Potential Classes

Classes are usually created because one or two homelearning parents decide that they'd like a day time class to happen for their family. They approach the programmer or arrange a space and then put the call out on HS-Van to find others interested in joining them. Sometimes programmers at institutions approach the Home Learning community offering their services. Either way, here's a list of classes or clubs currently looking for interest so they can run. 

Vancouver Home Learners Shakespeare Workshops

“There is limited space available in Vancouver Homelearners Shakespeare Workshops in March 2020, details are below.

Vancouver Homelearners Shakespeare with Mike Stack  Spring 2020

“There is limited space available in Vancouver Homelearners Shakespeare Workshops in March 2020

Spots available in next month’s workshop, “Comedy of Errors”. Worth shuffling your schedule around :)
Please contact Mike for registration or other inquiries at stackspeare at hotmail dot com  stackspeare@hotmail.com

AGE: 8+
DATES: March 2 - 27, 2020
DAYS & TIMES: March 2 - 25, Every M/W/F, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Final Friday, March 27, 12:30pm - 4:30pm / Break / 7:00pm Presentation
WORKSHOP FEE: $336.00(includes GST)
PLAY: The Comedy of Errors
LOCATION: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St, Vancouver


For more info on these workshops see this group. http://www.gvhomelearners.com/activities/academics/shakespeare-workshops-with-mike-stack



Port Coquitlam

Dive into the history of great artists of the past to understand their practices and techniques while creating works of your own.  Develop your creativity through a variety of art mediums such as watercolour and tempera paint, clay, pastels, and mixed media.  Classes will follow the new BC Curriculum for the visual arts.  At the end of the set, students will present their art work to their peers and parent viewers, as well as take a portfolio home to further develop their learning and art work. 
Leigh Square     

39511                    W                           Jan 8-Feb 5

                                                                10:00am-12:00                   $110

39512                    W                           Feb 12-Mar 11

                                                                10:00am-12:00                   $110

40830                    W                           Apr 15-May 6

                                                                10:00am-12:00                   $110

40831                    W                           May 13-June 3



Katie Hayes | City of Port Coquitlam

Recreation Leader, Arts & Culture
T: 604-927-8440 | E: hayesk@portcoquitlam.ca
2248 McAllister Avenue | Port Coquitlam, BC | V3C 2A5

Classes on Concept Math ,Logic,Reasoning and Critical Thinking from G3-G8 (aprox ages 8-14)

Hi there we are Project ThinkersLab. Learning to think is the most important ability to nurture-the most precious gift to give to our children. For this very same reason we started ThinkersLab. ThinkersLab is a project specifically dedicated and designed towards teaching Mathematics, Logic, Reasoning and Critical Thinking from G3 to G8 as a subject and curriculum in itself .

For Concept Math- Over time we have observed that the traditional approach in mathematics is not only dull but also results in student loosing interest in the subject .At TL the approach we follow is based on Reasoning and HOTS foundation which not only expands a students understanding of the subject but also develops there interest in it .

Logic,Reasoning and Critical Thinking are some of the areas specifically evaluated to test the cognitive ability of children with assessments like CogAT, SAT, NNAT as a selection process in top educational institutes around the world and also in adults who are planning to get in fields like Law, Management,Engineering or Medical.

At ThinkersLab we work on honing these critical skills in children from the early ages of 8 to 9 so that they can gradually develop them as their second nature and prepare them for future.The skills like Logic, Reasoning and Critical Thinking are not just academic skills but are also a life skill to deal with challenges we face in 21st century.

The skillset we are committed to develop in kids include

Mathematical Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
Nonverbal Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Spatial Reasoning
Critical Thinking

Each Batch will have a Maximum of 4 students as these concepts need dedicated attention and implementation gradually without overwhelming the student .

For more details you can message us at thinkerslabcanada@gmail.com or call @778-865-5595

Thanks and plz let me know if you need me to provide any other details .
Kulbir Bachher

Community Bioloab Project


I have been working with a group of science enthusiasts and this past week we were granted incorporation as a non-profit society called the Open Science Network Society. Our long term goal is to create Vancouver's first community science lab along the lines of biocurious.org in San Francisco, genspace.org in New York City and Victoria's community biolab.

Our website is currently under development. For now you can access upcoming new and events on our Facebook page.

Now that we have incorporated, we hope to expand our presence through membership drives, partnering with other science groups along with working and fundraising. We were at the Mini Maker Faire and had an amazing response. In addition, we have talked to a wide range of people - scientists, artists, computer scientists, engineers, biologists, entrepreneurs, and others, and we believe there is a lot of interest here in the region.

We are a primarily a biology and molecular biology based group as that is the background and common interest of the founding members but we hope to expand to cover all that STEM covers while trying to insert an A for Art to make STEAM in order to demonstrate that science involves all walks of life. We are very much interested in creating an accessible community laboratory space for both educational and exploratory science, open to anyone interested. We believe this is an unmet need in Metro Vancouver and we feel we can help develop programs and space to help everyone enjoy science.

We are in communication with several organizations - libraries, Science World, funding agencies, etc. and I am reaching out to the home learning community for your support. If you have you would like to work with us in terms of providing expertise in STEM topics or have ideas for programs with your learning situation we would love to hear from you.

I personally am supporting the science education and science literacy aspect and hope to create classes and a science support group for kids and their parents. My bias would be to support the home learning community but providing support for all kids is the long term goal. But once again, how that would look is yet to be determined and I ask for your help in determining what you would like for science resources.

As we are just beginning, we want to do everything from setting up the lab, running workshops, teaching classes, providing research support, etc. But we do realize that our capacity is limited and we need to focus on what is realistic as the group is volunteer run and has limited resources.

This is just the beginning for the Open Science Network and if you want to have a longer conversation, contact me at vancouverwes@gmail.com and we can arrange a meeting.

Thank you,
Wes Wong (homeschooling dad)