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HSTE News
December 2015

Well, we have come to the end of another great year in education here in Hawaii.  So many great events happened.  Happy New Year to all members from the HSTE Board!  

The ISTE Conference Returns to Denver for 2016!

HSTE is excited to announce that next year's ISTE Conference will be back in Denver, Colorado.  The dates of the event are June 26th - June 29th, 2016, click here for more information and to register.   The ISTE Conference is one of the largest gatherings of educators in the world, with more than 10,000 participants, 1,000 sessions, and over 500 companies in the exhibitor hall.  This event is "information overload" at its best.   It will truly revolutionize your thinking on education as you see the latest ideas, try out the newest technology tools, and network with some of the leading educational experts from around the world.   If you have any questions about the event, please email us.   

Continuing the tradition, HSTE will once again host a free Meet and Greet event for all Hawaii participants one night at ISTE.  More information in the next few months on this.  

Professional development opportunities throughout Hawai'i:

There are already many professional development opportunities lined up for 2015.  For a complete list, go to the events page. HSTE wants to share your event so that all educators have a "one-stop" place to see all the PD around the islands, if you have an event you want to share, please email the information to info@hste.org and we will add it for free! 

  • HSTE Kaua'i Events:
  • Most Likely to Succeed Film (January 22nd) - KEY Project, Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy, the Castle Foundation, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Le Jardin Academy, Madre Chocolate, The Islander Institute, The Leader Project, Ceeds of Peace, Judge Michael Town (ret.), Kupu Hawai'i and Filmmaker Matthew Nagato ("Ike," "Ola") invite you to Kahalu'u on Friday, January 22nd, to view and discuss this important film about teaching and learning. "Most Likely To Succeed is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing." Click on http://mltsfilm.org to learn more and see the film trailer. At https://www.facebook.com/MLTSKeyProject/ you can learn more about our sponsors and read articles about the film. (Doors open at 5PM, the screening starts at 6PM.) To register, click here: https://ticketsmostlikelytosucceedatkeyproject.eventbrite.com

  • iTeach808: Leveraging Technology To Engage Global Learners (January 30th) - Hear Alan November's keynote on "Empathy: The 21st Century Skill" via Skype.  Afterwards, browse the Global Learners Playground and visit any of the 10 different presenters' tables to learn how to integrate global technology into the curriculum.  Click here for more information and to register.

  • Helping Military Children Discover Their S.P.A.R.C.: Strength, Potential, Aspirations, Resourcefulness, Confidence™ Institute (February 4th) - This one day institute provides participants with the knowledge needed to prepare young people to develop hardiness skills to meet personal and professional goals through identification of their sparks and interests while developing a growth mindset.  For more information, click here.  Here is a flyer about the event.

  • 2nd Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference (January 24th) - The Education Institute of Hawaii (EIH) is please to announce the conference which will feature keynote speakers on education reform - Diane Ravitch, Pasi Sahlberg, Catherine Payne, and Ray McNulty.  Click here for more information and to register.
  • The Ignite Innovation Conference (February 13th) is a one day professional development event for all K-12 educators that will encourage and foster student innovation in the learning environment. The conference will offer a variety of 1 1/2 hour hands-on workshops, 45 minute break out sessions, panel discussions, and playgrounds focusing on the topics of Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, MakerEd, Innovative Teaching, EdTech Integration, and Citizen Science. All with a mission of "Empowering Student Innovators"!  Registration will open on January 4 at 8am HST - click here to register. The cost to attend will only be $20 but space is limited to 100 tickets!

  • Hawaii Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (February 20th) - This annual event will be at 'Iolani School this year.  For more information and to register, click here.

  • Hawaii Energy Education Workshop (Feb. 23th and 25th) - Teachers, learn about energy and energy efficiency in fun and exciting way at these upcoming workshops.  Free hands-on classroom kits for attending!  Feb. 23rd in Kahului and Feb. 25th in Hilo.  Click here for the flyer and more information.

