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Hawai'i Education Leadership Summit (HELS)

HELS will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Promoting Equity and Innovation in Schools


The 2017 Flyer

Seating is limited!

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Connect with a group of like minded thinkers to promote innovation and equity in all schools

Where: PBS Hawai’i 315 Sand Island Access Rd

When: October 25, 2017 8:30am—3:30pm

Registration Fee $150 per person Teams of 2-3 ideal
Continental breakfast and lunch included

Parking will be limited/possible shuttle opportunities for neighbor island teams

Establish new connections Identify colleagues on the same pathway

Advance your school’s redesign work

Develop ongoing collaboration opportunities with public, private, charter schools and community partners 

Our sessions will be led by Laura McBain

Laura has recently joined Stanford D.School as the Director of K12 Community & Implementation. Laura McBain came from High Tech High in San Diego. She has worn several hats, including the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. 

As the Director of External Relations, Laura has traveled the globe designing and leading professional development focused on the implementation of progressive education, school transformation, deeper learning and equity initiatives. She has served as a principal of two HTH sites and has taught middle and high school classes in public charter and comprehensive schools. She has written charters, analyzed educational data and worked closely with district and state accountability agencies. Laura has also been the architect of the Deeper Leaning Conference, a 1200 person, adult learning experience aimed at activating and galvanizing educators for large-scale change. Her work has been inspired by those who have come before like Dewey, Ted Sizer, Paulo Freire and Deborah Meir. She is passionate about disrupting educational inequities and unleashing educators.

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