2018 SOTF Conference - Save the Date
2018 Global Issues Network Conference
Ka Po'aiapuni Wai (The Water Cycle)
Date: March 9-11, 2018
Location: Le Jardin Academy - Kailua, Hawai'i
Cost: $35.00 Per Person
Questions or Concerns? Please contact the students at Le Jardin Academy
Interest in a particular school? Check out the list of HAIS Member Schools' Open Houses to learn more about a school that you are intersted in? http://www.hais.us/p/424104_Open_Houses.asp
Yale RULER Training
RULER Phase 1: RULER Program Information
Training Dates: December 6 & 7, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm (lunch will be provided)
Location: St. Andrew's Schools
Cost: $6,000 (needs-based grant funding is available)
Number of participants per school: 3 (additional participants may be added at $1,500 per person)
Additional RULER information and scholarship application:
Master's Degree in Private School Leadership
Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Educational Foundations Department of the College of Education, of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, jointly offer a master’s degree program that focuses on educational leadership in the unique setting of the private school. The program is designed to meet the needs of leaders and aspiring leaders in independent schools - locally, nationally and internationally - be they administrators, teachers or other types of educators. The program’s curriculum blends research-based knowledge with the wisdom of experienced private school leaders.
Students in the PSL-MEd (Private School Leadership - Masters in Education) will complete work in residence for two consecutive summer terms, each five weeks, and engage in field work during the two intervening semesters at their homes schools.
Interested in Applying? Click here for more information: http://www.hais.us/p/42428_MEd_Programs.asp
'Olelo Island Focus
Deanna Torres D'Olier was featured on Island Focus, Wednesday, May 17, 06:30 pm on OLELO53! http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=20&clip_id=61219
Summer Camps and Programs
Teacher Leader Institute Registration
Institute and Registration Information
This is a 2-day institute designed for teachers, and practicing or aspiring grade level leaders and/or department heads, who want to enhance both their leadership skills and their understanding of quality curriculum as the basis of effective learning.
Facilitating curriculum committees, or developing curriculum, is often part of the role of the teacher leader. Working with teams to make curricular change in a school setting, demands both skills and knowledge. This one-of-a-kind course will help teachers and team leaders hone skills in this vital area. Using actual units of study, case studies, and other practical curriculum tools, participants will develop skills in:
- Analyzing the current state of curriculum in their school
- Determining the essential components of a curriculum that focuses on quality student learning
- Discovering how the teaching and learning cycle relates to curriculum, assessment, and instruction
- Utilizing the steps in developing a quality curriculum
- Developing assessments that reflect student learning of the intended curriculum
- Understanding factors that lead to sustainability of the written curriculum
- Determining strategies for facilitating a curriculum development project in their school
- Supporting teams and enhancing curriculum approaches as a teacher leader
2017 SOTF Registration
Join 1800+ teachers and administrators from Hawai‘i’s public, private, charter and parochial schools as they focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for the 21st Century.
Regular Registration: June 1 - September 15
|October 26 & 27 (Both days of the conference)||$400|
|October 26 (Day 1 of the conference only)||$200|
|October 27 (Day 2 of the conference only)||$200
HONOLULU Magazine Blog
Education Cheat Sheet: Navigating the Preschool Program Maze
Released: October 16, 2017
Editor’s Note: My daughter’s first day of preschool was an emotional day for me. I cried watching her walk away, barely pausing to wave at me over her shoulder before she dove into blocks, books and play time. I was also immensely relieved. My search for a preschool was over. Searching for the right school for your child is difficult, but looking for a preschool for your baby can be even more stressful. While you wonder if your little one will be safe, be happy and thrive, it is easy get buried under research, unfamiliar educational terms and information. What is Reggio Emilia? What is Waldorf? What does it mean, to educate the “whole child”? Chaminade University’s director of early childhood and Montessori programs and assistant professor of Education, Elizabeth Park, Ph.D., helps us navigate the programming maze.
It's Great to be a Teacher in Hawai'i
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual "It's Great to be a Teacher in Hawaii" event at Leeward Community College on April 22. Who should attend?
