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Friday, September 25
 

9:00am

Let's Get Growing!
Limited Capacity seats available

School gardens are not just about growing food and better nutrition for our students and communities. They are quickly being understood as important and effective tools in the educators tool box. This session will give you the information you and your school need to get a school garden growing in a well planned and sustainable manner. From how to plan and cultivate necessary resources for your school garden to considerations of food and garden safety and we can't forget funding! This session will give you the tools you need to get growing!

Speakers
avatar for Nio Kindla

Nio Kindla

other
Nio Kindla is the Operations Director with Grow Some Good.   Grow Some Good was created in 2008 as a program of South Maui Sustainability’s School Garden Committee to support gardens created at Kihei Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate School and Kamali’i Elementary. Since its... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Pākī 104

9:00am

Flipping your mathematics lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will involve a brief description of process, and then break into small groups to flip some mathematics lessons. Bring your 1-1 device and be ready to flip out.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Wilson

Sean Wilson

Mathematics Department Chair, Seabury Hall
Sean Wilson grew up on the North shore of Oahu, moving to Maui in 1980 and attending high school at Seabury Hall. Sean attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington earning a BS in mathematics with a minor in philosophy. Sean went on to obtain a California secondary... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Kalanikūpule 208

9:00am

Online Learning Tools & Resources for Hawaiʻi Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Ma ka hana ka 'ike (in doing one learns). Join this interactive session that focuses on tools to develop 21st century skills and culture-based education resources that support educators in creating authentic learning experiences for haumāna (students). Throughout the session, you will have opportunities to aʻo aku, aʻo mai (to learn and to share) through hands-on exploration and engage in meaningful discussions with other educators.

Speakers
TD

Tye Deal

Sr. Instructional Designer, Kamehameha Schools
Tye has worked in blended and online learning as a middle school teacher, program director, and lead instructor for professional development. She is a certified educator and currently develops kumu to facilitate online courses that set the foundation for pedagogy rooted in culture-based... Read More →
avatar for Dorothy Hirata

Dorothy Hirata

Student, Hongwanji Mission School
Dorothy Hirata is the Distance Learning Director at Kamehameha Schools. She advocates, plans, develops and supports online and blending learning programs and initiatives in a K-12 environment. She is passionate about distance learning and believes in the potential of quality online... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center

9:00am

Streamlining Workflow with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how Google can help to streamline your workflow in the classroom using Google Classroom, Calendar, Google Docs, & Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley-Ann Pico-Lilio

Lesley-Ann Pico-Lilio

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Lesley Ann Pico-Lilio is a 10th Grade U.S. History Teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus.  She is currently in her 19th year of teaching with 14 being at the Maui Campus. Lesley is also National Board Certified in Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.  Finding... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Konia 202

9:00am

Using Google SketchUp in Biology
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show how Google SketchUp was used in a 9th grade biology culminating project. Participants with laptops and internet access can start creating their own models in Google SketchUp.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Holderbaum

Brooke Holderbaum

Biology Teacher, Kamehameha Schools
Brooke Holderbaum is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, UCLA, and the University of Phoenix.  She worked at Maui High School for 14 years, where she created the Health Services career pathway and served as HOSA advisor before transferring to Kamehameha Schools Maui campus... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Pākī 114

9:00am

Deeper Relationships Produce Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

When trust and rapport are intentionally taught and continuously nurtured, relevant, deeper learning flourishes. Information, strategies, and activities will be shared that incorporate CCSS, 21st century skills, and instructional shifts. Engage in collaborative and individual learning that walks you through and helps you experience the impact deeper relationships have on deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ululani Shiraishi

Ululani Shiraishi

Kumu, Gr 6, Kamehameha Schools Maui
I am a laugh-er, a lover of learning, a-crazy-in-love-with-my-husband-and-three-children girl at heart, who is always in search of a thought provoking book and an intriguing  travel adventure.  I over-use exclamation points!!, delight in eating nachos late at night, and thrive on... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Kekaulike 223

