July 18, 2019
HAIS e-news
New at HAIS
HAIS Workshops
Take a look below at the full list of Summer Professional Development Workshops or check out the HAIS website for details!
Summer e-news
During the summer months, HAIS will distribute e-news on a monthly basis. Please submit any articles for consideration accordingly.

Summer e-news dates:
  • August 15
  • August 29
Sophie Halliday Has Joined the HAIS Team!
We are very pleased to announce that Sophie Halliday has joined HAIS as the Director of Accreditation and Licensing, after serving as Director of Educational Programs at St. Andrew’s Schools. In her fifteen years as an educator, Sophie has taught students of all ages and stages, from elementary school through college, ranging from third grade Mandarin to AP US History and Politics of Education. She has served on several HAIS self-study visiting committees and has developed and implemented self-study coordinator trainings in collaboration with HAIS. She also has served on the Hawai'i Global Issues Network Steering Committee, HAIS Leading Schools of the Future Advisory Committee, the NAIS Innovation Task Force, and she is a founding board member of 'Akahiao Nature Institute. Sophie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Political Science and Economics from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Politics from Princeton University.
St. Francis School & Office Furniture Available
St. Francis School in Manoa has various school and office furniture available for donation. These donation items were either unsold in the auction or sold but not picked up, and are available to anyone who is interested.
Click here for a full list of what is available:  Furniture from St. Francis School
Interested? Please email  Casey Asato
RULER Webinar for Hawai'i Schools: July 30
Interested in learning more about RULER Online or strengthening RULER implementation at your school? Join us for a special Hawai'i schools webinar that will cover:
· An introduction to RULER Online
· Walkthrough and demonstration
· New and upcoming features
· RULER professional development
A more detailed description of topics to be covered will be shared a week prior to the webinar via email. If you aren't able to make the webinar, please register and we will send the recorded session to you.
Times: 8:00am - 9:00am
Location: Online Webinar (Zoom and dial-in directions on Registration page)
Cost: Free
HAIS Learning Journey Exploring Makerspaces:
The goal of HAIS Learning Journeys is to improve practice through observation and reflection, while building collaboration among colleagues from HAIS member schools. Over the course of several months, participants will have the opportunity to visit makerspaces at many different schools, observing how they are being utilized and learning about how they are being integrated into student learning, in different settings. The experience is intended to give participants the opportunity to reflect on how their school’s makerspaces are being used, while connecting with other like-minded individuals.
Participants will be expected to participate in all aspects of the journey, which will include a kick-off meeting, 4-5 site visits and then a final culminating debrief meeting.
Group Size : Limited to 15 Participants
Fee : $150 per person (total fee for participation)
For the outline of the time commitment and schedule, please see the Learning Journey Invitation.
NEW HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was released on July 15, entitled "Getting Read y for Kindergarten."  Even if elementary school is a few years away, it is a good time to start thinking about preparing for that next step. Cari Suzuki of Montessori Community School has some tips parents can utilize now . You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on the HAIS website.
2019 HAIS Education Fairs
Oahu Fair :
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time : Open to the Public from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Hawai'i Convention Center Room 313ABC
Oahu School Sign-Up Form

Maui Fair :
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time : Open to the Public from 12:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Maui Beach Hotel, Ballroom
Maui School Sign-Up Form

More information is available on the HAIS Website.
2020 GIN Conference: Save the Date!
Next year's GIN Conference will take place in March, and will be hosted by Maui Preparatory Academy.
Date: March 6 - 8, 2020
Location: Maui Preparatory Academy
SOTF Conference Updates
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
October 3 & 4 (2-day) - $450
October 3 (1-day) - $225
October 4 (1-day) - $225
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) - $125
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4) - $525

Group Discount:
A group discount of 10% off the rate in effect at the time of registration is available for groups of 10 or more. To receive the discount code, please email Megan Polak .

All School PD Rate:
The All School PD Rate is a 20% discount off the Early Bird ticket price for schools that send their entire faculty to the conference on either 1 or both days.
All School PD Ticket pricing: 
1-day ticket - $140 (either Thursday or Friday)
2-day ticket - $280
Available between March 1 and August 31.
On September 1, the Late/Walk-In Ticket Pricing will take effect, and the 2-day ticket price will increase by $100 and the 1-day ticket price will increase by $50.

Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.
Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference
Limited to 150 Attendees: register while space is still available
This year's LSOTF Pre-Conference will focus on Assessment for Deeper Learning. Join leadership teams from public, private and charter schools to strategize how to make learning visible, prioritize deeper learning outcomes for your school and identify authentic assessment practices that prioritize mastery of deeper learning outcomes for students. Local, National and International Experts will be on hand for the entire day to help guide your work.

The Essential Questions to be explored include:
  • How might we rethink Assessment for Deeper Learning?
  • How might we build a culture that prioritizes meaningful assessment for deeper learning practices?
  • How might we leverage assessment to ensure that ALL teachers and students experience learning that amplifies passion, engagement, and empowerment?

For more information, please visit the LSOTF section of the HAIS SOTF Webpage. More information can also be found on the LSOTF Flyer.
Keynote Speakers
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Professor, Education, Psychology & Neuroscience at USC
Keynote Speaker, Oct. 3
Sal Khan
Founder , Khan Academy
Keynote Speaker, Oct. 3
Jennie Magiera
Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam , Oct. 4
Featured Speakers
  • Bill Bass - Innovation Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Information, and Library Media in Parkway School District in St. Louis; President, ISTE Board of Directors
  • Valerie Bayne Carroll - Master Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
  • Chip Fletcher - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai'i at Mānoa & Vice-Chair of the Honolulu Climate Change Commission
  • Godwin Higa - Ret. Principal, the first Trauma Informed School in San Diego, Cherokee Point Elementary School
  • Laura McBain- Lab Director of Community Implementation, Stanford d.school
  • Christel McGuigan-High School Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Luke Ritchie- Head of School, Annesley Junior School
  • Paul Singer- Head of School, Assets School. Featured Speaker for Learning Variabilities Track
  • Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa- Professor, Harvard Extension School "The Neuroscience of Learning and Achievement." Featured Speaker for Learning Variabilities Track
  • Mike Walker- Head of School, San Francisco Day School
  • Kate Blanchard - Managing Director, Learner Variability & Special Education Initiative Teach For America
NEW: Learning Variabilities Travel Scholarships
For Neighbor Island Conference Attendees : Deadline August 12
Thanks to a generous grant from the Oak Foundation fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Schools of the Future Conference is pleased to offer a limited number of needs-based travel scholarships for administrators and teachers from Neighbor Island schools to attend the 2019 Conference which takes place October 2 to 4, 2019, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.
2019 SOTF Student Presentation CFP: Deadline Sept . 6
Student presentations will be on Friday, October 4. All student presentations will take place between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, during the timeframe that was previously allocated for Like-Minded Sessions. Student proposals should address best teaching practices and should inspire thinking about learning from the student's perspective. All proposals can include up to 3 students and must include 1 teacher who will serve as an advisor and point person. Please see the Form below!
Conference Hotel Reservations
Hotel: The Ala Moana Hotel
Location: 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu HI 96814
The Ala Moana Hotel is offering attendees special SOTF Conference rates. 
Use the  SOTF Booking Link  to reserve, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also contact the Ala Moana Hotel as follows:
Reservations Toll Free: (800) 367-6025
Reservations Local Phone: (808) 955-4811
Community News, Events, and Workshops
EPI 2020 Teacher Fellowship: Apply from July 1 - Sept. 1
Ecology Project International's (EPI) Teacher Fellowships are field-based, science education programs in Costa Rica, Baja, Belize, and Yellowstone. Teachers will work with conservation researchers while gaining familiarity with methods for bringing field science into the classroom. Each PD program is 8 days, and EPI funds the majority of the costs, including meals, lodging, and course activities and instruction. Formal and informal educators from any country, working with middle school to college-age students, are welcome to apply.
Dates/Locationsof Programs: please see website for locations and dates of each program
Creative Reuse Open House for Educators: July 20
This Saturday is the Art Explorium's annual Creative Reuse Open House for Educators. At this event, there will be free art supplies; they will provide earth-friendly art lesson plans that teachers can take back to their classrooms; have local arts and sustainability organizations including Kokua Hawai'i Foundation, Manoa Heritage Center, and DLNR Division off Aquatic Resources.
Children of teachers who register are also welcome to come and participate in free art activities while their parents attend.
Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Art Explorium
Cost: Free
iTeach808 Conference Call for Presenters: Apply by Aug. 1
