Workshops

Workshops are events that are offered in the course of a half or full day, or an evening. They may be for the whole family, or they may be for specific ages, or just for parents.

Essay Skills: Write Your Best English 30 Diploma Exam

Schedule: October 25 to December 10 (7 weeks) + week of January 3 to 7

8-week workshop
Two 1 hour classes/week (Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30am)

This workshop is intended to assist students who are preparing for the written portion of the English 30 Diploma exam for January 2022..  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. Instructor Kathy Royce 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. Mrs. Royce will assign a mark for this course that may be used by the Gilbertine content specialist in a course challenge.

Workshop acceptance based upon application.

Event Date Tuesday, 26 Oct, 2021
Registration Start Date Wednesday, 13 Oct, 2021
Spots available 0
Waiting List 1
Cut off date Friday, 22 Oct, 2021
Price $250.00
ML Parent Course - BEHAVIOUR Nov 8

POSTPONED

Prerequisite:  Mediated Learning Basics/Foundations

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

Workshop runs for three Mondays: November 8, 15 & 22, from 6:50 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 Monday, 08 Nov, 2021
Cut off date Sunday, 07 Nov, 2021
Price $60 per couple or individual
Introduction to Sound Design (Online)

COST: $50 per person
Nov 9, 16 and 23 from 9:30-10:40am 

Sound effects and music are catalysts for the imagination in plays and films.We will cover the process of executing a sound design while exploring differentsounds to create atmospheres and environments that support different stories.Thanks to accessibility online and recording devices like our smartphones,students will research and source sounds during the workshop.

Minimum number to run the course is 8 participants with a maximum of 12: ages 15 and up.

Event Date Tuesday, 09 Nov, 2021
Spots available 12
Price $50.00
Fundamentals of Chess: Age 10 and Under

When: Nov 10,17,24, Dec 1, 8, 15 
9-10am

Ages: 5-10

Does your child love to play chess? This four-week program is a unique opportunity to play the game while improving skills in Problem Solving, Deductive Reasoning and Creative Thinking by solving chess puzzles and executing a systematic process to beat your opponent.

While this program is called "beginner" it will challenge your chess player and keep them engaged, even if they have been playing for years.

Event Date Wednesday, 10 Nov, 2021
Event End Date Wednesday, 15 Dec, 2021
Spots available 6
Price $130.00
Voice Acting: Find Your Voices (Online)

COST: $50 per person
Nov 11, 18, 25  from 9:30-10:40am.

Dive into the world of creating bold and surprising character voices! You’ll be inspired by objects like hats you bring from home to create bold, characters, utilizing both your instincts and a step-by-step approach to building unique, specific voices inspired by Voice Over legend Pat Fraley and facilitated by RSA instructor David Snider.

Minimum number to run the course is 8 participants with a maximum of 12: ages 15 and up. 

Event Date Thursday, 11 Nov, 2021
Spots available 12
Price $50.00

November 16, 23, 30 and December 7th from 1:00 - 3:00PM
Online Classes
Cost $120.00

Beginner Photography Workshop: he student will start by learning about visual elements, design and how to communicate using photography. The student will also learn about points of view and perspectives to communicate to the audience, as well as how to use their camera’s basic buttons and functions. 

The students will learn the fundamentals of photography: The depth of field, composition, lighting, as well as an introduction to shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We will further discuss the camera basics to get them even more familiar with the camera they own. They will also learn about focusing techniques for a landscape and for portrait photography.

This workshop will afford students time to practice and explore their learning in photography. This is an interactive, student-centered class with plenty of hands-on experiences. Students will have opportunities to explore their own passions in photography, allow their artistic skills to flourish, and develop necessary presentation and interpersonal skills.

Required:

Students must bring their own camera (not a smartphone).

Event Date Tuesday, 16 Nov, 2021
Spots available 7
Cut off date Monday, 15 Nov, 2021
Price $120 per student
ML Parent Course - FOUNDATIONS - Nov 30

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.

Workshop runs for three Tuesdays: November 30, December 7 & 14, from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Foundations is a prerequisite to all other Mediated Learning Courses with the exception of Screen Impact.  Once you have completed Foundations, please explore the other courses in any order.

Event Date Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2021
Spots available 11
Cut off date Monday, 29 Nov, 2021
Price $60 per couple or individual
ML Parent Course - Screen Impact - Jan 10
Finding Balance

Parents, join us for this workshop on the impact of screens. At your discretion, due to sensitive content, you may invite children aged 16+ to participate with you.

Workshop runs from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Monday, January 10. Optional Part 2 on January 17.

There is no prerequisite for this workshop.

As participants meet in a virtual classroom, a microphone headset, a strong internet connection and speakers are required.

Event Date Monday, 10 Jan, 2022
Spots available 11
Cut off date Sunday, 09 Jan, 2022
Price $60 per couple or individual
ML Parent Course - CHALLENGES - Jan 13

Prerequisite:  Mediated Learning Foundations

Parents, join us for an online parent training course.

Workshop runs for three Thursdays: January 13, 20 & 27, 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 Thursday, 13 Jan, 2022
Spots available 8
Cut off date Wednesday, 12 Jan, 2022
Price $60 per couple or individual
ML Parent Course - FOUNDATIONS - Jan 31

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.

Workshop runs for three Mondays: January 31, Feb 7 & 14, from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Foundations is a prerequisite to all other Mediated Learning Courses with the exception of Screen Impact.  Once you have completed Foundations, please explore the other courses in any order.

Event Date Monday, 31 Jan, 2022
Spots available 12
Cut off date Sunday, 30 Jan, 2022
Price $60 per couple or individual