September 12, 2019
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HAIS Programs
HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop: Oct. 29
This workshop is intended for senior administration and trustees from HAIS member schools.
Guest speakers:
  • Donna Orem, NAIS President
  • NEW! Kitty Yannone, CEO of CommPac Strategic Collaboration
  • Communication and 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)
Save-The-Date! Stanford Vaping Prevention Training: Nov. 6 & 7
Presented in partnership with the Department of Health - Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, with funding made available by the Tobacco Prevention & Control Trust Fund.
  • 6th - Oahu - Location: Saint Louis School
  • 7th - Maui - Location: Kamehameha Schools, Maui Campus
Cost: Free
Schools are encouraged to send teams of 3 - head of school to attend the first 1 1/2 hours and 1 administrator and 1 teacher to attend the complete training.
Travel Scholarships will be available for HAIS Neighbor Island member schools for both trainings.
Registration opening soon.
2020 GIN Conference: Save the Date!
Hosted by Maui Preparatory Academy
Date: March 6 - 8, 2020
Location: Maui Preparatory Academy
In an interview published in the Star Advertiser, HAIS's Dr. Philip Bossert discusses the new law that requires all independent schools in Hawai'i to be licensed by HCPS or accredited by a recognized agency.
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 Flyer and the HAIS Website.
SOTF Conference Updates
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
Registration Available Throughout the Conference!
October 3 & 4 (2-day) - $550
October 3 (1-day) - $275
October 4 (1-day) - $275
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) - $125 - only a few spaces left!
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4) - $625

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 .

Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.
Conference Program Available to Download!
View the SOTF Program by downloading the FREE Conference App on your mobile device! 
1. Go to the App or Google Play Store 
2. Download: SOTF Conference 2019
3. Open the App and create account
4. Complete your profile and browse the program!
Please see the links below for the program available through Apple, Google, or our online Program.
Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference
Limited to 150 Attendees: only a few spaces left!
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
  • Kate Blanchard - Managing Director, Learner Variability & Special Education Initiative Teach For America
  • Amber Duonnolo - Ed.S Director, Sanford Harmony
  • Dale Erquiaga - President & CEO, Communities In Schools
  • Godwin Higa - Ret. Principal, the first Trauma Informed School in San Diego, Cherokee Point Elementary School
  • Laura Jana - Pediatrican, Author, and Connector of Dots
  • Laura McBain - Lab Director of Community Implementation, Stanford
  • Christel McGuigan - High School Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Poet Ali - Presenter, Rachel's Challenge
  • 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
DHS Credit at SOTF
The HAIS Early Learning Committee has identified 25+ sessions at the Schools of the Future Conference that meet the training requirements set forth by the Hawai'i Department of Human Services (DHS). Certificates will be available for pick-up during the conference, at the HSTE bookstore.

