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. 


Home Learners Mountain Bike Group

Mt Fromme, North Shore

5 weeks - starting Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017 Time: 10am to 3pm Location: Mt Fromme - introductory to intermediate trails Cost: $375 each; equals $15/hour Ratio 1:6 Minimum number needed - 4 riders Please call Tammy if you are interested. Tammy Escape Adventures 604 307 BIKE(2453)



Mindfullness Class for Home Learners

West Vancouver


Thursday, September 21 to Thursday, November 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

West Van Rec is offering a mindfulness class for Homelearners. We took it last spring – it was great. A quiet class where kids are meditating, doing yoga, talking about brain development, as well as doing art and other activities that teach mindfulness.

 They need 8 children to run the session.

 Activity Code: 39666

 https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/westvanrec/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=39666&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

 






Home Learners Gymnastics

West Van Community Centre

Great homeschool gymnastics program at the West Van Community Center. The instructor is amazing!
Thursdays from 1:30-2:30pm. The bar code is 39663.
Please spread the word!




Drama Bugs Home Learners Muscial Theatre

Vancouver, Westside

Our Home learners class begins Friday 20th Sept at Jericho Hill centre 1-4pm. Class will be in the West art room2/red brick room upstairs. Please enter and exit through the main entrance on the right hand side of the building http://dramabugsvan.com/…/home-learners-independent-schools/




Parent Participation Music Class

North Vancouver

I still have space in my parent-participation music classes for beginners on Wednesdays at 1pm. ages 5-8. Group piano, music theory, rhythm, singing, writing our own songs.....
let me know if you have any questions

classes take place in Blueridge, North Vancouver.




Art~Play Forest School

The best of Reggio and Tinkering school combined. Offering mentoring, classes  where the environment is the third teacher!

Monday afternoons @ Trout Lake
East Vancouver Fall and Winter Sessions
6 to 8 yr-olds (flexibility around ages with approval)
I'm passionate about how children thrive through attachment, belonging, autonomy and contribution.

I am also available to set up / co-create another class / learning group between Jericho Beach and Renfrew Community Centre. Ideally, there is both a handy indoor area, such as a library, as well as a lovely park or fun forested creek near by. For groups larger than five students, I will either hire an assistant, are have parent participation. I am interested in groups of children ranging in age from 3 to 15. A class could be once a week, presently Fridays are open, or, from 2 to 4 days a week through the summer, or 4 day a week / two week long daily summer camps. My passions are where inquiry, experimentation, and creativity intersect. Let's do a Maths and Art class, a Tinkering class? A love of Stories class, a Science class, an Optics class....the sky's the limit!

For more information check out this listing.



Mountain bike camp with excite adventures

North Shore

 
Looking for riders who have some experience with Mount Fromme and Seymour

1 day a week camp for students learning from home, we could do the following:
                5 weeks - starting Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017
                Time: 10am to 3pm
                Location: Mt Fromme - introductory to intermediate trails
                Cost:  $375 each; equals $15/hour
                Ratio 1:6
                Minimum number needed - 4 riders

Contact Gillian at gillianmeghanwalters@gmail.com
 


4 Cats Kitsilano Home Learners Classes


New Time….Thursdays 1:30-2:30  
Suitable for Ages 5-12

September 2017: Artist Focus - Henri Matisse    https://your4cats.com/pages/september-artist-of-the-month      Choose Kitsilano location, class begins Thursday Sept 7, runs Sept 14, 21, 28. Time 1:30-2:30  $49

October 2017 : Four session Art Class with various topics    https://your4cats.com/pages/october-art-class    Choose Kitsilano location, class begins Thursday Oct 5, runs Oct 12, 19, 26. Time 1:30 -2:30  $49

Parent Participation classes also available for ages 2-4 - please see website. 








Registration open for Mike Stacks Shakespeare Workshops 2017-18

Vancouver Homelearners Shakespeare with Mike Stack 2017-2018!

Mike Stack will be offering three Vancouver workshops over the 2017-18 school year, two for ages 8-18 and one for teens 13-18. Dates, times and locations listed below. These are great workshops and well worth planning around! This past session had 17 participants, some of whom are moving on next year, so there will be some spaces available.

