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Friday, September 25
 

9:00am HST

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 HST
Pākī 104

9:00am HST

Creating Engaging Learning Environments through Minecraftedu
Limited Capacity seats available

Achieving complex thinking, problem solving, and student engagement in an online collaborative learning environment through the use of MinecraftEdu while addressing curriculum standards. Teachers will gain hands-on experience using MinecraftEdu as a teaching tool while participating and discussing the merits of learning in this environment.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Asselstine

Shane Asselstine

Complex Area Teacher - Computer Science and Math, Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area
Shane is the Complex Area Computer Science Teacher, HSTE President, Code.org Facilitator for Hawaii. He has been integrating Minecraft as part of his classes for several years with lessons ranging from economics to humanities. He is active in the Minecraft Community and as a Microsoft... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Kalanikūpule 115

9:00am HST

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 HST
Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center

9:00am HST

Using iPad apps in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share various apps that can be used to enhance teaching in the Elementary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Liane Nakamura

Liane Nakamura

5th Grade Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Liane loves to incorporate technology into her 5th grade curriculum at Kamehameha Schools Maui.  She loves the beach, outdoor adventures, and spending quality time with her kids.
avatar for Clarke Tuitele

Clarke Tuitele

Education Technology, Elementary, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Clarke Tuitele is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui. He enjoys helping teachers find creative and practical ways to differentiate instruction using technology. Prior to becoming an ITRT, Clarke was an elementary music teacher for 17 years. He... Read More →


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

9:00am HST

Paper, Cardboard, Fabric and More
Limited Capacity seats available

“One Man's trash is another man's treasure”. Participants will have the opportunity to create various art work using recycled paper, cardboard, fabric and more. These ideas can then be incorporated within a classroom and used to enhance a variety of lessons across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Rickard

Linda Rickard

An educator with close to two decades of teaching in elementary and high school settings, Linda Rickard holds an Art Education Degree as well as a MAEd. in Elementary Education. Her skills and deep experience with students of various learning styles have helped her to become the teacher... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Pākī 116

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

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 HST
Konia 102

10:15am HST

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 HST
Pākī 104

10:15am HST

Creating Engaging Learning Environments through Minecraftedu
Limited Capacity seats available

Achieving complex thinking, problem solving, and student engagement in an online collaborative learning environment through the use of MinecraftEdu while addressing curriculum standards. Teachers will gain hands-on experience using MinecraftEdu as a teaching tool while participating and discussing the merits of learning in this environment.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Asselstine

Shane Asselstine

Complex Area Teacher - Computer Science and Math, Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area
Shane is the Complex Area Computer Science Teacher, HSTE President, Code.org Facilitator for Hawaii. He has been integrating Minecraft as part of his classes for several years with lessons ranging from economics to humanities. He is active in the Minecraft Community and as a Microsoft... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Kalanikūpule 115

10:15am HST

Ka Nohona Ahupuaʻa - A Digital Learning Resource
Limited Capacity seats available

With the use of Marilyn Kahalewai's ahupuaʻa painting and technology, this digital learning resource was designed for Kamehameha Schools' early childhood education program. It features seventy-eight touch points from four sub-regions (uka-uplands, kula-fields and plains, ma kai-towards the seaside, and kai-the sea and beyond). Audio narratives, illustrations, along with original songs and chants supplement this resource. Presenters Kaiponohea Hale, Alison Makanui-Lopes and Ben Leong will provide an overview and introduction to this exciting learning resource.

Speakers
avatar for E. Kaiponohea Hale

E. Kaiponohea Hale

Senior Project Manager, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Kaiponohea Hale, a native of Pauoa, Oʻahu, is a 1968 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has worked in the field of education for over 42 years.  After a few years of teaching music at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission School and Pālolo Elementary School, he began working at Kamehameha... Read More →
avatar for Alison Makanui-Lopes

Alison Makanui-Lopes

Education Program Specialist, Kamehameha Schools
Alison Makanui-Lopes is from the ahupuaʻa of Manana Uka, in the moku of ʻEwa, on the mokupuni of Oʻahu, in the pae ʻāina of Hawaiʻi. She earned a BS in Elementary Education and MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Alison has been blessed... Read More →


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

10:15am HST

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 Kalena Laepa'a

Karen Kalena Laepa'a

Kumu, High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui
I have been teaching now for 23 years and currently teach 9th Grade Eng. 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 I have a Master's in Library and Information Science from U. Hawai'i at Manoa... Read More →


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

10:15am HST

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 HST
Pākī 116

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

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

Sensory Processing & Behavior in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of common behavioral challenges related to sensory processing that impact students and practical classroom strategies to address them. These children have gifts and challenges and it is helpful to understand the underpinnings of behavior. Included are strategies for the sensitive child, the highly active child, the clumsy child and the child who appears lethargic/daydreaming.

