March 21, 2019
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NBOA 2-Day Workshop: Register by Mar. 29
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, 8:00am - 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  
Mahalo to Mutual of America, for their sponsorship!
Youth Suicide & Bullying Prevention Workshop: April 29 - 30
Who Should Attend: Counselors, Deans, Principals, Vice Principals, Teachers, & Nurses.
This workshop will be run by Mental Health America of Hawai' (MHAH), as part of their Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention (YSBP) initiative. Since its creation in 2008, over 20,000 youth and adults in Hawai'i have been trained in the YSBP curriculum. Based on local and national statistics, and real experiences of local youth, YSBP training increases knowledge and understanding of bullying and suicide, identifies risk factors and warning signs, and provides skills and resources for youth to help prevent or intervene.
Times: Day 1, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Day 2, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Sacred Hearts Academy
Cost: $200 member schools
$225 non-member schools
Star Advertiser Name in the News: Philip Bossert
HAIS's own Executive Director, Phil Bossert, was featured in the Star Advertiser in an article concerning licensing independent schools in Hawai'i. Read the article online here, or in a downloadable form here.
HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was releas ed on Mar. 18, entitled "Boardroom to Classroom."  Today, the world of education goes beyond the classroom, and one way the community is investing in its students is through partnerships with businesses. In this article, Maui Preparatory Academy's Andrew O'Riordan shows how some students are benefiting. You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on our website.
HAIS Recognition Dinner: Limited Space Remaining!
 Honoring the following retiring Heads of School:
  • Nina Sato, Carden Academy
  • Paul Singer, Assets Schools
  • James Scott, Punahou School
  • Betty White, Sacred Hearts Academy
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.
Annual HAIS Member Meeting & Reception: May 8
Who Should Attend: All HAIS Member Heads of School + 1 Guest each.
Connect with current and incoming HAIS Board Members, hear the 2018-2019 year recap, learn about upcoming programs and initiatives for the 2019-2020 year, and network.
Mahalo to the sponsor for the Annual Meeting, Mutual of America.
Times: Meeting 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Reception 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: The Pacific Club
Cost: Free (HAIS will reimburse the flight costs for neighbor island school Heads)
Mahalo to Mutual of America, for their sponsorship!
SOTF Conference Updates
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
Registration Now Open!
Early Bird Rates:
October 3 & 4 (2-day) - $350
October 3 (1-day) - $175
October 4 (1-day) - $175
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) - $125
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4) - $440
On June 1, the Standard Ticket pricing will take effect and the 2-day ticket price will increase by $100 and the 1-day ticket price will increase by $50.

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 .

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.
All School PD Ticket pricing: 
1-day ticket - $140 (either Thursday or Friday)
2-day ticket - $280
Available between March 1 and August 31.

Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.
What's New:
Innovation Scholarship: Deadline May 4
The Innovation Scholarship was created in honor of Robert Witt and Chris Van Bergeijk, the visionaries behind the Schools of the Future initiative. It will be awarded to a total of 6 persons - 2 Private, 2 Public, and 2 Charter School educators. The scholarship will cover the 2-day SOTF Conference registration fee  (please note that recipients will be responsible for all other expenses related to attending the conference, including transportation, airfare, food, and lodging) .
·     PK-12th grade educator, currently employed at a Hawai'i Public, Private, Parochial, or Charter School.
·     Demonstrates innovation in the area of teaching or administration
2019 SOTF Call for Proposals: Deadline April 1!
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!
2019 SOTF Student Presentation Call for Proposals: Deadline May 3
Student presentations will be on Friday, October 4. All student presentations will take place between 12:00pm - 1:00pm, during the timeframe that was previously allocated for Like-Minded Sessions. Student proposals should address best teaching practices and should inspire thinking about learning from the student's perspective. All proposals can include up to 3 students and must include 1 teacher who will serve as an advisor and point person. Please see the Form below!
Conference Speakers
Sal Khan
Founder of Khan Academy
Keynote Speaker on Oct. 3
Laura McBain
Lab Director of Community and Implementation at Stanford
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
Valerie Bayne Carroll
Master Teaching Artist at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience at USC
Keynote Speaker on Oct. 3
Luke Ritchie
The Head of Annesley Junior School
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
Mike Walker
The Head of San Francisco Day School
Featured Speaker on Oct. 3 & 4
More Keynote and Featured Speakers to be Announced Soon!
Summer Professional Development
2019 Summer PD Opportunities
HAIS member schools offer a variety of exceptional PD workshops, events and experiences during the summer months. All of the listed events are included below in the "Community News, Events, and Workshops" section.

