May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Climate-Conscious Futures for the Well-Being of All: Teaching About Climate Change and Peace in the K-12 Classroom

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Climate & Peace Workshop

At an accelerating pace the 21st Century will continue to usher in unprecedented risk to humanity’s fundamental goal: Peace...By coupling peace-building problem-solving methods with rigorous climate change research and resilience strategies, we will help equip decision makers at all scales with the tools needed to sustainably respond to the climate crisis, reduce social friction, and build social cohesion through locally-based and culturally-appropriate responses. -- Institute for Climate and Peace

This workshop is designed for educators who want to learn more about the changing climate and its impacts on society.   Participants will be provided with the opportunity to engage in a series of learning opportunities that will better equip them for teaching about climate change in the K-12 classroom. A collaboration between the Hanahau‘oli School Professional Development Center and the Institute for Climate and Peace--this workshop will introduce educators to key concepts and classroom strategies for the purpose of creating more climate-conscious and empowered students. Participants will also learn why classroom teaching and learning about climate-change is inextricably linked to the concept of peace, and how the pairing of these two concepts in K-12 education will help to advance effective and inclusive processes to build peaceful and climate-conscious futures for the well-being of all.

Learn more about the workshop and panel presenters here.

View Event →
Jun
10
to Jun 12

Awakening Wisdom Summer Intensive 2019

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Screen Shot 2019-02-16 at 2.35.03 PM.png

Teachers:
Are you looking for a more respectful way to discipline students that works?

Coaches:
Are you looking for more satisfying communication tools when working with teachers and administrators?


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. The workshop will take place on June 10, 11 & 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Hanahau’oli School. Register by May 1 to secure early bird registration pricing at $395 per person (fee includes daily lunch, snacks, beverages, and a 1-hour follow-up online group meeting).

Download a detailed course description here and click the button below to register today!

View Event →
Jun
10
to Jul 19

Progressive Youth Leadership Academy

June 10 – July 19, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(No class 6/11 and 7/4)

“The man who never followed his bliss...may have success in life, but then just think of it--what kind of life was it?...If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you ARE living.”
-- Joseph Campbell, 1988

In Summer 2019 Hanahau’oli School will launch the Progressive Youth Leadership Academy. This program is designed for students entering grades 7-12 who are interested in “finding their bliss,” leading and reflecting on their role in creating a better future society. The program consists of a one-hour seminar that meets from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus an adjoining two-hour community service practicum that meets on the same days from 2:00 to 4:00 during the Hanahau’oli After School Care (ASC) program. The seminar will be dedicated to inquiry, reflection, and the development of leadership skills, under the guidance of Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, Hanahau’oli Director of Professional Development, and Lia Woo, Hanahau‘oli Head of School.

View Event →
Jun
24
to Jul 5

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

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Copy of Summer Institute 2019 (3).jpg

The Hanahauʻoli School Professional Development Center proudly announces the return of our Summer Institute led by teachers, for teachers.

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

June 24 through July 5
Weekdays 8:45am-3:00pm
(no class on July 4)

October 17 & November 7: 4:00-5:30pm
Check-in, Troubleshooting & Support Sessions

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. Click here to download a detailed course description.

View Event →
Jul
14
to Jul 20

Philosophy for Children (p4c) Hawaii Summer Symposium

p4cHI is an innovative approach to education that is transforming the schooling experience by engaging people in the activity of philosophy. To meet the growing worldwide interest in p4cHI, the UHM Uehiro Academy is bringing together students, educators, and community members from across the world through our Summer Symposium. Learn how to convert traditional classrooms into intellectually safe communities of inquiry through exploring “big questions” that arise from the interests, experiences, and learning contexts that we work in. Participants in the symposium will have the unique opportunity to observe p4cHI in action at Hanahau’oli Summer School.

View Event →

Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

The Inquiry Design Model (IDM): Creating Social Studies Curriculum for the Purpose of Knowledgeable, Thinking & Active Citizens

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
IDM

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), which is a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional material that honor teachers’ knowledge and expertise, avoids overprescription, and focuses on the main elements of the instructional design process as envisioned in the Inquiry Arc of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (2013). Developed in response to the C3 Framework--the IDM is a planning tool that supports teachers in putting the type of inquiry called for in the C3 into action. Unique to the IDM is the blueprint, a one-page representation of the questions, tasks, and sources that define a curricular inquiry. Participants will learn how to use the IDM to create K-12 social studies curriculum for the purpose of cultivating students who are knowledgeable, thinking, and active citizens.

View Event →
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Teaching the Life of W.S. Merwin: Inspiring Renewal of Our World Through Wonder, Imagination, and Creative Action

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Merwin Talk (1).png

Join The Merwin Conservancy’s Director of Programs, Sara Tekula, for an enlightening and informative gathering introducing Hawai‘i’s teachers to the life and work of longtime Maui resident and U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin.

