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EdTech PD and Events

HSTE is trying to be a resource for all the education and technology professional learning opportunities in Hawaii.  Listed below are upcoming events that you might be interested in attending that relate to technology and education.  Check back periodically for updated events.  

**Note: This information is just provided as a resource, if you have questions about registering for any of these events, please contact the person listed in the event information or from the website link.  HSTE's is just sharing the information as a community service, we are not responsible for the quality of the training or the accuracy of the information provided here.  

Upcoming events

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 08 Mar 2018
    • Online @

    UnHangout for Educators: Maker Education Online Workshops

    Unhangout for Educators is a series of five, 90-minute workshops held entirely online using a virtual workshop tool we’ve developed, called Unhangout. These workshops are participant-driven, meaning that YOU and your fellow teacher participants will shape the event together. We’re doing this because we think that a lot of valuable learning happens with and from our peers and colleagues!

    • What is Maker Education? (Thursday, October 12, 2017 4-5:30pm EDT)
    • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Maker Education (Thursday, November 16, 2017 4-5:30pm EDT)
    • Facilitating Maker Classrooms (Thursday, January 11, 2018 4-5:30pm EDT)
    • Assessing Creative Learning Projects (Thursday, February 8, 2018 4-5:30pm EDT)
    • The Future of Making and Learning (Thursday, March 8, 2018 4-5:30pm EDT)

    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Mid Pacific Institute

    Level 2 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp

    Maximize your knowledge of Google Tools and learn how to maximize 21st century learning in the classroom. Participants explore and create purposeful blended learning lessons while enhancing student understanding of topics and concepts. Learn to organize course work and leverage the Internet to better meet the needs of an increasingly digital curriculum. We’ll explore key units in the Level 2 curriculum including personalized learning models and coaching models.

    Registration includes a voucher for the Level 2 exam. Graduate credit is available. Information will be provided after registration.

    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus

    Minecraft: Education Edition Academy for Educators

    FREE! March 2, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus

    Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.  You will also experience Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a new extension connecting to learn-to-code platforms like Tynker, Scratch, and Microsoft MakeCode. Please note that this is a BYOD workshop, and you will need a Windows 10 or macOS device to participate.

    By completing the training, you will earn points towards a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge and a completion certificate for your participation.  Attendees will also receive complimentary certification vouchers* for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams enabling you to continue to advance your own professional development following this training.

    Visit for more information and registration! 

    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Le Jardin Academy
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    Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop

    Provided by HSTE (an official Makey Makey Training Partner)

    Hosted by Le Jardin Academy

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 ~ 9 am - 3 pm

    $110 non-member price ($100 for HSTE members!)


    Presented by: Michael Fricano II, Makey Makey Ambassador

    This workshop is a fun, hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach invention literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity and then put those skills to use to design your own inventions! You'll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used when working with students.

    Included with registration:

    • A complete Makey Makey Teacher's Kit! - Your own Makey Makey with essential supplies and materials to set up a classroom activity.
    • A copy of the book "20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius"! - recently released by Makey Makey expert and librarian Colleen Graves and her husband Aaron Graves.
    • A delicious lunch, drinks, and snacks!
    HSTE Members save $10 off the registration price!
    Must be logged in to the website to select the discount price. Question or having trouble? Contact

    Want to order more Makey Makey Kits for your classroom or school?

    We sell them as an official Makey Makey Training Partner!

    Choose the "Buy Extra Makey Makey Kits" options (1, 3, 6, or 12) to purchase more. Each kit costs $49.95 and includes everything you see in the image above. We'll order them ahead of time and have them ready for pickup at the workshop! (NO cancellations once your order is complete & confirmed.) All proceeds from the sale of these kits supports future HSTE events!

    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Le Jardin Academy

    Want to order more Makey Makey Kits for your classroom or school?

    We sell them as an official Makey Makey Training Partner!

    You can order more Makey Makey kits for your school or classroom. Use the event registration options to the left and choose an option (1, 3, 6, or 12 kits) to purchase more. Each kit costs $49.95 and includes everything you see in the image above. We'll order them ahead of time and have them ready for pickup at the Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop on March 18, 2018! 

    (CREDIT CARD or PURCHASE ORDER ACCEPTED. NO cancellations once your order is complete & confirmed.)

    These kits are being sold in conjunction with our Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop on March 18, 2018 at Le Jardin Academy. Purchased kits will be delivered at the workshop to registered attendees only. Kits will not be mailed to any other location.

    If you'd like to attend the workshop and purchase extra kits please visit the workshop event page to register.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact

    Attendees of the workshop will receive their very own Makey Makey Kit as part of the registration cost. This option is only if you want to purchase EXTRA kits for your classroom or school.

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

    Kauai 2018 EdTechTeam Google Summit

    March 22 & 23, 2018 @ Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School (Lihue, HI)

    Learn more and register! 