3 - 6, 24 - 27: Kupu Hou Academy; Mid-Pacific Institute, Kamehameha Schools Maui
4 - 5: Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference, Neal Blaisdell Center
10 - 12: Awakening Wisdom Summer Intensive, Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center
10 - July 19: Progressive Youth Leadership Academy, Hanahau'oli School
24 - Ju ly 5: The Hanahau'oli Teacher Collaborative: An Institute for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design; Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center

15 - 18: Kupu Hou Academy, Kaimiloa Elementary School
22 - 24: Global Educator Strand, Punahou School

For more information, please see the  HAIS website , or the  full Summer PD List .
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Hawai'i Foodservice Hui Toolkit Launch Webinar: Mar. 27
The Hawai‘i Foodservice Hui Toolkit is a compilation of resources for independent school food authorities seeking to form partnerships for centralized nutrition program services and procurement. This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the Toolkit with basic instructions for utilization, and the opportunity for Q&A with toolkit co-developer, Usha Kilpatrick. The Toolkit was developed out of the Hawai‘i Island Charter Schools Foodservice Hui pilot project that was conducted during the 2017-2018 school year. The partnership enabled charter schools to reduce the administrative and operating costs of their nutrition programs.
Times: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Webinar (Hawai'i Farm to School Hui website)
EPI Teaching Science with NGSS Program: Apply by Mar. 31
The Ecology Project International (EPI) Teaching Science with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) course is a 9-day hands-on professional development experience for high school and college-level educators that will take place in Hawai'i this summer. This is a professional development opportunity for teachers interested in how to create and deliver authentic science lessons aligned with NGSS through experiential education, authentic conservation, and field research.
Dates of Program: June 28 - July 6
Location: Maui
Cost: $1995 + airfare
Writing Strategies to Help Students with Dyslexia Succeed : Apr. 2
Writing is a very complex process that requires many skills. Good writers plan, revise, and implement strategies when engaging in the writing process. Students with dyslexia may struggle with writing skills that require additional instruction and intervention. In this session, the presenter will discuss the evidence-based practice of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for improving the writing of students with dyslexia. The presenter will provide several strategies for elementary and secondary students.
Dates/Times: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Webinar (online)
Girls Go CyberStart: Registration Deadline Apr. 11
Girls Go CyberStart is an interactive series of digital challenges designed as an introduction to the cybersecurity career field. Over 300 Hawai'i high school girls played in 2018. Participants will compete in three stages for a chance to win cash prizes for themselves and their school, and scholarships for college. All girls in grades 9 - 12 can play.
Cost: Free
Debate Judges Needed: Apr. 11 - 13
Parker School is seeking volunteers to participate as judges at the upcoming state debate and speech tournament; 30 judges per debate round are needed, and currently there are 12 per round. Judges are asked to stay present for the entire tournament and are welcome to leave after the last round of judging.
Dates/Times: Apr. 11, 4:00pm - 10:00pm at Kamehameha School
Apr. 12, 4:00pm - 11:00pm at Kamehameha School
Apr. 13, 7:30am - 10:00pm at Punahou School
Location: Kamehameha School (Upper Campus Konia Building), Punahou School
Volunteer: Please contact Mahealani Thompson for more information and to sign up as a judge
Food: Light refreshments and lunch/dinner will be provided for all judges in the judges’ lounge
Note: Parker is offering a $50 stipend per day to judges who are able to participate for all rounds on Thursday and Friday and for the Semifinals and Finals debate rounds on Saturday
College Transition for Students with Learning Differences: Apr. 22
This is a free event presented by Assets High School, HIDA (Hawai'i Branch of the International Dyslexia Association), and Beacon College (Florida) for high school students and their families. The presentation will include information on: overcoming gaps in college readiness; navigating disability services in college; and, panel discussion featuring recent college graduates with learning differences.
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Assets High School
Cost: Free
Onizuka Day of Exploration: Apr. 27
This event offers more than 100 games, activities, and exhibits, both indoors and out. In addition, there will be STEM workshops on a wide variety of topics including robotics, energy, volcanoes, earthquakes, first aid, emergency preparedness, and much more. Advanced registration for the workshops is required, and with limited seating in each workshop, each participant can register for a maximum of 2 workshops. For full registration requirements, please see their website.
Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Hawai'i Pacific University's Preview Day: Apr. 27
HPU's premier open house event, Preview Day, is where attendees will meet and speak with faculty, current students, alumni, and staff. Tours of the Aloha Tower Marketplace and optional tours of the Hawai'i Loa Campus and Oceanic Institute will be given, as well. Attend, and you will receive a $500 visit grant if you are admitted and enroll for Fall 2019. 
Times:  8:00am - 9:00am: Check-in and Breakfast
9:00am - 1:30pm: Program and Lunch with Faculty
1:30pm: Optional Tours of Campus 
Location: Aloha Tower Marketplace
