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 […]
The long awaited implementation phase of isisHawaii’s Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE (Aquaponics in Education) (KULA) has finally begun. With construction of the Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate School outdoor greenhouses complete, curricular training commenced promptly with the opening of school year 2013-14. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Native Hawaiian Education Program, KULA […]
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 […]
isisHawaii’s second outdoor science lab was just completed at Nanakuli Intermediate School. The Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE “Aquaponics in Education” project (funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program) provides the resources and specialists for Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools to develop multidisciplinary culture-based lesson plans to engage youth in 21st […]
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 […]
Our first outdoor science lab at Wai‘anae Intermediate School is finished! On Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, Hapa Farms facilitated an installation and maintenance workshop for teachers from Wai‘anae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools to prepare for the launch of their “Aquaponics in Education” projects next semester. The workshop began with a solemn ceremony by Kahu “Uncle” […]
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 […]
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. Click image to advance to videoclip.