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Learning, the Explorations Way

Learning Lab Activities

The Explorations Learning Lab provides a space where young learners have the opportunity to discover new interests, develop new skills and meet new friends. Our team of expert educators has created a series of workshops, clubs and courses that will challenge and engage participants through hands-on learning, inquiry and meaningful projects.

True to the Explorations Learning Principles, these 90-minute workshops and clubs are designed to bring learners together as they push themselves to overcome challenges and drive innovative thinking.

The main driver of the learning is student interest. Through inquiry, discussions and questioning, they will guide the Leader’s teaching as well as prompt for possible presentations from outside expertise. Each participant will receive a project workbook in which they will maintain a log of their progress and learning. Through this process, they will become active participants in their growth.


At-Home Learning

When the world faced new challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, and schools were wondering what makes for the best distance teaching, Explorations asked a different question: What makes for the best At-Home Learning?

Our team of educators and teachers began testing different projects, formats and ideas to explore how we could turn the challenges of virtual settings into an opportunity for excellent new learning. Today, we are proud of the many different formats we offer including: Workshops, Virtual Afterschool, Tailored Learning, and KiDPhD.

All our virtual programs are offered on Zoom, and are designed to promote peer interactions, experiential learning, and enriching content. 

Meet our Educators

James Feith

James has over ten years of experience teaching in both elementary and high schools. Although he has taught a little bit of everything, he is passionate about teaching elementary Math and Science. James joined the Explorations team six years ago as an Intermediate Science teacher and continues to enjoy developing exciting projects for kids.

Rana Liu

Rana is an Asian Canadian multidisciplinary arts creator, manager and lover of bagels. She earned her BA at McGill University in 2017, and completed her MA at Columbia College Chicago in Arts Management in 2019. As a patchwork storyteller, her mission is to provide a platform for people to tell their stories.

Adam Koren

Adam has trained in Musical Theatre, and works as a professional actor and director internationally. He has also been teaching children theatre for the last 3 years. In his spare time he loves to cook, bake and see the world.

Danen Oberon

Dane is a fun educator who believes that anyone can learn professional skills and concepts. His passion for education was recognized with a teaching award at Dalhousie University, where he taught subjects as diverse as Shakespeare, video games, and the history of feminism. He now proudly works with local libraries and Explorations to offer accessible education for all ages in Montreal.

Amber Boling  

Amber is a multimedia artist, interior designer and world traveler. She holds a BA degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Traveling has allowed Amber to explore art practices around the world and develop a knack for storytelling and expression. A child at heart, Amber has always enjoyed creating fun crafting adventures, and finding unique ways to learn and teach art and its many wonders.

Daniel Hickie

Daniel is a freelance theatre artist, children’s theatre maker and workshop animator for young people. As a theatre teacher, Daniel has worked for Geordie Theatre, the Segal Centre, the Montreal Children’s Theatre and the English Montreal School Board among others. In 2020, Daniel cofounded Young Hearts Theatre to make theatre for the young and young at heart. Daniel loves cartwheels and group singalongs.

Abraham Martey

Abraham is a graduate student in the faculty of Education at McGill University. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (USA) with a major in Global Studies and has over 5 years of experience in Educational Non-profit Managemen and Leadership. He is the Founder of Education Redefined for All (ER4ALL) and Global Custodians Academy (GCA). ER4ALL is an NGO that is improving the quality and access to education for selected public school students in Pramapram(Ghana) and GCA is a private school that provides quality and critical education to students in Prampram (Ghana). Abraham is passionate about new pedagogical approaches that can be used to improve the quality of education.

Ellis Steinberg

Ellis has been teaching at Explorations for over 10 years- he started off at Explorations conducting research for his B.A. honours thesis in Psychology at Concordia University, and became a teacher the following year. Ellis has been teaching the Magician’s Apprentice and Master of Magic programs since then, and has since expanded to create and lead the chess program for juniors and intermediates. When Ellis isn’t busy conducting magic tricks and playing chess, he is occupied with his career in venture capital, or practicing martial arts at the gym.

Swathi Kumar

Swathi is in her second year of the London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme and is pursuing her PhD in Cancer Biology at Birkbeck and UCL. She earned her BSc at the University of East Anglia in 2018, and completed her MRes at Imperial College London in 2019. Her hobbies include scientific writing, singing and playing the ukulele.