Professional Development for Educators
Upcoming PD Opportunities
July 23, 2018 at 8:30 - 11:30 am in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #SC183554 Section #291638
August 20, 2018 at 8:30 - 11:30 am in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #SC183554 Section #291639
A science training that will introduce teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards and the 3-Dimensions: Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), as well as a brief description of the Phenomenon and Engineering Design. Teachers will use a Curriculum Connections tool to identify how current HCPS III lessons may align with NGSS. Then using the NGSS Evidence Statements teacher will take a deeper look into the alignment of their curriculum.
Stepping Stones New Teacher Training
July 23, 2018 at 12:30 - 3:00 pm in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #MA182457 Section #291634
August 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #MA182457 Section #291636
This workshop is an introduction into the mathematics curriculum Stepping Stones. The workshop will introduce new teachers to the Stepping Stones online component, student print materials and teacher manipulatives. With guided instruction from the Math Resource Teacher, teachers will explore these features. Teachers will develop at least one lesson using these features for their class.
Go Math! New Teacher Training
July 24, 2018 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #AR182458 Section #291628
August 16, 2018 at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #AR182458 Section #291630
This workshop is an introduction into the mathematics curriculum GO Math!. The workshop will introduce new teachers to the GO Math online component, student print materials and student online portal. With guided instruction from the Math Resource Teacher, teachers will explore these features. Teachers will develop at least one lesson using these features for their class.
Science Fair Implementation Training
August 24, 2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm in WDO CR-1
PDE3 Course #SC183595 Section #291845
In preparation of and planning for the annual Windward District Science Fair, we will conduct a training session for both school level Science Fair Coordinators along with any teachers (not limited to grades 6-12) working with students who will be developing projects. Information on the registration process, improving project quality, and ideas for aligning projects to NGSS will be covered. It is highly encouraged that both Science Fair Coordinators and Science Fair Teachers attend.
Highlights from Previous
Introduction to 3D Printing and Carving
The Windward Academy for CTE provided a hands-on introductory training for K-12 Windward District educators interested in 3D printing and carving. Teacher learned how to use web-based applications to design and create various classroom projects.
Engineering with Makerspace PD
The Windward Academy for CTE provided a hands-on training for K-12 educators interested in integration with makerspace. The workshop aligned makerspace activities to the NGSS and Common Core Math standards using the engineering design process. Schools were also given basic materials to begin or enhance their own makerspace.
"Don't you wish all PD workshops came with hands-on learning, ideas to align with your curriculum and goodies to take back to your school?"
- Aimee Clanin, Blanche Pope Elementary School
Static Hydroponics PD - Kahuku Farms
The Windward Academy for CTE partnered with Kahuku Farms and offered a full-day professional development opportunity for Windward District teachers. Teacher participants learned how to integrate math and science with static hydroponic systems.
Energy Day - Kahuku Farms
The Windward Academy for CTE partnered with the Hawai‘i Environmental Education Alliance (HEEA) to host an energy PD day with 50 K-12 teacher participants from 19 Windward District schools.
"The team provided us with countless activities and stations to bring back energy to the classroom and implement effective instruction for science and STEM. I especially appreciate the robotic kits donated for our school to engage our students in inquiry. It was amazing to have access and VIP treatment at the Windmill Farm. I sure left that day smarter than ever and motivated to teach SCIENCE!"
- Lily Utai, Blanche Pope Elementary School
Aina in Schools Garden-Based and Nutrition PD Credit Courses
The Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation and the Windward Academy for CTE offered 6 PD credit courses for K-12 teachers. The courses focused on the ‘Āina in Schools Garden-Based Learning and Compost and the ‘Āina in Schools Nutrition curriculum created by Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation.
"This has been an excellent, extremely well thought out, and organized class that was immediately relevant and 'teachable.' It was eye-opening to be exposed to the things going on in other schools and across our community in the area of sustainability."
- Elizabeth Schowalter, ‘Āhuimanu Elementary School
Environmental Academy Teacher Days
The Windward Academy for CTE partnered with the HEEA to host PD days at Kawainui Marsh and DuPont Pioneer. Teachers participated in hands-on activities with community partners then, went through the field trip curriculum at each site.
"This was one of the most beneficial and productive PDs that I have attended. Mahalo nui!!!
- Kimberly Tangaro, Kailua Intermediate School
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