In this free 90-minute session, teachers will:

  • Become more familiar with W.S. Merwin; his life as a poet, translator, and environmentalist; and his deep connection to Hawai‘i

  • Learn how his work as a steward of language and of land has created a legacy that students in Hawai‘i can connect to and be inspired by

  • Learn about the current teacher programs and outreach opportunities at The Merwin Conservancy

  • Give feedback and recommendations for future Merwin Conservancy education and outreach programs

Refreshments provided.

View Event →
Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

Hanahau'oli School Progressive Education Symposium: A Community Forum

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Hanahau'oli+School+Progressive+Education+Symposium+Information.jpg

Hanahau'oli School cordially invites the community to engage in a morning of deeper conversations about progressive education, its relevance today and the future. Enjoy a keynote by internationally renowned speaker and author, Alfie Kohn. Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.” His keynote will explore alternatives to conventional educational practices, explaining why progressive education isn’t just a realistic alternative but one that’s far more likely to help kids become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. It will be followed by a panel of local educational leaders, professional dialogue, and book signings. The event is free, however seating is limited so please register by March 22.

View Event →
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Aha Kuka: A Gathering Around Building Our Capacity

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Copy of Copy of San Heiman.png

The Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center and @MLTSinHawaii will host a two-day gathering of over 50 representatives from organizations who provide professional development opportunities for educators and school leaders in the State of Hawai'i. Through a series of activities, dialogue, and shared inquiry this group will build connections and create space to work on how Hawai'i builds its capacity for the professional development of teachers and becomes a model of doing so. The gathering will culminate with the development of a web-based comprehensive map to document professional development programs throughout the State of Hawai'i. #manywaaonevoyage

View Event →
Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Ed.: Mat Yoga and Mindfulness for the Physical Education Teacher

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
MatYoga

This 6 Hour Teaching Yoga as Physical Education Professional Development Workshop will help you create relevant, fun yoga classes to engage your students and promote health, wellbeing, and academic success. In this workshop you will learn the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of yoga for children and teens in order to develop age-appropriate lesson plans that go beyond the yoga mat to nurture life skills. You’ll finish the workshop ready to create yoga lessons to meet your students’ needs, all the while adhering to the National Standards for Physical Education.

View Event →
Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Ed.: Chair Yoga and Mindful Practices for the JK-12 Classroom

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
ChairYoga

This 6 Hour Tools for Teachers Professional Development Workshop equips you with a broad variety of basic principles and tools to implement short yoga breaks with children or teens. You will learn and practice yoga tools to effectively promote health, learning, and achievement. This workshop will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to identify challenging times during your child or teen’s day, and successfully utilize yoga tools to shift them into a more positive state of mind.

View Event →
Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

The Inquiry Design Model (IDM): Creating Social Studies Curriculum for the Purpose of Knowledgeable, Thinking & Active Citizens

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
IDM

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), which is a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional material that honor teachers’ knowledge and expertise, avoids overprescription, and focuses on the main elements of the instructional design process as envisioned in the Inquiry Arc of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (2013). Developed in response to the C3 Framework--the IDM is a planning tool that supports teachers in putting the type of inquiry called for in the C3 into action. Unique to the IDM is the blueprint, a one-page representation of the questions, tasks, and sources that define a curricular inquiry. Participants will learn how to use the IDM to create K-12 social studies curriculum for the purpose of cultivating students who are knowledgeable, thinking, and active citizens.

View Event →
Jan
30
5:15 PM17:15

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive in their Digital World

  • Mamiya Theater, Saint Louis School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Heitner

Hanahau’oli parents are invited to a special presentation by digital media and technology expert, Devorah Heitner. Progressive educators have always asserted that children construct meaning by interacting directly with their world: therefore, school experiences should build on this natural way of learning. This takes on a whole new meaning in the twenty-first century as we all work to navigate the complexities of the digital age and the desire to maintain meaningful human connections. Parents often worry that kids are addicted, detached or distracted because of digital devices. Often, adults are less conscious about what they are modeling with their own relationship with technology. In this session, Dr. Devorah Heitner, an expert on young people’s relationships with digital media and technology, will talk about how parents can effectively mentor tech-savvy digital natives by using their own lifetime of social wisdom. Hanahau’oli parents may email pdc@hanahauoli.org for registration details for click here for more information.

View Event →
Jan
25
12:15 PM12:15

Supporting Students on Social and Emotional Wellness in the Digital Age with Devorah Heitner

  • Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

First email account. First gaming avatar. First social media account. First smartphone. There are many milestones involved in growing up in the digital age. This talk for educators (counselors, educators and school leaders) will inform participants about the latest research on digital natives and helping them to appropriately support young people as they encounter and master these digital skills. The workshop will consist of a talk followed by an interactive facilitated workshop that includes school scenarios related to digital citizenship, classroom management and more.

View Event →