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Friday, September 25
 

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

9:00am

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
Kamalālāwalu 102

10:15am

Admissions Process for Columbia and Stanford University
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenting on selective admissions for Columbia and Stanford University. Participants will learn the intricacies behind admissions decisions and how high school educators can best support applicants. This session is open to all levels.


Speakers
CC

Cherry Cachero

Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Stanford University
JC

Jessica Cho

Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia University in the City of New York


Friday September 25, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Kekaulike 207

10:15am

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
Pākī 106

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

10:15am

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
Kekaulike 205

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. 
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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kalanikūpule 209

11:30am

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
Pākī 106

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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