Monthly Archives: May 2015

AMLE 2015 – O – HI – O!

amle 2015


The Association of Middle Level Educators conference will be in Columbus Ohio on October 15 – 17, 2015. Ask any of the past participants on staff and they will gladly share the cool things they got from their AMLE and how they are already implementing it in their classroom and their teams.

We are collecting names of interested faculty and staff who would like to go to AMLE (and/or this summer’s Native Hawaiian Education Summit) If you are interested, please fill out the Google form linked below no later than Tuesday, May 26. This does not guarantee your participation, but it helps in the planning.

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Native Hawaiian Education Summit 2015

NHE Summit


I said I was done, but this just came out so one more for the road. The 2014 Native Hawaiian Education Summit in October was an invitation only affair where no one could see who was invited and we could not forward our email invites to anyone else. The result of that work was the vision statement and actionable goals (if you want to see that, let me know).

This 2015 summit will take some of those actionable goals, bring people together to talk about progress and create partnerships and conversation about continuing to move forward together.

If you are interested in this kind of work, if you believe that educational advocacy is your kuleana, please go to Keaomalamalama and fill in the information blocks so you can be on the mailing list,  or fill out the survey monkey to register.

Want to get funded to go? Please fill out the Google form here ASAP. We have 4 slots available for funding.

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The Survey Results


A few weeks ago I asked all faculty and staff to answer the following questions:

What would you like to learn about?

What are you willing to teach others about?

How can we best sustain professional development in the coming years?

Please click the link to see the graphs and the raw data of  mana’o shared by your colleagues:

What you want to learn about: The data showed that 38% of you are still interested in learning more tech followed by culture-based education integration and content-specific professional development (20%).

What you are willing to share with your colleagues: Technology ranks up there at 30% with 23% willing to provide content-specific professional development and 19% willing to show how they integrate culture-based education practices in their own classrooms.

How can we be innovative in providing PD: 55% of  you put teachers teaching teachers as the top innovation strategy followed by creating partnerships in our community as well as within the KS system to take advantage of the sources of PD that are close at hand.

E ola koa.

Photo credit: Kerry Kamisato


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