Is your child keen to learn? Are they thirsty to discover and explore their full potential and fine tune their Emotional Intelligence (EI) at the same time? If yes, this workshop is for you.

The main purpose of Doers, Thinkers and Innovators (DTI) workshops are to provide an opportunity to challenge and inspire our kids to be Doers, Thinkers and Innovators outside the norms of a regular classroom. Our goal is to encourage ambition and entrepreneurial talent in kids so they can explore their potential as positive future leaders and change-makers.

Our approach provides a fun and engaging learning experience that strives to develop a positive relationship with Technology, Business, Art and the Great Outdoors. The workshop activities are all primarily “hands-on” – meaning that your child is given the tools for learning and they are responsible for driving their ideas from concept to fruition.

We encourage every child to step outside of their “comfort zone”, to take risks and challenge themselves. Most importantly, we provide a platform for kids to develop skills that can be applied to everyday, real life scenarios – such as; the ability to “think on their feet”/be agile and adapt to change, improve their presentation & interpersonal skills, build confidence, and working effectively within a team.

Throughout the 2018-2019 year, we will be providing various DTI workshops. Each workshop will have a different theme and will visit an entirely different aspect of our ever changing world. Future workshops include, but are not limited to, Dragon’s Den, Outdoor Exploration, Create and Rebuild, Why Not? and Real Life Math In Action. 

DTI Workshop: “Create & Thrive”

Date: Friday, November 23rd, 2018 (PA DAY)

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: 53 Fairway Court, Horseshoe Valley

Age: Grade 4 – 6 both genders

Cost: $65 (includes healthy snacks* and all tools for the workshop activities except laptops (used for 1 hr to build our logo via canvas.com)
* Bring your own peanut-free lunch

Instructors: Virginia Gingras and Ami Patterson

Register: click here

Example Itinerary:                                       

9:00 am:                     Arrival/Introductions/Improv (LOG) Icebreaker Activity

9:30 am:                     Review Theme Of The Day: “Create and Thrive”

9:45 am:                     Brainstorm Blunders: Log Activities (Becoming Confident With Your Own Voice and Ideas)

10:00 am:                   Utilizing “Tools For Success” (Canva.com): Creating a Logo to represent YOU

10:30 am:                   Kitchen Time: Explore and Create a Healthy Square/Muffin (Taste Test Too)

11:30 am:                   Debate Tank: Persuasive Arguments (Use news headline/short article to practice articulating for or against a position)

12:00 pm:                  Picnic Lunch (Bring your own peanut free lunch)

12:45 pm:                  Improv. Drama LOG Activities (could be outside so dress for weather)

1:00 pm:                    Boxes Mania: Using only cardboard boxes provided, newspaper and packing tape, kids will create an item (replica of building, boat, house, car and so forth) that they must convince others is worthy of investing in via a 2 minute “sell” in partners using the iPhone video clip. Afterwards, all kids will use monopoly money to “invest” in who made them believe there was opportunity in their creation!

2:00pm                      Snack

2:15                            Quick on Your Feet/Mind Activity: (Game Challenges)

3:00 pm                     Yoga: Finding Calm in Chaos (30 minutes)

3:45                           Debrief/Reflection Activities/Follow Up Log Games

4:00 pm                    Departure

**Please note, if weather permits,  we will be spending time outdoors on patio and in backyard so dress accordingly!

Workshop Preparation

In order for your child to utilize the entire day for learning, it is important that they come already prepared with the following:

  • Account setup & brief orientation/walk-through of www.canva.com
  • Familiarity with shooting video clips (i.e. on an iPhone or iPad) and editing with  iMovie app would help but not necessary as they will be in groups
  • Bring a working laptop and (please contact us if  you need assistance with access to this technology)
  • If you can bring an iPhone or iPad that we could great for our mini 2 minute sell video of our building cardboard creations!

We look forward to spending the day with your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ami or Virginia via email at virginia@vickitree.com or 647-273-2388.