What’s the difference between a Peer School workshop and a ‘classic’ Discovery College workshop?

Our ‘classic’ Discovery College workshops are open to anyone and everyone. While our Peer School workshops are still open to anyone and everyone, they are designed for those who are currently, or hoping to, support others in some shape or form.

Peer School workshops are also held as a Zoom meeting instead of Zoom webinar

How do I know if Peer School workshops are for me?

If you’re interested in supporting others - be that a friend, family, or in a more official role - then our Peer School workshops will enhance your knowledge and skills in doing this!

What is an Expert Through Experience and an Expert Through Learning?

Our Experts Through Experience have gained their knowledge through personal experience. Experts Through Experience share what strategies they found to really work and their life-experiences to the course.

Our Experts Through Learning have gained their knowledge through their education and working in their field of expertise. Experts Through Learning share their resources and understanding to the course.

What can I expect from a Peer School workshop?

Peer School workshops will involve more active participation than our ‘classic’ Discovery College workshops. So when held online you can expect things like breakout rooms, role playing and group discussions. 

Do I have to pay for Peer School workshops?

No, all of our Peer School workshops are free.

Is it all online?

At this moment in time, our Peer School is taking place online. We hope in the future to be able to run a combination of in-person and online workshops, so that you can pick which you’d prefer to go to.

What’s the difference between a Zoom meeting and a Zoom webinar?

Zoom meetings mean that you’re able to choose to unmute yourself whenever you’d like, see the Zoom names of others, and use some Zoom functions like break-out rooms. 

Zoom webinars are more anonymous, where you’re only able to see the facilitators that are attending, not the students.

I like the anonymity of a Zoom webinar, is there a way to try to keep that?

When you log into Zoom, in your settings you can choose what your display name is (this is the name other students will see). If you prefer the anonymity of Zoom webinars, you can make your display name something that doesn’t identify you when in a Zoom meeting.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Please contact the Discovery College Lead at 250-861-3644 or email at [email protected]

Will you be adding more workshops to Peer School?

Yes! We’re currently soft launching Peer School, but will continue to create and add more workshops over time, to support you in supporting others!

Can I still be involved with Peer School if I don't live in the Central Okanagan?

Yes! All of our online offerings are open to anyone anywhere. 

Be sure to check the time for live workshops, as we post them in Pacific Time.

Discovery College is currently offering online workshops, all in-person courses are currently postponed.