Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

HAIS Member School Workshops

Below you will find a list of workshops that are being offered by HAIS Member Schools. 

Kupu Hou Academy

Kupu Hou Academy is a practitioner's workshop. The true value of this four-day professional development experience is in the combination of guided instruction followed by time to develop your own curriculum. Frequent, protocol-driven feedback from deeper learning experts as well as fellow attendees is a crucial element of this process. With focus strands on early childhood, primary, middle, and secondary education, Kupu Hou Academy graduates turn creative ideas into impactful, structured lesson plans, ready to be implemented in their classrooms!

Dates: June 3-6, June 24-27, & July 15-18
Locations: June 3-6 - Oahu (Mid Pacific Institute), June 24-27 - Maui (Kamehameha Schools-Maui Campus), July 15-18 - Ewa (Kaimiloa Elementary)
Cost: $800
Additional Information & Participant Registration

Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference 2019

The conference theme for this year is “Whatʻs Your Y?” ~ What is your “why” and and how do you use your “why” to engage, inspire and innovate? We would love to take a peak into your classroom through the stories and work that youʻll share at our conference. As we aspire to always place students at the center, we encourage you to invite your students to present their work and learning experiences.

Dates: June 4-5
Location: Neal Blaisdell Center
Cost: $180 for 2 days (Breakfast and lunch included, group discounts available)
Participant Registration 

Awakening Wisdom - Summer Intensive 2019

Awakening Wisdom is a school culture approach to nurture social emotional well being for educators and for students. This approach supports HIDOE’s HĀ framework as well as any school’s SEL efforts. In the three-day Summer Intensive, educators will learn about the principles, values, and practices that transform classrooms and relationships to reflect the Four Rs of Awakening Wisdom: responsibility, respect, resourcefulness, and responsiveness. Classroom teachers will learn how to set up the Agreement System, a classroom management program where students take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes in a climate of mutual respect to support academic learning and lessen bullying. Coaches will learn how to embed the communication skills of empathic listening and responsible, responsive speaking to create collaborative, trusting working relationships with teachers and administrators. They will also learn how to respond effectively to conflicts for mutually satisfying results.

Date: June 10-12: 8:30am -3:30pm
Location: The Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center
Cost: $395 Early Bird / $475 after May 1st
Additional Information & Participant Registration

The Hanahau'oli Teacher Collaborative: An Institute for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design

This 2-week institute includes theory and foundations, hands-on learning experiences, thematic lesson examples and observation, and built-in time for unit design with coaching, all provided by practitioners dedicated to making this a powerful learning experience in order to increase student engagement and deepen learning.

JK-12 educators from Independent, DOE and Charter schools are welcome, including those in resource/support roles, coaches and administrators. This course may be taken by DOE teachers with a portfolio option to earn (3) PD credits.

Dates: June 24-July 5: Weekdays 8:45am - 3:00pm (no class on July 4)
Location: The Hanahau'oli Professional Development Center
Cost: $1,350 including materials (discounts available for 2 or more participants from same school)
Additional Information and Participant Registration

Global Educator Strand

Punahou School's Global Educator Strand engages educators in the design of curriculum that promotes global citizenship. Participants will collaborate with educators from 25 schools and 11 countries accompanying their students who are participating in the Student Global Leadership Institute. Attendees will share their pedagogies and visions around global education to create new partnerships across the globe. Through a facilitated design process, participants will also develop curriculum that is based upon resiliency, empathy, global awareness, and other characteristics of a global citizen in order to return to their institutions and implement.

Date: July 22-24
Location: Punahou School
Cost: $300
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