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HSC Conference 2019

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Friday, August 9
 

8:00am

New to Conference meet-up
First HSC Conference? Overwhelmed by all of the AWESOME? Join Conference Coordinator Jocelyn Cooper for a brief orientation and some tips to get the most out of Conference. We will meet by the fireplace in the lobby at 8am.

Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Lobby

9:00am

Makerspace
Come tinker and build new skills in our wonderful makerspace!  Learn how to use tools and materials to build and hack projects and get expert advice from mentors on how to dream big and create big at home!  Scheduled workshops will be offered throughout the day, or simply drop in and start making.

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Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Jose

9:30am

Mixed Media Flower Workshop
Many materials are used to make beautiful flower arrangement. Paper, cloth, felt, tissue - lots of imagination and crafting with beautiful arrangements to take home at the end of the workshop.

Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Sierra & Cascade

9:30am

LARGE ART: The Power of Breaking Free of Drawing and Coloring In The Lines.
Interactive workshop by Cesar Becerra: Historian, Author, Artist and self-proclaimed Rebel. This workshop will cover Large Scale Installation With A Message, beginning with how to inspire students to “step outside the mold” and be artistic rebels. Across the country, artists have been pushing the envelope outside the contained and measured walls of galleries and museums.
Contemporary Art and Kamikaze Art are both happening and your students can attack it too! Big emphasis will be placed on constructing with recycled or free materials and the elasticity of Andy Warhol’s famed quote “Art is what you can get away with!”


Friday August 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Pine

9:30am

Harry Potter Trivia & Games
Harry Potter fans unite and have fun! We'll have a trivia contest, play a Who Am I guessing game and more.

Speakers
LK

Luke Kee

Luke has been unschooling for nine years, leaving school after second grade. He's passionate about Star Wars, engineering, cars and learning what he wants. He's now studying auto mechanics at community college.


Friday August 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Fir

11:00am

Hints, Tips, Tricks, and Hacks -- How Homeschooler Can Learn to Cost-Effectively Travel the World

A 50 Minute workshop which will immerse all attendees in everything that The Destinator himself (Lalika Kaponay 17, Worldschooler), learned and uses day-to-day in his business to provide people with the most cost-effective and convenient modes of travel. Nothing will be held back here. In 50 minutes you will learn all you need to know to navigate the maze of resources you can tap into to find cost-effective ways to travel the world. As a family of four, the Kaponays have lived and travelled the world on less than $25K a year, and the Destinator, will share with you how you too can experience this.

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Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Carmel

12:30pm

Parenting Patois Exploring liberation language in our parenting with Akilah S. Richards
What is patois? Patois is a term used to describe a blending of languages used to establish shared meaning and mutual understanding among people who do not speak each other’s primary language. In our context together, we will explore what it means to partner with children to make space to learn about their needs, and to express our own, without trying to force understanding upon our child, or to become passive as we attempt to ease tension by trying to fit ourselves into what we think will make children happy. Adults are bilingual; we speak oppression by training and we speak liberation by choice. This workshop will help you hold space to realize how many of us arrived at a parenting approach that centers parental controls (performance arts and power-over), and then to discover how we can get to collaborative, emergent, culture co-creation with our children.

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Friday August 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Oak

2:00pm

Screenprinting!
Back by popular demand, join Samantha in learning how screens are made and printed! Bring your own t-shirt, bag, or fabric and choose from a selection of popular characters and homeschool quips to screenprint!


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
San Jose

2:00pm

Writer's workshop Series 1
Join author Elana K. Arnold for a two-day workshop. Together, we will play with story. You are welcome to come to one or both sessions. Fill your creative well with a series of writing activities, insight, and conversations. All are welcome.

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Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Carmel

2:00pm

Bizarre Bazaar
What do you get when you smash the Artisan Craft Fair, the Recycled Resources Fair, and the Local Groups Fair into one grand space?  It's the Bizarre Bazaar!

Join us Friday afternoon for a marketplace where attendees are encouraged to display and sell their arts, crafts and gently used resources (books, computer/board games, puzzles, dvds, etc...) Please tag all of your own items and staff your space while you are selling.

Those with services for sale (henna, face painting, fortune telling, etc...) and friendly performers with musical or magical talents are encouraged to join in the fun and contribute to the Renaissance Faire atmosphere! However, due to hotel regulations, please, no food sales.

Finally, come find your people! Local groups will have an opportunity to host a table and promote their groups. Mingle with others and find local people for park days, classes, field trips and more. Local groups are welcome to bring an item or basket to donate to the HSC Raffle.

For those selling arts/crafts/recycled resources:  Set-up begins at 1:45 p.m. and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  HSC will not staff nor collect items for this event nor collect any proceeds from sales.   During the last half hour, we ask that all remaining sellers consider offering their items for free.

Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Siskiyou & Donner

3:00pm

Camp AC
Sick of all those pesky mosquito bites and sunburns? Then come on down to Camp AC! Join one of four cabins to play active camp games, win prizes, and compete for victory.

Speakers
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TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pine

3:30pm

Googlicious - Putting Google Apps to work for your homeschool
Are you mystified by technology? Do you want to learn how to use Google Apps to keep your crazy homeschool life organized? Would you like Google to do the grading for you? Are you tired of using pen and paper to keep track of events, grades, etc.? Does even the thought of typing out and essay exhaust you? Do you want to be able to keep a digital portfolio of all your amazing work? Would you love to learn how to make your own website? Then this session is for you! Come learn all of the above and more! All that Google has to offer kids, young adults, and parents presented to you by a homeschool mom who is a Certified Google Educator and has learned to adapt classroom tools to homeschool situations! You will leave this session with an incredible amount of tools and resources to rock your homeschool! While devices (phones, iPads, Laptops) are not necessary, to maximize your learning in this session they are most welcome!

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Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Carmel

5:00pm

Using Video Games for Educational Applications
This talk will focus on how to use common video games as part of your kids' homeschooling experience. We'll focus on both traditional core education subjects like history, math, etc and other topics like social learning, philosophy, critical thinking, and more.

Speakers
VK

Victoria Khaze

Victoria Khaze’s passion for business and children lead her to create Money Munchkids; a children’s financial education company. She has over seven years in business, four in marketing, over 15 years as a child care professional and 12 as a sister. She utilized both her own experience... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Carmel

7:00pm

LGBTQ Reception
You are invited to the LGBTQ reception.  Let's meet, greet, and take pride in being together!

Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
San Simeon
 
Saturday, August 10
 

9:00am

Makerspace
Come tinker and build new skills in our fabulous makerspace!  Learn how to use tools and materials to build and hack projects and get expert advice from mentors on how to dream big and create big at home!  Scheduled workshops will be offered throughout the day, or simply drop in and start making.

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Jose

12:30pm

Special Effects Makeup
Love monsters? Zombies? Cosplay?! Come learn about the basics of special effects makeup with professional teen makeup artist C Oldham. Oldham was featured a year ago on All In With Cam Newton for her sfx skills!
Oldham will be using people from the audience to model the makeup!

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Saturday August 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Monterey

2:00pm

Writer's Workshop Series 2
Join author Elana K. Arnold for a two-day workshop. Together, we will play with story. You are welcome to come to one or both sessions. Fill your creative well with a series of writing activities, insight, and conversations. All are welcome.

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Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Carmel

2:00pm

Make your Own Wind Up Toy
Join us in the Makerspace to build your own cool wind up toy!  No experience needed!

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Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
San Jose

2:30pm

Bugs with the Beetlelady
Bugs!  Hands-on time with live bugs: Does your child love tarantulas, beetles, or millipedes? Join Stephanie, the Beetlelady, as she shares her fascinating array of live and museum quality insects upclose!  

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Saturday August 10, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Monterey

3:00pm

Minute to Win It
Grab some friends and come play these lightning fast party games! Events swap every half hour to keep you coming back.

Speakers
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TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar
 
Sunday, August 11
 

9:00am

Makerspace
Come tinker and build new skills in our wonderful makerspace!  Learn how to use tools and materials to build and hack projects and get expert advice from mentors on how to dream big and create big at home!  Scheduled workshops will be offered throughout the day, or simply drop in and start making.

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

HSC Board Meeting
Have questions for the HSC board?  Here is a chance to ask.  Join us as we meet to continue the work on behalf of this amazing homeschool community.

Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oak

11:00am

Uno Tournament
Come prove your prowess in this classic card game tournament.

Speakers
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TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Silicon Valley

2:00pm

Pokémon Go!
Pokémon Go meetup for fans, friends and noobs. Let’s meet up and exchange your friend IDs so we can level up together. Find out who the Pokémon go players are and get ready for battle or trade Pokémon. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game you play on your smart phone. It uses your mobile device to locate, capture, train and battle pokemon which seem to appear in the real world around us.


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Lobby

2:30pm

The HSC Privilege Walk
Description:
priv·i·lege /ˈpriv(ə)lij/ Noun a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. Throughout a privilege walk, the following statements are read by the facilitator and the participants are asked to take a step forward or backward based on their responses. This activity forces participants to confront the ways in which society privileges some individuals over others. It is designed to get participants to reflect on the different areas in their lives where they have privilege as well as the areas where they don't (sourced from edge.psu.edu). As a society, we have been taught to ignore the privileges we are born with, and grow into. We believe that privilege is not something to be ashamed of, and not something to ignore. We believe that privilege is something to be aware of as we walk through the world. Come join us in a space that will motivate learning, growth, and community!

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar

5:00pm

Closing Slideshow
Come join us for our closing tradition - a slideshow of our wonderful weekend with photos by our Conference Photographer, Pia Williams! Thank you!

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Oak