October 10, 2019
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Last Chance to Register for the HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop
Registration Deadline: Oct. 18
This workshop is intended for senior administrators and trustees from HAIS member schools.
Guest speakers:
  • Donna Orem, NAIS President
  • Kitty Yannone, CEO of CommPac Strategic Collaboration
  • Arnold Laanui, FBI Special Agent & Advanced Instructor
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 
Time: Workshop: 8:00am - 4:30pm & Reception: 4:45pm - 7:00pm
Location: The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Cost: $240 (includes Lunch and Reception
Stanford Tobacco Vaping Prevention Training : Register by Oct. 25
Presented in partnership with the Department of Health - Tobacco Prevention and Education Program and HAIS, with funding made available by the Tobacco Prevention & Control Trust Fund. Schools are encouraged to send teams of 3 individulas. It is recommended that the head of school attend the first 2 hours and an administrator and teacher attend the entire training. Participants should bring a laptop or other electronic device (tablet, smart phone) to access the online toolkit.
Time:  8:30am - 3:45pm
Dates & Locations:  
· November 6 - Oahu, Saint Louis School
· November 7 - Maui, Kamehameha Schools, Maui Campus
Cost:  Free (snacks, beverages, & lunch included)
Travel Scholarships are available for HAIS Neighbor Island member schools for both trainings.
HAIS Learning Walks: Register by Nov. 8
The goal of the Learning Walks is to improve practice through observation and reflection, while building collaboration among colleagues from HAIS member schools. Participants will spend a day at a host school observing student learning, teaching and learning strategies, and learning environments. This experience is also intended to give participants the opportunity to reflect on their own practice.
Want to Go on a Learning Walk?
Sign up today to visit: Le Jardin School, Punahou School, or Hanahau'oli School
(Please Note: Participants may register for multiple learning walks but space is limited to 12 participants per learning walk). Each visit will run from approximately 8am-1pm (5 hours) & lunch will be provided.
Early Childhood Learning Workshop Series
The day will be led by 3 Hawai'i-based early childhood learning experts, each offering a breakout session that will explore one of the topics. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role of each of these themes in early childhood development and will leave with tools that can be implemented in their own classrooms.
Time:  8:30am - 1:30pm  (arrival 8:00am - 8:30am)
Dates & Locations:  
· November 23 - Oahu, Mid-Pacific Institute
· January 18 - Maui, Location TBD
· February 8 - Hawai'i Island, Kamehameha Schools
· February 29 - Kauai, Island School
Cost:  $20 (snacks, beverages, & lunch included)
HAIS Meetings
HAIS Summer School Directors Meeting: Oct. 15
The HAIS Summer School Directors will be meeting Oct. 15. Please RSVP even if you are unable to attend to update your contact information and provide a headcount.
Times: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Punahou School, Design Lab 5
RSVP/Questions:  Jon Koshiba
HAIS Advancement Roundtable : Oct. 25
HAIS Advancement colleagues are invited to a brown bag roundtable - the discussion topic will be Annual Giving. bBe prepared to discuss what has worked well and where your challenges are within annual giving.
Times:  12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:  Sullivan Administrative Building Boardroom, Punahou School
Bring:  BYOB (Bring Your Own Bento) - Drinks and treats provided
Parking: P arking details will be sent out closer to the meeting
RSVP:  Limited attendance to 20 people. Please RSVP to Kristen Spilker .
SOTF Conference
Save the Date! 2020 SOTF Conference: Oct. 26 - 27
Feedback Requested
Thank you to those who attend the 2019 Schools of the Future Conference! If you haven't done so already, please take a minute to complete the 2019 SOTF Feedback Form . We truly value your input, as it is an important component of our planning process. Forms will be accepted until Friday, October 18. Thank you for your kokua!
Community News, Events, and Workshops
B.E.A.C.H. Recycling: Collecting until Oct. 18
B.E.A.C.H. will be collecting clean and dry number 2, 4, and 5 plastic caps and lids in amounts of at least 5 gallons up until Oct. 18. Please see their website for more information, including arranging drop off or collection.
EdTechTeam Google Bootcamp Level 1: Oct. 17 - 18
In this two-day high energy event, explore the core areas of G Suite to increase professional learning and leadership, efficiency in the classroom, and student learning and creativity. Explore several tools in Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which are taught within the context of meaningful use with students and teachers. Segments include the Chrome browser, search techniques, and Google Classroom, as well as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, Sites and Groups. Gmail, Hangouts, and YouTube are also included. In addition to the tools, participants are exposed to critical student skill sets necessary for learning in an online environment.
