In this issue...
HAIS Open House
High Tech High Workshop
HAIS Learning Walks
'Ōlelo IME Workshop
HAIS Member Meeting/Reception
LSOTF Conference
LSOTF Platinum Sponsors
LSOTF Premier Sponsors
SOTF Registration Open
Scholar's App
LGBT+ Presentation
Food Drive
Kupu HYCC Program
UH CRDG Summer Programs
Education Tech. Conference
Supporting Member of the Month
HaSTA Conference
Mathematics PD
Omidyar Fellows Cohort VI
Responsive Classroom Training
Links and Resources
Upcoming Events
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March 8, 2018
HAIS Open House! - Mar. 15
Join us in celebrating our new office location! No need to RSVP, just stop by anytime during our office hours for snacks, coffee, and a quick tour of the new HAIS office.
Everyone who attends the HAIS Open House will also be entered for a chance to win dinner (wine included), with HAIS Acting Executive Director Phil Bossert! Please see the full invite for more details, including directions and parking instructions.

Date: Mar. 15, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The New HAIS office! 200 N. Vineyard Blvd, #401
HAIS Workshop by High Tech High 
Concrete Tools for Unpacking Complex Problems: How to Lead for Equity and Other Challenges in a PBL Setting 
How can we use improvement science to develop robust project based learning cultures in our classrooms and schools? In this interactive workshop, participants will use the versatile tools of Improvement science - including empathy interviews, fishbone diagrams, and interrelationship digraphs - to dig into a problem of practice. Participants will leave with protocols and tools they can use with students and colleagues to help foster a learning culture and guide systematic improvement in their own context. This workshop is designed for change-makers at all levels-teachers, school/district leaders.
The workshop will be led by Daisy Sharrock - Project Director, Mathematical Agency Improvement Community, High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Please visit the HAIS Website for more information.

Deadline to register: March 16
Date: April 30 & May 1 (2-day workshop)
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm both days (continental breakfast, snacks and lunch included)
Location'Iolani School Sullivan Center, 4th Floor
Cost: $350 HAIS Member Schools / $400 Non-Member Schools
Space is limited, so  register today!
HAIS Learning Walks: Apr. - May
HAIS Member Schools are invited to participate in the Spring 2018 Learning Walks!  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 observing at a host school, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their own practices and connect with like-minded educators.  Each participating school will follow a similar schedule, hosting a group of up to 12 educators from other HAIS member schools.  To sign up for a Learning Walk at Kamehameha Middle School Kapalama, Holy Nativity School, Le Jardin Academy, or Trinity Christian School, please complete this form . For full details on the Learning Walks, please see the attached .

Sign Up Deadline: Apr. 6
Location: Kamehameha Middle School Kapalama, Holy Nativity School,                Le Jardin Academy, or Trinity Christian School
Cost: $30 per participant
Intro to 'Ōlelo's IME Workshop: Apr. 24
The upcoming event, entitled "Intro to 'Ōlelo's Innovative Media For Educators: A Digital Storytelling Workshop," will be on Apr. 24, at St. Louis High School.  Participants will get a hands-on overview of 'Ōlelo's Educators Workshop, a service under the organization's Innovative Media for Educators (IME) program. IME certifies teachers to not only gain access to state-of-the-art production equipment, but enables them to certify their students to receive the same access to these resources at a low cost. Attendees will have the opportunity to test and review the production cameras and equipment that are available through IME. By the end, participants will take part in a production activity that can be integrated into future lesson plans. If you have a story to tell, or if you are encouraging your students to tell stories of their own, this is the workshop for you!  Through this service, teachers are encouraged to take full advantage of community media resources in their c ommunity, thereby empowering their students to better navigate the growing world of digital media with a critical eye.
For full details, please see the event flyer or the attached; to register, please go to the workshop webpage.

