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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Basic Survival and Fire Craft D - Edmonton

What: Basic Survival and Fire Craft
When: August 10 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Chickakoo Lake Recreational Area

Join Kaykima Wilderness for a family-friendly day of learning Basic Survival Skills and Fire Craft, as well as learning tidbits of information from our Reading Nature class. This four-hour program will introduce students to the basic elements of outdoor survival - what to do (and not do) in an emergency survival situation. Students will then head out into the forest to build their own emergency survival shelter, either alone or in groups. Afterwards, students will learn the basic elements of fire craft, as well as practice lighting tinder using basic survival tools before the class ends. 

Event Date Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2022
Spots available 20
Cut off date Thursday, 04 Aug, 2022
Price $65 per student

The event has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Kananaskis Rock Climbing C

Enjoy real-life rock climbing on the Wasootch Slabs in beautiful Kananaskis.  If some of the family prefer not to climb, there is a lovely trail for hiking.

Registration: $165.00 per family.

This is a day camp and we won't have overnight accommodation included.

This event is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Tuesday, 06 Sep, 2022
Spots available 5
Cut off date Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2022
Price $165 per family
Kananaskis Rock Climbing D

Enjoy real-life rock climbing on the Wasootch Slabs in beautiful Kananaskis.  If some of the family prefer not to climb, there is a lovely trail for hiking.

Registration: $165.00 per family.

This is a day camp and we won't have overnight accommodation included.

This event is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Wednesday, 07 Sep, 2022
Spots available 9
Cut off date Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2022
Price $165 per family
Biology 20 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 20, students will: consider and analyze evidence for and against the theory of evolution; explore photosynthesis and cellular respiration (isolation of chlorophyll); begin integrating human systems (fetal pig dissection); and better understand the human respiratory and circulatory systems (lung function testing). 

Event Date Monday, 12 Sep, 2022
Spots available 3
Cut off date Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2022
Price $300 per student
Essay Skills: Write Your Best English 30 Diploma Exam A

8-week workshop
Tuesday and Thursdays, September 13-October 20, 2022
10:00 - 11:30am

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 8 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 twice per week for a 1 hour class, 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, 13 Sep, 2022
Cut off date Friday, 09 Sep, 2022
Price $275.00
Portfolio Workshop A
  • 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, September 19th at 7pm, online via Zoom

This workshop is for WISDOM families only.

Event Date Monday, 19 Sep, 2022
Cut off date Monday, 12 Sep, 2022
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class
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 Thursday, 22 Sep, 2022
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class
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 37
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 37
Price $20-22 per climber
Location Vertically Inclined
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 Monday, 09 Jan, 2023
Price $25 per family
Location Online Class