ʻImi Naʻauao
June 2021

In these challenging times, the Hawaii Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (HASCD) is committed to leaning into our mission to serve as a resource to all educators of Hawaii. We are happy to share our newsletter, 'Imi Na'auao, which means to seek enlightenment, wisdom and education.
As the 2020–2021 school year comes to an end, educators have a unique opportunity to deepen their resilience by engaging in a thoughtful, intentional reflection process.
Imagine how much our students would build their social-emotional skills if we explicitly
and intentionally reminded and praised them
for using those skills, day after day after day, while we taught the standard curriculum.
With schools reopening across the country, some students are refusing to return to a time when their voices weren't incorporated into decision making.
SEL that fails to address our sociopolitical reality and combat racial and social injustice will not prepare our young people for the world they will inherit—one fraught with hate, misunderstanding, and bigotry.
This session makes the case for taking a deliberate approach to the "hidden curriculum" already being taught. Through a five-part model of SEL that's easy to integrate into everyday content instruction.
Simply complete the registration information to receive free, on demand access.
Education Reflections 
with Hawaii State Teacher Fellows

Nick Strope is a Hawaii State Teacher Fellow and math teacher at Kealakehe High School on Hawaii Island. He is a Google Certified Trainer, a mental health advocate, and has been trained in DBT Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT-STEPS-A). Nick’s passion lies in supporting students by employing a trauma-informed mindset in the classroom.
Save the Date!
Friday, April 8, 2022

Join Hawaii ASCD and Moanalua High School for the 19th Annual Professional Development conference: Conversations for Learning!

Find more information on how to register or to submit your call for proposal to present during a breakout session at:

HASCD joins ASCD with elevating the voices of Black educators and students. You can start by reflecting on the many deep traditions of Juneteenth. Learn how you can commemorate Juneteenth in your classroom or school. 

"Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do."
- Barack Obama

Sincerely yours,
President, Hawaii ASCD
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