Registration Deadline: Apr. 13
Date: Apr. 24, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: St. Louis High School, Clarence T.C.                    Ching Learning & Technology Center,                  Ground Floor, Tseu Presidential Suite
Cost: $65 HAIS member schools
         $75 non-member schools
HAIS Annual Member Meeting & Reception: May 9
The  HAIS Board of Directors invites HAIS Heads of Schools to the 2018 Annual Member Meeting & Reception, to be held at the Pacific Club. Attendees can connect with current and incoming HAIS Board Members, hear about the 2017-2018 year recap, learn about upcoming programs and initiatives for the 2018-2019 year, and network with other HAIS member school heads! For full details, please see this flyer, and to RSVP, please complete this form.

RSVP Deadline: Apr. 27
Date of Event: May 9, Meeting: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
                                 Reception: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: The Pacific Club
Cost: Free, and HAIS will reimburse neighbor island airfare
Conference Updates 
2018 Leading Schools of the Future Conference
 April 5 & 6, 2018
Pre-Conferences: April 4 

Location: The Ala Moana Hotel

The Conference Schedule is now available! 

Keynote Speakers

Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas
Head of School at the Synapse School
Stacy Caldwell
Executive Director of Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC)  

Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on April 4, at the Ala Moana Hotel. Full descriptions can be found on the LSOTF Webpage.
  • Full-Day Workshop with Dr. Yong Zhao
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Workshop
  • Enrollment Management HAIS Standard Online Application Program Training 
Please Note: Registration for the Dr. Yong Zhao and AFP Pre-Conferences is on Eventbrite. Registration for the HAIS Standard Application Training is on a Google Form.

Conference Themes and Highlights
Review the full descriptions of all the featured themes and topics to find topics/sessions that may interest you. 

Registration/Team Discounts
Registration is still open and team discounts are available for 3 or more participants from the same organization, for both the Pre-Conference and Full Conference. Email Megan Polak for more information.

Conference Hotel Reservations
The Ala Moana Hotel is offering attendees special LSOTF Conference rates.  Use the  LSOTF Booking Link  to reserve, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also contact the Ala Moana 

 For more information, please visit the LSOTF Conference webpage.

Mahalo to our LSOTF Sponsors!
Platinum Sponsor
Premier Sponsor

For more details on our sponsors, please visit our sponsor  webpage
2018 SOTF Early Bird Registration is Open!   
Registration is open for the 10th Annual Schools of the Future Conference, convening November 8 & 9, at the Hawai'i Convention Center. Join teachers and administrators from Hawai'i's public, private, charter and parochial schools as we focus on how to prepare student learners for the future. 

SOTF X will explore a wide-range of topics, offering a variety of tracks as a means of illuminating content relating to best practices in 21st Century Education:
  • Project/Design/Inquiry-Based learning
  • Teaching & Learning with Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Early Childhood Learning
  • Education Research
  • Place-Based & Culture-Based Learning
  • Teaching & Instructional Best Practices
SOTF Early Bird Ticket Types and Costs 
Ticket Type  Ticket Price 
Early Bird November 8 & 9 (2-Day)
Early Bird November 8 (Day 1)
Early Bird November 9 (Day 2)
Please Note: On June 1, 2018 the Standard Ticket will take effect.

Group Discount 
A group discount code is available for groups of 10 or more from the same institution/organization. To receive the code, please email 

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sugata Mitra
Best known for his " Hole in the Wall" experiment and  School in the Cloud

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson 
Co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers "The Whole-Brain Child" and "No-Drama Discipline"

 Featured Speakers 

Dr. Christina Kishimoto
Superintendent - Hawaii State Department of Education

Dr. Miki Tomita 

Kendall Zoller
Author, educator and presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation skills, leadership and adaptive schools  

Dr. Susanne Nobles
Partnerships Director for the Learner Positioning Systems (LPS) at  Digital Promise Global
More to come...

Call for Proposals Deadline Extended! 
Proposals Due: April 2nd

To submit a proposal, please complete the   2018 SOTF Submission Form . For your reference, we have also created a   Proposal Planning Template.  

Visit the SOTF Webpage for more information.

This collaborative event is presented by the Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools, the Hawai'i State Department of Education and the Hawai'i Community Foundation in partnership with Hawai'i Society for Technology in Education and the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow. 

