'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
Early Bird Registration Open: February 23, 2017
Early Bird Ticket Prices:
|October 26 & 27 (Both days of the conference)||$300|
|October 26 (Day 1 of the conference only)||$150|
|October 27 (Day 2 of the conference only)||$150|
HONOLULU Magazine Blog
Education Cheat Sheet: Workplace Learning
"Editor’s Note: When I was little, I wanted to be in advertising when I grew up. Really. I have a 4th grade class report to prove it. That was after I got over my ambitions of being Wonder Woman’s sidekick. Most of my friends wanted to be police officers, firefighters, veterinarians and teachers. Today, students have dozens of other career paths to choose from, including many that would have sounded like science fiction to my elementary-school self. Just take a look at some of CNNMoney/Payscale’s top-growing careers in 2017: Mobile applications developer, risk management director, webmaster and information assurance analyst. All these changes in the job market demands changes in how our children learn to apply their knowledge to the real world. And it needs to start early. St. Andrew’s Priory’s Jennifer Grem and Sophie Halliday take a look at this trend and what you can do to help your child."
Education Cheat Sheet: The Question of Homework
"Editor’s Note: Do kids today know what dioramas are? When I was in school, I had to make at least two a year, creating little scenes out of cardboard and Play Doh for book reports, history lessons and almost any other class project. Now, the only time I see these shoe-box stories are at my daughter’s school book fairs. And, from the well-constructed look of them, I’m pretty sure that most of those student projects (admittedly, like ours) are actually made by diorama-remembering parents.
That is not the only change in homework since my elementary-school days. Plastic book report covers and compasses are off school supply lists. Instead, my first grader does half of her homework at the table and the other half on an iPad. And several of my friends note that their children donʻt have nearly as many papers or reports to write or projects to do as when they were young. So why does it seem kids today have it easier, at least where homework is concerned? HAISʻ Deanna DʻOlier takes a closer look."
Education Cheat Sheet: Project-Based Learning
"Editor’s Note: When I was in school, learning was largely about the destination. Could I get the correct answer by traveling the correct path? For our kids, the journey has become an essential part of the process. As a parent, trying to understand the different styles of learning has been a challenge that has sent me to the internet multiple times. And I still wasn’t quite sure I understood the concepts I researched. The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools will act as our translator. We start by tackling the idea of Project-Based Learning. Nathaniel Evslin from Island School explains."
"Editor’s Note: For more than a decade, STEM education has been a big buzzword in classrooms. It wasn’t something we ever encountered when we were kids, but suddenly it seemed every child was learning elements of robotics, scientific theories and engineering problem-solving. Then, just as we were getting used to STEM, STEAM appeared. Now we were not just talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the curriculum now included art. But many parents I talked with wondered “Why art? Doesn’t this just take us back to the traditional subjects we had in school back in the day?” Not necessarily. Megan Meyer of La Pietra—Hawaii School for Girls explains."
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 email@example.com 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
2017 Private School Guide
To access the 2017 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.