Earn $100 to lead a 1 hour tech workshop at the 10th annual iTeach808 Conference, with an opportunity to earn up to $400. They will also be offering an additional $100 travel scholarship for neighbor island presenters. Applicants will be notified by Aug. 15.
Date of Workshop: Sept. 7
Location: Sacred Hearts Academy, Honolulu
Climate Conscious Futures for the Well-Being of All: Sept. 19
This workshop is for K-12 educators who want to learn more about the changing climate and its impacts on society. A collaboration between the Hanahau‘oli School Professional Development Center and the Institute for Climate and Peace, this workshop will introduce educators to key concepts and classroom strategies to create climate-conscious and empowered students. Participants will engage in learning opportunities for teaching about climate change, learning how the concepts of climate-change and peace are inextricably linked, and will explore how pairing them helps to advance effective and inclusive processes to build peaceful and climate-conscious futures for the well-being of all.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost: $160
A Commitment to Equity: Sept. 26 - 27
Children’s self-identity and behavior are influenced by biases in our diverse society. Anti-Bias Education is a social justice framework that offers early childhood educators a variety of strategies to help children learn to be proud of themselves and their families, respect a range of human differences, recognize unfairness and bias, and speak up for the rights of others. Educators will learn about teacher tools and specific curriculum ideas that counter biases related to race, ethnicity, religion, class, gender, family structures, or differing abilities. Educators will think critically about their experiences, strengthening their ability to work effectively with children and families from all backgrounds.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost: $160
Children & Youth Day: Oct. 6
The 26th Children and Youth Day is approaching, with fun, food, entertainment, and educational activities for the entire family. Celebrate Hawai'i's keiki and their talents. Please see the flyer or website for full details on available activities and the day's schedule.
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: State Capitol
Cost: Free
Immigration, Exclusion, & The American Dream: Oct. 9
This event will include an abbreviated film screening and panel discussion about the power of teaching the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to reflect on current times. Engage with members of the Chinese Community Action Coalition, Dr. Gregory Mark and Dr. Bryan Man, who will share knowledge about the history of Chinese in Hawai'i, personal stories, and findings from their scholarship and research that link to contemporary immigration debates. Meet Hanahau'oli School JK-6 Mandarin teacher, Jingwoan Chang, and Professional Development Center Director, Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, who will make connections to the classroom.
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost: $10 ( Pupus and refreshments provided)
Philosophy for Children (P4C): Nov. 18
In this workshop, participants will learn about p4c Hawai'i from UH Uehiro Academy faculty and become part of an intellectually safe professional community of inquiry. Engage in p4c Hawai'i's hallmark activities and reflect on ways to apply the classroom strategies to diverse teaching contexts. This workshop is designed for K-12 educators, higher education faculty, community educators interested in exploring how p4c Hawai'i can be applied outside of the regular classroom setting, teachers interested in interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to education, and teachers who want to apply the practice to traditional subject areas and coursework.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost: $160
Summer Professional Development
2019 Summer PD Opportunities
HAIS member schools offer a variety of exceptional PD workshops, events and experiences during the summer months. All of the listed items (written in order of event, location, and who's holding the workshop) are included below in the "Community News, Events, and Workshops" section.

22 - 24: Global Educator Strand, Punahou School

For more information, please see the  HAIS website , or the  full Summer PD List .
Global Educator Strand: Register by June 30
Punahou School's Global Educator Strand engages educators in the design of curriculum that promotes global citizenship. Participants will collaborate with educators from 25 schools and 11 countries accompanying their students who are participating in the Student Global Leadership Institute. Attendees will share their pedagogies and visions around global education, and through a facilitated design process, participants will also develop curriculum that is based upon resiliency, empathy, global awareness, and other characteristics of a global citizen in order to return to their institutions and implement.
Dates: July 22 - 24, 8:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Punahou School
Cost: $300
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Featured Video and Articles
Quitting in the Age of Vaping
Features:  Participants in this webinar panel discussion discussed the dangers of youth nicotine addiction and This is Quitting, a first-of-its-kind quit vaping program to address the significant rise in youth vaping
E. Tammy Kim, July 2019.
Kate Stringer, July 2019.
Meena Srinivasan, June 2019.
Ming Kuo, June 2019.
Malcolm Gladwell. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
Upcoming & Ongoing