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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 […]

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 […]

VPerch II In Test Phase

Since 2012, a collaborative partnership with 3D design consultancy, 3D Innovations (3D Academy Education Division; Collin Kobayashi, President/CEO) has been developing an exciting educational module for students. Virtual SeaPerch (or, V-Perch) is a 3-dimensional computer-based modeling program designed to complement the physical underwater ROV (remote operated vehicle) developed by SeaPerch. V-Perch provides an option for testing […]

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 […]

Sustainability: Tasty Tidbits!

Want to have your children learn about sustainability? Well, have them EAT it! Funded by the Hawaii Department of Education’s Honolulu District Office, isisHawaii was able to present “Tasty Tidbits” – a family-oriented event about sustainable farming, science and food security in Hawaii. Thanks to food donor, Mari’s Garden, and journalist, Catherine Toth, who helped recruit local celebrity chefs who, […]

KULA: Outdoor Classrooms

The Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE project embraces the “extended classroom” concept. In March, students from Wai‘anae Intermediate School visited the Waikalua Loko Fishpond in Kaneohe (on the opposite coast on the island of O‘ahu) for an immersive learning experience about ancient Hawaiian agricultural practices and 21st century solutions to restore the fishpond to its original condition. […]

From Hawaii to Africa – JAMAREK

In support of Xel ak Kom (a Senagalese non-profit organization), isisHawaii is pleased to announce a concert fundraiser on Saturday, April 12th, at The Loading Zone (47 Hotel Street, 9pm to 1:30am) to advance community development in West Africa through education, sustainable farming and social entrepreneurism. “JAMAREK” (translated from Wolof, means “peace only”) is a […]

7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

The 7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Tournament was a huge success! On Saturday, April 5th, at the University of Hawaii West Oahu campus, over 250 students from grades 4-8 competed in autonomous robotic activities. The event was free and open to the public from 8:30am to 3:00pm. AMD Game Results: 1st Place: 783-3 Highlands Intermediate […]

Teach For America – Design Thinking

Teach for America (TFA) is a nationwide program that is committed to providing educational opportunities for children in low-income communities. isisHawaii’s Kapono Ciotti, MA (an Education Specialist), facilitated an introductory Design Thinking workshop for TFA leaders to develop innovative solutions to close the achievement gap for students living in underserved populations. The interactive workshop focused […]