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Friday, September 25
 

9:00am HST

Culturally Responsive Educational Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Using data from her action research dissertation, the presenter will share a
framework for culturally responsive technology in schools. Workshop participants will explore aspects of Indigenous Learning Theory that are supported by particular technology uses, based on experiences of educators who are indigenous to the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Hattori

Mary Hattori

Outreach Director, University of Hawaii
Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori is Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She holds a B.Ed. and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies, a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Professional Educational Practice... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Pākī 106

9:00am HST

Integrating Affordable Technology Into The Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is aimed at providing you with resources and examples to help augment existing technology in your classroom to engage students in learning. There is a whole world of affordable electronics that can be used as hands on learning tools to help today’s students learn 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, communication and more.


Speakers
avatar for Garret Kovach

Garret Kovach

Kamehameha Schools Maui
 I’ve always been curious to how things work.  As a child, I would take my toys apart to see what was inside and how each piece contributed to the end product.  I am still motivated to learn through reverse engineering and trial and error.  When I’m not tinkering with electronics... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Kekaulike 204

9:00am HST

Art Journaling for Leadership, Personal Growth, and Peace-of-Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop introduces the concept of Art Journaling and it’s application for developing creativity and personal leadership, personal growth, and peace-of-mind. Art Journaling is basically the combination of various art techniques and writing. No prior art experience is required! Participants will actively participate in the techniques presented and leave the class with an art journal and supplies to continue documenting their personal journey in. Whether you consider yourself an artist or someone who has zero skills in art, this class is for you. The ideas presented can also be applied with your students or fellow faculty.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Head of School, Montessori Hale O Na Keiki
Jessica Thompson is Head of School at Montessori Hale O Na Keiki in Kihei and Chair of the Maui Independent Schools Organization (MISO).  She has a B.A. in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College and her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Jessica... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Kekaulike 106

9:00am HST

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 HST
Konia 201

9:00am HST

Mālama Honua in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is aimed at providing you with resources and examples to integrate the concepts of Mālama Honua and voyaging in your classroom to engage students in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Project Manager, Kamehameha Schools
Mark K. Ellis was born, raised and currently lives with his family in Nu’uanu, O’ahu. He is a husband and father of 4 children. Mark is a crew member with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and recently sailed from Samoa to Tonga to Aotearoa. He has an undergraduate degree in Organizational... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Konia 117

9:00am HST

Strategies for Working with ELLs
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop provides a framework for differentiating instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will learn to write differentiated objectives for the ELLs in their classes and add to their repertoire of scaffolding techniques to make content comprehensible to all students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Sherwood

Kristin Sherwood

Learning Specialist, Maui Preparatory Academy
Kristin taught for eight years in the Massachusetts public schools and for one year in Thailand. She has a passion for working with students from around the world, as well as for integrating a multicultural and global perspective into American classrooms. Before moving to Maui in... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Kalanikūpule 214

9:00am HST

Yoga for Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in simple yoga poses for you and your students. Even five minutes is calming, redirects high energy periods in the classroom, and gives students time to be quiet. A mat is not necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Speakers
GD

Gloria Del Rivo

Montessori School of Maui
Gloria Del Rivo has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She teaches yoga to children in her elementary class. She has also been teaching an after school yoga studio to children at the Montessori School of Maui. The yoga workshop for our MISO Workshop will be great for you. It... Read More →


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

10:15am HST

Basic Hawaiian Basic Hawaiian – Integrating Hawaiian Language, Culture and Values
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop introduces Basic Hawaiian, an innovative, 21st century Hawaiian language, culture and values program, balancing on- and off-line, modern and traditional, individual and small group learning. Using a fun, self-instructional, learner-paced approach, Basic Hawaiian focuses on building conversational skills and cultural foundations the natural way, by learners visiting with and interacting with four virtual Hawaiian characters who share their interest and skills in an easy to understand, enjoyable way.

Speakers
avatar for ʻIʻini Kahakalau

ʻIʻini Kahakalau

Director, KU-A-KANAKA
Born and raised in Waipiʻo Valley on Hawaiʻi Island, ʻIʻinimaikalani Kealiʻikuaʻāina Kahakalau has been immersed in Hawaiian language, culture and traditions since birth, while also traveling the world and learning about global responsibility. A Chancellor Scholar, ʻIʻini... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Kalanikūpule 214

10:15am HST

Integrating Affordable Technology Into The Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is aimed at providing you with resources and examples to help augment existing technology in your classroom to engage students in learning. There is a whole world of affordable electronics that can be used as hands on learning tools to help today’s students learn 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, communication and more.


Speakers
avatar for Garret Kovach

Garret Kovach

Kamehameha Schools Maui
 I’ve always been curious to how things work.  As a child, I would take my toys apart to see what was inside and how each piece contributed to the end product.  I am still motivated to learn through reverse engineering and trial and error.  When I’m not tinkering with electronics... Read More →


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

10:15am HST

√ 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 HST
Konia 101

10:15am HST

Art Journaling for Leadership, Personal Growth, and Peace-of-Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop introduces the concept of Art Journaling and it’s application for developing creativity and personal leadership, personal growth, and peace-of-mind. Art Journaling is basically the combination of various art techniques and writing. No prior art experience is required! Participants will actively participate in the techniques presented and leave the class with an art journal and supplies to continue documenting their personal journey in. Whether you consider yourself an artist or someone who has zero skills in art, this class is for you. The ideas presented can also be applied with your students or fellow faculty.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Head of School, Montessori Hale O Na Keiki
Jessica Thompson is Head of School at Montessori Hale O Na Keiki in Kihei and Chair of the Maui Independent Schools Organization (MISO).  She has a B.A. in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College and her M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Jessica... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Kekaulike 106

10:15am HST

E Hīmeni Kākou
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to sing selected Hawaiian hymns in four part harmony using proper breathing, tone and pronunciation.

