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May 2016

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ISTE Denver is next Month!

Whether you are able to go to ISTE or not, we have things for you to do!  
  • ISTE (& #NotAtISTE) Survival Training Meetup - June 12th - 1:00-3:00PM - designated locations on Oahu, Kauai, and Big Island - This is a free event to share advice on attending the ISTE Conference in Denver.  Even if you aren't able to make the event this year, there are a lot of ways to follow the action online and also connect with others.   The first 10 people to arrive at each location will receive a complimentary drink from HSTE!   Click here to register for the event.

  • Share your thoughts of what you want to see most at ISTE - click here to go to the discussion board below and share your ideas.

  • HSTE/ASTE Meet and Greet Event at ISTE - Tuesday, June 28th - 6:30 - 8:00PM at Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout Street, Denver - The plans are in place for meet and greet event to get together with other Hawaii and Alaska educators while you are at ISTE.  HSTE, ASTE, along with our generous sponsors APEX Learning, and Fortinet, will be providing free appetizers for the event.  If you are planning on attending, you need to RSVP so we can reserve enough seats by June 18th - click here to RSVP.


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!

GenCyber Hawai‘i Teacher Cybersecurity Camp
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency
June 6-10, 2016 at Honolulu Community College (Free!)

The GenCyber Hawai`i program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula. Our vision is for the GenCyber program to be part of the solution to the shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

We are still accepting applications for the following tracks: Track 2: Intro to Cybersecurity for High School Teachers and Track 3: Advanced/Intermediate Cybersecurity for High School Students and Teachers. If any of your students or you are currently a cyberpatriot or have any programming, calculus, stats, networking, or computer science background, they can sign up for our track 3, intermediate/advanced camp. The Introduction Track 1 is open to all high school teachers.  If you want to register for one of these remaining tracks that are open, please email gencyber@hawaii.eduexpressing your interest.  The site registration is formally closed, but we are still accepting applications for these two tracks via the email provided. 

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.   

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! 

  • 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:

Educator Spotlight: Greg Kent on Design Thinking - Greg is a Technology Coordinator at Kailua Elementary and he has some great advice on the Design Thinking process with students ... read more

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:

If you need help with an event, please email us and we can the information here.


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.
  • 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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