9:00am

English/Language Arts Round Table Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to meet and network with other high school E/LA teachers. Discussion will focus on designing a rigorous and relevant E/LA curriculum and will attempt to consider E/LA standards, school-wide expectations, 21st century skills, project/challenge-based learning, scaffolding, digital story-telling, standardized test preparation and related issues. This will be an interactive discussion rather than a formal presentation, and participants should arrive willing to share their own 'best practices'. There will be a laptop computer and monitor so that digital resources may be recommended, shared, demonstrated, and explained as needed.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Michael Oliver is a National Board Certified Teacher who enjoys guiding his Grade 11 English students at Kamehameha Schools Maui. With 26 years of experience and also of watching professional trends come and go, he is certain that rigor, relevance, and relationships are timeless components... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Kamalālāwalu 201

9:00am

Grounding your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will focus on the importance of the teacher as facilitator and reinforce how each class should have the intent to channel your student’s energies to be more aware of the world around them. In addition this presentation will encourage the teacher to be more sensory aware, to help students become well rounded lifelong learners. No matter what the subject students must be healthy and determined to learn .This presentation will model a variety of techniques to meet this goal.

Speakers
MS

Michael Stone

teacher, Seabury Hall


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Konia 201

9:00am

Ridge to Reef - Maui Coral Reef Ecology
Limited Capacity seats available

Will provide participants with background on coral reef ecology, specifically pertaining to Maui, and issues facing this dwindling resource. Activities will be provided to participants that can be done in class as well as a PowerPoint and local community resources that will add in field study development.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie DeMott

Carrie DeMott

Maui Preparatory Academy
Maui Preparatory Academy educator Carrie DeMott has been teaching Science for almost two decades in private, public, independent, and international schools. She has facilitated the introduction and implementation of many STEM programs here in HI including heading the first Science... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Kamalālāwalu 203

9:00am

Creating a safe place for LGBT students in your school
Limited Capacity seats available

A Safe Space is a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. We know that school is not always a safe place for LGBT students. Most LGBT students frequently hear anti-LGBT language and experience harassment related to their sexual orientation and gender expression. Majority of LGBT students feel unsafe at school and are likely to skip class or even full days of school to avoid the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment they face on a daily basis. But educators can make a big difference! For many students, simply knowing that allies exist can be a source of support. Research shows that LGBT students with many supportive educators feel safer at school, skip fewer classes, and earn higher grades than students without supportive educators.

Speakers
avatar for Waianuhea

Waianuhea "Anu" Dooge

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Anu recently joined the Kamehameha ʻOhana as a K-12 Outreach Counselor. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently working on her Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Anu enjoys working with Native Hawaiian youth and giving back to the Hawaiian communit... Read More →
avatar for Venus Rosete-Medeiros

Venus Rosete-Medeiros

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Venus has been serving as a Kamehameha Schools Maui K-12 Outreach Counselor for the past 5 years.  She has spent over 30 years working with children, youth & families as an executive director, program developer, teacher, counselor, ROPES Challenge Course instructor, experiential... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Kalanikūpule 209

9:00am

Mindfulness Integration into the Daily School Curriculum: The Story of One School's First Year-Long Mindfulness Integration Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Washington Montessori School in New Preston, CT has had a yoga program since the founding of the school in 1965. In the spring of 2014, Head of School, Pat Werner, and Director of Development and Yoga teacher, Ali Grimes, reviewed the pros of receiving a 45 minute-1 Hour yoga class once a week at WMS, (which Lower El, or 1-3 grade and Upper El, 4-5 grade have received for many years.) Pat and Ali wanted to create a program that would reinforce and integrate the principles that children receive from yoga and mindfulness into a daily format. The challenge they both agreed upon was the training of school teachers who did not all practice yoga and meditation. Ali expressed that this was where she saw a problem with some of the programs out there, that provide a 1 or 2-day immersion for teachers. This is where the roots of the idea for the Mindfulness program at WMS began. Ali wrote the curriculum for the year, drawing upon her 8-year background of teaching yoga and meditation. Students in Upper El would begin their day with 15 minutes of Mindfulness, during which there is a self-awareness practice, a portion of yoga and yogic breath work and a 7-8 minute guided mediation. Ali spent two days/week in each class guiding the practice for students and teachers, then the teachers would guide the remaining three days of the school week. Weekly practices were simple and written out clearly each week. Amazingly, within a couple of weeks, the students expressed interest in guiding the weekly morning practices themselves and did so successfully. One of Ali's personal goals, was not only to see the children practicing self-awareness, meditation and mindfulness, but truly learning how to connect with their breath deeply. The program achieved this with students as well as teachers within the first year. Teachers felt grateful to have the time to receive mindfulness guidance in the morning two days/week and were able to teach it themselves from a more embodied and integrated place as the year progressed. The Mindfulness Program at WMS will continue during the 2015-16 school year and expand to Lower El (1st-3rd years,) and Middle School (6-8th.) This curriculum is an excellent model for other schools to help successfully integrate mindfulness practices into school. Like WMS, other schools can utilize staff with yoga or meditation teaching backgrounds to grow the program in a similar way.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Grimes

