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HSTE News
April 2016

 

Great Events coming soon!

CUE Rockstar Teacher Camp (July 12th - 14th)

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.













Only $239 for 3 days of 6-hour hands-on learning with local and national experts!
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HSTE Edcamp Kaua’i recap:
Over 90 participants from across Kaua’i and even some from Oahu attended the second annual Kaua’i Edcamp hosted by our HSTE Kaua’i Group. We had 30 sessions with topics ranging from “Incorporating Native and Invasive Species in Education” to “Raspberry Pi” to “Google Cardboard”. The feedback from the day was overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to next year!  Special thanks to Island School for hosting, the Aloha Angels for sponsoring and to Jessica Kerber and Nathaniel Evslin for coordinating.

Edcamp Kauai Photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/M2HyfYx3PfBzL8qR8



   

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 coming in May on this.  If you want to get on the list to receive an invite to the Meet and Greet event, just email us.

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! 

  • 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.
  • PCATT Apple Summer Institute (May 16th-18th) - Please join us at Apple Summer Institute (ASI) 2016! Registration site is open for you to enroll. Simply visit the site and enter the case-sensitive passcode:  Pcatt2016ASI 

  • 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.

  • Virtual Reality Workshops (May - July) - Go to: http://bit.ly/FRLVR for info & registration. There has been a lot of buzz about virtual reality in education but what is it? And what can it do for our students?This half day workshop will introduce teachers to Google Cardboard and educational Virtual Reality Apps. The first half will help you learn how to take your students on amazing journies using Google Expeditions, Google Street View and 360 video on YouTube. Attendees will visit Angkor Wat, swim with sharks, go skydiviving, fly through outer space and have many more adventures! The second part of the workshop will help you learn how to create your own Virtual Reality content and lessons. We will look at iOS and Android apps that help you and your students develop 360 pictures. We will also introduce you to affordable technology like the Ricoh Theta S that allows you to create full HD 360 immersive video. And don't forget...each attendee will take home 5 Google Cardboard headsets to use in their classroom. A $75 value!

  • 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.  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. Early Bird registration for the conference will open in March.  You can find out more about the conference here.  

Member Highlights:

Do you have something to share about what is going on at your school? If so, email us the information and a link and we will add it to this new section. Please share the great things that are happening at the schools!

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. 


Survey and Research:
If you have surveys or research you are conducting and need volunteers, please email us and we will add it to the newsletter. 


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. 
  • If you are looking for openings in education, these two resources might help:
    • Hawaii Association of Independent Schools Job Board - click here
    • Hawaii Department of Education Job Board - click here

  • Technology Instructional Coach at Hawaii Technology Academy  - 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.

  • 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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