August 29, 2019
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SOTF: Standard Registration Ends August 31
On September 1, the Late/Walk-In Ticket pricing will take effect and the 2-day ticket price will increase by $100 and the 1-day ticket will increase by $50. Scroll down to the SOTF Conference section to learn about the discounts available and to access the conference program.
HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop: Oct. 29
This workshop is intended for senior administration and trustees from HAIS member schools.
Guest speakers include Donna Orem, NAIS President, and Arnold Laanui, FBI Special Agent & Advanced Instructor.
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 
Time: Workshop: 8:00am - 4:30pm & Reception: 4:45pm - 7:00pm
Location: The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Cost: $240 (includes Lunch and Reception)
Host an HAIS Learning Walk
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 at a host school, observing student learning, teaching and learning strategies, and learning environments. This experience is also intended to give participants the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and connect with like-minded educators. The visit will last approximately 5 hours and HAIS will cover the cost of food and beverages, in an amount of up to $25 per participant. Once we have identified the host schools and dates, we will open registration for participation by educators from HAIS member schools.
Group Size: Limited to 12 Participants
Save-The-Date! Stanford Vaping Prevention Training: Nov. 6 & 7
Presented in partnership with the Department of Health - Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, with funding made available by the Tobacco Prevention & Control Trust Fund.
  • 6th - Oahu - Location: Saint Louis School
  • 7th - Maui - Location: Kamehameha Schools, Maui Campus
Cost: Free
Schools are encouraged to send teams of 3 - head of school to attend the first 1 1/2 hours and 1 administrator and 1 teacher to attend the complete training.
Travel Scholarships will be available for HAIS Neighbor Island member schools for both trainings.
Registration opening soon.
2020 GIN Conference: Save the Date!
Next year's GIN Conference will take place in March, and will be hosted by Maui Preparatory Academy.
Date: March 6 - 8, 2020
Location: Maui Preparatory Academy
NEW  HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine Collaboration: Education Cheat Sheet
A new blog post was released on Aug. 19, entitled "The Power of Play."  Although learning responsibilities is an important part of growing up, exploring through play is also an essential, and fun, part of childhood development - Hanahau‘oli School’s Lia Woo goes into detail .   You can also find this article and past HAIS & HONOLULU Magazine collaborations on the HAIS website.
2019 HAIS Education Fairs
Oahu Fair :
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time : Open to the Public from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Hawai'i Convention Center Room 313ABC
Oahu School Sign-Up Form

Maui Fair :
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time : Open to the Public from 12:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Maui Beach Hotel, Ballroom
Maui School Sign-Up Form

More information is available on the Flyer and the HAIS Website.
St. Francis School & Office Furniture: Still Available
St. Francis School in Manoa has various school and office furniture available for donation. These donation items were either unsold in the auction or sold but not picked up, and are available to anyone who is interested.
Click here for a full list of what is available:  Furniture from St. Francis School
Interested? Please email  Casey Asato
SOTF Conference Updates
2019 LSOTF Pre-Conference: Oct. 2
2019 SOTF Conference: Oct. 3 - 4
What's New:
Conference Program Available to Download!
View the SOTF Program by downloading the FREE Conference App on your mobile device! 
1. Go to the App or Google Play Store 
2. Download: SOTF Conference 2019
3. Open the App and create account
4. Complete your profile and browse the program!
Please see the links below for the program available through Apple, Google, or our online Program.
DHS Credit at SOTF
The HAIS Early Learning Committee has identified 25+ sessions at the Schools of the Future Conference that meet the training requirements set forth by the Hawai'i Department of Human Services (DHS). Certificates will be available for pick-up during the conference, at the HSTE bookstore.

How it Works:
  • Name badge QR codes will be scanned at the start of each eligible session.
  • Certificates to be printed on-site at the HSTE Conference Bookstore, located in the Exhibition Hall
  • Certificates will be issued for each qualifying session attended and will be held at the Bookstore until the conclusion of the Conference.
Last Chance to Register With Standard Pricing!
October 3 & 4 (2-day) - $450
October 3 (1-day) - $225
October 4 (1-day) - $225
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) - $125
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4) - $525

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 Discount:
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.
On September 1, the Late/Walk-In 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.

Please note that we will still offer the 10% group discount rate for groups of 10 or more from the same school or organization.
Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference
Limited to 150 Attendees: only a few spaces left!
This year's LSOTF Pre-Conference will focus on Assessment for Deeper Learning. Join leadership teams from public, private and charter schools to strategize how to make learning visible, prioritize deeper learning outcomes for your school and identify authentic assessment practices that prioritize mastery of deeper learning outcomes for students. Local, National and International Experts will be on hand for the entire day to help guide your work.

