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HSTE News
January 2016

2016 President Welcome Message

Aloha and Happy New Year, everyone! My name is Michael Fricano II, and as President of HSTE for 2016, I'd like to welcome you all to another great year for our organization! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our Executive Board Officers and Members for 2016 here. We have a few new members: Meghan Walters, our Secretary, is a teacher at Blanche Pope Elementary School; Kimble McCann, our Treasurer, is a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist at Kamehameha Schools (Oahu); Nathaniel Evslin, our new Board member, is a Technology Coordinator and High School CS teacher at Island School on Kauai. I'd also like to give a big shout out to Elizabeth Garrison, who will serve as Past President this year, for all of her hard work as HSTE President and helping to lead the Hawaii Education Leadership Summit in 2015. We're looking forward to another great HELS this year! And a HUGE THANK YOU is in order for Mike Travis, who has serve HSTE for many years on the Board and as President in 2014. Mike still works hard to produce our monthly newsletter and maintain our website.

I'd now like to share with all of you my hopes and dreams for HSTE in 2016! As HSTE continues to grow through partnerships with ISTE, HAIS, the HIDOE, and events like Schools of the Future, HELS, and Edcamp Honolulu, I would most of all like to see us serving our members in a much stronger capacity. Although we are still a free organization, we still have a responsibility to our membership to provide a powerful resource that promotes and reinforces the ISTE Standards   for Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Coaches (which are currently going through a refresh !). We want HSTE to be your "go to" resource for educational PD and content. In 2015, the Board formed several "committees" that would help to organize us and propel us forward. This year, those committees will become more active in helping strengthen our membership and the services we provide to you. We also want to start providing more opportunities for our membership to gather, network, learn, and share with each other. That's why we are asking you to fill out this important Member Survey to help guide us in creating the types of events and opportunities that will benefit you the most.  As an incentive, we will be drawing two of the completed surveys and the winners will receive a  signed copy of Chris Lehmann's book, Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need.  Please fill out the survey by February 15th.  Thank you!

But, this all can't be accomplished by just the Board. For HSTE to become stronger and more active, we need your help! First, visit the HSTE website , log in and update your member profile and contact information. Second, fill out the Member Survey and provide us with valuable feedback and ideas (We will draw two names from the completed surveys and give away a signed Chris Lehman book!). Third, add, like, circle, and follow our HSTE social networks ! And lastly, be willing to network and share with your fellow members (more on this coming soon).

I look forwarding to serving and connecting with all of you this year! Let us all make this a great year for HSTE!

Michael Fricano II
2016 HSTE Board President

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! 

  • HSTE Kaua'i Events:
  • Edcamp Planning Meeting at 5:00pm followed by Meet and Greet at 6:00pm (February 4th) - more details coming soon

  • EdCamp Kaua'i (April 16th) - click here for the website about the event

  • HSTE Kauai Tech Slam at Kapaa High (May 7th) - more details coming soon
  • Helping Military Children Discover Their S.P.A.R.C.: Strength, Potential, Aspirations, Resourcefulness, Confidence™ Institute (February 4th) - This one day institute provides participants with the knowledge needed to prepare young people to develop hardiness skills to meet personal and professional goals through identification of their sparks and interests while developing a growth mindset.  For more information, click here.  Here is a flyer about the event.
  • The Ignite Innovation Conference (February 13th) is a one day professional development event for all K-12 educators that will encourage and foster student innovation in the learning environment. The conference will offer a variety of 1 1/2 hour hands-on workshops, 45 minute break out sessions, panel discussions, and playgrounds focusing on the topics of Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, MakerEd, Innovative Teaching, EdTech Integration, and Citizen Science. All with a mission of "Empowering Student Innovators"!  Registration is SOLD OUT!  Website: igniteinnovation.iolani.org

  • 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.

  • Hawaii Energy Education Workshop (Feb. 23th and 25th) - Teachers, learn about energy and energy efficiency in fun and exciting way at these upcoming workshops.  Free hands-on classroom kits for attending!  Feb. 23rd in Kahului and Feb. 25th in Hilo.  Click here for the flyer and more information.

  • 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.)
  • 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, 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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