Speakers
avatar for Kiegan Blake, OTR

Kiegan Blake, OTR

Montessori School of Maui
Kiegan has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years is the founder of Maui Center for Child Development.  She specializes in sensory processing and behavior and has worked with school teams across the islands as well as with parents to teach practical strategies for success... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Kekaulike 205

11:30am HST

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 HST
Pākī 104

11:30am HST

Anyone Can Code with Code Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

Coding isn't just a new buzz word, but an integral part of everyday life for many of us these days. Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer. Come and get a taste of what Code Studio has to offer you!

Speakers
avatar for Shane Asselstine

Shane Asselstine

Complex Area Teacher - Computer Science and Math, Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area
Shane is the Complex Area Computer Science Teacher, HSTE President, Code.org Facilitator for Hawaii. He has been integrating Minecraft as part of his classes for several years with lessons ranging from economics to humanities. He is active in the Minecraft Community and as a Microsoft... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Kalanikūpule 115

11:30am HST

Engineering is Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Introducing children to engineering in elementary and middle school brings a host of benefits. Engineering and technological literacy will be critical for all American citizens to make informed decisions in the 21st century. Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, Engineering is Elementary is an innovative curriculum combining math, science, technology, and teamwork within the classroom setting or during after school enrichment activities.

Speakers
avatar for Lenna Miller

Lenna Miller

Carden Academy
Lenna Miller is the middle school Science and 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Carden Academy of Maui. She comes to Maui from Delaware and has been living here for over 17 years. Lenna earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Structural Engineering, worked as a structural... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Konia 202

11:30am HST

Ka Nohona Ahupuaʻa - A Digital Learning Resource
Limited Capacity seats available

With the use of Marilyn Kahalewai's ahupuaʻa painting and technology, this digital learning resource was designed for Kamehameha Schools' early childhood education program. It features seventy-eight touch points from four sub-regions (uka-uplands, kula-fields and plains, ma kai-towards the seaside, and kai-the sea and beyond). Audio narratives, illustrations, along with original songs and chants supplement this resource. Presenters Kaiponohea Hale, Alison Makanui-Lopes and Ben Leong will provide an overview and introduction to this exciting learning resource.

Speakers
avatar for E. Kaiponohea Hale

E. Kaiponohea Hale

Senior Project Manager, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Kaiponohea Hale, a native of Pauoa, Oʻahu, is a 1968 graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has worked in the field of education for over 42 years.  After a few years of teaching music at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission School and Pālolo Elementary School, he began working at Kamehameha... Read More →
avatar for Alison Makanui-Lopes

Alison Makanui-Lopes

Education Program Specialist, Kamehameha Schools
Alison Makanui-Lopes is from the ahupuaʻa of Manana Uka, in the moku of ʻEwa, on the mokupuni of Oʻahu, in the pae ʻāina of Hawaiʻi. She earned a BS in Elementary Education and MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Alison has been blessed... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Kekaulike 208

11:30am HST

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 HST
Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center

11:30am HST

The Glue of PLC's
Limited Capacity seats available

What is a PLC? PLCs are Professional Learning Communities. In this session we will share how we define a PLC and the practices that worked for us to collaborate as grade level team to help improve student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Honda

Cathy Honda

Cathy Honda, Kelly Mokiao, and Edwin Otani have over 50 years of experience in education. These three teachers come from very diverse backgrounds of education and experiences. They have teamed  to merge all off their experiences together, their desire to improve student learning... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Mokiao

Kelly Mokiao

Kindergarten Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Cathy Honda, Kelly Mokiao, and Edwin Otani have over 50 years of experience in education. These three teachers come from very diverse backgrounds of education and experiences. They have teamed  to merge all off their experiences together, their desire to improve student learning... Read More →
avatar for Ed Otani

Ed Otani

Cathy Honda, Kelly Mokiao, and Edwin Otani have over 50 years of experience in education. These three teachers come from very diverse backgrounds of education and experiences. They have teamed  to merge all off their experiences together, their desire to improve student learning... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Konia 117
 


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