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HSTE News
November 2014


Education Week Hawai'i was a success!   

I hope you were able to attend some of the great events during Education Week Hawai'i.   

The week started with the Hawai'i Education Leadership Summit (HELS) on Wednesday run by HSTE.  The event was attended by more than 60 education leaders from around the state including more than 16 schools from private, public, parochial and charter schools.  Participants shared ideas about how technology and online resources are being utilized in the schools.  Roundtable discussions provided a chance for schools to share what they were doing and learn from each other.  Goal setting time allowed schools to make plans for the future based on their learning.  Look for details in early 2015 for the next summit event!

Continuing the week, was the 6th Annual Schools of the Future Conference.  HSTE was proud to once again be a cooperating partner in helping to pull off this huge event.  Attended by more than 1,400 educators from around the state, this is the premier gathering to talk about education.  Thank you to all HSTE members that volunteered to assist with the conference and to everyone who visited our HSTE Bookstore to purchase books.  This was the first year that HSTE tried hosting a bookstore and it was very successful bringing in a small profit that will help HSTE to continue its goals in 2015; however, the main goal was to get books into the hands of educators, and by selling more than 200 books, it was a success!

One of the best moments was when HSTE awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen awards!   This year's winners are:  Michelle Colte (Hale Kula Elementary) and Linda Lindsay (Seabury Hall).   To read more about the two winners and see pictures, go here.  Do you have someone at your school who should win this award?   Look for details coming in mid-2015 to nominate someone for next year's awards.

The week ended with EdCamp Honolulu at Mid-Pacific.  The second annual EdCamp Honolulu was a huge success this year! The event was full of new relationships, networking, and powerful conversations! The EdCamp Honolulu planning committee would like to thank Mid-Pacific Institute for offering the space, the time, and the planning of the event, our principal sponsors Chaminade University of Honolulu and the University of Pheonix College of Education, as well as all of our Major and In Kind sponsors! Stay tuned for information for EdCamp Honolulu 2015!

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So where does HSTE go from here?
As one of 1,900+ members of HSTE, we want to hear from you about what you think HSTE should be doing to support educators and learning around the state.   We would love for you to take five minutes and fill out our survey - click here.  Please fill out this survey by December 5th, when we will tabulating the data and making plans for 2015 based on your feedback.


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.

Other 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 info@hste.org and we will add it for free!

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. 
  • Instructor Position at KCC:  Under general supervision, work with faculty and professional staff to promote, develop, and implement use of educational technologies including audio, video, computer and Internet formats that emphasize distributed technologies, including ePortfolios and mobile devices; provide direct support to faculty in the development of technology-enhanced courses delivered face to face, hybrid, and via distance (offsite and online); assist faculty to produce instructional and informational materials; assist faculty through consultations to learn and use academic technologies such as Laulima/Sakai (UH LMS), video technologies, collaboration tools, and educational technologies in physical and virtual learning environment; works closely with distance learning instructors to provide instructional and technology support to adapt course materials appropriate to the mode of delivery such as online, ITV, or cable, etc; plan and deliver a faculty and staff development program based on an assessment of instructional needs, guiding the appropriate use of instructional technologies, e.g., multimedia, course management systems, electronic portfolios, social media tools, emerging technologies, etc. Click here for the full position description.

Calls for Proposals:
The Teaching Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference (TCC) is a virtual conference held annually online. This event is designed for faculty, staff and administrators in higher education worldwide to share their expertise and engage in productive forums about innovations and practices that accompany the use of technology in teaching and learning. Dates March 17th - 19th, 2014.
Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper or general session relating to all aspects of educational technology, including but not limited to e-learning, open education, ICT, online communities, social media, augmented reality, educational gaming, faculty & student support, Web 2.0 tools, international education and mobile learning. We also encourage retrospective presentations, personal experiences, and forecasting the future. Click here to learn more and submit at proposal.

Hawaii Island TechEd Collaboration Conference 2015
Share your expertise at HITC 2015! They are looking for presentations that help educators leverage technology to engage and empower students, encourage collaboration, and provide global learning experiences. Submit your proposal by December 15th.



Grants for your Schools:
Click here to go to our grants page where we share any grants we know about that you can apply for, here is a new one on the list:
  • THINK Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation - Innovation and exploration have been characteristics of Hawai‘i throughout history. The first Polynesians who populated these islands were at the forefront of science and technology for their times, designing and sailing canoes and navigating by the stars in search of new land and new opportunities. Our recent and future endeavors promoting a fertile environment for science and technology represent continuations of this long tradition. As a member of the growing high-tech economy in Hawai‘i, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Partnership has made a commitment to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education on Hawai‘i Island. As one of the greatest equalizers, education can also strengthen our workforce and economy so that families and communities thrive. The TMT created The Hawaii Island New Knowledge (THINK) Fund at Hawai‘i Community Foundation in October 2014 to provide grants, scholarships and community leadership to further this purpose. Click here for more information and to apply.

Professional Development Opportunity!
Maryknoll High School is looking for individuals who are interested in providing a one-hour presentation to their faculty with regard to using free technology in the classroom in academically innovative ways. All presentations take place at Maryknoll High School between 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Available dates for presentations are Nov. 5, 2014, Dec. 10, 2014, Feb. 4, 2015, and April 1, 2015. For more detailed information i.e. fees for presentations, etc., please contact Dr. Glenn Medeiros, Vice Principal of Academics and Faculty at Maryknoll High School at glenn.medeiros@maryknollschool.org.


Calls for Research Participation:
One HSTE Members is conducting research and is looking for your help.
HSTE Member Debra 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 dmclayton25@gmail.com 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 info@hste.org 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, every 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. 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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