Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

2020 Schools of the Future Conference

October 26 & 27, 2020

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.
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.
Keynote Speakers
Morning, October 26 Afternoon, October 26  Morning, October 27 Afternoon, October 27  
Eric Scheninger  Michele Borba  Scott Barry Kaufman Ron Ritchhart  

Conference Tracks

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

2020 Leading Schools of the Future Post-Conference

October 28, 2020

What Your School Could Be: Leadership, Innovation & Deeper Learning
Essential Question:
How can we, as culturally responsive leaders, create the conditions to foster innovative practices that lead to deeper learning for all?

This year’s LSOTF Post-Conference will provide the time, resources and expertise to support your leadership development, while providing strategies towards building a more equitable, responsive and innovative school.
Your team will:
  • Learn from innovation experts and reflect on the creative tension that exists between your current reality and your aspirations around what your school could be.
  • Explore new thinking around Cultural Responsive Leadership, as a way to strengthen Deeper Learning Practices in your school.
  • Build momentum from your Schools of the Future Conference learnings as you explore opportunities to leverage innovation in your school.
  • Engage more deeply with notable local and national SOTF experts.
  • Network and share best practices with like-minded school leaders.

Early Bird Conference Registration Rates

Opens March 2nd!

October 26 & 29 (2-day ticket) $350
October 26 (1-day ticket) $175
October 27 (1-day ticket) $175
LSOTF Pre-Conference (Oct. 28) $125 
LSOTF 3-day (Oct. 26, 27, & 28) $440
Have Registration Questions Or Need Help? 
Please email the SOTF Committee at SOTF@hais.us.

Discount Codes Available!

Call for Proposals is Open!!!

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Be a part of the 12th annual Schools of the Future Conference! We are seeking proposals related to pedagogy and best teaching practices to help educators prepare student learners for the future. This year's conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday, October 26-27.  Stay tuned for Early Bird Registration, which will open in March.

To submit a proposal, please complete the 2020 SOTF Proposal Form. Please note that student participation in presentations in highly encouraged.

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 15, 2020 and notifications will be sent by April 30, 2020.

Conference Tracks

Session Format Type

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Presenter Registration Rates

Proposal Review Criteria

Schools of the Future Videos

Luke Ritchie - Children are Capable NOW!

Dr. Laura Jana - The Toddler Brain

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
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