Monthly Archives: September 2012

PD Tuesday: ‘Imiloa Wayfinding and Navigation Festival

What: Yearly Wayfinding and Navigation Festival at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, September 29, 2012. This year, they celebrate the rich story of Kaho‘olawe, its historic struggles and triumphs, its immense cultural significance, and its connection to the ancient art of wayfinding.

Why:  Enjoy hands-on activities that include wayfinding and navigation skills, makahiki games, canoe and cultural arts exhibits, planetarium shows, speaker presentations, a featured documentary, and live music.

Cost: free to the public, 10 am – 4 pm


PD Tuesday: Project Read – Written Expression Workshop

What: One-day workshop on Saturday, October 13,  to help educators  teach their students to express themselves through writing.  The goal is to give students mastery of sentence development and composition by first breaking writing down to its most basic components and then gradually building up the student’s knowledge in a step-by-step fashion by using multi sensory strategies and materials.

Why: This workshop is for educators who teach grades K-6, but the strategies are also to help students who struggle with their basic literacy skills. Sponsored by Hawaii Learning Resource and Assets School, using Project Read Written Expression materials.

Cost: free

Other details: Registration at 8. Workshop from 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Village Campus Dining Hall. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Application here

Submit application to Hawaii Learning Resource at or fax at (808) 885-9319.



PD Tuesday: Koa Planting at Keawewai

What: Spend 3 days and 2 nights on the slopes of Mauna Loa planting koa and learning about the history of Kamehameha Schools’ forest lands

Why: Be a part of a large KS lands project in their attempt to restore the koa forests, learn along with colleagues from all aspects of the KS ohana, enjoy camaraderie in the pristine environment of Keawewai.

Cost: free


Dates fill up fast, so if you’re interested, please get at least a verbal ok from Scott before trying to sign up.



PD Tuesday: Online M.Ed from Lamar University

What: An accredited online master’s degree in education from Lamar University, Texas. M.Ed degrees are offered in:

Why: An online degree can make it possible for you to work and go to school. Classes are geared toward working students, so classes are broken up into 5 week chunks.

Cost: $277 per credit hour plus $15 fees (not reimbursable) = $831 + $45 per class ($657 reimbursable)

Details: Master’s programs require 36 credit hours per program and can be done in a minimum of 18 months. Application/admission information here

Next steps: If you are interested in pursuing a degree starting in SY 2013-2014, please contact Cathy.