In this issue...
HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop
HAIS & PBN School Spotlight
Digital Media Grants
HAIS Learning Walks
Early Childhood Workshop
Wonder & Discovery Series
Alexandra Scott Breakfast
Yoga Ed Workshop
Barbara Bray Playshop
HAIS Scholarships
Video Library
Annual EMA Meeting
Workshop Proposals
HAIS 2018-19 Programs
SOTF Announcements
HawaiiKidsCan WAVE
UH Drawing Contest
Why I Teach
Film Festival Shorts
Essay, Poster, Video Contest
Free Energy Presentations
Google Bootcamp Level I
Grant Writing Workshop
Links and Resources
Upcoming Events
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August 30, 2018
HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop: Sept. 10
Last  Chance  to Register!
This event is open to senior administration & trustees from HAIS member schools.
Debra Wilson, Esq. will be speaking on student well-being and legal considerations for schools & trustees, and Dr. Alexander Bivens will speak on child safety policy and best practices for schools. To see full details, the schedule, or to register for this event, please go to our website.
Accommodations: HAIS has arranged a group rate at the Kahala Hotel, applicable 3 nights prior and 3 nights after the event. For more information, please see the Workshop page.

Date: Sept. 10, 8:15 am - 8:30 pm
Location: The Kahala Hotel and Resort
Workshop Fee: $220 - includes  lunch, reception and dinner
HAIS & PBN "School Spotlight"
HAIS has formed a media partnership with Pacific Business News to promote private education in Hawai'i among prospective families through an equitable and strategic marketing plan. This initiative will help illustrate private school choice, while providing each school with a platform to highlight what it has to offer students. From August through January, each HAIS member school will be featured for one month in a " School Spotlight" as part of a group of 15 to 20 schools with a new group of schools being featured each month. To sign up to participate in the program, please complete this form.
HSDM Grants Available: Aug. 31
The Hawai'i Educational Networking Consortium (HENC) has announced that Hawai'i Schools Digital Media (HSDM) Grants are now available for the 2018/19 school year. $1,000 to $3,000 per school each year in support of curricular or extracurricular programs, student-produced digital media and video. For more information or to apply, please see this Flyer or go to their website.

Application Deadline: August 31
HAIS Learning Walks: Sept. 7
HAIS Member Schools are invited to participate in the Fall 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 host a Learning Walk, please complete this form. For full details on the Learning Walks, please see  the attached, or see the Learning Walks page on our website.

Deadline to sign up to host: Sept. 7
This workshop, "Addressing the Nature of Challenging Behavior in Young Children," helps teachers in understanding more about children's social-emotional behavior, and how to make sense of challenging behaviors and effective intervention strategies respectful of young learners. For more information, please see this Flyer, or the website to register.

Date/Time : Sept. 29, 8:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Island School on Kauai
Cost : Free for all Early Childhood Educators (Preschool - 3rd)
Early Childhood Educators are invited to participate in six consecutive workshops at no cost focused on how to become responsive to the nature of young childrenʻs learning. You will benefit from examining student work, viewing projects, applying workshop learning to your own classroom, and engaging in professional discussion. These questions of practice frame the workshop series:
  • Sept. 22: Who is the community of learners? When is documentation?
  • Oct.13: How is a project born?
  • Nov.17: When is a project a "project"?
  • Feb. 16: What is the Hundred Languages?
  • Mar. 9: What do I do with documentation?
  • Apr. 6: How can we make childrenʻs learning and thinking visible?
Deadline: September 17
Location : Mid-Pacific Elementary 
Time : 8:30am - 11:30am (refreshments provided)
Cost: Free
Who should attend:  Teacher teams of preschool, K - 2nd grade
Registration : Email Donna Chang and be sure to include your full name, school/organization and position.
Certificates:  Certificates of completion will be given at the end of each workshop session. Hours of participation can be applied to professional development required by DHS.
Questions ? Please contact Edna Hussey
Please see the Attached Flyer for additional information.
Breakfast & Talk with Alexandra Scott: Sept. 26
(Senior Leadership, Counselors, and Admissions Directors)
Topic : Diversity, Gender Identity, and Growing School Culture
Location : The Pacific Club
Cost : Free for HAIS Members
Deadline to Register: September 14
Register here - space is limited (3 registrations per school)
YogaEd. Tools for Teachers Workshop: Sept. 27
This Yoga Ed. workshop will equip teachers with a broad variety of basic principles and tools to implement short yoga breaks with  children or teens.  For more information, please see the event page on the HAIS website, or their Flyer . Please contact Megan Polak with any questions.

