LANGLEY

APRIL 29, 2022

Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56 Ave, Langley City, BC V2Y 1M3

Detailed Schedule

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Welcome, Introductions and Opening

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Lifting Our Eyes Up - Sara Kraushar & Craig Kwiatkowski

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm

  • The HCOS Learning Commons: Resourcing You for Success - Pippa Davies & Cynthia Duncalfe
  • Graduation 101 (for Grades 8-12) - Brad Lemon
  • A Conversation with Homeschooling Parents - Who are also teachers! - Trevor and Jennifer Barkman

5:00 - 7:00pm

Break

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Viewing of the film Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

8:15pm - 8:40pm

Discussion of Screenagers - Q&A

Closing

Detailed Schedule

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Welcome, introductions and Worship

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Lifting Our Eyes Up - Sara Kraushar & Craig Kwiatkowski

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm

  • The HCOS Learning Commons: Resourcing You for Success - Pippa Davies & Cynthia Duncalfe
  • Graduation 101 (for Grades 8-12) - Brad Lemon
  • A Conversation with Homeschooling Parents - Who are also teachers! - Trevor and Jennifer Barkman

5:00 - 7:00pm

Break

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Viewing of the film Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

8:15pm - 8:40pm

Discussion of Screenagers - Q&A

Closing

Conference Starts In...

Workshops

Speakers

Sara Kraushar

Academic Head of School

Sara Kraushar is the Academic Head of School for Heritage Christian Online School, living in Langley with her family. Over the 12 years of working at HCOS Sara has enjoyed being part of many aspects of the school as a teacher, administrator and parent. Home education has been an unexpected journey for Sara’s family and one they have been on for the last 9 years. In their free moments Sara’s family enjoys being outside, travel, and projects.

Sara Kraushar

Academic Head of School

Sara Kraushar is the Academic Head of School for Heritage Christian Online School, living in Langley with her family. Over the 12 years of working at HCOS Sara has enjoyed being part of many aspects of the school as a teacher, administrator and parent. Home education has been an unexpected journey for Sara’s family and one they have been on for the last 9 years. In their free moments Sara’s family enjoys being outside, travel, and projects.

Craig Kwiatkowski

Business Head of School

Craig Kwiatkowski is the Business Head of School for Heritage Christian Online School, living in Kelowna with his two children. Having been with HCOS for the past 15 years, he has experienced the changes, challenges and celebrations along the journey to be a school that serves a diverse community of home educators and learners. Craig is also a worship leader, hiker, disc golfer and donut aficionado.

Craig Kwiatkowski

Business Head of School

Craig Kwiatkowski is the Business Head of School for Heritage Christian Online School, living in Kelowna with his two children. Having been with HCOS for the past 15 years, he has experienced the changes, challenges and celebrations along the journey to be a school that serves a diverse community of home educators and learners. Craig is also a worship leader, hiker, disc golfer and donut aficionado.
Trevor and Jennifer Barkman have homeschooled with HCOS for more than five years now, and have a unique vantage point for sharing insights into the process since they are also teachers with HCOS, working in K-9 Individualized, Special Education, and Community Connections. Come sit in on an informal conversation where they will share what they’ve learned and experienced through all of this, good times and tough times, and how they’ve seen God’s faithfulness as they educate and disciple their family.

Trevor & Jennifer Barkman

Trevor & Jennifer Barkman

Trevor and Jennifer Barkman have homeschooled with HCOS for more than five years now, and have a unique vantage point for sharing insights into the process since they are also teachers with HCOS, working in K-9 Individualized, Special Education, and Community Connections. Come sit in on an informal conversation where they will share what they’ve learned and experienced through all of this, good times and tough times, and how they’ve seen God’s faithfulness as they educate and disciple their family.

Pippa Davies

Pippa Davies has 30 years experience encompassing working as a director, administrator, library specialist and teacher-librarian, in many fields; medical, legal, public, reference and education. Her goal is to constantly challenge herself to learn new technology, and educational innovations for my school and students, to encourage learning which is vibrant and relevant to their 21st century needs. For the last 17 years, she has loved working as the Director of Heritage Christian Online School Learning Commons. As a change agent in the learning commons environment she enjoys collaboration, technology integration, literacy projects and dynamic inquiry-based learning, whilst creating a voice for all of our students and staff. She also is married to her husband John, and has three adult children and two grandchildren who fill her life with love!

Pippa Davies

Pippa Davies has 30 years experience encompassing working as a director, administrator, library specialist and teacher-librarian, in many fields; medical, legal, public, reference and education. Her goal is to constantly challenge herself to learn new technology, and educational innovations for my school and students, to encourage learning which is vibrant and relevant to their 21st century needs. For the last 17 years, she has loved working as the Director of Heritage Christian Online School Learning Commons. As a change agent in the learning commons environment she enjoys collaboration, technology integration, literacy projects and dynamic inquiry-based learning, whilst creating a voice for all of our students and staff. She also is married to her husband John, and has three adult children and two grandchildren who fill her life with love!

Cynthia Duncalfe

Cynthia Duncalfe has been working with HCOS as Curriculum Consultant for the past 5 years as part of the Learning Commons team, and is committed to building community and providing innovative ways for our teachers and families to access resources suited to individual needs. Prior to that, she was an owner/operator of Cornerstone Learning Resources, Ltd. for 11 years, a retail and online store that provided educational materials to educators and students, specializing in home education curriculum and consultations. Cynthia is a mother of 5 teen and adult children, all of whom were home educated, and is blessed to be happily married to her husband of 30 years.

Cynthia Duncalfe

Cynthia Duncalfe has been working with HCOS as Curriculum Consultant for the past 5 years as part of the Learning Commons team, and is committed to building community and providing innovative ways for our teachers and families to access resources suited to individual needs. Prior to that, she was an owner/operator of Cornerstone Learning Resources, Ltd. for 11 years, a retail and online store that provided educational materials to educators and students, specializing in home education curriculum and consultations. Cynthia is a mother of 5 teen and adult children, all of whom were home educated, and is blessed to be happily married to her husband of 30 years.

Brad Lemon

Brad has been a teacher for 17 years. He is currently HCOS’ Lower Mainland Grad Advisor and teaches Individualized Social Studies 10, 11, 12, and Online Christian Studies courses. Brad is married to Laura Lemon, who has been with HCOS since 2017 as a Support Teacher. Together, they have 4 children (3 boys and a girl) who have been enrolled at HCOS since 2017 and have attended a variety of Community Connections classes, Learning Groups activities, and online events. Prior to HCOS, Brad taught at International Christian Schools in Korea and Portugal before returning to Canada to teach at Abbotsford Christian School, where he taught a mix of mostly high school Humanities courses for a period 13 years. Brad is passionate about home learning and the mission and vision of HCOS.

Brad Lemon

Brad has been a teacher for 17 years. He is currently HCOS’ Lower Mainland Grad Advisor and teaches Individualized Social Studies 10, 11, 12, and Online Christian Studies courses. Brad is married to Laura Lemon, who has been with HCOS since 2017 as a Support Teacher. Together, they have 4 children (3 boys and a girl) who have been enrolled at HCOS since 2017 and have attended a variety of Community Connections classes, Learning Groups activities, and online events. Prior to HCOS, Brad taught at International Christian Schools in Korea and Portugal before returning to Canada to teach at Abbotsford Christian School, where he taught a mix of mostly high school Humanities courses for a period 13 years. Brad is passionate about home learning and the mission and vision of HCOS.