Summer Professional Development 

Aloha Educators, 
Summer is quickly approaching and it is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the professional development opportunities being offered by HAIS member schools and organizations. As other PD opportunities become available, we will be adding them here! 
If your school or organization will be offering PD programs that are open to educators from other institutions, please email Megan Polak to request consideration for inclusion in the upcoming newsletter and on our website.
HAIS Staff 

 The 2017 Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference: June 5-7

Registration is open and space is limited to 400 participants. More information about the keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and conference will be coming soon. The deadline to register is Friday, May 19.

Date: Monday, June 5 (UNconference - FREE) Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6 - 7
Location: Neal Blaisdell Center
Cost: $175 per person for 2 days (breakfast and lunch included) Registration link: 


Kupu Hou Academy: June 5-8

The 2017 Kupu Hou Academy will run from June 5- 8 and is hosted by Mid-Pacific Institute. This professional development opportunity is aimed at helping educators create authentic, project-based learning experiences and curriculum for their students. The workshop will provide one-on-one support as participants develop classroom readyprojects. To register, please visit the Kupu Hou Academy Website.

Date: June 5-8
Location: Mid-Pacific Institute
Cost: $475 per seat 


Third Annual Visual Arts Intensive: 7th and 8th Grade Painting and Drawing: June 10-11


Join master Waldorf educator Van James for a hands-on weekend drawing and painting workshop, on June 10-11. The course will look at how to best support pre-adolescent students and promote healthy development through specific artistic themes and techniques. An early bird discount will be applied to all registrations confirmed before May 10. To view the flyer, please click here. For further information contact Bonnie or call 808-395-1268.

Date: June 10 - 11
Location: Honolulu Waldorf School
Cost: $150 before May 10, $200 after May 11

Maker Faire: June 24


A wild and crazy time with many interesting and fun ideas for teachers.

Date: June 24
Location: 'Iolani School, Sullivan Center
For more information:

Hawai'i AP Summer Institute: June 26 - 29  

This four-day professional development event brings together colleagues from all over the world to discuss course-specific content, instructional strategies, course organization and methods for promoting greater student participation. Sessions are led by College Board-endorsed subject experts and equip new and experienced educators with effective resources and practices. Full details and registration available. Contact or 808.566.2459 with any questions.

Date: June 26 - 29
Location: HPU, Hawai'i Loa Campus
Cost: Early bird registration of $650 available before May 1, $700 after May 2. For on-campus housing, $75 per person for a shared room per night, $100 per person for a single room per night


Lab School: June 26 - 29

With an emphasis on teachers collaborating with teachers through facilitated inquiry and dialogue, Lab School is a cohort-based program designed to explore topics around teaching and learning. After a hiatus in 2016, the Lab School has been re-imagined for 2017 and will focus on personalized learning approaches within the K - 12 spectrum.

Date: June 26 - 29
Location: Punahou School
More information is available online and registration will open soon.  

Institute for Thematic Instruction: June 26 - July 7

The Summer Institute is a two-week seminar and practicum experience in the design of thematic units, with an emphasis upon engaging students in project-based learning. Click herefor more information.


Date: June 26 - July 7, weekdays 8:45am-3:00pm 
Location: Hanahau'oli School
To register, contact Elila Levinson


Google Classroom in Paradise: July 1

Join Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano II for a day of learning about Google Classroom and G Suite for Education. Start the day with a keynote by Alice Keeler, followed by 3 breakout sessions and a closing keynote by Michael Fricano II. Early Bird Registration has been extended to March 31 and schools can submit POs or request an invoice and pay by check. For more information, follow the hashtag #gcparadise and visit

Date: July 1
Location: 'Iolani School
Cost: Tickets purchased before March 31 are $167 and group rates for 10 or more will be available for $167 through June 2.

Global Educator Strand: July 24 - 26

This workshop gathers a cohort of educators for three days of learning, exploring, and designing globally focused curriculum. The collaboration begins by defining the essentials of global education and working together on projects to implement in participants' schools.

Dates: July 24 - 26
Location: Punahou School
More information is available online and registration will open soon.

Ku 'Āina Pā Summer Intensive for Hawai'i's Teachers: July 24 - 27

Take a deep dive into the Hawai'i School Garden Curriculum Map to create a standards-based garden program for the classroom. Click here for more information.

Date: July 24 - 27 
Location: Waikiki Elementary School, Oahu 
Registration is not open yet, but view the website for more information. 

Responsive Classroom Workshop: July 25 - 28

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, and that academic success is inextricably tied to building social-emotional competencies.

With questions, please contact Majken Johansson.

  • Responsive Classroom Course for Elementary Educators - Registration
  • Responsive Classroom Advanced Course for Elementary Educators - Registration
  • Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators - Registration
Date: July 25 - 28, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Le Jardin Academy (Kailua, HI)
Cost: $729 per course