Ali Grimes

Development Director, Montessori School of Maui
Ali began her position as the Development Director at Montessori School of Maui in August of 2015. Previously, Ali was the Development Director at Washington Montessori School in Connecticut for over six years and, more recently, also the Yoga & Mindfulness teacher there. In addition... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Konia 102

10:15am

ʻĀINA In Schools: Actively Integrating Nutrition and Agriculture in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

‘ĀINA In Schools is a farm to school initiative launched in 2006 that connects children to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi. In addition to encouraging the use of local grown fruits and vegetables in school meals and snacks, the program includes standards-based nutrition, garden, and compost curriculum that empowers children to grow their own food, make informed food decisions, and reduce waste. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation staff will share inspiring stories and introduce curricula and resources that educators can use with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie McKinney

Natalie McKinney

Executive Director, Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation
Natalie McKinney is the Executive Director at Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation. Natalie has been involved in environmental education in the non-profit sector for 20 years. She has developed programs, curriculum and teacher trainings with organizations which include 'Ohi'a Productions, Hawaii... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Pākī 104

10:15am

Flipping your mathematics lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will involve a brief description of process, and then break into small groups to flip some mathematics lessons. Bring your 1-1 device and be ready to flip out.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Wilson

Sean Wilson

Mathematics Department Chair, Seabury Hall
Sean Wilson grew up on the North shore of Oahu, moving to Maui in 1980 and attending high school at Seabury Hall. Sean attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington earning a BS in mathematics with a minor in philosophy. Sean went on to obtain a California secondary... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Kalanikūpule 208

10:15am

Streamlining Workflow with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how Google can help to streamline your workflow in the classroom using Google Classroom, Calendar, Google Docs, & Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley-Ann Pico-Lilio

Lesley-Ann Pico-Lilio

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Lesley Ann Pico-Lilio is a 10th Grade U.S. History Teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus.  She is currently in her 19th year of teaching with 14 being at the Maui Campus. Lesley is also National Board Certified in Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.  Finding... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Konia 202

10:15am

Vocabulary Builders
Limited Capacity seats available

Vocabulary Builders is an on-line program aimed at helping students develop their vocabulary skills. Through interactive lessons, competitions, and multiple teaching methods, students are able to learn a variety of new words. Teachers have the ability to use lists already created by Vocabulary Builders (i.e. common core words, vocabulary from popular novels, SAT/ACT prep., etc.) or can create vocabulary lists unique to their own classes/lessons.

Speakers
RH

Ramona Ho

High School Librarian, Kamehameha Schools Maui
UH, Hilo, BA, Anthropology 1977UH Manoa, Masters of Library Science 1980UH Manoa, Master of Library and Information Science 19901980-1980 Kapiolani Community College Reference Librarian, 1980-1981Kapiolani Hospital Medical Librarian,1982-1987 St. Anthony Jr. Senior High School Librarian1987... Read More →
avatar for Karen

Karen "Kalena" Laepaʻa

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
I have been teaching now for almost 20 years and have been teaching study and life skills for over 15.  I earned both my B.A. in English as well as my teaching credential from Cal Poly Pomona, my teaching license from U.C. Irvine, and my Master's in Library and Information Science... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center

10:15am

You are NOT the Sage on Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

"Flipping the classroom" can come with its obvious challenges. Come and explore what it will take to combat the initial anxiety of letting go. Fears will subside once we realize a higher understanding of content is indeed attainable.

