2019 Saint Kosmas West Conference

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Homeschool Retreat Presentations

HOMESCHOOL RETREAT SESSION 1
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Session 1A: Learning All The Time: Re-thinking the Compulsory Education Paradigm (Ginny Silva)

Session 1B: Dispelling the Myths of Homeschooling High School (Presv. Ana Coman)

Session 1C: Introducing the Classical Languages into your Homeschool (Anne Van Fossen)

Session 1D: Math Manipulatives Workshop (Dn. James & Katherine Hughes)

Session 1E: California Homeschool Legislation Update: Public Charters and the Private School Affidavit Option

HOMESCHOOL RETREAT SESSION 2
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Session 2A: Life is Beautiful: Treasuring the Gift of Being at Home with Your Children (Gorgonia Lewis)

Session 2B: Learning Environments: Seeking Balance between Online Learning and "Real-Life" Learning (Anne Van Fossen)

Session 2C: Raising Teens: Making the Faith One’s Own

Session 2D: Math Manipulatives Workshop (Dn. James & Katherine Hughes)

Session 2E: California Homeschool Legislation Update: Community College Admission for Minors, Dual Enrollment, and CHSPE

HOMESCHOOL RETREAT SESSION 3
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Session 3A: Reflections After 20 Years of Homeschooling: Q&A with Gorgonia Lewis

Session 3B: A Childhood Unplugged: Evaluating the Advantages of an Early Childhood without Screens (Presv. Ana Coman)

Session 3C: Sabotaging Yourself: How Comparison Can Undermine Your Homeschool

Session 3D: Math Manipulatives Workshop (Dn. James & Katherine Hughes)

Session 3E: California Homeschool Legislation Update: Sexual Education (LGBT agenda) Requirements (which includes Charters)

HOMESCHOOL RETREAT SESSION 4
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Session 4: Orthodox Homeschool Alumni Panel: Interviews with Orthodox Adults Who Were Homeschooled

Technology Conference Presentations

Technology Conference SESSION 1
7:15 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15

Session 1A: How Technology Reaches Deeper Than We Think (Dr. Mark Tarpley)

Session 1B: Instructing Our Children On Understanding Technology in the World Today (Dr. Mark Tarpley)

Technology Conference SESSION 2
9:00 - 9:45 A.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 2 (for the Adults): Technology and Addiction: Seeking Freedom in Christ in a Consumerist Society (Fr. Josiah Trenham)

Session 2 (for the Youth): Technology and Distraction: Seeking Wholeness in a Fragmented World (Fr. Peter Heers)

Technology Conference SESSION 3
10:00 - 10:45 A.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 3 (for the Adults and Youth): Technology and Conversation: Facing Up to the Challenge (Dr. Mark Tarpley)

Technology Conference SESSION 4
11:00 - 11:45 A.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 4: Q&A with the Keynote Speakers (Fr. Peter Heers, Dr. Mark Tarpley, & Fr. Josiah Trenham)

Technology Conference SESSION 5
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 5 (for the Adults): Technology and Distraction: Seeking Wholeness in a Fragmented World (Fr. Peter Heers)

Session 5 (for the Youth): Technology and Addiction: Seeking Freedom in Christ in a Consumerist Society (Fr. Josiah Trenham)

Technology Conference SESSION 6
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 6: Technology and Daily Living: What Should We Do? (Dr. Mark Tarpley)

Technology Conference SESSION 7
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16

Session 7: Q&A with the Keynote Speakers (Fr. Peter Heers, Dr. Mark Tarpley, & Fr. Josiah Trenham)