Category Archives: News

Articles of Interest

Here are a few articles you may be interested in (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 Devaney (08/27/2014) about flipped learning to increase student engagement and personalized [...]

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StartSomeGood: Fund Drive for Nanakuli – MAHALO!

The Nanakuli Community Aquaponics Center StartSomeGood peer-funding campaign has closed and, unfortunately, it has fallen far short of our goal. isisHawaii would like to thank all our pledgees who believed in this initiative — your support has inspired us to continue seeking all the required resources to realize this vision for the Nanakuli community. The GOOD news is that, due [...]

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isisHawaii Receives Capital One Grant

(October 7, 2013) HONOLULU, Hawaii – isisHawaii is pleased to announce it has received a $9,946 grant from the Capital OneSM Investing for GoodSM program. isisHawaii will use these funds to support the Hawaii Robofest scholastic robotics program, particularly in expanding to Title I schools (i.e., schools with over 60% student enrollment in federally subsidized lunch programs) on Oahu, Hawaii. [...]

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Virtual SeaPerch: Phase II Begins!

  (September 11, 2013) HONOLULU – isisHawaii is pleased to announce it has received a subcontract from Navatek Ltd to develop Phase II of isisHawaii’s virtual application, VPerch (Virtual Sea Perch) – an on-line educational module that introduces students to basic engineering and computer-aided design concepts through designing, building and testing underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). Concepts are aligned with [...]

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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 able to coordinate the activity [...]

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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 academic achievement through standards aligned [...]

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6th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

Hawai‘i Robofest celebrated its 6th annual Regional Qualifier on Saturday, April 27th, at the beautiful University of Hawaii West O‘ahu campus. Over 230 students (48 teams) participated, including 4 new schools from West O‘ahu (Nanakuli, Wai‘anae) and Kalihi. Tournament results are, as follows: SRCC Game Category (Jr Division – 17 entries): 1st place: 783-1 Team 1 (Highlands IS) 2nd place: [...]

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MAHALO!!!

  On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, isisHawaii celebrated a special milestone — 10 years in Hawaii! The event was attended by community partners, educators, administrators, students and many others who shared the decade-long journey with us. A big “MAHALO!” to Silver Sponsor CH2M Hill, Bronze Sponsors 3D Academy and Crystal Mills and to all attendees for making isisHawaii’s 10th anniversary [...]

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2012 NIEA Conference – Oklahoma City, USA

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) hosted its 43rd annual conference, “Maintaining Traditions in a Digital Era,” in Oklahoma City this year (Oct 18-21, 2012). Among the indigenous groups represented were American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians. isisHawaii was proud to be included in this national indigenous education forum, sharing findings from the “Ipu Waiwai – Storing the Wealth [...]

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Hawaii Robofest: Preview on Sat Oct. 20th

Robofest is a fun, engaging robotics program for students encouraging creativity and innovation through relevant, challenging 21st century learning experiences. Since 2000, the Robofest has grown rapidly with teams from all over the United States, England, Canada, China, France, South Korea, Mexico and Singapore. In 2012, Hawai‘i hosted the largest Robofest regional worldwide! The 6th Annual Hawai‘i Robofest Preview will [...]

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