Nanaimo

APRIL 27, 2023

Generations Church 1300 Princess Royal Ave, Nanaimo, BC

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

  • Being Nurtured in Nature - Shelley Anderson
  • Graduation 101 (for Grades 8-12) - Ryan Titley
  • The HCOS Learning Commons: Resourcing You for Success - Pippa Davies & Cynthia Duncalfe

5:00pm - 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

  • Being Nurtured in Nature - Shelley Anderson
  • Graduation 101 (for Grades 8-12) - Ryan Titley
  • The HCOS Learning Commons: Resourcing You for Success - Pippa Davies & Cynthia Duncalfe

5:00pm - 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.

Shelley Anderson

Forest Therapy Guide

Shelley Anderson is a Forest Therapy Guide who works with individuals of all ages helping them sink into nature and experience an intentional pathway into health, wholeness, and happiness. She lives in Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island. Her husband Nori and her have been in full time ministry for over 20 years serving both in Canada and overseas. She has two adult children who are married and have blessed her with two beautiful granddaughters. In her free time Shelley loves to work on puzzles, sit by the river with Nori, work out at a gym, spend time with her granddaughters, and of course spend time in the woods.

She believes that the work she does enables her clients to reset the stress button, boost immune function, kick start creativity, and feel so much better! Not only does spending time in nature significantly benefit those who struggle with anxiety, ADD, ADHD, autism, and any other mental health challenges but it benefits all people of all ages for all time.

She is a certified Forest Therapy Guide, an Educational Assistant, has completed her Wilderness First Aid Training, has completed a one year Master of Religious Studies certificate, a certificate in Spiritual Formation, and most recently completed her training in the Les Brown Power Voice Program.

Shelley Anderson

Forest Therapy Guide

Shelley Anderson is a Forest Therapy Guide who works with individuals of all ages helping them sink into nature and experience an intentional pathway into health, wholeness, and happiness. She lives in Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island. Her husband Nori and her have been in full time ministry for over 20 years serving both in Canada and overseas. She has two adult children who are married and have blessed her with two beautiful granddaughters. In her free time Shelley loves to work on puzzles, sit by the river with Nori, work out at a gym, spend time with her granddaughters, and of course spend time in the woods.

She believes that the work she does enables her clients to reset the stress button, boost immune function, kick start creativity, and feel so much better! Not only does spending time in nature significantly benefit those who struggle with anxiety, ADD, ADHD, autism, and any other mental health challenges but it benefits all people of all ages for all time.

She is a certified Forest Therapy Guide, an Educational Assistant, has completed her Wilderness First Aid Training, has completed a one year Master of Religious Studies certificate, a certificate in Spiritual Formation, and most recently completed her training in the Les Brown Power Voice Program.

Ryan Titley

Art Teacher and Grad Advisor

Ryan Titley is the Art Teacher and Grad Advisor for HCOS. He likes to look at each student as an individual with specific future plans and learning needs. He enjoys planning with families for each student’s needs and giving students the opportunity to grow to their potential as they move through their graduation program. He is a father of two and loves to see his kids explore their unique passions. Ryan has a fondness for unique creative expressions from fine art and woodworking to his kids cosplay and comic art. Likewise, he appreciates time in nature, backpacking, riding a mountain bike or racing his BMX. He looks forward to working with families and supporting their goals to provide a strong Christian education for their kids.

Ryan Titley

Art Teacher and Grad Advisor

Ryan Titley is the Art Teacher and Grad Advisor for HCOS. He likes to look at each student as an individual with specific future plans and learning needs. He enjoys planning with families for each student’s needs and giving students the opportunity to grow to their potential as they move through their graduation program. He is a father of two and loves to see his kids explore their unique passions. Ryan has a fondness for unique creative expressions from fine art and woodworking to his kids cosplay and comic art. Likewise, he appreciates time in nature, backpacking, riding a mountain bike or racing his BMX. He looks forward to working with families and supporting their goals to provide a strong Christian education for their kids.

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.