Date: Sept. 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Holy Nativity School
Cost: $230 HAIS Member Schools (lunch, snacks, beverages included)
         $255 Non-Member Schools
Barbara Bray Playshop: Oct. 10
School culture is important. When you walk through a school, you can tell right away if students and teachers are happy, engaged, challenged, and feel supported. Culture is about building a positive school climate based on the relationships with all stakeholders in the school community. This workshop takes a deep dive into:
  • the biggest issues facing us in our schools
  • the principles of a positive school culture
  • personal needs and the relationships with school practices
  • how to create relationships that matter
  • creating an environment where everyone wants to learn for the sake of learning
About Barbara:
Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist who blogs at  Rethinking Learning  and is founder/owner of  My eCoach that are both divisions of her company, Computer Strategies, LLC. Barbara is past co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and is the co-author of  both books , Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning. Barbara is a writer, coach, change agent, risk-taker, instructional designer, connector, and visionary. She decided to shake up her life and hosts a podcast,  Conversations on Learning . From what she is learning from the conversations with awesome educators, thought leaders, and changemakers, Barbara has been inspired to design new materials and courses.
Location: St. Andrew's Schools
Cost: $185 HAIS Member Schools (lunch, snacks, beverages included)
         $210 Non-Member Schools
HAIS Travel & PD Scholarships  
We are pleased to offer needs-based PD Scholarships for administrators and faculty from HAIS Full Member schools to attend workshops, presentations and other PD-related events run by HAIS.  Neighbor Island Schools may apply for a maximum of two travel scholarships each year, with each award totaling up to $400. The awards are intended to defray the costs of attending HAIS events and can be used to cover airfare, lodging and other expenses,related to attending HAIS programs. 
HAIS PD Scholarships: Oahu and Neighbor Island Full Member Schools
These Scholarships are needs-based and available to administrators and faculty from HAIS Full Member Schools. Schools may apply for a maximum of three PD scholarships each year, which will cover the entire cost of registration at any HAIS event (excluding the Schools of the Future Conference).
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the  Scholarship Application Form. Upon approval, instructions will be sent to award recipients.
HAIS Video Library is Now Online

Social Emotional Learning in our Schools for HAIS
Social Emotional Learning in our Schools for HAIS

We are pleased to let you know that the expansive Hawaiʻi Educational Networking Consortium (HENC) video library is now available on the Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools Vimeo Channel.The channel, along with the monthly featured video, can be accessed on the HAIS Video Library Webpage.

HENC is a collaborative relationship which was established in December 1993 among the University of Hawaiʻi, the State Department of Education, and the East-West Center. For more information, please visit the  HENC Website.
8th Annual EMA Meeting: Sept. 25
Save the Date for the 8th Annual Enrollment Management Association (EMA) Meeting that will take place on September 25 at St. Louis School. This year's fall meeting will feature guest speaker Alexandra Scott. She will be speaking about "The Intersection of Gender Identity, Social Justice, and Mindfulness: How the Emergence of Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Children and Adults Creates a New Paradigm in Schools." This event is open to all school administrators, including Heads of School, Admissions Directors, Business Officers, Deans of Students and all other interested school leadership.  For more information or to register, please view the attached Flyer and their website.

Date: Sept. 25
Location: St. Louis School
HAIS Workshop Proposal Page!
Have an idea for a workshop or interested in presenting? Visit the  Workshop Proposal Page on the HAIS website!
2018-19 HAIS Programs Overview
10: HAIS Heads & Trustees Workshop, The Kahala Resort
27: YogaEd. Workshop, Holy Nativity School

10: Barbara Bray Playshop, St. Andrew's Schools

7: RULER Workshop, Convention Center
7: Kendall Zoller WorkshopConvention Center
7: SOTF Pre-ConferenceConvention Center
8-9: SOTF ConferenceConvention Center
10: Early Childhood Workshop with Steve Zwolak, Mid-Pacific Institute


January 2019:
25:   Deborah Heitner Educator Workshop, Hanahau'oli School

April 2019:
9 & 10: NBOA 2-Day Workshop, Location TBD

For more upcoming Workshops, please see the complete list here, or visit the HAIS Workshops page.
Conference Updates 
Be sure to register before October 1st, when fees will change to the late registration rate.

Join 1800+ teachers and administrators from Hawai'i's public, private, charter and parochial schools as they focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for the 21st Century.
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. Please visit the SOTF Webpage.

New! Conference Hotel:
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.

Take a look at  Keynote  Speaker Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa's SOTF X Video Invitation below!

To assist with planning, a draft of the 2018 SOTF Program   is now available. Please note, that the schedule will not be finalized until just prior to the conference. We do our best to accommodate the needs of the conference presenters, which often results in changes to the schedule. 

NEW: LSOTF Pre-Conference & Leadership Track

LSOTF Pre-Conference November  7
School teams will explore how to co-create learner centered envi ronments that intentionally integrate student and teacher voice. A team of at least 3 individuals is required for participation and student and  teacher participation on each team is encouraged. Individuals wishing to participate should email  Deanna D'Olier , to be added to the waitlist.
Facilitator & Featured Speaker:  Dr. Katie Martin: Head of Partnerships @ AltSchool.  