Dyslexia 101 and Tips for Helping Struggling Readers: Apr. 30
It is estimated that 15-20% of the population has dyslexia or another reading disability. They struggle with reading, writing, remembering, listening or expressing themselves clearly. Dyslexia affects every aspect of life - imagine those struggles as you go to school, work, grocery shop, or even “talk story” with your friends. In this presentation you will learn: characteristics of dyslexia; why dyslexic children struggle with schoolwork; strategies, tips and resources to help dyslexic children navigate for success in the classroom and beyond.
Times: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Mary, Star of the Sea School
Cost: Free
Keiki Day Creativity Contest: May 9
On this year's Keiki Day, a special edition of the newspaper will be published and distributed throughout Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawai'i. All school are inviteds to participate in the Creativity Contest, where students (grades K-12) may submit their art, creative writing, and essays for a chance to be featured in the special edition on each island. The theme for this year’s contest is “Dare To Dream” and winners (26 on Oahu, 6 on Kauai, and 6 on Hawai'i) will have their work published in the special Keiki Day edition. Each winner will also receive over $100.00 in cash and prizes. All schools on these islands will receive a letter and contest forms to be distribute to the teachers in their schools.
Contest Submission Deadline: Apr. 12, 4:30pm
2019 KS Education Technology Conference: Register by May 17
The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division is hosting their 2019 KS Education Technology Conference, “What’s Your Y”. Space is limited to 400 participants, and more information about the keynote speakers, breakout sessions and conference will be coming soon.
Dates: June 4 - 5
Location: Neal Blaisdell Center
Cost: $180 per person for 2 days (breakfast and lunch included, group discounts available)
Kupu Hou Academy: June 3 - 6, June 24 - 27, July 15 - 18
Kupu Hou Academy is a practitioner's workshop. The true value of this four-day professional development experience is in the combination of guided instruction followed by time to develop your own curriculum. Frequent, protocol-driven feedback from deeper learning experts as well as fellow attendees is a crucial element of this process. With focus strands on early childhood, primary, middle, and secondary education, Kupu Hou Academy graduates turn creative ideas into impactful, structured lesson plans, ready to be implemented in their classrooms.
Locations: June 3-6 - Oahu (Mid Pacific Institute), June 24-27 - Maui (Kamehameha Schools-Maui Campus), July 15-18 - Ewa (Kaimiloa Elementary)
Cost: $800
Awakening Wisdom Summer Intensive: June 10 - 12
This school culture approach nurtures social emotional well being for educators and students, and supports HIDOE’s HĀ framework, and any school’s SEL efforts. In the 3-day Summer Intensive, educators will learn about the principles, values, and practices that transform classrooms and relationships to reflect the Four Rs of Awakening Wisdom: responsibility, respect, resourcefulness, and responsiveness. Classroom teachers will learn how to set up the Agreement System, a classroom management program where students take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes. Coaches will learn how to embed the communication skills of empathic listening and responsible, responsive speaking to create collaborative, trusting working relationships with teachers and administrators. They will also learn how to respond effectively to conflicts. 
Times: 8:30am -3:30pm
Location: The Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center
Cost: $395 Early Bird / $475 after May 1st 
Progressive Youth Leadership Academy: June 10 - July 19
This progra m is for emerging educators entering grades 7-12. The seminar will be dedicated to inquiry, reflection, and the development of leadership skills, under the guidance of Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, Hanahau’oli Director of Professional Development, and Lia Woo, Hanahau‘oli Head of School.
Times: M/W/F 1:00pm - 4:00pm (no class June 11 and July 4)
Location: Hanahau'oli School
Cost: $300
The Hanahau'oli Teacher Collaborative: An Institute for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design: June 24 - July 5
This 2-week institute includes theory and foundations, hands-on learning experiences, thematic lesson examples and observation, and built-in time for unit design with coaching, all provided by dedicated practitioners in order to increase student engagement and deepen learning. JK-12 educators from private, DOE, and charter schools are welcome, including those in resource/support roles, coaches, and administrators. This course may be taken by DOE teachers with a portfolio option to earn (3) PD credits. 
Times: Weekdays 8:45am - 3:00pm (no class on July 4)
Location: The Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center 
Cost: $1,350 including materials (discounts available for 2 or more participants from same school)
Global Educator Strand: Save the Date!
Punahou School's Global Educator Strand engages educators in the design of curriculum that promotes global citizenship. Participants will collaborate with educators from 25 schools and 11 countries accompanying their students who are participating in the Student Global Leadership Institute. Attendees will share their pedagogies and visions around global education, and through a facilitated design process, participants will also develop curriculum that is based upon resiliency, empathy, global awareness, and other characteristics of a global citizen in order to return to their institutions and implement.
Dates: July 22 - 24
Location: Punahou School
Cost: $300
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