ʻImi Naʻauao
May 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.
What does deeper learning look like in action? A group of exemplary schools share the core practices that spark collaboration, critical thinking, and effective communication.
U.S. district leaders struggling with how to do distance learning successfully now, and to address students’ needs once schools start to reopen, will find helpful ideas and examples from other countries by exploring this report.
Each of these zombie ideas have a real-life converse that points toward better classrooms and schools—often with less complexity, less effort, and fewer resources.
Applied research is a collaborative inquiry process that can empower schools and districts to personalize approaches to problem solving and professional development. Here's what you need to know to get started.
The bridge from theory to practice in education is an essential one. But it really is bi-directional. Educators play a crucial role in applying theories in a variety of contexts.
Education Reflections 
with Hawaii State Teacher Fellows

Jessica is currently a 2nd grade teacher in the Honokaa-Kohala-Konawaena complex. Jessica is passionate about learning from and collaborating with her students, parents, colleagues and members of the community in order to become a better, more effective teacher.

Settling for the status quo not only inhibits the creation of a disruptive thinking culture but also negatively impacts our learners.Educator Eric Sheninger (@e_sheninger) shares his thoughts and 6 ways to challenge the status quo in education.

May is a month of celebration in for schools. From celebrating teachers, to end of the year celebrations, to recognizing the resilient class of 2021.

Thank you teachers for what I would say has been the toughest year to be an educator. The work is hard but our children are worth it. As we end this school year, I thank all educators for your dedication to our students.

HASCD is also here to assist with any needs your school may have for professional development or educational resource needs in the coming school year. Feel free to connect with me at jensen.hascd@gmail.com on how we can help.

“The greatest natural resource is the minds of our children” - Walt Disney

Sincerely yours,
President, Hawaii ASCD
Connect with me on social media @jjpball