The Essential Questions to be explored include:
  • How might we rethink Assessment for Deeper Learning?
  • How might we build a culture that prioritizes meaningful assessment for deeper learning practices?
  • How might we leverage assessment to ensure that ALL teachers and students experience learning that amplifies passion, engagement, and empowerment?

For more information, please visit the LSOTF section of the HAIS SOTF Webpage. More information can also be found on the LSOTF Flyer.
Keynote Speakers
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Professor, Education, Psychology & Neuroscience at USC
Keynote Speaker, Oct. 3
Sal Khan
Founder , Khan Academy
Keynote Speaker, Oct. 3
Jennie Magiera
Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam , Oct. 4
Featured Speakers - New Speakers Announced!
  • Bill Bass - Innovation Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Information, and Library Media in Parkway School District in St. Louis; President, ISTE Board of Directors
  • Valerie Bayne Carroll - Master Teaching Artist, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
  • Kate Blanchard - Managing Director, Learner Variability & Special Education Initiative Teach For America
  • Amber Duonnolo - Ed.S Director, Sanford Harmony
  • Dale Erquiaga - President & CEO, Communities In Schools
  • Godwin Higa - Ret. Principal, the first Trauma Informed School in San Diego, Cherokee Point Elementary School
  • NEW Laura Jana - Pediatrican, Author, and Connector of Dots
  • Laura McBain - Lab Director of Community Implementation, Stanford
  • Christel McGuigan - High School Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Ali Nourbakhsh - Presenter, Rachel's Challenge
  • Luke Ritchie - Head of School, Annesley Junior School
  • Paul Singer - Head of School, Assets School. Featured Speaker for Learning Variabilities Track
  • Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa - Professor, Harvard Extension School "The Neuroscience of Learning and Achievement." Featured Speaker for Learning Variabilities Track
  • Mike Walker - Head of School, San Francisco Day School
Student Entertainment Needed: Submit Interest Form by Aug. 30
We are seeking student entertainment for the SOTF Conference, on October 3 and 4. Preference will be given to schools that have not offered entertainment at past SOTF conferences and selections will be determined on a first-come basis. If you are interested please submit the interest form by August 30. Notifications will be sent out by September 6. 
Questions: contact  Megan Polak .
2019 SOTF Student Presentation CFP: Deadline Sept . 6
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 Hotel Reservations
Hotel: The Ala Moana Hotel
Location: 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu HI 96814
The Ala Moana Hotel is offering attendees special SOTF Conference rates. 
Use the  SOTF Booking Link  to reserve, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also contact the Ala Moana Hotel as follows:
Reservations Toll Free: (800) 367-6025
Reservations Local Phone: (808) 955-4811
Community News, Events, and Workshops
Announcement Regarding 2020 Young Artists of Hawai'i Exhibition
The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) and Hawai'i State Art Museum (HiSAM) will not be sponsoring the 2020 Young Artists of Hawai'i Exhibition. Instead they will be hosting events and activities related to the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC} from June 10 - 21, 2020. They will resume sponsorship of the Young Artists of Hawai'i Exhibition in 2021.
EPI 2020 Teacher Fellowship: LAST CHANCE to Apply by Sept. 1
Ecology Project International's (EPI) Teacher Fellowships are field-based, science education programs in Costa Rica, Baja, Belize, and Yellowstone. Teachers will work with conservation researchers while gaining familiarity with methods for bringing field science into the classroom. Each PD program is 8 days, and EPI funds the majority of the costs, including meals, lodging, and course activities and instruction. Formal and informal educators from any country, working with middle school to college-age students, are welcome to apply. 
Dates/Locationsof Programs:  please see website for locations and dates of each program
"Rise of the Wahine" Showing & Panel Discussion: Sept. 8
Delta Kappa Gamma Hawai'i presents a showing of the award-winning documentary "Rise of the Wahine" at McKinley High School. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dave Shoji, Beth McLachlin, Ron Okamura, Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano, and Dean Kaneshiro. Parking is free on the McKinley campus. Enter via the Pensacola Street entrance.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: McKinley High School Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to public
Upcoming EdD Program Open Houses: Sept. 12, 18, 27, Oct. 3
UH Manoa and its College of Education is hosting Open Houses for their Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice, or the EdD program. Founded on the tenants of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate, it is their mission and vision to ensure that their graduates will improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of current and future generations by actualizing work collaboratively, applying research and theory, reflecting critically and ethnically, and utilizing broad, interdisciplinary perspectives to recognize, create, advocate, implement, evaluate, and enhance spaces of social justice across Hawai'i and beyond.
Th, Sept. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 PM University of Hawai'i at Manoa, QLC 412M