How it Works:
  • Name badge QR codes will be scanned at the start of each eligible session.
  • Certificates to be printed on-site at the HSTE Conference Bookstore, located in the Exhibition Hall
  • Certificates will be issued for each qualifying session attended and will be held at the Bookstore until the conclusion of the Conference.
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
Upcoming EdD Program Open Houses: Sept. 12, 18, 27, Oct. 3
UH Manoa and its College of Education is hosting Open Houses for their Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice, or the EdD program. Founded on the tenants of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate, it is their mission and vision to ensure that their graduates will improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of current and future generations by actualizing work collaboratively, applying research and theory, reflecting critically and ethnically, and utilizing broad, interdisciplinary perspectives to recognize, create, advocate, implement, evaluate, and enhance spaces of social justice across Hawai'i and beyond.
Th, Sept. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 PM University of Hawai'i at Manoa, QLC 412M
Wed, Sept. 18, 5:00 - 7:00 PM University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, CC 301
Fri, Sept. 27, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Maui College, Ka Lama 108
Th, Oct. 3, 5:00 - 6:30 PM Kauaʻi Community College, One Stop Center 204
EMA Professional Development Seminar: RSVP by Sept. 15
This opportunity will offer the chance to network with colleagues and hear from Jennie Winton. One of the nation’s leading experts on nonprofit and independent school branding, Winton is a founding partner of Mission Minded, and has served as a strategic advisor for over 250 nonprofit organizations and inspired thousands more as a renowned lecturer. With gifts in the areas of brand strategy, messaging, and fundraising, Winton excels at helping senior leaders clarify how they think and talk about the impact their organization has on our world. Heather Hyslop and Christina Dotchin will also provide updates on enrollment support and products from EMA.
Date of Event: Sept. 24, 9:00am - 1:45pm
Location: Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
Cost: EMA Member: $30
Non-Member: $50
2020 Hawai'i Science Bowl: Register from Oct. 1 - Nov. 15
Registration for the 2020 Hawai'i Science Bowl is approaching - acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis for the competition. To be accepted, applicants must complete the online registration on the National Site (including a minimum of four team members), and the Hawai'i Science Bowl (HSB) must receive the signed media release forms for students and coach(es).
Date of Event: Jan. 25, 2020
Questions: Registration Lauren Kaupp, Rules Steve Golden, Neighbor Island Travel Penni Lee
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)
Screenagers The Next Chapter Showing: Oct. 28
Screenagers The Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience is about helping young people thrive in this screen and stress-filled world. For more details, please see their website. A free showing of the film is available Oct. 28 at HBA, but if you would like to bring this show to your school community, they can partner for cost savings.
Times: 5:30pm Pupus, 6:00pm Showing
Location: Hawai'i Baptist Academy, Dan Liu Gymnasium
Cost: Free
Questions: contact George Honzaki
Aquaculture Video Competition: Submit by Nov. 4
Open to currently enrolled high school students (grades 9-12) in the state of Hawaiʻi, this contest invites students, either individually or in groups of up to 3, to submit a 2-3 minute video that addresses the theme: “Hawaiʻi Aquaculture: A Tradition of Navigating with Innovation, Technology, and Culture.” Videos can address various aspects of aquaculture within the theme. Questions addressed could include, but are not limited to: What is the tradition of aquaculture in Hawaiʻi?; How does aquaculture contribute to a sustainable food supply in Hawaiʻi?; What role does science play in aquaculture?; What role does indigenous or local knowledge play in aquaculture in Hawaiʻi?; How does the tradition of aquaculture in Hawaiʻi exemplify indigenous science? The competition accepts videos of any genre including documentaries, animation, short interview, and historical, among other film genres.
PSL Cohort VIII: Apply by Nov. 15
This program aims to serve administrators, teachers, and other educators in private, independent and alternative schools. Instruction blends research-based knowledge with the wisdom of experienced school leaders to prepare professionals for positions of leadership. The Private School Leadership (PSL) program is cohort-based and runs for a period of 2 consecutive summers, each of 6 weeks of face-to-face instruction. The entire program may be completed in less than 15 months (including online and on-campus interactions).
5th Annual "We Grow Hawai'i Youth Garden" Conference: Feb. 29, 2020
The “We Grow Hawai’i Youth Conference” has been hosted over the past 5 years as a space to grow student voice/leadership, ‘Aina Based learning opportunities, and support amongst teachers/'Aina stewards in schools. This conference will feature s tudents sharing their experiences with ‘Aina - school gardens, community lo’i/loko i’a, etc. - through a variety of formats (displays, hands-on activities, or group/individual presentations), in a space for learners of all ages to share their insight, practices, and reflections on the importance of ‘Aina in their learning.
Nov. 22, 2019 - Priority Deadline for Presenter Sign Up
Dec. 16, 2019 - Registration Opens
Feb. 29, 2020 - "We Grow" Conference
Location: Island Pacific Academy
Questions: contact Debbie Millikan
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Featured Video and Articles
HAIS in the News!
Features: HAIS's Dr. Philip Bossert speaks on private school education in Hawai'i and the upcoming Education Fairs. Click on the image to the left for the full video!
Valerie Strauss, Aug. 2019.
Roger Riddell, Aug. 2019.
Tara Garcia Mathewson, Mar. 2019.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
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