Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

2019 Schools of the Future Conference: October 3 & 4

Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference: October 2

Schools of the Future Conference: October 3 & 4, 2019

Join teachers and administrators from Hawai‘i’s public, private, charter and parochial schools as we focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for today and tomorrow.

Conference Tracks:

Early Childhood Learning Social & Emotional Learning
NEW! Learning Variability & Individualized Learning        Teaching & Learning with Technology
NEW! Equity and Diversity  Best Practices in 21st Century Learning
Project and Place-Based Learning Leading Schools of the Future


 Conference Playgrounds:

Thursday - October 3 Friday - October 4
 Apple Stem Playground Microsoft Playground
Early Childhood Playground Early Childhood Playground
Project-Based Learning Playground  Arts and Digital Media Playground
Computer Science Playground AR/VR Playground
This collaborative event is presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow.

Conference Program

The Conference Program is Now Available For Download:
View the SOTF Program by downloading the FREE Conference App on your mobile device! 
1. Go to the App or Google Play Store 
2. Download: SOTF Conference 2019
3. Open the App and create account
4. Complete your profile and enjoy! 
Quick Links: 
Web VersionConference Program

DHS Credit

The HAIS Early Learning Committee has identified 25 sessions at the Schools of the Future Conference that meet the training requirements set forth by the Hawai'i Department of Human Services (DHS). Certificates will be available for pick-up during the conference, at the HSTE bookstore. Schools of the Future Sessions
How it Works:
- Volunteers will scan the QR code on your name badge, at the start of each session.
- Visit the HSTE Conference Bookstore, located in the Exhibition Hall - Rm. 316
- Certificates will be available for pick-up approximately 1 hour after the session ends.
- A certificate will be issued for each qualifying session attended.

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers

October 3
    Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is the Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. She studies the psychological and neurobiological development of emotion and self-awareness, and connections to social, cognitive and moral development in educational settings. She uses interdisciplinary studies of narratives and feelings to uncover experience-dependent neural mechanisms contributing to identity, intrinsic motivation, deep learning, and generative, creative and abstract thought. Her work has a special focus on adolescents from low-SES communities, and she involves youths from these communities as junior scientists in her work.  
October 3
  Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy's content and mastery learning platform has over 71 million registered users from all over the world and has been localized into over 30 languages.  
Sal holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes, was the only non-profit leader ever profiled on the cover of Forbes and recognized as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
October 4   
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam. Prior to joining EdTechTeam, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62 and previously the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. Jennie uses her classroom experiences to inform her work supporting educators to create new and better opportunities for their students. She believes that despite the many challenges facing schools today, every classroom can be a place for “edventures”: student-centered, passion-based experiential learning.  Jennie holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Psychology and History and a M.S. in Mathematics Education from University of Illinois-Chicago.

Featured Speakers & Panelists

Featured Speakers - October 3 & 4

Global Education/Learning Panel - October 3

Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference - October 2

SOLD OUT! Assessment for Deeper Learning

  • How might we rethink Assessment for Deeper Learning?
  • How might we build a culture that prioritizes meaningful assessment for deeper learning practices?
  • How might we leverage assessment to ensure that ALL teachers and students experience learning that amplifies passion, engagement and empowerment?
  • Strategize on how to make learning visible
  • Prioritize deeper learning outcomes for your school
  • Identify ways to capture how well students demonstrate mastery of deeper learning outcomes
  • Dialogue and connect with local and national experts
  • Network & share best practices with like-minded school leaders
Laura McBain
K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford d.School
Luke Ritchie
Board Member, Association of Independent Schools in South Australia & Head of School, Annesley Junior School
Denise Espania
Po'o, Mālama Honua PCS
MaryBeth Baldwin
English Teacher, Hawai'i Technology Academy
Jenelle Peterson
Director, Hawai'i Technology Academy Maui
Susannah Johnson
Individualized Realized
Edna Hussey 
Principal, Mid-Pacific Institute 
Buffy Cushman-Patz
Founder, SEEQS
Dr. Sally Kingston
Senior Director of research and Evidence, PBL Works
  • Leigh Fitzgerald, Mid-Pacific Institute 
  • Dr. Mark Hines, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Dr. Lisa Mireles, PBL Works
For more information please view the LSOTF Pre-Conference Flyer

Conference Registration Rates

October 3 & 4 (2-days) $550
October 3 (1-day) $275
October 4 (1-day) $275
Sold Out! LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 2) $125 
Sold Out! LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 2, 3, & 4)  $625
Have Registration Questions Or Need Help? 
Please email the SOTF Committee at SOTF@hais.us.

Group Discount

A group discount of 10% is available for groups of 10 or more. To receive the code please email Megan Polak

Conference Hotel Reservations

Hotel: The Ala Moana Hotel
Location: 410 Atkinson Dr., Honolulu HI 96814
The Ala Moana Hotel is offering attendees special SOTF Conference rates for the following rooms:
Kona Tower (Max Guests 2) - $159.00 (avg. nightly rate) + $22.26 (14%  tax and fees) = $181.26
Waikiki Tower (Max Guests 4) - $185.00 (avg. nightly rate) + $25.90 (14% tax and fees) = $210.90
Waikiki Tower Ocean View (Max Guests 4)  - $205.00 (avg. nightly rate) + $28.70 (14% tax and fees) = $233.70
Use the SOTF Booking Link to reserve, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time. You may also contact the Ala Moana Hotel as follows: Reservations Toll Free: (800) 367-6025 Reservations Local Phone: (808) 955-4811 Email: groupreservations@alamoanahotel.com

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration

Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2019 Schools of the Future Conference?? 
Contact Megan Polak for more information! 

Schools of the Future Videos

Schools of the Future - 10 Year Anniversary

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa's Keynote Speech at the SOTF Conference

Hawai'i Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto's Welcome Remarks

Social and Emotional Learning

Past SOTF Conferences

The Schools of the Future Journey

2018 SOTF Conference Re-Cap

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