September 28, 2018
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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
HAIS Learning Walks: Sign-up Deadline Oct. 15
Want go go on a Learning Walk? Sign up now to visit the schools below!
Times: apprx. 8:00am - 1:00pm
Waikiki Elementary School: Oct. 24
Le Jardin Academy: Nov. 29
Assets School: Nov. 29
Cost: $30 per participant, lunch will be provided
2018 - 2019 Private School Guide
First Hawaiian Bank has partnered with HAIS and HONOLULU Magazine to bring you the Private School Guide. The main purpose of the guide is to provide parents with a "one-stop-shop" to learn more about the independent schools in Hawai'i. View the  Private School Guide  for more information on applying to a private school, accreditation, common myths, and a full list of HAIS Independent schools.
NEW HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was released on Sept. 17, entitled "5 Questions Teachers Wish Parents Would Ask." Windward Nazarene Academy's Nathan Yoshida has a few suggestions that can help strengthen your parent, teacher, and child relationship. You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on our website.
Conference Updates
Last Chance to Register at the Standard Rate. Late Registration Fees will take effect beginning October 1.
What's New:
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The 2018 SOTF Program can be accessed either online (web version) or by downloading the mobile program app.
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Student Presentations of Learning (PoL): Application Deadline Oct. 12
PoLs are an opportunity to showcase student work; t he exhibit should feature student work that is the result of project/design/problem-based learning and can be accommodated on a six-foot table. Each PoL is open to up to 4 students and 1 adult chaperone. An adult chaperone (teacher or parent) must accompany the student group and be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the presentation, including transportation to and from the event. Each application will be reviewed by the SOTF Planning Committee and a notification letter will be sent thereafter.
Dates/Times: exhibits will occur Nov. 8 & 9, 7:30am - 10:30am
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Give Aloha: throughout September
The Hawai'i Arts Alliance is participating in Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. Customers are invited to make donations up to $249 at checkout - Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation made with a Maika'i card. To donate: at checkout, present your Maika'i card or phone number and inform the cashier that you would like to donate to Hawai'i Arts Alliance, code #77048.
East-West Center Arts Program: Asia Pacific Arts & Cultural Activities
The EWC Arts Program is offering exhibitions and performance-demonstrations to school groups in 2018-19. All of the exhibitions and performance demonstrations on their School Outreach page are free to K-12 schools. EWC is able to assist with bus transportation in some cases, please inquire for details.
Location: EWC Gallery, 1601 East-West Rd. Performances at various locations.
Cost: Free for K-12 schools
Questions: Annie Reynolds
Children & Youth Day: Oct. 7
Fun, food, entertainment, and educational activities for the entire family; celebrate Hawai'i’s keiki and their talents.
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Hawai'i State Capitol
Hawai'i Youth Sustainability Challenge: Submit Applications by Oct. 19
This Challenge supports students as they design and implement their own innovative conservation and sustainability ideas and projects for their schools and communities.  As a team or individual, read the Overview, develop a project or idea, and submit your mini-grant application.
K-12 Free Teacher Workshops: Oct. 27 & Nov. 17
The October workshop, "Critical Reading and Engaged Writing Workshop," is for K-12 teachers focused on the teaching of humanities critical thinking skills. The November workshop, "Democracy and the Informed Citizen: Visual Literacy from Political Cartoons to Graphic Novels," will look at how social issues can be addressed in visual popular culture and print media, and the use of political cartoons in history as a means of raising social and political issues of the times.
Time/Location: Oct. 27: 8:30am - 4:00pm, Chaminade University, Henry Hall 207
Time/Location: Nov. 17: 8:30am - 4:00pm, Chaminade University Halealoha (Faculty Center)
Questions: Shannon Cristobal
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
Legacies of Culture: Save the Date Nov. 2 - 3
This K-12 teachers' workshop will explore how cultural practitioners pass their traditions and practices to the next generations.
Location: East-West Center
Questions : Annie Reynolds
16th Annual Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition: Submit during Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019
As the state’s largest student video competition, this opportunity encourages students to focus and speak out on issues of concern to them. This year has 5 general and expert categories, and 12 sponsored categories.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest: Submit by Dec. 7
The topic this year for Grades 9-12 (Christopher Columbus Essay) is "Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today." The Grade 5-8 topic (American History Essay) is "The Women’s Suffrage Campaign."
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Featured Video and Article
The Behavioral Support Plan
10 steps to developing a behavioral support plan.
By: Christina Keaulana Ph.D.
Henry Nicholls, Sept. 2018.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
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