• Substitute Teachers, Emergency Hires, Educational Assistants, Para Educators from any Hawaii public, private or charter school.
• Anyone interested in learning how to become a substitute or full-time teacher in a Hawaii public, private or charter school.
• Hawaii’s 4000+ substitute teachers to receive complimentary PD.
Youth Xchange 2017
ʿŌlelo is pleased to announce that the 2017 Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition OmniContest site is live and ready for your use.
Teachers/Educators and College/University Students (ONLY), when you have a moment, please register as a primary Entrant by clicking on this hyperlink Olelo-2017YXC Once registered, then you may complete the online Entry Form and Upload & Submit entries by 11:59 p.m. HST on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Teachers/Educators, to expedite the submission process, you may provide your students with your OmniContest username and password and have them complete the online Entry Form and Upload & Submit their respective entries.
NOTE: The online process allows for a paperless workflow. Therefore, instead of having to print and sign the entry/cablecast release form, you need only acknowledge understanding of the release prior to submitting each entry. Also, it is important to note that the system will not allow you to submit an entry until it has created a compressed file for streaming and judging.
Just a reminder, you have until 11:59pm HST on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to submit entries
HOW TO CREATE AN ENTRANT ACCOUNT (Teachers and College Students ONLY):
Step 1: Review competition rules and regulations by clicking on the Rules tab.
Step 2: Click on the Register hyperlink (next to Login Now button), type your email address and press Submit button, and then proceed to completing your Entrant profile. Be sure to save and submit your Entrant form.
HOW TO UPLOAD AND SUBMIT ENTRIES:
Teachers and College students, once your Entrant profile has been successfully set-up, you will then be able to:
Step 3: Create an entry by clicking on the Add Entry button. Fill out the entire entry form once for each entry.
Step 4: Review your entry/entries by clicking on the View Entries button.
Step 5: Submit your entry/entries by returning to the View Entries button. Click on PDF button to generate Online Entry Form that needs to be signed and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 3, 2017.
NOTE: Teachers/Educators, to assist with uploading and submitting entries, you may provide your Entrant username and password, along with the above instructions (steps 3 - 5), to your students. Your students can then login from their workstations to upload and submit entries.
Professional Learning Community
Date: Oahu: January 30 Maui: January 31
The Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) is pleased to announce a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Workshop, which will take place on January 30 (Oahu) and January 31 (Maui) . Professional Learning Communities represent the best organizing process for the 21st Century learner and it is through the PLC framework that, when successfully accomplished, students will reach the highest levels of learning.
The Hawai’i PLC will be run by Dr. Tim Stuart, Executive Director of Strategic Programs at Singapore American School.
Institute and Registration Information:
During the PLC Workshop, participants will learn how to engage students in taking collective responsibility for their own learning by framing the 4 PLC questions around their own experiences:
1. What do I need to know and be able to do?
2. How will I know that I have learned it?
3. What will I do if I am not learning?
4. What will I do if I already know it?
By bringing students into the PLC conversations, schools can increase student agency, create relevant learning experiences, and offer authentic assessment opportunities for students to accelerate their own learning.
For More Information: Click HereTo Register: Oahu: Click Here Maui: Click Here
NEW! 2018 Private School Guide
To access the 2018 Private School Guide please click here.
The first annual Leading Schools of the Future (LSOTF) Conference will take place April 6-8, 2017 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Join heads of school, trustees, development directors, business and HR managers, communication directors, admissions directors, facilities managers, athletic directors, and other school leadership, as we "reconstruct this place we call school." The program promises to not disappoint, featuring aspects of both traditional conferences as well as customized components, designed specifically to meet the needs of our schools.
Registration for Leading Schools of the Future Conference:
HAIS On The Move
HAIS represents independent education at various conferences, events and festivals. Click here to find out where we will be this year.
HAIS Schools Re-Use
The Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools is offering a new program called HAIS Schools Re-Use. This program will allow HAIS Full Member schools to post items that they would like to donate to other schools (ex: ipads, computers, office furniture etc). Any HAIS Member school can then complete an inquiry form, which will go directly to the listing school. For complete details about this program and for information on listing an item, please visit the HAIS webpage.