Day 1: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Day 2: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Mid-Pacific Institute
Cost: $299 per person (includes voucher for Level 1 exam. Graduate credit available)
Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Workshop: Oct. 21
The East-West Center Arts Program and the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council presents this interactive teacher workshop, open to all K - 12 on Hawai'i. Participants will learn about various aspects of Indigenous knowledge and practices, experience hands-on workshops, discover strategies to incorporate this topic in the classroom, and gain access to resources in the community.
Date/Time: Nov. 8 - 9
Location: East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall
Cost: $10 per person (2 or more teachers attending from one school is encouraged and will be given priority. For neighbor island teachers, roundtrip airfare and one night of lodging at the East-West Center are available. Space is limited.)
Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery: Oct. 26
This event is for K-12 teachers in Hawai'i to come and hear from classroom teacher Joe Acaba, who has now voyaged in space for 306 days during 3 missions. Selected as one of 4 educator Astronauts in 2005, Joe will be one of two keynote speakers at the Veach Day of Discovery. Teachers have the opportunity to attend Veach Day and participate in the keynotes by Nainoa Thompson and Joe Acaba; in addition, teachers will be provided with a 30 minute NASA Workshop approach to integrate culturally responsive teaching approaches into the science and mathematics classroom and the NASA digital badge program for teachers and students, and participate in an informal talk story (and photo op) with Joe prior to his keynote.
Date/Times: Oct. 26, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
Teacher Registration: contact Art Kimura
Hawai'i Youth Sustainability Challenge: Submit by Oct. 31
This Challenge supports students as they design and implement their own innovative conservation and sustainability ideas and projects for their schools and communities. Please see their website to see their FAQs and to learn more about the program and past projects. Then, individually or as a student team, develop a Hawai'i specific sustainability or conservation project or idea (see the website for guidelines).
Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 11:59pm HST
Location: submit applications via the Kokua Hawai'i Foundation Grant Portal
Optimizing the Value of Operations Workshop: Save The Date
Presented in partnership with Edison Energy and Hawai'i Energy, this workshop offers an holistic approach to capturing energy savings in facilities, and will comprehensively explore the challenges and key components necessary to successfully execute an operating cost management plan and reduction strategy in a K - 12 facility. Drawing on technical examples, lessons learned, and best practices, the workshop will help with:
  • Understanding facility energy and operating cost reduction;
  • Quantifying financial & operational benefits;
  • Leveraging the benefits of utilizing incentive funding (in addition to other financing options), and;
  • Determining the expected results of implementing cost reduction opportunities for K - 12 facilities.
Date: Nov. 12
Location: TBD
Cost:  Free
Registration information to open soon.
P4C Cultivating Inquiry, Dialogue, and Collaborative Civic Space: Nov. 18
K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and community educators are invited to explore how p4c (philosophy for children) Hawai'i can be applied to teaching practices at this upcoming workshop. Locally, the UH Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education is the home of p4c Hawai'i. Together, students and teachers help to develop the students' ability to think for themselves in responsible ways by exploring “big questions” that arise from their interests, experiences, and learning contexts. When practiced with fidelity, p4c Hawai'i cultivates and nurtures a collaborative civic space in classrooms. In this workshop, participants will learn about p4c Hawai‘i from Uehiro Academy faculty and become a part of an intellectually safe professional community of inquiry, and engage in a number of p4c Hawai'i's hallmark activities.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost: $160 per person
2020 Localicious Art & Poetry Contest: Submit by Nov. 29
The Hawai'i Agricultural Foundation's 6th Annual Localicious Art & Poetry Contest presented by Hawai'i Gas is coming up soon. This year, students are able to submit an original illustration or poem that depicts the theme, "My Favorite Dish Created with a Locally Grown, Caught or Raised Product." Students in grades K-8 have a chance to win a $100 gift card, an exclusive class party with a local celebrity chef, and have their entry featured prominently within the 2021 Localicious Hawai'i calendar.
For more info and entry forms once the contest is underway, please visit www.hawaiiagfoundation.org
Hawai'i LifeSmarts Competition: Online Competition Closes Dec. 6
LifeSmarts is a free educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, Environment, and Technology. Students can get a team and register today for the online competition, which opens October 21.
Online Competition: open from Oct. 21 - Dec. 6, 2019
In-person Competition: Feb. 8, 2020 at UH Manoa - Campus Center Ballroom
National Competition: April 25 – 28, 2020 in Washington D.C.
Questions: contact Gloryana Aka
2020 NOSB Aloha Bowl: Feb. 15, 2020
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a nationally recognized high school academic competition that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology, as well as marine policy. During the competition, students will test their knowledge of scientific and technical disciplines through quick answer buzzer questions and more complex team challenge questions. The winning team from each of the regional competitions is provided transportation and room and board accommodation to advance to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals competition that will be held in April, 2020.
Location: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Team Registration/Questions: Cindy Knapman, UH Sea Grant College Program Communications Leader
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