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  • La‘au Lapa‘au: Healing with Native Plants

    isisHawaii’s “Ipu Waiwai Kula ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project has provided wonderful opportunities to connect local professionals from academia, industry and the community to educators to co-design culturally responsive project-based activities for students. One such professional is Leinaala Bright – a certified healing practitioner – who has helped our school partners to better understand connections […]

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    Po‘okela Academy Visits WindwardCC

        September 20, 2013 – Students from Castle High School’s Po‘okela Academy visited Windward Community College in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i, to explore the science behind aquaponics, a sustainable hybrid agricultural method that nurtures both fish and produce in a water-based environment. Funded by a Hawai‘i P-20 initiative grant (College Access and Challenge Grant), isisHawaii was […]

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    Ipu Waiwai at Makaha Elementary

    isisHawaii’s project – Ipu Waiwai – Storing the Wealth of Learning (IPU) – is alive and well at Makaha Elementary School! IPU (a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program) provided training and resources for public school teachers (grades 4-6) in the Nanakuli/Wai‘anae district to better engage students and increase […]

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  • Articles of Interest

    From time to time, we will post articles that are relevant to isisHawaii projects and initiatives. Here are a few (click on boldface titles to access PDF): Empowering Student Choice – Article from edutopia (What Works in Education) by John McCarthy (08/25/2014) about factoring in student interests to engage them in deeper learning experiences. Flipped Learning – Article from eSchool by Laura […]

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  • Hokulani After-School Team

    Wallets at Hokulani

    On Friday, July 25th, isisHawaii had the privilege of introducing Design Thinking (DT) concepts to Principal Holly Kiyonaga and her team at Hokulani Elementary School. After attending an isisHawaii DT activity hosted by the Honolulu District Office, Principal Kiyonaga wanted her team to explore using DT as a tool to develop a new after-school mentoring program. isisHawaii presented a short […]

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    VPerch II In Test Phase

    The 2014 Virtual SeaPerch orientation for teachers was held at the awesome Chew Tech Center at Mid-Pacific Institute (July 22-23). Participants were able to get a broad overview of the beta application and contribute to the improvement and further development of an integrated academics program centered on marine tech. Since 2012, a collaborative partnership with 3D design […]

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    Support Hawaii Robofest 2015!

    We’re gearing up for our 8th Hawaii Robofest season! This awesome international scholastic robotics program was introduced to Hawaii in 2006 and ran its first regional tournament at Pearlridge Center. Last year, 250 students participated in the 7th annual Regional Qualifier at the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus, making this the largest program among […]

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    DT and EDP

    Through funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, isisHawaii had the opportunity and pleasure of introducing the Design Thinking (DT) process to the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Honolulu District (HOND) administrators, specialists and teacher mentors. Already vested in the successful integration of Engineering Design Processes (EDP) throughout some of their complex schools, HOND […]

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Welcome to isisHawaii

Aloha and welcome to isisHawaii, a Hawaii not-for-profit organization dedicated to exciting students about science and tech. Together, with local professionals, educators and partnering organizations (like those listed below), isisHawaii provides culturally responsive project-based enrichment activities designed to increase knowledge and skills critical for success in the 21st century.