What: “Civil Liberties and the U.S. Constitution: The Fred Korematsu Story” workshop, sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, for middle and high school teachers interested in teaching about the Japanese-American internment during World War II, civil rights in U.S. constitutional and legal history, and issues of discrimination.
The workshop is on Saturday, January 12, 2013; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Chaminade University of Honolulu, Henry Hall 207
Some travel stipends are available for neighbor island teachers. Contact Mitch Yamasaki at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808)735-4824 to get more information and reserve a space.
This public event is to gear students up for Fred Korematsu Day on January 30th.
What: (this is a save the date placeholder ONLY) – Alana Project (a culture-based professional development opportunity for Kamehameha teachers) – offered this summer (July 15 to the start of school + 3 continuity sessions) for _____ PD credits (working on getting 5 credits)
In a nutshell, the Alana Project is:
“Indigenous culture-based educational strategies suggest promise where other Western culture-based strategies have failed in reducing educational disparities between indigenous students and their peers and in promoting positive and successful outcomes among indigenous students” (Kana’iaupuni, 2007).
Full disclosure: this is my action research for my dissertation, but this is also the work that I feel is my “seeing Tahiti.”
My mission statement:
The Alana Culture-Based Education Project is a grass-roots, collaborative, community initiative to grow educators who practice culture-based educational practices and teach their standards, assessment and content through a Hawaiian world view as a way to impact student learning.
I will work on flyers and nail down specifics soon. I’d appreciate any questions/concerns/comments as a I get things pa’a.
What: Kaʻiwikīloumoku, a multi-media warehouse for online cultural learning, the virtual site of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s new Hawaiian culture center. Find the following:
Why: use this online resource to infuse Hawaiian ʻike into your curriculum