January 10, 2019
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Devorah Heitner Talk and Breakfast: Jan. 25, 2019
This event is free and open to HAIS Heads of Schools, Senior administrators, and Technology Directors (limit 3 per school).
From parents who push back on students using tech at school, to parents who text their students all day, to parents posting about specific teachers and school issues, how school leadership (heads of school, principals and administration) can address these issues proactively and support their staff in dealing with these issues.

Time: 7:30am - 10:00am
Location: The Pacific Club
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 18
Devorah Heitner Educator Workshop: Jan. 25, 2019
There are many milestones involved in growing up in the digital age. This talk for educators (counselors, educators and school leaders) will inform participants about the latest research on digital natives and helping them to appropriately support young people as they encounter and master these digital skills. The workshop will consist of a talk followed by an interactive facilitated workshop that includes school scenarios related to digital citizenship, classroom management and more.

Time: 12:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: Hanahau'oli Schools
Cost: $100 Member Schools / $125 Non-Member Schools - Limited Space Remaining!
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 18
Devorah H eitner Parent Evening: Jan. 30, 2019
Parents today worry that kids are addicted, detached or distracted because of digital devices. Often, adults are less conscious about what they are modeling with their own relationship with technology. Tech-savvy Digital Natives need mentorship to thrive, develop social skills and succeed in a future where they will likely find a job, meet their spouse and build their reputations in interactive, digital communities. Adults can share our own lifetime of social wisdom to mentor children to become the best people that they can be.

This event is open to parents from HAIS member schools - please contact Megan Polak for the access code . Parents from Hanahau'oli, Punahou, St. Andrew's and St. Louis should contact their school for the appropriate registration code.

Time: 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: St. Louis School
Cost: Free for parents from HAIS member schools

This event is sponsored by St. Andrew's, Punahou, Hanahau'oli St. Louis and HAIS
Early Childhood Education Workshop: Feb. 9
Please Note: this workshop is for Preschool-3rd grade teachers, and will count towards DHS training requirements. Certificates will be provided.
This workshop, entitled "Addressing the Nature of Challenging Behav ior in Young Children,' helps you invest your time in understanding more about your children's social-emotional behavior, and how to make sense of challenging behaviors and effective intervention strategies respectful of young learners.
Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Assets High School
Cost: Free
Zoe Randall Project-Based Learning Workshop: Feb. 12-13
This 2-day workshop is intended for beginner through intermediate experience levels. During the workshop, you will learn about how to transform your content through project-based learning and design your own project idea. Using design thinking activities and best practices in PBL, you will leave with a more solid understanding of what a quality project based education looks like. Open to all K-12 educators in all disciplines.
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Hongwanji Mission School
Cost: $350 Member Schools / $375 Non-Member Schools
Zoe Randall Advanced Project-Based Learning Workshop: Feb. 14
In this 1-day workshop, you will take a deeper dive into understanding project based learning through a more in-depth look into project management, assessments, exhibitions and curation of student work. Bring a project idea to tune or a dilemma to present for peer feedback. You will leave feeling confident to take your projects to the next level and get peer feedback to improve your design!
Open to all K-12 educators in all disciplines.
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Hongwanji Mission School
Cost: $175 Member Schools / $200 Non-Member Schools
Navigating Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management in Off-Campus Programs: Feb. 21
A comprehensive overview of international risk management for international education to include global programs, wilderness adventure programs, and multi-day off-campus domestic programs. Lodestone Safety International is a training and consulting company specializing in health, safety, and security for educational organizations operating abroad. 
Date/Time:  Feb. 21, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location:  Punahou School  
Cost:  $175 member schools, $200 non-member schools
HAIS at NAIS: Save the Date!
Please Note: this event is open to anyone from HAIS member schools and their guests.
Join us for pupus and drinks at the 2019 NAIS Conference in California!
Date/Time: Feb. 27, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview C
HAIS Recognition Dinner: Save the Date!
Please mark your calendars for the HAIS Recognition Dinner, honoring:
James Scott, Punahou School
Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy
Nina Sato, Carden Academy
Tickets will go on sale the last week of January.
Date/Time: April 18, 5:00pm Reception and 6:15pm Dinner
Location: The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Maile Ballroom
Prices: $125 per person or $1150 for a table of 10
Reservation Deadline: April 5
Complimentary valet parking will be available along with a no-host bar.
Robert Witt and Roberta Bishop Hired as New Administrative Directors
Honolulu Waldorf School (HWS) has announced the appointment of two new interim Administrative Directors (AD). Both have previously held the title; Mr. Robert Witt was the school’s first AD, while Ms. Roberta Bishop has served as administrator, teacher, volunteer, and supporter. Both have worked together in various capacities since the 1980s, and have actually both served as leaders at HAIS. They are slated to share this role throughout the remainder of the 2018-2019 year; during this period, the HWS Board will refocus their AD search to fill the permanent position.
Upcoming Admissions Meeting
Who Should Attend: Admissions Directors of HAIS schools.
Date/Time: January 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:  Hongwanji Mission School
Lunch will be provided.
Questions? Email Megan Polak
SOTF Conference Updates
Save the Date!
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
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. This rate will be available when registration opens in March through August.
All School PD Ticket pricing: 
1-day ticket - $140 (either Thursday or Friday)
2-day ticket - $280
Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.