Please contact Mike directly to register at stackspeare@hotmail.com 

For more info on Mikes Workshops click here

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VHL WORKSHOPS 2017/18

October/November
Ages: 8 – 18
Dates: October 16 - November 10, 2017
Days & Times: October 16 - November 8, Every M/W/F, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Final Friday, November 10, 12:30pm - 4:30pm / Break / 7:00pm Presentation
Workshop Fee: $300.00(includes GST)
Play: Julius Caesar
Location: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St, Vancouver

January/February
Ages: 13 – 18
Dates: January 29 – February 23, 2018
Days & Times: January 29 – February 21, Every M/W/F, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Final Friday, February 23, 12:30pm - 4:30pm / Break / 7:00pm Presentation
Workshop Fee: $300.00(includes GST)
Play: TBA
Location: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St, Vancouver

May/June
Ages: 8 – 18
Dates: May 28 – June 22, 2018
Days & Times: May 28 – June 20, Every M/W/F, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Final Friday, June 22, 12:30pm - 4:30pm / Break / 7:00pm Presentation
Workshop Fee: $300.00(includes GST)
Play: TBA
Location: Ukrainian Hall, 805 East Pender St, Vancouver

 




Free PE class at Douglas College, Fall Term Registration open


New Westminster Oct 2017

Course details:

Dates:   Mondays, 12:45-2:15, October 2 to November 27;   NOTE: No sessions on Oct. 13 – Thanksgiving & Nov. 13 – Remembrance Day (observed)

Location:   Douglas College Gymnasium,  New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Ave.

# of spots:   Depends on registration numbers (4 groups of split grades/age/ability range)

Cost:   Free (or, donation to the Douglas College Foundation - Sport Science)







Contact Ed Lunnefor registration package lunne@douglascollege.ca

Thank you for your continued support of this program!

For more info please check out our listing. http://www.gvhomelearners.com/activities/physical-activities/free-pe-class-at-douglas-college


Posted May 2017



Terra Nova Nature School, Home Learners program proposal

Update: July 2017

  We had a successful and engaging meeting in late spring, with parents from Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver in attendance. Based on the information and ideas we collected, we developed a pilot project for this fall session. We are looking forward to offering the first Home Learners Program at Nature School from Sept 21- Oct 26, once per week on Thursdays,from 11:30am-2:00 pm, for a program fee of $157.50 for the 6 sessions. We will have 3 educators teaching this class to provide responsive inquiry and learning experiences.


Registration opened yesterday though the City of Richmond Online registration system. If you could pass on the link and program number we would be most appreciative. The website to register is www.richmond.ca and the program number is #2090838, program title is “Beyond 4 Walls-Home Learners” or people can register through the call centre at 604-276-4300. It is listed on page #85 in the Leisure Guide.



Meeting May 17th, 6 week Program in Sept 2017

Beyond 4 Walls- a Program Proposal for Home Education Learners. Information and Planning Meeting Wed May 17th 1-2pm Contact Nature School natureschool@richmond.ca

Terra Nova Rural Park is a 63 acre parkland, within which there is much to explore: wildlife, forested areas, water, expansive grass fields and vegetable gardens. There is also an interesting and diverse social history of peoples on the land, and remnants of their communities.

The principles of Terra Nova Nature School can be found in detail on our website, www.terranovanatureschool.com. Since its inception three years ago, we have been eager to
connect with families of home learners, as we believe we can offer outdoor experiences that compliment a home learning program. Employing emergent and place-based philosophies, our educators support a curriculum that is experiential, incorporates First Nations Ways of Knowing,and allows for adventurous, sensory learning.

The curriculum may include:

Gardening, seed saving, food security
Study of Plants and animals of the land
Survival skills- whittling, shelter building, fire building skills
Homesteading skills- food preservation techniques
Cooking- farm to table

As a beginning, we would like to propose a pilot program. We envision creating a curriculum that meets the needs of our students and families. The following is a draft of the home learners program to be discussed and altered as appropriate.

Program Timing
Begin the program in mid-September for 6 consecutive weeks.

Program Length
2.5 hours weekly, outside environment

Program Date
We’d like to know more about homelearners schedules; are there days or time frames that are generally preferred?

Learners Ages
4-12years; children 4 years of age must be in attendance with an older elementary school aged sibling.

