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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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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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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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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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R.E.Power – Digital Games for Education

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 to see video.)

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Inventor: Leeden Raquel’s Motor Tester

  Meet student inventor, Leeden Raquel, a 7th grader at Highlands Intermediate. With skills he acquired through an isisHawaii project with partner 3D Academy and the complex’s STEM initiatives, Leeden created a device to test the torque (rotational force) of motors used in building robots for the VEX robotic program. Collin Kobayashi (CEO/Founder of 3D Academy) helped Leeden and other [...]

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2012 Hawaii Robofest Award Winners

The 5th Annual Hawaii Robofest Qualifying Competition was held on Saturday, March 31st, 2012, at Leeward Community College. Robofest was founded in 2000 by Dr. CJ Chung (Professor of Mathematics) at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Robofest is a math-based international scholastic robotics program for students in grades 5-12.  Hawaii is one of 25 international sites and boasts the [...]

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