Speakers
NU

Nestor Ugale

St. Anthony


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Kamalālāwalu 204

10:15am

√ for Understanding with Google Forms and Kahoot
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll learn how Google Forms can be used for formative assessment, including automatic grading of quizzes with add-on Flubaroo. And we'll play Kahoot! Bring ANY device to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Lindsay

Linda Lindsay

School Librarian, Seabury Hall
Linda Lindsay is the librarian at Seabury Hall. She is a Google Edu Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a Making IT Happen awardee. Linda blogs professionally at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda, and hosts Google Rocks! Hawaii, a Hangout on Air featuring Hawaii educators and students. She... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Konia 101

10:15am

Alchemy through the Arts: Transformation through Expression (For Art, Music and Drama teachers)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop gives Art, Music and Drama teachers an opportunity to meet one another, network, and collaborate on a project with others in their specialty.  Each participant will experience a hands-on art activity with the whole group, followed by a sharing/resources/visions session in her/his specialty.  This is an opportunity for teachers in the arts to meet colleagues, discuss commonalities, visions, practical methods and essential resources.  Please be prepared to share one of your favorite activities, strategies or ideas with your group!  Each small group will be asked to create a product or presentation to share with the large group at the conclusion of the workshop.



 

Alchemy through the Arts: Transformation through Expression (For Art, Music and Drama teachers)




Speakers
avatar for Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson

Montessori Hale O Na Keiki
Sue Wilson works as a reading specialist and art teacher at Montessori Hale O Na Keiki (Pre-K through 8) in Kihei.  Her teaching experience includes classroom teaching and working as a reading specialist for school districts in Massachusetts.  At MHOK, Sue teaches weekly art lessons... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Pākī 116

10:15am

Flash Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

Write a short story in a class period. Sally and Todd lead a brainstorm activity you can easily customize for your students, followed by drafting and sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Van Amburgh

Todd Van Amburgh

Seabury Hall
Todd Van Amburgh teaches English and Drama at Seabury Hall and Creative Writing at UH-MC.  
SS

Sally Sefton

teacher, Seabury Hall
I have been teaching English, Speech, and directing plays for nearly 30 years here.


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Pākī 105

10:15am

Grounding your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will focus on the importance of the teacher as facilitator and reinforce how each class should have the intent to channel your student’s energies to be more aware of the world around them. In addition this presentation will encourage the teacher to be more sensory aware, to help students become well rounded lifelong learners. No matter what the subject students must be healthy and determined to learn .This presentation will model a variety of techniques to meet this goal.

Speakers
MS

Michael Stone

teacher, Seabury Hall


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Konia 201

10:15am

National History Day in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

National History Day is a multidisciplinary project that encourages students to become expert researchers, to think outside the box, and to see the relevance of history in their lives. The NHD project meets many of the Common Core Standards, and is a wonderful way to introduce your students to history in a new and exciting way.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Wurst

Patricia Wurst

Patty was born in Honolulu, raised in Southern California, and graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu.  She went on to receive a Masters Degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University.  Patty has taught for 15 years at Sacred Hearts School, after teaching... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Kamalālāwalu 201

10:15am

The Stages of Group Development & Your Role as the Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the 5 stages of group development, specific challenges and tasks of each stage, and what the role and responsibilities are for an effective leader at each stage.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Davenport

Michelle Davenport

Business Manager / School Counselor, Carden Academy of Maui
Michelle Davenport is the Business Manager and Health and Wellness Counselor at Carden Academy of Maui. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Konia 103

10:15am

Practical Self Defense for Students (and the rest of us!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Why wait until our kids are adults to take a "Women's Self Defense" course? Why not act now!? Please join us for a workshop developed to begin teaching our students and daughters how to keep themselves safe in high school, college and beyond. We will cover basic strategies for staying out of harm’s way, recognizing dangerous situations, and basic techniques for self-protection.

I've been studying and teaching martial arts for over 20 years and am looking forward to sharing with my fellow teachers and their students some of the most important lessons I've learned.


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Kamalālāwalu 102

11:30am

Farm to School and the School Garden Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will allow participants an open forum to ask questions about farm to school and school gardens with two experts in the field. If we can’t answer it, you probably don’t want to know!

