Hawai'i Green Collar Institute
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
'Āina Education Resources of Waiʻanae
February 22, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Are you a teacher in the Waiʻanae region interested in learning more about the ʻāina resources of your moku? Grades 4-12 teachers are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about the opportunities and resources available in the moku of Waiʻanae. Teachers will get to participate in place-based, hands-on experiences at the Cultural Learning Center at Kaʻala, otherwise known as Kaʻala Farm. Participants will see how education can seamlessly incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math), HĀ (Nā Hopena A’o), and standards such as NGSS. Teachers will learn about the environmental and cultural resources within the Waiʻanae community, receive resources for place-based curriculum/lessons pertaining to Waiʻanae, and get to know more organizations in the Waiʻanae moku doing 'āina-based work where you can potentially take your students to in the future!
Tentative Agenda (Subject to Change)
-Huaka'i to Kaʻala Farm
-Service learning at Kaʻala Kipuka
-Kaʻala Farm tour
-Service learning at the loʻi
-Guest speakers from PALS/PLACES will talk about ʻāina resources available for teachers
This is a non-credit professional development workshop and no portfolio is required.
All applicants must submit an application form. The application deadline February 14, 2020 or until program is filled. A $20 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 Waiʻanae Region and NOAA BWET Hawai'i.
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 PDs.
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 D.O.E. 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!
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