your Best English 30 Diploma Exam B

6-week workshop
Tuesday and Thursdays, February 14 - March 23, 2023
Time: 9:45-11:15am

This workshop is intended to assist students who are preparing for the written portion of the English 30 Diploma exam. Students will learn to decode essay prompts and utilize effective essay formatting. Applicants need to have advanced writing experience.

This workshop covers the 2 essay types of the written portion of the exam: the Critical/Analytical Response to Literature and the Personal Response. Cramberry Properties will take students through an 6 week program to cover each of the 7 scoring categories of the exam to help students achieve the highest score they can. Students will meet up to 90 minutes twice a week, and will have lots of hands-on writing practice and feedback. A mark will be assigned for this course that may be used by the Gilbertine content specialist in a course challenge.

Workshop acceptance based upon application. A maximum of eight students will be accepted.

Event Date Tuesday, 14 Feb, 2023
Cut off date Friday, 10 Feb, 2023
Cancel Before Date Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2023
Price $275.00
ML: Behaviour B

Prerequisite: Mediated Learning Foundations

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

Workshop runs for three Tuesdays: February 16, 23, and March 2, 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 Thursday, 16 Feb, 2023
Spots available 15
Cut off date Thursday, 16 Feb, 2023
Cancel Before Date Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2022
Price $90 per individual or couple (must be with WISDOM)
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing D

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 Friday, 17 Feb, 2023
Spots available 31
Cancel Before Date Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2023
Price $20-22 per climber
Location Vertically Inclined
Intermediate Ballroom Dance Workshop - Edmonton

Northmount Community Hall
9208 140 Ave, Edmonton

Time to further develop your skill! Mike and Michele Barter will work with you to strengthen your skills and add in new steps for the waltz, fox trot,
jive and rumba, You will also add new dances like the cha-cha and samba. This workshop reinforces ballroom etiquette, giving you the life skills that stem from practicing courtesy. Students benefit from the training in social graces as well as the opportunity to spend time with other home schoolers.

Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a registered parent or guardian present at the workshop/ball.

Open to non-WISDOM families; WISDOM families take precedence.

Event Date Saturday, 18 Feb, 2023
Cancel Before Date Sunday, 05 Feb, 2023
Price $160 per family
Location Northmount Community Hall
Winter Survival Workshop C

When: Monday, March 6, 2023 from 1 - 3 pm
Where: South Bear Creek Pavillion, Grande Prairie, meeting at the parking lot

Winter Survival Workshop - students will discuss what needs to be considered in winter survival vs survival in other seasons, types of winter shelters, and how to choose which shelter to build. Students will then go out and build winter shelters in groups. Depending on the weather, location, snow coverage etc., students may build quinzhees, snow trenches, or super shelters. 

Ages 6 - 17 (parents and younger siblings are welcome to attend, free of charge, however, we do ask that guardians allow their students the space to fully participate and engage in the program)

Event Date Monday, 06 Mar, 2023
Spots available 30
Cut off date Thursday, 02 Mar, 2023
Cancel Before Date Monday, 20 Feb, 2023
Price $35 per student
ML: Challenges A

Prerequisite: Mediated Learning Foundations

Parents, join us for an online parent training course.

Workshop runs for three Tuesdays: March 7, 14, and 21, from 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm.

This series of three 2-hour sessions will include instruction, 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, 07 Mar, 2023
Spots available 12
Cut off date Tuesday, 07 Mar, 2023
Cancel Before Date Tuesday, 20 Apr, 2021
Price $60 per couple or individual
Location Online Class
Rabbit Hill Ski Day

Rabbit Hill is an excellent place to learn or improve downhill skiing or snowboarding skills. Rabbit Hill has excellent instructors for every level. This is an ideal opportunity for those who have never given downhill skiing or snow boarding a try. This is also a great day to enjoy together as a family and meet some other WISDOM home schooling families on the hill or in the chalet.

Event Date Thursday, 09 Mar, 2023
Cut off date Friday, 03 Mar, 2023
Cancel Before Date Friday, 03 Mar, 2023
Price $45 for lift ticket and rental
Speech & Language Development B

With special guest Sarah Crick, MSc, R.SLP, CCC-SLP, and WISDOM mom.

Discover how you can help your child with speech/language delays at home.

Join us for an online information session with answers to your specific questions, information and resources. As participants meet in a virtual classroom, a microphone headset, a strong internet connection and speakers are required.

March 28, 2pm

$30 per couple or individual parent

As you register, please let us know of a specific question you would like to ask, as well as the age of your child.

Event Date Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2023
Spots available 20
Cut off date Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2023
Cancel Before Date Monday, 14 Feb, 2022
Price $30 per couple or individual
Location Online Class
Essay Skills: Write Your Best English 30 Diploma Exam C

6-week workshop
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 25 - June 1, 2023
Time: 9:45-11:15am

This workshop is intended to assist students who are preparing for the written portion of the English 30 Diploma exam. Students will learn to decode essay prompts and utilize effective essay formatting. Applicants need to have advanced writing experience.

This workshop covers the 2 essay types of the written portion of the exam: the Critical/Analytical Response to Literature and the Personal Response. Students will be taken through an 6 week program to cover each of the 7 scoring categories of the exam to help students achieve the highest score they can. Students will meet up to 90 minutes twice a week, and will have lots of hands-on writing practice and feedback. A mark will be assigned for this course that may be used by the Gilbertine content specialist in a course challenge.

Workshop acceptance based upon application. A maximum of eight students will be accepted.

Event Date Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2023
Cut off date Friday, 21 Apr, 2023
Cancel Before Date Tuesday, 11 Apr, 2023
Price $275.00
 
 

Upcoming Events

ML: Reading/Math A
Monday, 05 Dec, 2022
Winter Survival Workshop A
Monday, 09 Jan, 2023
Speech & Language Development A
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2023
Portfolio Workshop C
Monday, 16 Jan, 2023
Winter Survival Workshop B
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2023
Portfolio Workshop D
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2023
ML: Reading/Math B
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2023
Biology 30 Lab Seminar
Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing C
Monday, 06 Feb, 2023
ML: Behaviour B
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2023
Indoor Rock Wall Climbing D
Friday, 17 Feb, 2023
Winter Survival Workshop C
Monday, 06 Mar, 2023
ML: Challenges A
Tuesday, 07 Mar, 2023
Rabbit Hill Ski Day
Thursday, 09 Mar, 2023
Speech & Language Development B
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2023
ML: Challenges B
Tuesday, 09 May, 2023
Foraging Walk R
Friday, 19 May, 2023
Foraging Walk S
Friday, 19 May, 2023
Foraging Walk T
Saturday, 20 May, 2023
Foraging Walk U
Saturday, 20 May, 2023
Foraging Walk F - East Central
Saturday, 10 Jun, 2023
Foraging Walk G - East Central
Saturday, 10 Jun, 2023
Foraging Walk V
Friday, 07 Jul, 2023
Foraging Walk W
Friday, 07 Jul, 2023
Foraging Walk X
Saturday, 08 Jul, 2023
Foraging Walk Y
Saturday, 08 Jul, 2023
Foraging Walk Z
Friday, 04 Aug, 2023
Foraging Walk A
Friday, 04 Aug, 2023
Foraging Walk B
Saturday, 05 Aug, 2023
Foraging Walk C
Saturday, 05 Aug, 2023