For Students, Parents and Educators
Scholar's App Website Resource

Scholar's App is a website with a scholarship search engine that focuses on local scholarships, and allows students to apply for scholarships online. All the scholarships are verified by college counselors or by the Scholars App team before being posted to the website, to ensure the quality of scholarships. Students can create an account which allows them to be matched to scholarships. Once they find a scholarship they want to apply to they will be shown a simplified yes or no question form to double check they are a match and are eligible. They share the information on the student's qualification, application, and award status with the counselor at the school the student attends. Learn about their Mission to send 1 Million more students to college.
HSSEF 2018: Mar. 28 - 30
The 61st Hawai'i State Science & Engineering Fair is coming up this March. Please see the flyer for details, and this brochure for the agenda and schedule. This year, the senior research projects advancing to the HSSEF 2018 include  students  from the following HAIS schools: 'Iolani, Kamehameha  Schools, Mid-Pacific Institute, Punahou School, and St. Andrew's Priory. The below image is of the Top 3 Finalists in the Senior Research Division from the HAIS Science Fair last weekend at Hawai'i Baptist Academy.

Date: Mar. 28 - 30
Location: Hawai'i Convention Center, Kamehameha Room


LGBT+ Awareness Presentation: Now until May 11
Assets' student William Fritts believes that creating a safer environment for LGBT+  students  is vital. His current work is related to LGBT+ education as part of Assets' Flex Program; as such, he is offering his services to hold informative presentations at HAIS member schools to try to reduce discrimination towards LGBT+ students.  The presentation is flexible; it can be modified to fit the designated audience, including faculty, administration, high school students - and even younger students - about creating a safe LGBT+ environment. Fritts is offering this presentation during school hours as part of his classwork, or whenever it fits best for the school; his goal is to help reduce the need to "come out," rather then just "be."
If you're interested in having William Fritts come to your school and speak, please contact him directly.

Date: Available until May 11
Location: Various HAIS member                schools
Letter Carriers' Food Drive: May 12
The 26th National Association of Letter Carriers Union Food Drive is coming up this May. Those who want to donate can do so by leaving non-perishable food/canned goods by your mailbox on May 12 for your mail carrier to pick up. The donated food will be delivered to the local Foodbank, which supplies multiple non-profits and feeding programs in Hawai'i. Canned protein is most needed. If you are 16 years or older and need a volunteer opportunity, please see this form to register as a volunteer to help at the sorting event at the Foodbank Warehouse. See this flyer for more detail.

Date: May 12, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Hawai'i Foodbank Warehouse 
2611 Kilihau St. Honolulu, HI 96819
Kupu HYCC Summer Program: June 4 - July 21

Kupu is an environmental non-profit that provides opportunities to young adults across the state to get outdoors and connect with the land, and their Hawai'i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Summer Program application deadline is approaching. A few spots are still available for students aged 17-20 as Team Members, and aged 21+ as Team LeadersThose who participate can earn college credits through UH Manoa, achieve CPR/AED certifications, receive Volunteer Awards, and more. Please see the flyer for more detail, or their full website .

Application Deadline Date: Feb. 28
Date: June 4 - July 20
Location: Statewide (work on any island as long as you have reliable housing and transportation)
UH Manoa CRDG Summer Programs: June 4 - July 27
The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) Summer Programs at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa continues its commitment of over forty years of summer education, exploration, and adventure. Through their 5-week core program, students grades 1-12 discover what it takes to be scientists in the laboratory and field; engineers creating solutions to real world problems; programmers learning the language of computers; artists, writers, and designers exploring their creativity; or actors in a stage production. One-week courses for grades 1-8 challenge adventurous students to swim, paddle a canoe, ride bicycles, hike scenic trails, and more. Curious students will enjoy a mix of physical activity, creative art projects, engaging STEM activities, and more.
For more detail, please see their flyers ( one and two ), or the website for full course and program information. 

Dates: programs available June 4 - July 27
Location: all classes meet at the University Laboratory School
Cost: varies
KS Education Technology Conference: June 5 - 6
The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division is hosting their 2018 KS Education Technology Conference. Registration is now open, but space is limited to 400 participants. Please see this Save the Date for more information; further details on keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and the conference will be coming out soon.

