I am taking sign ups for this year’s last edtech conference opportunity. Hana Pono is Kamehameha Schools’ Oahu edtech conference with one day of “unconference” activities followed by two full conference days at the Neil Blaisdell Center. They have a reputation for getting top-notch keynotes (as do we).
The essentials: June 8 (unconference) – June 10, 2015, Honolulu. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Registration is free for KS employees.
The action steps: If you are interested in going, please email me ASAP and let me know if you are interested in the unconference.
I will confirm your email and send the next steps.
Kūkulu Kaiaulu – KS Edtech’s annual conference will be on June 9- June 10, 2015 at the Blaisdell.
They are taking session proposals until March 20, 2015. Please go to their Survey Monkey to sign up. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by March 31 and a follow up for presenters will be sent out on April 3.
If there are teachers who are needing to fulfill their conference/workshop kuleana, this is an opportunity to do just that. For further questions, please email Mimi Wong (email@example.com).
What: Hawaii Summit promises to be a high intensity 2-day event that focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education. In addition, teachers can participate in one of four pre-summit workshops including the Google Educator workshop that helps teachers to be more confident in their use of the different Google features in the classroom.
When: March 19 (Thursday during spring break) for the pre-summit and March 20-21, Friday and Saturday of spring break for the regular conference.
Where: Iolani School, Honolulu.
There are 1:1 project funds budgeted for this event, so if you are interested in attending the Hawaii Summit, please email Cathy so she can work on the funding and arrangements.
For our April 17 K-12 Tech slam, “Digital Life,” if you are interested in presenting, please fill out a proposal form here. Submittal deadline is February 28, 2014.
If you went to a conference this year and are wanting to share something you brought back and used in your classroom, this is a safe, friendly venue to share out (part of our after conference kuleana).
What: Just a reminder that if you signed up earlier (there are 16 people set to go) for this tech conference, the dates are here. If you are not sure if you are signed up to go, or you want to see if someone dropped out and there is an opening, please drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please notice that June 2 is the unconference, an unscripted, share and gather, informal event that is separate from the main conference. If you want to try and go to the unconference, let me know.
What: Present at the next Schools of the Future conference. The committee is accepting both breakout session and student presentations of their learning proposals. They will accept approximately 50 entries and if your session is chosen, the lead presenter gets 50% off of their registration.
The links to the two types of proposals are found here: http://www.sotfconf.org
Deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2014.
What: The Hawaii Association of Middle Schools is having their conference on October 19, 2013 in Honolulu. HAMS is the local affiliate of NMLE (national middle level educators).
If you would like more information and if you will already be on Oahu that weekend, let Cathy know.
I am including their latest newsletter that has information on the conference as well as articles on classroom management and preparing for a substitute tips.