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Friday, September 25
 

9:00am HST

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

Teacher, 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 HST
Kekaulike 223

9:00am HST

Early Childhood Transitions
Limited Capacity seats available

This teaching team from the Kamehameha Preschool in Hāna has utilized special transition techniques and have brought them to share with you today.

Young children need daily routines. Young children “tell time” by knowing what comes next. This workshop will provide techniques for transition activities within the Early Childhood Setting. Included will be some fun ideas such as “Obstacle Course” and “Driving Test”, special transition songs, math patterns, and finger plays to utilize during those transition periods.

Speakers
avatar for Anjoleen Ho'opai-Waikoloa

Anjoleen Ho'opai-Waikoloa

Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Anjoleen Hoopai-Waikoloa is a kumu at Kamehameha Schools Hāna Preschool.  She graduated from the University of Hawaii Maui College in Early Childhood Education. She spent over ten years in the field including working for the Department of Defense overseas.  In her spare time, Anjoleen... Read More →
avatar for Claire

Claire "Moki" Niheu-Yong

Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Claire Niheu-Yong is a mixed age teacher at the Kamehameha Schools Hāna Preschool.  She attained her M.A in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University.  For seven years she was the regional manager for the Kamehameha Schools Community Based Early Childhood Education on... Read More →


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

9:00am HST

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 201

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

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 203

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

10:15am HST

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 HST
Pākī 105

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

Hawaiian Language and Culture within the Early Childhood Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop was created for educators working with Early Childhood keiki ages three to eight years of age. Developmentally appropriate practices for this age group will be presented to educators in order to further their `ike (knowledge) of how to present some of the basics of the language and culture of Hawaiʻi to young keiki in the classroom setting. Strategies will include: personal introductions, simple vocabulary, short phrases, mele (songs) and preparation for pule (prayer) among other techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Claire

Claire "Moki" Niheu-Yong

Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Claire Niheu-Yong is a mixed age teacher at the Kamehameha Schools Hāna Preschool.  She attained her M.A in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University.  For seven years she was the regional manager for the Kamehameha Schools Community Based Early Childhood Education on... Read More →
avatar for Lapree

Lapree "Pua" Park

Kumu, Kamehameha Schools Preschools
My name is Puaʻōlena Park from the beautiful place we call Hāna. I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Hawaiian Studies/Language through University of Hawaiʻi at Maui. I am a kumu at Pūnana Leo o Maui and Kamehameha Preschools teaching for 5 years now, educating... Read More →


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

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

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 201

10:15am HST

Reading Strategies for Non-English Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Studies and Science teachers will share how they incorporate various reading comprehension strategies such as using drama, vocabulary, close read, NEWSELA, etc. in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Miki Kapisi

Miki Kapisi

Teacher, Kamehameha Schools Maui
I teach seventh grade at Kamehameha Schools on Maui.  I love hiking, reading and journaling.  


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

10:15am HST

The Spirit of Mango House
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out about two new novels just published by veteran English teacher, Gayle Martelles. The Spirit of Mango House is a rain forest adventure set in the plantation days of 1950s Hawaii which follows the struggles of twelve-year-old Keoki Salcedo, grandson of Puerto Rican immigrants, as he tries to protect his grandmother and his home from Malo, the brutal luna responsible for the death of Keoki’s parents. The Mystery of Phantom Bluff is a middle school mystery with a “Nancy Drew” flavor set in present day Oregon. When a valuable canoe is stolen, twelve-year-old Beatrice “Bird” Cagge and her partner Matt Porre, a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy from Hawaii, are determined to solve the case--a resolve which leads them into the dangerous secrets of Phantom Bluff. In this workshop, Gayle will give an overview of both books, as well as teaching resources for utilizing her novels in a middle school classroom.

Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am HST
Pākī 114

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

11:30am HST

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 201

11:30am HST

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 HST
Kamalālāwalu 203

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

11:30am HST

The Spirit of Mango House
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out about two new novels just published by veteran English teacher, Gayle Martelles. The Spirit of Mango House is a rain forest adventure set in the plantation days of 1950s Hawaii which follows the struggles of twelve-year-old Keoki Salcedo, grandson of Puerto Rican immigrants, as he tries to protect his grandmother and his home from Malo, the brutal luna responsible for the death of Keoki’s parents. The Mystery of Phantom Bluff is a middle school mystery with a “Nancy Drew” flavor set in present day Oregon. When a valuable canoe is stolen, twelve-year-old Beatrice “Bird” Cagge and her partner Matt Porre, a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy from Hawaii, are determined to solve the case--a resolve which leads them into the dangerous secrets of Phantom Bluff. In this workshop, Gayle will give an overview of both books, as well as teaching resources for utilizing her novels in a middle school classroom.

Friday September 25, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm HST
Pākī 114
 


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