Speakers
avatar for Kalei Aarona-Lorenzo

Kalei Aarona-Lorenzo

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Dale and Mamo Nitta have been teaching and playing music together on Maui for nearly three decades.  Currently you can find them teaching music at Kamehameha Schools Maui along with their close friend and talented colleague, Kalei ʻAʻarona-Lorenzo: musician, kumu hula, and Hawaiian... Read More →
avatar for Dale Nitta

Dale Nitta

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Dale and Mamo Nitta have been teaching and playing music together on Maui for nearly three decades.  Currently you can find them teaching music at Kamehameha Schools Maui along with their close friend and talented colleague, Kalei ʻAʻarona-Lorenzo: musician, kumu hula, and Hawaiian... Read More →
avatar for Mamo Nitta

Mamo Nitta

Kumu, Middle School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Dale and Mamo Nitta have been teaching and playing music together on Maui for nearly three decades.  Currently you can find them teaching music at Kamehameha Schools Maui along with their close friend and talented colleague, Kalei ʻAʻarona-Lorenzo: musician, kumu hula, and Hawaiian... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Kekuʻiapoiwa Nui 212 & 219

10:15am HST

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 HST
Konia 201

10:15am HST

Mālama Honua in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is aimed at providing you with resources and examples to integrate the concepts of Mālama Honua and voyaging in your classroom to engage students in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Project Manager, Kamehameha Schools
Mark K. Ellis was born, raised and currently lives with his family in Nu’uanu, O’ahu. He is a husband and father of 4 children. Mark is a crew member with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and recently sailed from Samoa to Tonga to Aotearoa. He has an undergraduate degree in Organizational... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Konia 117

10:15am HST

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 HST
Konia 103

10:15am HST

Meditation as a Tool for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators can foster success for all students by implementing simple meditation practices in the classroom. A variety of meditation techniques have been shown to reduce student stress, anxiety, and behavioral problems as well as improve focus, concentration, and mental well-being. Presenters will share relevant research findings and guide attendees through techniques such as progressive relaxation, left-brain/right brain integration, mindfulness meditation, concentration meditation, movement meditation, and visualization. You will leave this session with simple but effective tools to benefit your students and yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Gross

Philippe Gross

University of Hawaii
Dr. Philippe L. Gross is currently a Psychology Instructor at Kapi‘olani Community College and occasionally also teaches workshops on meditation, photography, and the art of seeing.  Dr. Gross’s interest in meditation and self-hypnosis began in 1983, while he was still in Switzerland... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hattori

Mary Hattori

Outreach Director, University of Hawaii
Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori is Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She holds a B.Ed. and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies, a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Professional Educational Practice... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Pākī 106

10:15am HST

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 102

11:30am HST

Basic Hawaiian Basic Hawaiian – Integrating Hawaiian Language, Culture and Values
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop introduces Basic Hawaiian, an innovative, 21st century Hawaiian language, culture and values program, balancing on- and off-line, modern and traditional, individual and small group learning. Using a fun, self-instructional, learner-paced approach, Basic Hawaiian focuses on building conversational skills and cultural foundations the natural way, by learners visiting with and interacting with four virtual Hawaiian characters who share their interest and skills in an easy to understand, enjoyable way.

Speakers
avatar for ʻIʻini Kahakalau

ʻIʻini Kahakalau

Director, KU-A-KANAKA
Born and raised in Waipiʻo Valley on Hawaiʻi Island, ʻIʻinimaikalani Kealiʻikuaʻāina Kahakalau has been immersed in Hawaiian language, culture and traditions since birth, while also traveling the world and learning about global responsibility. A Chancellor Scholar, ʻIʻini... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Kalanikūpule 214

11:30am HST

Collaborative Educational Communities in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

The educational world is shifting its focus to accommodate the emerging global perspective of learning. Learn about and engage in the various ways in which members of a 21st century learning community can connect and collaborate. This session will focus on utilizing such tools as Google Apps for education, blogging, creating interdisciplinary units, and relationship building. Attendees will walk away with tools and practical strategies that they can easily implement. Laptop recommended but not necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Prais

Robin Prais

Kumu, Middle School, Kamehameha Schools Maui


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Konia 103

11:30am HST

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 HST
Konia 101

11:30am HST

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 HST
Konia 102

11:30am HST

Meditation as a Tool for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators can foster success for all students by implementing simple meditation practices in the classroom. A variety of meditation techniques have been shown to reduce student stress, anxiety, and behavioral problems as well as improve focus, concentration, and mental well-being. Presenters will share relevant research findings and guide attendees through techniques such as progressive relaxation, left-brain/right brain integration, mindfulness meditation, concentration meditation, movement meditation, and visualization. You will leave this session with simple but effective tools to benefit your students and yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Gross

Philippe Gross

University of Hawaii
Dr. Philippe L. Gross is currently a Psychology Instructor at Kapi‘olani Community College and occasionally also teaches workshops on meditation, photography, and the art of seeing.  Dr. Gross’s interest in meditation and self-hypnosis began in 1983, while he was still in Switzerland... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hattori

Mary Hattori

Outreach Director, University of Hawaii
Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori is Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She holds a B.Ed. and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies, a M.Ed. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Professional Educational Practice... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Pākī 106

11:30am HST

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 102
 


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