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HSTE News
March 2016

 

HSTE Activities, Contests, and Meet & Greet Events!

HSTE had some great events to start out the new year.

  • Oahu HSTE Meet & Greet Event (March 24th)
We held our first Oahu HSTE Meet & Greet at Gordon Biersch. The HSTE board and members has a great time networking, eating delicious food, and enjoying some refreshing drinks during Spring Break! We even had a brand new HSTE member join us!

  • The "HSTE to ISTE" video contest has ended!
A special THANK YOU to two of our HSTE members for submitting videos for the contest! Our first video came from Tara Lyn at Mililani 'Ike Elementary and the second video came from Rachel at Hale Kula Elementary.

We'd also like to thank our members and the general public for voting. Both videos combined gained more than 1000 views and 250 likes!

The winner for the 2016 "HSTE to ISTE" video contest is Rachel Armstrong! Rachel will receive a free ISTE 2016 conference registration and a $500 travel stipend. And because these two teachers worked so hard on their videos, we are also offering our runner up, Tara Lyn Nakamoto, a $250 travel stipend to attend the ISTE 2106 conference as well! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Member survey results - here are some of the results from our Member Survey
Question: What kind of HSTE events would be interested in attending this year?


Relating to the HSTE Bookstore at the 2015 Schools of the Future Conference




Thank you to everyone how took the time to fill out our member survey! The survey is still open and we are always looking for feedback and ideas! If you haven't done so already, take the member survey!

We also had a prize drawing for all those that submitted early. Danielle Mizuta won a signed copy of Chris Lehmann's book "Building School 2.0".



  • Presidents Message from the 2016 ASTE Conference - Your HSTE president, Michael Fricano II, attended the annual ASTE conference in Alaska. Please read his thoughts on the conference here. You can also access all of his notes from the conference.
 
   

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! 

  • 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.


    Call for Proposals:
    If you have a conference coming up, please email us and we will add it to the newsletter. 
    • 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.
    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 Instructional Coach -
       Hawaii Technology Academy, a public charter school, seeks candidates for the position of Educational Technology Instructional Coach for school year 2016-2017.  In our blended learning environment the Ed Tech Instructional Coach serves as a member of the Instructional Support Team, working directly with students and teachers in grades Kindergarten through grade 12  to improve upon the use of technology and data in instructional design and student support.  Although the position is based at the Oahu Learning Center, it is expected that the Ed Tech Instructional Coach will be in frequent contact with the Neighbor Island Division Leaders to support their instructional design process. This position reports to the Director of Pedagogical Practice.

      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 us for the next 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 7PM HST. The next #edchatHI is on April 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. TOPIC: Your PLN is only as strong as your willingness to particiate.

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