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February 2016

HSTE Activities, Contests, and Meet & Greet Events!

HSTE has some great events coming up to start out the new year.  Here is a list:

  • HSTE Meet & Greet Event - March 24th, Gordon Biersch, 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Free pupus available, BYOD. RSVP at bit.ly/HSTErsvp or click here for a flyer about the event.

  • Come visit the HSTE Table - March 5th - HSTE is proud to support the "It's Great to be a Teacher" event at Leeward Community College on March 5, 2016. RSVP for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-great-to-be-a-teacher-tickets-21012670463 Stop by the HSTE booth to meet the HSTE 2016 President, Michael Fricano II, and find out about some great upcoming events!

  • The "HSTE to ISTE" video contest starts on Tuesday, March 1st!  Submit a creative video that highlights and promotes HSTE. The winner will receive a free registration to ISTE 2016 in Denver and a $500 travel stipend to help pay for travel expenses. Visit this page for all the details!

  • Member survey reminderPlease take a minute and fill out our Member Survey to help guide us in creating the types of events and opportunities that will benefit you the most.  We have already listened to some of the responses and have planned more activities this year.

  • HSTE Kaua'i Events:

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! 

  • 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.
    To submit a proposal, click 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,

      • KS Education Technology Conference (June 6th - 8th) - Aloha mai kākou,
 Weʻre excited to announce our 8th Annual Kūkulu Kaiaulu Conference: Building Global Communities that will be held on June 7 & 8, 2016 at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with colleagues at our upcoming conference, where other educators will benefit from your experience while you make a valuable contribution to the profession. Our goal is for attendees to experience informative, inspirational, relevant, and meaningful professional development. The conference is expected to attract about 400 attendees and draw many participants eager to learn about (and implement) the latest ideas and technology in education. This year, there will be several formats for presenting innovate uses of technology in education. Submission process closes/deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016 .  To apply/submit proposals, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kukulu16.  Acceptance notifications sent out to applicants by Friday, April 29, 2016  Upon evaluation by our Conference Committee, we will contact you as a follow up by Friday, April 29. If you are selected as a speaker, we will communicate with you further regarding specific arrangements.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Wong at mmwong@ksbe.edu.

      • 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.  
      Survey and Research:
      • I’m writing to you today on behalf of my organization, Purple Maiʻa.  We’re a technology education nonprofit that’s working to create access to coding and computer science education for underserved youth in Hawaiʻi. You can check out our website at the link above. This year we’re running after school tech classes for students at 3 middle schools (in Pālolo, Papakōlea, and Waiʻanae). Now we’re working on designing a future project for high school students. Currently few DOE high schools offer classes in coding and computer science, and this is a problem because technology will continue to be a powerful force shaping our collective futures. Our students deserve to be at the table, using technology to promote our values and solve problems.  We want to learn more about this problem from you guys. Please take 5 minutes to fill out this simple survey so that we can learn more about what is holding technology education back in Hawaiʻi, and how we can help.   We’d most like to hear from DOE high school teachers (including charter schools!). However, we also think it’s valuable to have input from elementary and middle school teachers, so please consider filling out this survey even if you don't teach high school!
        Thank you for taking the time.
        me ke aloha,
        Kelsey Amos
        Writer/Coordinator, 
        Purple Maiʻa

      Educational Tech Field Openings:
      If you have any openings at your school in educational technology, please email us and we will add it to the newsletter. 
      • Positions Open at Hawaii Technology Academy:

        Technology Manager
         (oversees all hardware, software, network management, faculty training on related items etc. all campuses.  Position reports to School Systems Director).  The Tech Manager position is new and will serve as a member on the senior administrative team.  As we are moving our Oahu campus this summer and opening a new site on Maui- there is much work to be done.  
         
        Technology Coordinator (reports to tech manager and handles day to day student/faculty/family inquiries/support)

        To find out more go to: https://hi.myhta.org/employment-2/

      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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