LSOTF Track @ SOTF X November 8 & 9
The LSOTF track will include specific featured speakers and workshop sessions during the Schools of the Future Conference that will allow pre-conference attendees to further build upon ideas/plans developed during the pre-conference. The sessions in the track will be open to pre-conference attendees, school leaders and aspiring education leaders. The track will culminate with a reflection session at the end of Day 2 for those who participated in the pre-conference. This will both provide an opportunity to debrief the experience, and to plan for next steps to keep our community connected.

SOTF Early Bird Ticket Types and Costs 
Ticket Type  Ticket Price 
November 8 & 9 (2-Day)
November 8 (Day 1)
November 9 (Day 2)
LSOTF 3-Day Ticket
LSOTF Pre-Conference, November 7 

Group Discount 
A group discount of 10% is available for groups of 10 or more from the same institution/organization. To receive the code, please email 
Megan Polak . Note that the group discount may not be applied to LSOTF. 

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"

 Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Educational researcher affiliated with FLACSO in Quito, Teaches at Harvard University Extension School. See her  welcome video for more.

 Featured Speakers 

Dr. Alexander Bivens
Child Safety Expert, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Training for a school-based behavioral health program on Kauai
Dr. Milton Chen Edutopia, &
Kristi Yamaguchi
Always Dream Foundation

Dr. Christina Kishimoto
Superintendent - Hawai'i State Department of Education

Dr. Susanne Nobles
Melanie Rick
National Board Certified Teacher, Certified Reading Specialist, co-owner and  senior arts integration consultant for Focus 5, Inc.
Melissa Schlinger
 Vice President of Practice and Programs at CASEL (SEL)

Dr. Miki Tomita 

Kendall Zoller
Author, educator and presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation skills, leadership and adaptive schools
Stephen Zwolak, Executive Director of University City Children's Center (Early Childhood,
CEO of LUME Institute
More to come...

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
HawaiiKidsCan WAVE Program: Aug. 31
Applications have opened for the second cohort of HawaiiKidsCan's
WAVE student advocacy program, running from Sept. 2018 to April 2019. For full details or to apply, please see their website.

Application Deadline: Aug. 31
UH Athletics Drawing Contest: Aug. 31

The  University  of Hawai'i has received funding from the College Football Playoff Foundation Extra Yard for Teachers program that they're passing on to classrooms, and have selected to fund the elementary schools.
The initiative is a drawing contest where classrooms could win $500 to $2,500, and some other prizes for students.
If interested, please see the attached Flyer and Drawing Contest Form.

Deadline to Enter: Aug. 31
Why I Teach: Sept. 28
Civil Beat is hosting this back-to-school event featuring stories from local educators about "Why I Teach." This event will tap into the diverse experiences of people who view teaching as not just as a job, but a calling. Hear personal challenges and triumphs as well as insights as to what makes teaching in Hawai'i so unique.
For full details or to get tickets, please go to their website.

Date: Sept. 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arts at Marks Garage
Cost: $10
Hawai'i International Film Festival Shorts: Oct. 15
The Hawai'i International Film Festival and the Daniel K Inouye Institute are inviting student creatives to create 1-3 minute shorts based off themes from Daniel K Inouye's historic speech at the 1968 Democratic Convention. There is no entry fee, and the students that are selected to have their pieces screened at HIFF will be awarded prizes by the DKII Institute as well as being offered festival passes to the 38th Annual Fall Festival. For full details, please see their website.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 15
Cost: Free
Essay, Poster,  & Video Contest: Nov. 2

The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation has announced it's 9th Annual "Inspired in Hawai'i" Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster and Video Contest for 2018. Over $20,000 in cash and prizes for winning students and their teachers. Please see their Flyer, or visit their website for full details and contest rules, entry, and release forms.

Contest Deadline: Nov. 2
Cost: $30.00 per student
For Educators
Free Energy Presentations
Griffith Jurgens, Education Coordinator at Blue Planet Foundation, is  available for free, grade-appropriate presentations, activities, and small group work on renewable energy, climate change, clean transportation, climate policy, and energy efficiency. He can also work with grade levels on aligning what Blue Planet provides with your grade level standards.
If you are interested in having him visit your classroom or grade level, please follow this link to start the conversation.
Google Bootcamp Level 1: Oct. 18 - 19
The Mid-Pacific  Institute  is hosting Google Bootcamp by EdTech Team, Level I on October 18 & 19 and Level II on February 8th. For full details or to register, please see their website

Dates: Oct. 18 - 19
Location: Mid-Pacific Institute
Cost: $299 for 2-day training, incl. lunch
Grant Writing Workshop: Oct. 30 - 31
Save the Date for this upcoming grant writing workshop from Hawai'i Educational Resource Experts (HERE) entitled "Show Me the Funding," tailored to school/district administrators and curriculum coordinators.
This workshop 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. For full details or to register, please go to their website.

Date of Event: Oct. 30 - 31
Location: Pearl Country Club, 98-535 Kaonohi St., Aiea, HI 96701
Cost: $50.00 for 2-day event, incl. lunch, parking
Resources for Educators 
Links and Resources 
Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig
Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig
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.