Monthly Archives: November 2014

Call for Proposals: AMLE 2015


Ready to go to AMLE 2015 in Columbus, OH, home of the Buckeyes? Be on the top of the priority list by submitting a proposal to present at the national middle level education conference. Join teachers and consultants from around the nation who understand and love the same goofy, hormonal, rambunctions middle schoolers that you interact with every day.

Here’s what you need:

Instructions and grading information :

Portal for submissions:

Deadline: February 9, 2015


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I am thankful for


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What’s Old is New Again

20131024_Best_of_Hokulea_WWV-001-display Have you checked out the Mālama Honua Voyage Intranet Site?

This is a site dedicated to providing Kamehameha Schools faculty and staff with educational resources, strategies to engage with the voyage, and online resources from the Polynesian Voyaging Society and other community sources. Please check back often as a brand new set of materials will be released quarterly, all designed to be equally useful in school, business, and home environments.

I did a little look see and I found some of the lessons created by our very own teachers back in 2004  as part of the first teacher workshop held by the Polynesian Voyaging Society. These lessons may have been written ten years ago by Joanne (with Jay as the VTAM instructor), Ipo, Monica Spittler and Tom Chun, but the work is still relevant today. Check them out here and explore the site a little. Their is great stuff to be had, both old and new. This is on our intranet, so unless you have the app thingy, this site is not accessible at home.

The lessons:

The Mālama Honua home site:

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Teachers Teaching Teachers (for free)

Kula Waena PD


The best PD is offered by your colleagues because:

  • you know they understand your kids (those kids are their kids too)
  • you know they understand your community (it is their community too)
  • you know they understand what is on your plate


  • you know where they “live” so that you can get your questions answered, get resources, get help

It may just be November, three months into the year, but already you and your colleagues have been to 6 conferences with 2 coming up in the next month or so. Check out all they have learned by spending some time on our Kula Waena PD site. Leave a comment, leave a question, email them for resources. . .just take advantage of the free PD to learn from the best!

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Want to Request PD? Google Form It


Want to request PD for next year?

Please fill out the form here and Cathy will schedule an appointment with you.