Speakers
avatar for Nio Kindla

Nio Kindla

other
Nio Kindla is the Operations Director with Grow Some Good.   Grow Some Good was created in 2008 as a program of South Maui Sustainability’s School Garden Committee to support gardens created at Kihei Elementary, Lokelani Intermediate School and Kamali’i Elementary. Since its... Read More →
avatar for Natalie McKinney

Natalie McKinney

Executive Director, Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation
Natalie McKinney is the Executive Director at Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation. Natalie has been involved in environmental education in the non-profit sector for 20 years. She has developed programs, curriculum and teacher trainings with organizations which include 'Ohi'a Productions, Hawaii... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pākī 104

11:30am

Google Demo Slam ala MISO
Limited Capacity seats available

Demonstrate your favorite Google tip or trick in under 3 minutes, and you just might win the Demo Slam! ! Register here: http://bit.ly/misogoogleslam If you don't have a tip to share, come and watch (and learn)! Patterned after the original Google Demo Slam by Google.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Lindsay

Linda Lindsay

School Librarian, Seabury Hall
Linda Lindsay is the librarian at Seabury Hall. She is a Google Edu Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a Making IT Happen awardee. Linda blogs professionally at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda, and hosts Google Rocks! Hawaii, a Hangout on Air featuring Hawaii educators and students. She... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Konia 101

11:30am

Online Learning Tools & Resources for Hawaiʻi Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Ma ka hana ka 'ike (in doing one learns). Join this interactive session that focuses on tools to develop 21st century skills and culture-based education resources that support educators in creating authentic learning experiences for haumāna (students). Throughout the session, you will have opportunities to aʻo aku, aʻo mai (to learn and to share) through hands-on exploration and engage in meaningful discussions with other educators.

Speakers
TD

Tye Deal

Sr. Instructional Designer, Kamehameha Schools
Tye has worked in blended and online learning as a middle school teacher, program director, and lead instructor for professional development. She is a certified educator and currently develops kumu to facilitate online courses that set the foundation for pedagogy rooted in culture-based... Read More →
avatar for Dorothy Hirata

Dorothy Hirata

Student, Hongwanji Mission School
Dorothy Hirata is the Distance Learning Director at Kamehameha Schools. She advocates, plans, develops and supports online and blending learning programs and initiatives in a K-12 environment. She is passionate about distance learning and believes in the potential of quality online... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center

11:30am

Pinterest in the Classrrom
Limited Capacity seats available

Pinterest is a social networking website that allows users to share (“pin”) and comment on online resources in a scrapbook style setting. Pinterest is also a great tool for teachers! It’s format is well suited for organizing information, collaborating, and brainstorming ideas. The visual nature of Pinterest engages a wide range of learning styles and can be used in a variety ways across the curriculum. You can use it to compile content-- including educational video, websites, and photographs, organize and store ideas, post and comment on student work, connect with other teachers to share lessons and project ideas, and to facilitate group projects using community boards.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Furumoto

Laurie Furumoto

St. Anthony
Laurie Furumoto teaches 7-12 grade visual arts at St. Anthony Jr. Sr. High School.  She has a background in both arts and technology and has taught both subjects at various schools on the island.  Ms. Furumoto also worked for several years on EducationWorld.com and Homeschoolearning.com... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Konia 102

11:30am

Quick & Dirty Tech Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters will share INTRODUCTORY-level information about 5 of their favorite tech tools that you can implement in your classes tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Dean

Sheila Dean

ELA Teacher, Middle School, Kamehameha School Maui
avatar for Candis Nishimitsu

Candis Nishimitsu

Teacher, Kamehameha Schools Maui
avatar for Rob Siarot

Rob Siarot

Media Technology Teacher, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Rob has been an educator for 18 years at the elementary and middle school level and is in his 12th year teaching technology at Kamehameha Maui.  He was formerly a teacher and technology coordinator with the State of Hawaii Dept. of Education.  He holds a B.A. at the University of... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kekaulike 204

