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Wa’a Talks: Teachers Teaching Teachers


I am all about teachers teaching teachers. The real experts are already in the classroom: you and your colleagues. This is one of those PD opportunities to come together with other like-minded professionals, network, share and gather ideas about connecting your classroom with the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and how exactly to do that in your content area.

This opportunity only happens at one outer island site: January 15, 2015, Thursday from 4 – 6 pm at our own Charles Reed Bishop Learning Center.

What you need to know: Participants should be ready to share an activity, lesson or idea of how to integrate the voyage into instructional practice. Teachers will be grouped in grade-level teams to talk story within a supportive learning community of 4 – 6 teachers. Bring ideas, planners, laptops and student work samples to inspire the conversations.

Registration is free and open to K – 12 teachers. Space is limited to 40 participants so sign up below



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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: http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/archives/pvsa/lessons/04%20TWlessonplans/index.htm

The Mālama Honua home site:


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