Professional Development

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Kupu Hou Academy

4-day Inquiry/Project-Based Learning design workshop for all teachers (Pre)K-12. Additional Information here.

Dates: June 4 - 7 & June 23 - 26

Location: June @ Mid-Pacific Institute, & July @ Ewa Makai Middle School

Cost: $600

Flyer: Kupu Hou Academy 2018

Registration Link


KS 2018 Education Technology Conference 

“Disrupt 2018"

Kamehameha Schools is excited to announce that Arthur Renowitsky and Eugene Yoon will be teaming up as keynote speakers for the conference. 

The deadline to register is May 25, 2018 and space is limited to 400 participants.

The Call for Proposals is still open, and proposals are being received through here.

Please Note: Presenters will receive complimentary conference registration.                                  

If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Wong or Darrin Sato.

Dates: June 5 - 6

Location: Neil S. Blaisdell Center

Cost: $175

Flyer: KS Ed Tech Conference Flyer

Registration Link


Responsive Classroom Training

Registration is now open for Responsive Classroom training for elementary or middle school. This is designed for educators to create a safe and positive classroom community where students build their social-emotional competence through consistent teacher language, energizers, student choice, and interactive learning structures. Training will take place at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua.

Date: June 12-15

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Location: Le Jardin Academy

Cost: $729

Registration Link


Advanced Placement Summer Institute

The 24th Annual Hawai'i Advanced Placement Summer Institute 2018 (APSI) is coming up this June at Hawai'i Pacific University. This four-day professional developmentevent 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 led by College Board-endorsed subject experts equip new and experienced educators with effective resources and best practices to bring back to their schools. For more information, or to register, please go to their website.

Dates: June 25-28

Location: Hawai'i Loa Campus - 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, HI 96744

Cost: Early Bird Registration (Before May 1): $650 / Regular Registration (after May 2): $700

Registration Link


Institute for Thematic Instruction: A Design for Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

The Summer Institute is a two-week seminar & practicum experience in the design of thematic units with an emphasis on engaging students in project-based learning. Seminars will be taught by Dr. Robert Peters along with experienced classroom teachers from Hanahauʻoli. Work time is incorporated throughout the Institute, including access to instructors, resources and small group debriefing. Participants will have opportunities to learn with colleagues, hear first-hand from practitioners, observe thematic lessons, ask questions, and explore the challenges and rewards of thematic instruction. Instructors provide individualized coaching to assist as participants design a unit draft with outcomes, instructional strategies and assessment tools to take back to their classrooms.Additional Information here.

Dates: June 25 - July 6

Location: Hanahau'oli School - The Professional Development Center

Cost: $1,350

Flyer: Institute for Thematic Instruction 2018

Registration: Contact Elila Levinson @ 949-6461


Phonics Plus

The course will introduce teachers to the Phonics Plus Method, which provides accurate and

practical ways to teach using phonics as a foundation for spelling, speaking, reading, and writing. Participants will be taught the sounds of the 70 common phonograms, spelling rules, and proper handwriting skills, based on the Writing Road to Reading textbook. The intensive 5-day course will cover teaching language arts from kindergarten to second grade.

Dates: July 10 - 14

Location: Saint Louis School

Cost: $400 (materials not included)

Flyer: Phonics Plus

Registration: Mail Registration Form to Phonics Plus, P.O. Box 10324, Honolulu, HI 96816


Global Education Teacher Strand

This 3-day session focuses on the sharing of school curriculum, vision and pedagogical alignments around personalized, product-oriented global learning. Through a facilitated design process, participants collaborate on projects with educators from more than 25 schools in 10 countries. Attendees also connect with students participating in the Student Global Leadership Institute to observe and interact with their experiences with global change making. The goal of this design is to create opportunities for conversations and collaborations to take place, so that educators can return to their schools with new programming ideas. Additional information here.

Date: July 23 - 25

Location: Punahou School

Cost: $300

Registration Link


Multisensory Writing: Framing Your Thoughts

Multisensory Writing: Framing Your Thoughts/Project Read module - The first part of this workshop uses a systematic multisensory approach to teach the role of words in composing a sentence and to recognize patterns such as bare bone sentences, subject describers, and predicate expanders. During the second part, participants practice applying sentence development around the “key point” of different types of paragraph structures. Additional Information here.

Dates: July 24 - 25

Location: Assets School - Ohana Nui Campus

Cost: $175

Registration Link


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