Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
PDE3 Hybrid Course for Teachers
Bringing Hawaiʻi Trees and Forests into Your Classroom
Course being on February 16, 2023
Portfolios are due on May 10, 2023
(see specific dates below)
This course is now PDE3 approved!
Are you a DOE teacher interested in learning more about how to connect ʻāina and forests of Hawaiʻi to create authentic learning for your students? If so, you are encouraged to sign up for this PDE3 course to learn and experience how education can seamlessly incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math), HĀ (Nā Hopena A’o), and standards such as NGSS. Teachers will build a connection to place, utilize in-class and outdoor lessons based on sites with trees and forests in their communities, and be inspired to create lessons that support 'āina-based learning and 'ike Hawai'i.
PDE3 Course Dates:
*Subject to change*
-Thursday, February 16, 2023 (online): 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
-Thursday, February 23, 2023 (online): 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
-Thursday, April 27, 2023 (online): 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
-Wednesday, May 10: Portfolios DUE!
In-Person Dates For Moloka'i Teachers:
Saturday, March 4 from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.
We will be working with Moloka'i Land Trust and Papahana Kuaola.
In-Person Dates For O'ahu Teachers (choose one):
Tuesday, March 14 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
We will be working with Mālama Learning Center and Hawaiʻi Agriculture Research Center in Kunia.
*This is during Spring Break.
Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
We will be working with the University of Hawaiʻi's Urban Garden Center in Pearl City.
Every in-person experience will be different so we can learn from each other about these sites and what we “take away” from them and what we can “give back” to our students and ʻāina.
Hawai'i Green Collar Institute: Bringing Hawaiʻi Trees and Forests into Your Classroom (Hybrid)
1) Go pde3.k12.hi.us (PDE3) and add yourself to the wait-list for a specific section of a course
2) Next, go to https://pd.hsta.org/courses and make payment for that specific course section
3) Lastly, once payment is received, HSTA will move you from the “Wait-List” to “Registered” on PDE3 and your enrollment will be confirmed via email
Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration for this course once you have paid, please remember that full refunds will only be given up to 14 calendar days PRIOR to the State Date of the Course. Read the full HSTA refund/cancellation policy here:
There is a $150 per person registration fee for this course. Upon completion and submission of the portfolio, the registration fee will be reimbursed.
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This course is conducted by Mālama Learning Center in partnership with HSTA and with support from the Hawaiʻi Forest Institute and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Music Department. It is also funded by grants from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority and the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and State and Private Forestry, branch of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Region 5. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
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