  • 4th Annual EdTechTeam Hawaii Summit featuring Google For Education (March 25-26th) - This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.  Click here for more information and to register.
  • Hawai'i Island TechEd Collaboration (March 29th) - Our Hawai’i Island TechEd Collaboration is now entering its 4th year.  At Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i, we continue to blend culture based education and twenty first century skills in all we do.  We refer to these efforts as Kaleihilo and look forward to their inclusion within HITC.  Click here to register for the event in early January.  

  • 21st Annual TCC Worldwide Online Conference (April 19th-21st) - E-Learning: The More We Get Together - online conference covering topics like online learning, networking & collaboration, e-learning, open education, ICT, virtual communities, social media, augmented reality and more.  For more information, go to the website - tcchawaii.org

  • Hawaii STEM Conference (May 6th-7th) - The Hawaii STEM Conference provides students and teachers the opportunity to receive training in cutting edge software/tools and be exposed to new STEM fields and career opportunities. Past conference breakout sessions: Photoshop, After Effects, Gaming, Coding, Design Thinking, CAD, Voyaging, GIS/GPS, Mapping, UAV’s, Conservation, Photography and more.  Click here for more information.

  • Tech Savvy (May 21st) - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Honolulu Branch is holding Tech Savvy, a STEM conference for middle school girls, May 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University.  For more information - click here for the website.

  • KS Education Technology Conference (June 6th - 8th) - The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division is pleased to host our 2016 KS Education Technology Conference.  WHEN: Monday June 6 (Unconference - FREE) Tuesday and Wednesday,  June 7-8 2016 aNeal Blaisdell Center and the cost $175 per person for 2 days  (Breakfast and lunch included).  Please mark your calendars and save the dates for what is certain to be an inspiring time of learning, networking, and sharing with educators from around the state and the world. (Registration is not open yet, but you can visit last year's site here.)

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference (June 26th - June 29th) - HSTE is excited to announce that next year's ISTE Conference will be back in Denver, Colorado.  The dates of the event are June 26th - June 29th, 2016, click here for more information and to register.   The ISTE Conference is one of the largest gatherings of educators in the world, with more than 10,000 participants, 1,000 sessions, and over 500 companies in the exhibitor hall.  This event is "information overload" at its best.   It will truly revolutionize your thinking on education as you see the latest ideas, try out the newest technology tools, and network with some of the leading educational experts from around the world.   If you have any questions about the event, please email us.   

    Continuing the tradition, HSTE will once again host a free Meet and Greet event for all Hawaii participants one night at ISTE.  More information in the next few months on this. 

  • CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp (July 12th - 14th) - at Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui. This camp is about changing education through technology, building an ever expanding group of educators who want to lead and use technology in deep, meaningful ways that create truly transformational pedagogical experiences for the students they work with. CUE Rock Star is built for educators to socialize in the context of connecting these inspired educators throughout California and beyond.  The camp is looking for teachers from Hawaii to speak at the event (deadline January 10) - fill out the form here and registration for attendance will open in February.  Danielle Forst (and possibly Jon Corippo, head of CUE) will be talking about the Camp on a Google Rocks! Hawaii hangout on Tuesday, January 5, at 7:00 pm - click here to watch this hangout event.
  • Eight Annual Schools of the Future Conference (October 20th-21st) - the premier education conference in Hawaii with over 1,300 participants attending each year.  The Call for Presenters is open and the deadline for submitting a proposal is February 26th, 2015.  Click here to submit a proposal.   Early Bird registration for the conference will open in March.  You can find out more about the conference here.  

Volunteers needed:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Honolulu Branch is holding Tech Savvy, a STEM conference for middle school girls, May 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University.  Tech Savvy consists of STEM workshops, Savvy Skills workshops (soft skills such as communication, understanding social media, public speaking), and College Savvy (a mini-college fair geared at girls just starting to explore college options).  There are concurrent sessions for parents to attend.  We need volunteers to help the day of the conference.  Volunteers can either help for the morning, afternoon or both portions of the day.  Please contact Dr. Anna Viggiano at anna.m.viggiano@gmail.com or Dr. Lauren Kaupp at lauren_kaupp@notes.k12.hi.us if you are able to help.   Click here for a flyer about the volunteer details.


