General Culture and Personal Development
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PAWtentiel Club: Animal Reading Support Workshops
- Provider: PAWtentiel and Clémentine Reynaud
Does your child need support to get into reading? We propose to accompany him in his academic journey with an original and engaging method. Nothing better to practice than to read a book to a dog that listens to you attentively and without judgment, to review the sounds that the ferret brings you and to work on understanding by mimicking the story in the company of the “animal-hero” of the story. Whatever his difficulties, your child will be in good shape. The sessions are individual or in small groups, possibility to issue receipts for insurance (naturopathy, naturotherapy or alternative medicine).
Introduction to Finance
- Provider: Wize Computing Academy
This new program, interesting and useful, aims to explain to teenagers the need for money in today’s world, its management and where it comes from.
How do credit cards work, what are the principles of how insurance works, what is financial health, how do you manage your budget, how and why choose your bank loan and in which financial institution?
An introductory cycle led by former Managing Director of Commercial and Financial Affairs, Money Market Fund Manager, Financial Criminology Specialist and MIT alumni, Lee Kachroo.
Human Odyssey - Historical Research Club
- Provider: History and geography teachers at the high school
It is of course fundamental to learn the history of the world and one’s country. However, isn’t it important to look at your own history, that of your family and ancestors? If only to know himself better, and to better understand his loved ones.
This is the first ambition of this workshop, which will invite student volunteers to explore and retrace the history of their families over a century. It leads to a second objective: to introduce students to historical inquiry by collecting testimonies, memoirs, archives, objects followed by interpretation work…
With the help of the professors, it will also be a question of placing individual and family history in the history of Canada and the world, and thereby getting used to reasoning at different scales.
Finally, at a time riddled with pessimism and obsessed with “superheroes”, this workshop aspires to recall Balzac’s invigorating message; families and beings, seemingly banal, are home to extraordinary and romantic stories, odysseys made of determinisms, but also of encounters, journeys, adventures, migrations from one continent to another…
Thus, the workshop hopes to pay tribute, through different family destinies, to the diversity of Canada.
- Provider: Peter Harris, high school history and geography teacher
Learning to better master public speaking is a valuable asset both academically (oral proof of the baccalaureate, interviews required by some schools, etc.), and then in the professional field. Nor should we neglect the civic stakes: to better understand the techniques and springs of rhetoric.
This workshop will focus on confronting student volunteers with different facets of public speaking in both English and French:
-once per week with Professor Peter Harris who will introduce them to the techniques of debate in English, with the possibility of competing in a competition with students from other Canadian schools.
-once per week with the teacher Florian Herber who will train them in the art of speech in French, not only by reminding them of some major principles of public speaking, but also by asking them to compose themselves a speech of 5 to 10 minutes in view of a final competition organized at the level of the Lycée Paul Claudel.
- Provider : Chess and Math Association
In our online chess classes, students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the chess game from one of our best teachers.
The courses are structured as follows: teaching the structure of the game, practicing the game under the supervision of their instructor and analyzing the games played.
To participate in the online chess class, students will be connected to Zoom and Lichess. A safe student account will be created on Lichess for each student.
We offer lessons from beginner to advanced level and certificates indicating the level reached will be given at the end of each session. But most importantly, our small groups allow for quality personalized teaching and students learn while having fun!
All registration must be done via the COBA plateform that you can access by clicking the link below.Register online