October 25, 2018
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New at HAIS
Strengthening Relationships with Children and Parents: An Early Childhood Workshop with Steve Zwolak
Please Note: This workshop is appropriate for Preschool-3rd grade teachers.
Through mixed media, reflection, and break-out discussions, participants will practice self-reflection and learn about trauma in early childhood, children's emotional milestones, and how they can use this knowledge to strengthen relationships with children and families while advocating for children's mental health.
Date: Nov. 10, 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Mid-Pacific Institute
Cost: Free
Registration Open: Navigating Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management in Off Campus Programs
A comprehensive overview of international risk management for international education to include global programs, wilderness adventure programs, and multi-day off-campus domestic programs.
About Lodestone Safety International: Lodestone 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
Registration Open: NBOA 2-Day Workshop
Industry experts from the National Business Officers Association will provide the latest and most relevant information for your roles as an independent school leader or business office professional, tailored to schools in Hawai‘i. The first 3 hours of the workshop will cover fiduciary responsibilities and is intended for school leaders, business officers and trustees. A separate ticket is available for the Fiduciary Training, for those unable to attend the full 2-day workshop.

NBOA is the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff, and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools. 

Dates: April 9 - 10, 2019, 8:30am - 4:00pm (exact time TBD)
Location: 'Iolani School
Cost: Full 2-day workshop + Fiduciary Training - $375 member school & $415 non-members schools. Fiduciary Training Only (April 9th, 8:30 – 11:30 am) - $100 member schools & $125 non-member schools  
Save the Date: Global Issues Network Conference 2019
Date: March 1 - 3, 2019
Time: Starting Friday at 5:30 pm – Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 pm
Location: Punahou School
More information coming soon!
Questions? Email the GIN Planning Committee
HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was released on Oct. 15, entitled "Debunking Learning Differences."  Learning differences can interfere with learning basic skills, but it does not mean students cannot be a success;  Assets School' s Head of School Paul Singer puts it into context.   You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on our website.
Upcoming Chaplains Meeting
Who Should Attend: Chaplains and religious leaders of HAIS schools.
Date/Time: Jan. 18, 2019, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location:  Mid Pacific Campus (Educational Technology Room at the Elementary School)
Lunch will be provided.
Questions? Email Chaplain Kahu Wendell
To be added to the HAIS Chaplains Listserv group, please email Megan Polak.
Conference Updates
Walk-in registration will be available throughout the conference
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Community News, Events, and Workshops
October DHS Professional Learning Packet: Child Nutrition
At the 2018 Hawai'i State Leadership Symposium and Early Childhood Conference, HIAEYC's new project designed to meet the DHS ongoing 16 hours of training was introduced. Using NAEYC Teaching Young Children articles, you will be able to complete and receive a certificate for up to 2.5 hours per packet.
Upcoming Packets:
November: Physical Environment
December: Physical Care
Questions: Hawai'i AEYC
Upcoming Code.org K-5 Computer Science Workshops: Oct. 27 & Nov. 17
Date: Oct. 27, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Malcolm Center (Maui)
1305 N Holopono St, Suite 5, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Date: Nov. 17, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Wai'alae Public Charter School (Oahu)
1045 19th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
Grant Writing Workshop: Oct. 30 - 31  
"Show Me the Funding," from Hawai'i Educational Resource Experts (HERE), is tailored to school/district administrators and curriculum coordinators, and shows PreK-12 teachers and school leaders how to find grants and funding resources. If you already have a project in mind or want to learn more about how grants work, this workshop could help.
Location: Pearl Country Club, 98-535 Kaonohi St., Aiea, HI 96701
Cost: $50.00 for 2-day event, incl. lunch & parking
OPIHI Science Program PD: Apply by Oct. 31
UH Manoa is now accepting applications for Our Project in Hawai'i's Intertidal (OPIHI), a professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawai'i. OPIHI is a citizen science program where teachers learn about sampling in coastal marine ecosystems and take their students on a field trip to survey a local intertidal site. The PD consists of online and in-person workshops and provides hands-on, inquiry-based lessons in sampling techniques, intertidal species identification, and marine ecology. 
Workshops are held on multiple islands and travel support is available for neighbor-island teachers.
Locations: O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, Hawai'i
Localicious Hawai'i 2019 Art and Poetry Contest: Submit by Nov. 30
The Hawai'i Agricultural Foundation's 2019 Art and Poetry Contest is "My Favorite Dish Made with a Locally Grown, Caught or Raised Product." The contest is open to Hawai'i keiki in Grades K-8. Original art work should be designed on 11 x 17 inch poster boards or heavy paper. All poems must include a title, be 150 words or less, and be typed and printed.
Project Lead the Way Grants Available: Apply by Dec. 14
Strada Education Network has partnered with PLTW to provide grant support ranging from $20,000- $45,000 to help Hawai'i’s high schools offset the implementation expenses of PLTW programs. All high schools in Hawai'i are eligible to applyfor any of PLTW’s high school programs.
Hawai'i AgDiscovery: July 7 - 20, 2019
USDA’s AgDiscovery is a 2-week outreach program for high school students in grades 9-11 that helps teenagers learn about careers in plant and animal sciences, wildlife management, and agribusiness. Students chosen to participate will live on a college campus and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and agriculture professionals, and will also gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips, and other group/team-building activities.
Location: UH Manoa
Cost: All costs, except transportation to and from the program, are covered by the program.
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Featured Video and Article
Differentiating Instructions: It's Not as Hard as You Think
Teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo explains that differentiation is about being flexible and making decisions in the moment based on what your students need.
David Dockterman, Sept. 2018.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
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