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Golden Hawks Rock DT Training!

Student leaders at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School took the reins and led their fellow officers in an immersive Design Thinking (DT) training session. The day was filled with happy discussions, music and dance all with the purpose of improving their learning environment through innovative strategies. It was a delightful experience for all the adults, […]

Mahalo, Mililani High School!

A big “MAHALO!” to Mr. Todd Yoshizawa and five of his talented graphic design students from Mililani High School for submitting logo designs for our rebranding campaign. The new designs were presented to the HI FusionED Board and school liaison for consideration. In 2004, Mililani High School was HI FusionED’s first student cohort. In partnership […]

DT for Nanakuli Schools

Recently, the HI FusionED Team has been busy helping Nanakuli Elementary and Nanakuli High and Intermediate School learn about the Design Thinking (DT) process and how to apply its principles to activate innovative change within their school cultures. Two very different approaches were presented, challenging the Team to dig deep into their DT toolkits. At Nanakuli Elementary School, […]

HI FusionED – A New Chapter

HONOLULU, HI — isisHawaii, a Hawaii-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating educators and students toward 21st century learning, has announced a change in name to HI FusionED, effective immediately. The new name reflects the company’s dynamic process of combining or fusing diverse elements to form new learning experiences and positively-charged change in Hawaii. “We see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walk Story at Mari’s Gardens

A huge “MAHALO!” to Mari’s Gardens President/CEO, Fred Lau, and Chef Elmer Guzman from Poke Stop for hosting a wonderful Walk Story event for the Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE ohana! To cap off our 3-year project in West O‘ahu, our traditional ‘recap and reflect’ evaluation activity – Walk Story – was held at Mari’s Gardens to […]

Nanakuli Aquaponics ROCKS!

The Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE (Aquaponics in Education) program has some awesome updates! Thanks to hard working educator, Jewelynn Kirkland, volunteers, community partners and 9th grade students at Nanakuli Intermediate and High School, new walkways lined with ‘uala (sweet potato) have been installed and pa pohaku (rock walls) have been built around the lo‘i (irrigated terrace) surrounding […]