Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
'Āina Education Resources of 'Ewa
January 25 & February 8, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Teachers in the 'Ewa region are encouraged to attend this workshop to gain first-hand knowledge from community experts and participate in place-based, hands-on experiences in the moku of 'Ewa that will connect teaching to local and global issues. Participants will see how education can seamlessly incorporate STEAM, HA (Nā Hopena A’o), and NGSS. Come and learn about the environmental and cultural resources of this moku (region), get ideas and are inspired to create place-based curriculum/lessons pertaining to 'Ewa, and get to know more organizations in the 'Ewa moku doing 'āina-based work!
Tentative Agenda (Subject to Change)
Day 1 - Wai/Kai Resources of 'Ewa
-'Ewa 'Āina Inventory Resource
-Huaka'i & service trip to Kapapapuhi (Mālama Pu'uloa)
-'Ewa Limu Project Presentation & Lesson w/Uncle Wally Ito (Kua'āina Ulu 'Auamo)
Day 2 - Mauka Resources of 'Ewa
-Huaka'i to Pā cultural site w/Ranger Thomas Anuheali'i
-Huaka'i & service trip to Pālehua Mauka Nursery
-Talk story w/Dr. Manulani Meyer on Cultural Landscaping Project at UH West O'ahu
-'Ewa mo'olelo lesson
This is a non-credit professional development workshop and no portfolio is required.
This PD workshop is a part of our Wai Huihia Kumu Network. The Wai Huihia Kumu Network is a new program that will provide a space for teachers with varying levels of experience in 'āina-based education to: come together to exchange knowledge, ideas, and resources; learn from each other as well as from other organizations; and build new skills to help teachers feel more confident and supported to implement 'āina-based education. Starting in January 2020, MLC will facilitate monthly meetings and teacher PD's.
With support from the Mālama Honua Learner Fund from the Hawaiʻi Department of Education maintained by the STEMS2 program at UH Mānoa, we are pleased to offer cash incentives to help build the Wai Huihia Kumu Network. Grades K-12 teachers who participate in activities coordinated by the Mālama Learning Center for the Wai Huihia Kumu Network will be eligible for a stipend of $25/hour. This incentive will be offered until June 2020 or until funds run out, whichever comes first. Mahalo nui loa to Professor Tara O’Neill of UH Mānoa, College of Education, for her tremendous support of our Wai Huihia Kumu Network and building a sustainable community around Mālama Honua!
All applicants must submit an application form.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you have any questions.
The application deadline January 5, 2020 or until program is filled. A $40 non-refundable program fee is required after acceptance into the program to reserve your spot.
This session of HGCI is conducted by Mālama Learning Center with support from many partners, Funding for this session is provided generously by Kamehameha Schools 'Ewa Regions and NOAA BWET Hawai'i.