    Education News from around the Islands
    If you have a conference coming up, please email us and we will add it to the newsletter. 

    Call for Proposals:
    If you have a conference coming up, please email us and we will add it to the newsletter. 
      • Hawaii Council for Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (February 20th) - This annual event will be at 'Iolani School this year.  For more information and to register, click here.  We have a different format for the events this year.  We will begin with a keynote for all participants followed by two large group sessions - one for K-6 and the other for 7-12 teachers.  After a short break, attendees will choose a workshop (60 minutes).  Lunch will follow then poster sessions, where teachers will display student work for a particular project, activity or assignment.  Our hope is that the informal nature of the poster sessions will allow teachers to network and share ideas.  We are still looking for poster sessions at this time, if you are interested in presenting, please go to the website and email your submission.  The day will conclude with a closing session that will be memorable.
      • Hawai'i Island TechEd Collaboration (March 29th) - Our Hawai’i Island TechEd Collaboration is now entering its 4th year.  At Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i, we continue to blend culture based education and twenty first century skills in all we do.  We refer to these efforts as Kaleihilo and look forward to their inclusion within HITC.  We seek proposals from educators at all levels, from all content areas and encourage student participation in presentations.  Submit your presentation proposal here.

      • Hawaii STEM Conference (May 6th-7th)The Hawaii STEM Conference provides students and teachers the opportunity to receive training in cutting edge software/tools and be exposed to new STEM fields and career opportunities. Past conference breakout sessions: Photoshop, After Effects, Gaming, Coding, Design Thinking, CAD, Voyaging, GIS/GPS, Mapping, UAV’s, Conservation, Photography and more.  The Hawaii STEM Conference would not be possible without our valued industry partners who volunteer their time, expertise and knowledge to help inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.  If you are interested in being a conference presenter to provide a hands-­-on STEM session(s) for our middle and high school STEMworks students and or teacher PD sessions, please fill out the Request for Proposal form and submit it to Mapu Quitazol by December 31, 2015.  Click here for more information.

      • CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp (July 12th - 14th) - at Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui. This camp is about changing education through technology, building an ever expanding group of educators who want to lead and use technology in deep, meaningful ways that create truly transformational pedagogical experiences for the students they work with. CUE Rock Star is built for educators to socialize in the context of connecting these inspired educators throughout California and beyond.  The camp is looking for teachers from Hawaii to speak at the event (deadline January 10) - fill out the form here and registration for attendance will open in February.

      • Eighth Annual Schools of the Future Conference (October 20th-21st) - the premier education conference in Hawaii with over 1,300 participants attending each year.  The Call for Presenters is open and the deadline for submitting a proposal is February 26th, 2015.  Click here to submit a proposal.   Early Bird registration for the conference will open in March.  You can find out more about the conference here.  


      Ongoing Events to connect with other:
      For a complete list, go to this page. If you have an event you want to share, please email the information to info@hste.org and we will add to the list.
      • Please join the educational Twitter Chat, #edchatHI. A Twitter Chat is an hour long discussion that takes place on Twitter. Participants use and follow the hashtag, #edchatHI. The goal of this Twitter chat is to bring individuals living in or from Hawaii together to discuss important and relevant issues related to education at all levels (Pre-K through College). #edchatHI takes place on the first Monday of every month at 6PM HST.

      • Google Rocks! Hawaii - hosted by Linda Lindsay - Monthly Google+ Hangouts on different topics, on Tuesday at 7PM HST. More info here.

      • EdTech Mixed Plate - hosted by HSTE Members - Michael, Michelle, Megan, and Rachel - Sunday nights at 7PM. Each episode they share EdTech and Personal Learning Resources. Check the website for archives, upcoming topics, and a calendar of events.

      • GEG (Google Educators Group) Hawaii Google+ Community - Join the thriving Google+ Community of more than 1,700+ members. Share your resources, ideas, and lesson activities, and ask questions!

      If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email anytime.


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