Thank you for being a part of our community of learners! For those of you who have been longtime friends of the Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center and for those of you who are new -- we are honored to work alongside you as we join together to build upon the school's rich progressive education tradition to support the development of school communities that promote a better future society for today's children. Amidst celebrations of our school's one hundred year-old history, we have embarked on a careful reflection of the ways we at the Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center embody our progressive roots, and are proud to announce a number of changes in our organization. 
MEET OUR  NEW TEAM
Dr. Amber Strong '89 Makaiau joined Hanahau'oli School in August 2018 as the Director of the Professional Development Center, but she is no newcomer to our school community. Dr. Makaiau is both a current parent and alumna of Hanahau'oli School, and she shares a personal connection that extends even farther as a descendent of founders Sophie and George Cooke. Dr. Makaiau shares her time at Hanahau'oli with the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, where she is currently an Associate Specialist in the Institute for Teacher Education Secondary Program as well as the  Director of Curriculum and Research at the Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.  (Learn more...)
 
Supporting Amber is PDC Coordinator, Veronica Kimi, who holds an MEd in Education from Chaminade University and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA. Veronica is pleased to be a part of the continued learning and growth of educators in our community through her work at the PDC.  Please email us at pdc@hanahauoli.org to let us know how we can better support your teaching and learning.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MISSION, HISTORY
AND CURRENT PROGRAMMING
 
The mission of the Professional Development Center at Hanahau'oli is to build upon the school's rich progressive education tradition to support the development of school communities that promote a better future society for today's children. Visit our updated  website to learn more about our mission, history, areas of specialization, and current programming. One of the newest features is the Professional Development Center Calendar, which now includes a continuous flow of workshops, institutes, visiting opportunities, symposiums, and special events -- aligned to the school's progressive philosophy and tradition -- for educators, researchers, scholars, parents, and community members.

ATTEND OUR WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

The Hanahau'oli PDC offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators, including Summer Institutes, Hawaii State Department of Education PDe3 and University of Hawaii at Manoa credit earning opportunities, 1-2 day Workshops, and Hosted Conversations. Click on the links below to reserve your spot in an upcoming event today.

Chair Yoga and Mindful Practices 
for the JK-12 Classroom
Date: Monday March 12th
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School

Mat Yoga and Mindfulness for the Physical Education Teacher
Date: Thursday March 15th
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School


Hanahau'oli School Progressive Education Symposium: 
A Community Forum
Date: Saturday April 6th
Time: 8:30am to 12pm
Location: UH Manoa, Kennedy Theatre

The Inquiry Design Model (IDM): Creating Social Studies Curriculum for the Purpose of Knowledgeable, Thinking & Active Citizens
Date: Monday April 15th
Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Hanahau'oli School

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The Hanahau'oli Teacher Collaborative: An Institute for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design
Dates: June 24 - July 5 (no class on July 4)
Time: 8:45 am to 3:00 pm daily
Location: Hanahau'oli School
LEARN MORE & REGISTER
 


Awakening Wisdom Summer Intensive 2019
Dates: June 10 - June 12 
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm daily
Location: Hanahau'oli School
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Philosophy For Children Hawaii (p4cHI) Summer Symposium
Dates: July 14 - July 20 
Location: University of Hawaii, Manoa
LEARN MORE & REGISTER
 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, MANOA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
In 2018, Hanahau'oli School established a formal partnership with the University of Hawaii, Manoa College of Education.  With a mutual desire to expose students to progressive, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based approaches to learning, Hanahau'oli School has been designated as a Professional Development School (PDS).  (Learn more...)

GRANT AWARDED FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION
The Hanahauʻoli School Professional Development Center, in partnership with the UH Mānoa College of Education, is launching a new joint initiative to advance social justice education. A collaboration with the nationally renowned Teaching Tolerance program, this three-year $100,000 Social Justice in Education project is aimed at growing local educators' capacity for educating children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Made possible by the generosity and forward thinking of longtime Teaching Tolerance supporters, Jana and Howard Wolff, the ambitious initiative supports the Hanahauʻoli School PDC's public mission by building upon the school's rich progressive education tradition.

VISIT US
Want to learn more about Hanahau'oli School and Progressive Education? Request a personalized tour of our campus or a classroom observation  here

 
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Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Professional Development Center (PDC) at Hanahauʻoli offers workshops and coursework about best practices in education with a particular emphasis upon early childhood and the elementary years. Made possible through an endowment from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, programs include teachers from both public and private schools joining together to create learning communities that foster 21st century skills.