Deadline to Register: May 18
Date of Event:  June 5-6
Location of Event:  Neal Blaisdell Center
Cost:  $175 per person for 2 days (breakfast and lunch included)
Mahalo to our HAIS Supporting Member
The Reading Company, Inc. (Honolulu. HI) led by Dr. Brad Kerwin and Adrian Kerwin, provides test preparation services, academic coaching, and magic programs to students from Grades K-12 and beyond. At The Reading Company, we believe that all people should be lifelong learners. We have decades of experience in SSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation, interview preparation, and the Kindergarten, private school, and college application processes. It is our mission to guide and assist students as they follow their individual paths of learning who they are, what they want to know, and who they want to be.
For Educators
HaSTA Spring Conference: Mar. 10
Hawai'i Science Teachers Association (HaSTA) is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and strives to provide professional development and collaboration for science educators in Hawai'i. They will be holding a conference focusing on "Next Generation of Science Teachers." The keynote speaker will be Buffy Cushman-Patz, Founder and Principal of School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability. The conference will include break-out sessions with practical applications for teachers, drawings and door prizes, a science supplies swap meet and refreshments. For more information or to register, please go to their website.

Date: Mar. 10, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Location: McKinley High School
Middle Grades Mathematics PD: Mar. 17, June - Oct.
Middle  grades (6-8) teachers are invited to learn how a research-based questioning framework can be used to help students think more deeply about concepts and engage in meaningful mathematics discussion.
For more detail, please see this flyer; to sign up for the free preview session or the summer-fall professional development, please complete this form. For any questions, please contact Seanyelle Yagi.

Preview session (optional, no commitment)
Registration Deadline: Mar. 10
Date: Mar. 17, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: UHM Wist 129
Cost: Free

Full summer-fall professional development (5 sessions)
Registration  Deadline: May 5
Date/Location: June 4 - 6, 8:30am - 3:00pm / UHM Frog 2
Date/Location: Aug. 28 Planning, 3:30pm - 5:30pm / TBD
Date/Location: Oct. 20 Follow Up, 8:30am - 12:30pm / UHM Wist 128
Cost: $200 per course ( includes parking, materials)
SAME STEM Camps: Apr. - July
There are 8 STEM camps supported this year by the Air Force, Army, US Marine Corps, Coast Guard and SAME (Society of American Military Engineers). The application process is now open and electronic; for more details, or to complete an application, students can just goes to the SAME National website , or go straight to the 2018 STEM CAMPS webpage The most important part of the application process is for the student to select the Honolulu Post as the post to sponsor them. If interested in applying, please visit the above webpages; for any questions, please contact John Lohr - the SAME, Honolulu Post, Summer Engineering and Construction camp coordinator - directly.

Application Deadlines: varies by camp - Mar. 15, Apr. 1, May 15
Location: varies by camp - several states on  the  mainland
Cost: varies by camp
Omidyar Fellows Cohort VI: Apr. 26
Those who participate in the program will connect with like-minded change agents, develop the skills needed to foster cross-sector collaborations, amplify the effects of your work by engaging the skills you've gained from the curriculum and the relationships you formed in your cohort and the Forum, and utilize the variety of available supports (content expert coaching, facilitation, seed funding, systems mapping, meeting and co-working space, and learning workshops).
For more detail, or to apply, please visit their website; for any questions, please contact Lisa Leong.

Application Deadline Date: Apr. 26, 12:00pm
Location: Online
Cost: Program covers all costs for participants
Responsive Classroom Training: June 12 - 15
Registration is now open for Responsive Classroom training for elementary or middle school. This is designed for educators to create a safe and positive classroom community where students build their social-emotional competence through consistent teacher language, energizers, student choice, and interactive learning structures. Training will take place at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua. All registrations are handled through this link.

Date: June 12 - 15, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Le Jardin Academy
Cost: $729
Resources for Educators 
Links and Resources 
Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud
Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

For a complete list of resources, please visit the  HAIS Website  and browse the Resources Tab.
School and Other Upcoming Events
For more information about these events, click the links above to see the previous e-news issue with the original articles.