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.
“Human Centered” summed up the second annual Design Thinking Boot Camp this year. Hosted by Design Thinking Hawaii and facilitated by Design Thinking Fellows from Stanford University, over 150 industry professionals, community organizations, educators, administrators and corporate executives joined forces at Sheraton Waikiki to explore this dynamic protocol for change. Boot Camp highlight was a [...]
REPower (Renewable Energy Power) is an “Immersive Discovery Learning” tool to help students learn more about renewable energy. Developed by Hyperspective Studios in partnership with isisHawaii, this prototype was made possible by a grant from the Hawaii Technology Development Venture to explore the effectiveness of high-quality interactive virtual gaming in the classroom. (Click on photo [...]
isisHawaii sponsored the 2011-12 Hawaii Robofest Seasonal Kickoff on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, hosted by community partner, Highlands Intermediate School. Robofest (an autonomous scholastic robotics program originated at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield, MI) is entering it’s 5th year in Hawaii. The Hawaii region boasts the largest number of participants in this international program, with [...]