Wed, Sept. 18, 5:00 - 7:00 PM University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, CC 301
Fri, Sept. 27, 5:00 - 7:00 PM Maui College, Ka Lama 108
Th, Oct. 3, 5:00 - 6:30 PM Kauaʻi Community College, One Stop Center 204
2019 Localicious Recipe Contest: Submit recipes until Sept. 13
Inspiring the next generation of chefs to create their own locally-inspired dish, the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival will be taking submissions for its annual  Hawaii Gas Presents   Localicious Recipe Contest .  Open to students in grades 4 - 12, keiki can submit a healthy, original recipe that includes locally grown ingredients. These recipes will be screened in 2 age groups through a committee of chefs, with the top finalists competing in the Keiki in the Kitchen cook-off. Recipes must be submitted between Aug. 19 - Sept. 13. Full contest details and recipe submission information are available on their website.
Keiki in the Kitchen Cook-Off Finalist Competition Info:
Date: Oct. 27, Victoria Ward Park
Location: Victoria Ward Park
Math Learning Difficulties & Strategies Workshop: Sept. 14
Math difficulties range in severity/topic areas, and may be further complicated by co-existing difficulties in language comprehension, affecting students abilities to effectively manage word problems. Topics to be covered: critical math skills that are typically achieved during childhood; brain function and specific cognitive areas as they pertain to math learning; concepts such as visual spatial perception, working memory, processing speed and fluid reasoning. Workshop participants will receive a set of manipulatives to keep and use in their teaching to support student learning.
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Hongwanji Mission School, Room 41
Cost: HIDA Member $40 / Non-HIDA Member $50
Immigration, Exclusion, & The American Dream: now on Sept. 30
This event will include an abbreviated film screening and panel discussion about the power of teaching the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to reflect on current times. Engage with members of the Chinese Community Action Coalition, Dr. Gregory Mark and Dr. Bryan Man, who will share knowledge about the history of Chinese in Hawai'i, personal stories, and findings from their scholarship and research that link to contemporary immigration debates. Meet Hanahau'oli School JK-6 Mandarin teacher, Jingwoan Chang, and Professional Development Center Director, Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, who will make connections to the classroom. 
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:  Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center
Cost:  $10 ( Pupus and refreshments provided)
Drums Alive Movement and Rhythms Workshop: Oct. 13
DRUMTASTIC® Ability Beats™ is presented by Drums Alive and is for educators of all grade levels and disciplines, as well as therapists, recreation leaders, and fitness instructors who work with children and adults with diverse abilities. Participants will learn how to use movements that inspire both children and adults with diverse abilities, demonstrating how this research-based fitness, wellness, brain, and body program can foster individual creativity in a fun environment. They will coordinate kinesthetic awareness, neuro-muscular skills, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, health, and wellness activities into an inspiring experience that accommodates physiological, emotional and cognitive needs.
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center & School Gym
Cost: $365
Hawai'i Youth Sustainability Challenge Project: Apply by Oct. 19
O'ahu students from public, private, and charter schools islandwide wanting to help their schools or communities go green now have a chance to earn funding to back their big ideas. Kupu, in partnership with Kokua Hawai'i Foundation, is launching its 4th annual HYSC project-grant program, which supports student-led environmental initiatives. Individual projects will be awarded up to $1,000 based on scope and need. Project proposals can be submitted individually, in groups, or involve a collaboration between two or more schools. Each team must include one teacher adviser and will also be paired with an outside mentor to support project development. Grant recipients will be selected in late Fall, and projects will commence in January 2020. Projects are required to be implemented and completed by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
UH Manoa SOEST Open House 2019: Oct. 25 - 26
The 2019 UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Open House is approaching, and will include:
  • Learning about volcanoes, tsunamis, El Niño, planetary exploration, hurricanes, coastal erosion, marine ecosystems, and more.
  • Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids of all ages.
  • Meeting the scientists who are making the discoveries and touring their state-of-the-art facilities.
They are still accepting reservations for middle and high school groups of 10 or more. Individuals and groups of less than 10 are welcome either day without reservations.
Times: Oct. 25, 8:30am - 2:00pm / Oct. 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: UH Manoa
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Featured Video and Articles
Feature s:  CNBC's Carl Quintanilla investigates the rapidly growing and controversial e-cigarette industry, a market expected to hit $9 billion by the end of 2019.
Deborah Farmer Kris, Aug. 2019.
Dave Roos, Aug. 2019.
Katrina Schwartz, Nov. 2018.
Visit the HAIS Video Library and the Links & Resources page for additional articles and videos.
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