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 11 Apr 2018
    • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii STEM Conference 2018

    STEM/Service Learning students, teachers, parents, community and business leaders are invited to gather from across the state to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning projects, hear stories of inspiration, engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, & experience the excitement of a regional technology conference.

    April 10 & 11, 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center (Oahu)

    Registration for teachers opening soon. Learn more and sign up for the interest list here.

    Request for Proposals OPEN!

    Fill out and submit the RFP Form and register as a presenter.

    Deadline to submit is February 2, 2018.

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Hawaii Loa Campus, Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe

    AAUW Honolulu Branch TechSavvy Conference


    Tech Savvy is an exciting one-day conference for girls in 6th through 9th grade focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year's conference will be held on April 21, 2018 at the Hawaii Loa Campus of Hawaii Pacific University in Kaneohe

    There are three different types of sessions: 

    • TechSavvy Workshops are meant to provide girls with a hands-on activity that demonstrates a real-world application of STEM. These workshops may also include information about STEM careers, and we encourage presenters to share a bit about their own STEM journeys. 
    • SavvySkills Workshops are meant to build girls' 21st Century skills, in order to promote college, career, and community readiness. These workshops will help prepare girls to be well-rounded and confident future STEM leaders. 
    • The Adult Program is a concurrent program for girls' families. The Adult Program will include a panel of women in STEM and a hands-on activity for adults. We will contact you for your availability to participate in one or more portions of the Adult Program based on the information you provide. 

    All TechSavvy and SavvySkills Workshops must be hands-on! Technology is suggested, but not mandatory. There will be two repeated 55-minute sessions for each TechSavvy and SavvySkills. About 5 minutes at the beginning and end of the session are used for attendance and evaluations. Plan for 50 minutes of active workshop time and a maximum of 20 girls per session. TechSavvy sessions will be held in the morning from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. SavvySkills sessions will be held in the afternoon from approximately 12:20 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.. Time will be available to set up and clean up before and after the sessions. 

    One of the goals of the day is to highlight successful women in STEM as role models. We ask that primary presenters be women. 

    Please complete the application form by February 23, 2018:

    All applications will be reviewed and notified of acceptance by March 2, 2018.

    • 08 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 'Iolani School

    Computer Science Careers & Civic Hacking Workshop

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm | 'Iolani School | FREE!

    Discuss local career pathways for computer science with a panel of industry experts, and explore real-world applications for CS in the classroom.

    Registration (scroll to the bottom)

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 06 Jun 2018
    • Neal Blaisdell Center

    Kamehameha Schools Ed Tech Conference: DISRUPT 2018

    June 5 & 6, 2018 | $175 per person | Blaisdell Center, Oahu

    The Kamehameha Schools Information Technology Division is pleased and excited to host our 2018 KS Education Technology Conference. Breakfast and lunch is included both days with registration. Space is limited to 400 participants, so REGISTER NOW! The deadline to register is Friday, May 18, 2018.

    Registration & more info! 

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • Castilleja School - Palo Alto, CA

    Design Do Discover 2018

    June 21 & 22, 2018 | Castilleja School - Palo Alto, CA

    This workshop is for educators who are passionate about student-centered, constructionist learning and interested in the practical implementation of hands-on projects in the K-12 setting. In particular, the focus is on empowering participants to become joyful maker educators and to imagine how they can integrate making into the daily life of their school setting.

    Registration now open! 

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 13 Jul 2018
    • Radisson Hotel - Manchester, NH

    Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018

    Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is committed to making connections between child-centered learning theories and the creative construction of knowledge with computers. In addition to providing a rich sandbox where educators enjoy the luxury of time to work on personally rewarding projects, there are occasional opportunities to interact with some of the greatest educational minds of our time.

    Learn more about CMK 2018 

    Early bird registration until April 1! 

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hawaii Convention Center

    Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Schools of the Future Conference, convening November 8 & 9, at the Hawai'i Convention Center. Join teachers and administrators from Hawai'i's public, private, charter and parochial schools as we focus on how to prepare student learners for the future. 

    SOTF X will explore a wide-range of topics, offering a variety of tracks as a means of illuminating content relating to best practices in 21st Century Education:

    Project/Design/Inquiry-Based learning

    Teaching & Learning with Technology

    Social & Emotional Learning

    Early Childhood Learning

    Education Research

    Place-Based & Culture-Based Learning


    Teaching & Instructional Best Practices

    Visit the Registration page for Early Bird pricing and Group Discounts 

    Schools of the Future Conference


    Be a part of the 10th annual Schools of the Future Conference! We are seeking proposals related to pedagogy and best teaching practices to help educators prepare student learners for the future. This year's conference will take place on November 8th & 9th, at the Hawai'i Convention Center. For more information about the conference, please visit the HAIS SOTF Webpage.

    To submit a proposal, please complete the 2018 SOTF Submission Form. For your reference, we have also created a Proposal Planning Template.  

    The deadline to submit a proposal is March 1, 2018 and notifications will be sent by April 27, 2018

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