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August 2014

HSTE OAHU Meet and Greet on August 27th - stil time to RSVP to come!
When: Wednesday, August 27th from 4-7PM
Where: Ryan's Grill on the lanai at Ward Center - map here
What: Get together event for all HSTE members to talk story, share plans for the new school year, and talk about educational technology! HSTE will provide the first round of appetizers for free! Ryan's Grill has great appetizers like Kailua Pork Quesadillas, Kobe Sliders, and Jamaican Jerk Fries! HSTE will also have a gift card drawing! Click here to see a flyer for the event that you can share with other HSTE members.
Please RSVP by clicking here and we will update you on changes and make sure we provide enough seats.

Other HSTE News:
HSTE Kaua'i - click here for the Kaua'i group newsletter and stay current with activities by going to the page.  Upcoming events include:  Google Apps for Education Workshops and Applications due for grant funding to travel to the Schools of the Future Conference and EdCamp Honolulu.

Now Accepting Making IT Happen Award Nominations!  
Last year, Mike Travis and Jordan Higa were awarded the 2013 Making IT Happen awards at the Schools of the Future Conference.  The process begins again.   Click here to learn more about the award and to figure out someone to nominate.  Nominations will be due on September 15th.  You can submit your nomination for someone here.
Making IT Happen award recipients are educators who:
  • Apply available technology now.
  • Move forward and don't look back.
  • See students as real people.
  • Teach through relationships, inspiring, encouraging and nurturing.
  • Recognize that further change is necessary, but understand that it is a process.
  • Realize that teacher empowerment is the key element to technology integration.
  • Expect success.
  • Motivate through awareness and access to information.
HSTE Board Member seeking nominations soon!  Are you interested in becoming more involved in an educational organization serving the whole state?  Serving on the HSTE Board can be a very rewarding position as you help to bring educational ideas and opportunities to the state. HSTE is involved in many different projects including:  the Hawaii Educational Leadership Summit, the Schools of the Future Conference, and other collaborative events.  As the only Hawaii ISTE affiliate, HSTE works to share information and attend the conference every year. 

Looking for volunteers for the Schools of the Future Conference - are you interested in helping with the set up of the conference, working in the HSTE bookstore or at the tech help desk? eMail us because there are options to reduce your conference fees by volunteering part of your time.

Get Ready for HSTE's Education Week in Hawaii in Early November!
Anchored by the 6th Annual Schools of the Future Conference, the rest of the week includes school visits, the Hawaii Educational Leadership Summit (HELS), and EdCamp Honolulu.  To see all the details, click here.

The 6th Annual Schools of the Future Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center is open to all public, private, parochial and charter school educators, as well as parents and students, and business and community members, with an expected attendance of 1,200 to 1,500 educators. More than 80 presentations by keynote speakers, featured speakers and classroom teachers will share best practices over the two days of the conference.  It might seem like a long way off, but the 2014 Schools of the Future Conference is right around the corner (Nov. 6/7). You can register to attend here. For those of you who submitted a proposal to speak, the committee will notify you by mid-April. 

Keynote Speakers:
  • Jane McGonigal - author of the New York Times bestseller Reality is Broken and Ted talk speaker.
  • Dr. Milton Chen - Senior Fellow, The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Featured Speakers:
  • Lou Salza - is Head of School at Lawrence School in Ohio serving students with learning and attention differences for grades K-12.  He is the former Head of School at Assets School in Honolulu and has served on many boards including the HAIS Board (1998-2007) and the NAIS Board (2003-2013).
  • Jennifer Bryan - holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and she has over 30 years work with children, adolescents and adults in university, hospital, school and private practice settings.
  • Gail Lovely - is a teacher and learner and has taught learners from ages 2 to 82.  She recently published the book "Suddenly It Clicks! - Using an iPad with your Preschooler" written with Gayle Berthiaume.
  • Kim Saxe - is the Director of Innovation Labs at The Nueva School and a lecturer at Stanford University.  She has over 25 years teaching experience and hosts teams of educators from all over the world wanting to learn more about implementing Design Thinking programs.
The SOTF Conference is just one piece in the HSTE "Education Week" puzzle!  
There are events planned for the whole week and more news coming soon.
To see the latest, click on this link.

Upcoming Events on the Islands:
Educational professional development is going on throughout the islands. 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 and we will add it for free!
  • September 20th - Free iPad Workshops - Sacred Hearts Academy - more info here
    Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual iTeach808 sponsored by Augustine Educational Foundation and Sacred Hearts Academy. The theme will be on integrating iPads in the Classroom. Spots still available, but going fast!

  • November 3rd - 8th - Education Week Hawaii - click here for more details
    • November 3rd & 4th - School Visits/Institutes
    • November 5th - Hawaii Education Leadership Summit (HELS)
    • November 6th & 7th - Schools of the Future Conference
    • November 8th - EdCamp Honolulu

Job Openings around Hawai'i:
If you would like to share a job opening on this site, just email it to us and we will add it to the newsletter. 

  • Technology for Untapped Talent Instructor
    The Curriculum Research & Development Group of the College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is seeking an instructor to join the Archimedes Hawaii Project's Technology for Untapped Talent program.  The instructor will develop, prepare, demonstrate and deliver hands-on instruction to vocational rehabilitation participants (individuals with a variety of disabilities), middle school students, and high school students in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-assisted manufacture (CAM), workshop skills, workshop safety, the use of manual and automated tools and machines, product assembly, and problem solving.  For more information, visit, select employment, apply, then search for job opening ID 14334.

Calls for Research Participation:
Two HSTE Members are conducting research and are looking for your help.
HSTE Board Member Truc Nguyen is developing a research proposal to the National Endowment of the Humanities to look at digital citizenship in schools. If funded, the research study would support up to 20 school teachers and staff and 20 students to attend the Schools of the Future Conference for the next two years (2014 and 2015) if they take part in the research interviews and short essay writing. Do you think you might be interested in participating in something like this if it is funded? You can let her know at the Google Form Digital Citizenship Experiences here.

HSTE Member Diane Clayton is conducting research for her dissertation. I am a doctoral candidate seeking to interview five educators (preferably 6th to 9th grade public and private schools) about your experiences and perceptions on effective use and integration of educational technology. Specifically, the research is a qualitative study Examining Teacher Perceptions of Technology Integration to Bridge the Achievement Gap including the use of digital media to influence student engagement and motivation. If interested and/or for more information please contact Debra Clayton at or call 808-286-5871. Thanking you in advance for your assistance with this dissertation research project.

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 and we will add it.
  • 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! - hosted by Linda Lindsay - weekly Google Hangouts on different topics on every Tuesday at 7PM HST. More info here.
  • EdTech Mixed Plate - hosted by HSTE Members - Michael, Michelle, Megan, and Rachel - every Sunday night at 8PM. Each episode they share EdTech and Personal Learning Resources. Check the website for archives, upcoming topics, and the calendar of events.
  • GEG (Google Educators Group) Hawaii Weekly Training Hangouts - Every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm-8pm HST, watch the Google+ LIVE Hangout and participate in a variety of Google Apps for Education and Education related trainings. Ask questions and participate in the discussion!  Google+ Community Link and Calendar

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

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