2019 SOTF Call for Proposals is Open!
Be a part of the 11th annual Schools of the Future Conference! We are seeking proposals related to pedagogy and best teaching practices to help educators prepare student learners for the future. To submit a proposal, please complete the SOTF Proposal Form below!
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Auxiliary Programs Annual Compensation and Position Report
Based on surveys collected from 104 respondents from January - March 2017.
Artistic Teaching Partners Roster 2019
A roster of teaching artist organizations and individuals.
Preschool Open Doors Application Period: Jan. 2 - Mar. 29
Applications received during this period will be considered for preschool participation during July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
TABSA for Summer 2019: Apply by Jan. 15
Punahou's Teachers Across Borders Southern Africa (TABSA), is a professional team of math and science teachers who assist and mentor colleagues from rural schools in Southern Africa. Colleagues send a list of challenging math/science topics from their curriculum, and the TABSA team prepares lessons. This year's group is to work with 300 math/science teachers at Grades 7 - 9. Two experienced science teachers are needed to join two veterans on the 2019 team.
Dates of Program: June - July 2019
Location: Port Elizabeth and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province
Questions? Please contact Yunus Peer
Aloha 'Aina Moanalua Workshop: Feb. 2
This free workshop for grade 4 teachers will include all materials (teacher's guide, lesson plans, student activ ity sheets, CDs, and other resources). The day is an opportunity for teachers to learn about the "Huaka`i o Kamananui, Aloha Aina Moanalua" place-based environmental education curriculum.
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Moanalua Middle School Library
Cost: Free (space limited to 20 people)
To Register: Contact Pauline Worsham
HAMLE 2019 Conference: Feb. 19
The Hawai'i Association of Middle Level Education (HAMLE) is holding its 2019 Conference celebrating middle level educators (5th-9th). The day will include speakers, breakout sessions, student displays, breakfast and lunch, door prizes, and vendor displays.
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location:  Ewa Makai Middle School
Cost: $89 per person
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge: Register by Feb. 22
The Challenge is an Internet-based applied math competition for high school juniors and seniors. Working in teams of 3 - 5, participants solve an open-ended, math-modeling problem focused on a realistic issue in 14 hours. The contest, organized by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and sponsored by MathWorks, is free and open to all U.S. students and will award top teams this year with $100,000 in scholarships.
Registration Deadline: Feb. 22, 4:00pm EST
Date of Challenge weekend: Mar. 1 - 4, 2019
Chaminade STEM Scholarship Opportunities: Apply by Apr. 1
Chaminade University has announced the open application process for both their Ho'oulu and NSF (National Science Foundation) S-STEM Scholarship programs; programs made to prepare the next generation of scientists and leaders for Hawai'i and the Pacific Region.
Dates: Priority consideration to applications submitting by March 15, 2019 ; final deadline for application by April 1, 2019 .
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