11:30am

The Reading Social Network: How to Build Virtual Reading Communities to Acknowledge, Ecncourage and Celebrate Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world overflowing with movies, television, social networks, video games, and multimedia, the art of reading is being crowded out our discretionary time. In this presentation, discover how to use technology to create a virtual reading community that honors, encourages, and celebrates books. Using Amazon’s Shelfari as a platform, the presenter will share the virtual reading community he has built, and help you to create your own virtual reading community. With this platform, teachers and students will be able to track, share, review, and build their digital bookshelves. If you want to build excitement around reading in your classrooms, especially in Grades 6 through 12, this is the session for you.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew O'Riordan

Andrew O'Riordan

Dean of Students, Maui Preparatory Academy
Aloha. My name is Andrew O'Riordan and I've been an educator in Hawai'i for a decade. I've worked on Oahu, the Big Isle, and Maui, in public and private schools, and I've also taught internationally. I'm currently fascinated by the deliberate integration of technology into "blended... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kekaulike 207

11:30am

You are NOT the Sage on Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

"Flipping the classroom" can come with its obvious challenges. Come and explore what it will take to combat the initial anxiety of letting go. Fears will subside once we realize a higher understanding of content is indeed attainable.

Speakers
NU

Nestor Ugale

St. Anthony


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kamalālāwalu 204

11:30am

National History Day in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

National History Day is a multidisciplinary project that encourages students to become expert researchers, to think outside the box, and to see the relevance of history in their lives. The NHD project meets many of the Common Core Standards, and is a wonderful way to introduce your students to history in a new and exciting way.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Wurst

Patricia Wurst

Patty was born in Honolulu, raised in Southern California, and graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu.  She went on to receive a Masters Degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University.  Patty has taught for 15 years at Sacred Hearts School, after teaching... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kamalālāwalu 201

11:30am

Roadside Geology of Maui
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be provided with basic information about the formation of the Hawaiian Islands as well as field study resources developed by Carrie DeMott and Dr. Julia Hammer from UH Manoa. Teachers will leave with field study manuals for unit development and a list of resources to provide their students with a safe, hands-on field study that examines the geology and formation of Maui.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie DeMott

Carrie DeMott

Maui Preparatory Academy
Maui Preparatory Academy educator Carrie DeMott has been teaching Science for almost two decades in private, public, independent, and international schools. She has facilitated the introduction and implementation of many STEM programs here in HI including heading the first Science... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kamalālāwalu 203

11:30am

Behind blue eyes: Supporting students with mental health disorders
Limited Capacity seats available

As the front-line mentors of students on a daily basis, and as the shapers of the environment where one-fifth of the U.S. population is found on a given school day, educators play a critical role in enhancing the mental health of students. It is not a new insight that mental health concerns must be addressed if students are to succeed at school. As educators it is our job to help ensure schools are caring and supportive places that maximize learning and well-being in order to strengthen students, families, schools, and communities. Take an inside look into one student’s heroic journey with depression and along the way learn how to provide support to students who are struggling to cope with the demands of daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Waianuhea

Waianuhea "Anu" Dooge

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Anu recently joined the Kamehameha ʻOhana as a K-12 Outreach Counselor. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently working on her Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Anu enjoys working with Native Hawaiian youth and giving back to the Hawaiian communit... Read More →
avatar for Susan Hardesty

Susan Hardesty

Health Services High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Sue Hardesty is the Registered Nurse for the High School Campus at Kamehameha Schools Maui. This is her 14th year at Kamehameha and has a passion for school health as it relates to learning, positive education outcomes and vibrant healthy futures. 
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Venus Rosete-Medeiros

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Venus has been serving as a Kamehameha Schools Maui K-12 Outreach Counselor for the past 5 years.  She has spent over 30 years working with children, youth & families as an executive director, program developer, teacher, counselor, ROPES Challenge Course instructor, experiential... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kalanikūpule 209

11:30am

Practical Self Defense for Students (and the rest of us!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Why wait until our kids are adults to take a "Women's Self Defense" course? Why not act now!? Please join us for a workshop developed to begin teaching our students and daughters how to keep themselves safe in high school, college and beyond. We will cover basic strategies for staying out of harm’s way, recognizing dangerous situations, and basic techniques for self-protection.

I've been studying and teaching martial arts for over 20 years and am looking forward to sharing with my fellow teachers and their students some of the most important lessons I've learned.


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kamalālāwalu 102
 


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