Program Staffing
2 Educators, with a maximum group size 12 students

Program Cost
$150.00 per student, which includes program development, and teaching time. Additional curriculum and reporting responsibilities outside of the program time will affect the
program pricing.

Questions and Topics for Discussion:

In terms of the curriculum, are there certain mandated areas that must be addressed? If so, does this come from our program or the home learner’s team?

Is there a reporting process that must take place at the end of the program? If so, what does it entail?

Parental responsibilities, involvement, and home/school communication

Risk, parental consent

Kate Dawson & Emily Vera
Coordinators, Terra Nova Nature School
Tel: 604-238-8437
Website: www.terranovanatureschool.com<http://www.terranovanatureschool.com/>
Twitter:@tnnnatureschool


Posted May 2017


Creative Studio for Home Learners

East Vancouver, Mondays
I am offering another workshop series for Home Learners at Trout Lake.  Here's the info.........


Join the creative space and learn to represent your observations and ideas through writing, art, movement and drama.  Materials in the Studio and the natural landscape of Trout Lake are used to spark curiosity and facilitate learning!  Creative Studio is a child-centered program supporting children in the exploration of self-expression.  Come dressed for the outdoors and bring your sketchbook and a snack.  Learning resources and art supplies provided.  

Monday, April 3 to May 15, 9:30am-12:00pm  Register here  or by phone:   604-257-6955,  

Creative Studio for Home Learners
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Cathy is an elementary teacher and parent who has a passion for learning and nature.  She has worked in a variety of settings supporting children in developing their self-expression and confidence.  She holds a nurturing space that is child-centered, inquiry-based.



Flicka Gymnastics Home Learners Class

North Vancouver

I work for Flicka Gymnastics Club and I would like to offer a class to all home learners that will run Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am for an hour. This class is mean for children ages 6 and up and will run from January 10th - March 7th 2017

The cost of the class if $153 for the 9 week session from January to March. Each child will need gymnastics BC insurance if they don't already have it which is $25 each which brings the cost to a total of $178.--

Bianca Anabalon-Paludetto
Flicka Gymnastics Club
123 East 23rd Street,
North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E2
(604) 985-7918
www.flickagymclub.com




French Class for Non-Beginners 9+

Coquitlam

French Class 12-1:30 Thursdays - Start date January 5th

Cost: works out to about $16-17 / class depending on enrolment. Great value!

Maximum: 4 kids - so looking for one more child to join us.

Teacher: Experience french teacher that has taught extensively in french schools. She is lovely lovely lovely and the girls are enjoying her and learning a lot.

Currenlty: all girls : 13 years old, 10 years old and 9 years old.
but a boy is welcome!

Working level: about Grade 6 french - they are not beginners.

Ikea and lots of shopping close by ;)

Please contact the Centre sooner than later so that we know the class will continue in the new year. Tell them Simone's post on Facebook so they know what you are referring to ( Im one of the moms that has a child in the class)

Laura Bouzid
Chargé des communications et du développement communautaire
Manager of Communications and Community Outreach
Flaunt Your Frenchness, an initiative of Société francophone de Maillardville
942 b Brunette Avenue | Coquitlam, BC | V3K 1C9
D: 604-515-7070
FyF : www.flauntyourfrenchness.ca
SFM: www.maillardville.com






STEM Mentoring Cafe is a go. It will be held on Monday May 2, 2016 at UBC. The final building is yet to be determined as different groups are willing to step up and provide space.

So, if you are interested and have children in grades 6-8 (or ages 9-14 ish) then let me know if you are interested in attending. I will setup an eventbrite and facebook event page for this in the near future but just want to gauge interest at this point. I have space for 40 so want to see the numbers from the homeschooling community before reaching out to the schools near UBC.

I already mentors lined up covering the areas genetics, coding, neurology, aquaculture, conservation, chemical engineering and science communication. I also have Helen Burt, UBC's Vice President Research, confirmed as our keynote speaker.

I am trying to involve as many women STEM professionals as possible to provide strong role models for the girls in attendance.

So, keep your eyes open on this space and let me know if that date works for you. You can message me on FB or email me at vancouverwes[at]gmail[dot]com

Lastly, feel free to pass this info along to your friends and family if they have children in the target age range.









































































Community Bioloab Project

Hello,


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)