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DT for Nanakuli Schools

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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, participants included faculty leadership. At [...]

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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 process overview and activities that [...]

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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 consultancy, 3D Innovations (3D Academy [...]

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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 wanted to explore how compatible DT would [...]

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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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KULA Project Begins for Leeward Educators

  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 focuses on multidisciplinary applications through [...]

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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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KULA: Nanakuli Science Lab

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 century learning activities. The project [...]

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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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Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE: Wai‘anae

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” Bruce Keaulani to ask permission [...]

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