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Job Opportunitieshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunitiesJob OpportunitiesWelcome to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE). Year-round, we hire an array of teachers, educational specialists and staff to cultivate equity and excellence at our public schools.
Educator Effectiveness Systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/EducatorEffectivenessSystemEducator Effectiveness SystemThe Educator Effectiveness System (EES) is a comprehensive evaluation system that sets clear expectations for effective teaching, provides educators with quality feedback and support to improve their effectiveness with students, and informs professional development.
Adult Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/AdultEducationAdult EducationThe Adult Education Program offers a variety of courses for adult learners including basic education, English literacy and civics. It also offers degrees including the GED and Competency-Based Diploma. The adult schools also coordinate the Department's substitute teacher course.
Induction and Mentoringhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/InductionAndMentoringInduction and MentoringTeachers are the single most important factor in determining student success. If we expect all students to succeed, it is imperative that we accelerate our efforts to ensure every student has a highly skilled teacher. Creating rigorous induction programs that help beginning teachers quickly become as effective as experienced teachers is one of our greatest opportunities for positive change in education today.
Working in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaiiWorking in HawaiiIn addition to providing important services to the education of our children, employment with the Department has many benefits: Vacation and holidays, health plans and a pension plan.
Licensure and Certificationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertificationLicensure and CertificationIn order to qualify to work for the Department, you may need to meet certain licensure and/or certification requirements, depending on the position you are seeking.
About the Tripod Student Surveyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/EducatorEffectivenessSystem/Pages/Tripod.aspxAbout the Tripod Student SurveyOne part of the Educator Effectiveness Survey related to the evaluation of teacher practice is the student survey, also known as the Tripod student survey. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to take the Tripod student surveys.
Applying for jobs on eHRhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Applying-online.aspxApplying for jobs on eHRApplicants for positions in the Department must create an online profile via the Department's eHR application. There are 10 steps to complete and submit your online application.
Out-of-state teacher recruitment schedulehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Out-of-state-recruitment.aspxOut-of-state teacher recruitment scheduleThank you for your interest in teaching at the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). Our out-of-state recruitment trips for positions for the 2017-18 school year are finished. Please sign up to be notified of upcoming trips.
Substitute health aideshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Substitute-health-aides.aspxSubstitute health aidesInformation about and qualifications sought in applying for the Department's health aide pool.
Substitute teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Substitute-teachers.aspxSubstitute teachersThe Department will consider anyone with a bachelor's degree for substitute teaching positions, but first priority will be given to candidates who also complete the State-Approved Teacher Education program, a full teacher-training program that includes student teaching in a Grade K-12 setting.
Applying: Teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/teachers.aspxApplying: TeachersWhat you need to know about applying for teaching and teaching specialist positions in the Department. For qualifications, please visit our Licensure & Certification page.
Teacher Application FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Teacher-Application-FAQs.aspxTeacher Application FAQsAnswers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.
'Hawaii Qualified Teacher' questionshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/HQT-questions.aspx'Hawaii Qualified Teacher' questionsThe Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Law requires all teachers meet state certification or licensing requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Educational Officer Job Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/EO-Job-Classifications.aspxEducational Officer Job ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Support Service Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Support-Service-Classifications.aspxSupport Service ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Civil Service Classificationshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/Civil-Service-Classifications.aspxCivil Service ClassificationsThe Office of Human Resources Personnel Management Branch's Classification and Compensation Section is responsible for administering the Department of Education's classification and compensation system. The classification specifications outline the primary functions of a specific class, including the duties and responsibilities, level of difficulty, knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Recruiting high-quality teachers is a top priorityhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/Pages/krieg.aspxRecruiting high-quality teachers is a top priorityThis piece ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial section on Sept. 6, 2016. It was written by Barbara Krieg, assistant superintendent of Human Resources. Students are at the center of thinking, year-round, in the DOE's efforts to vet qualified teachers.
Programs with Affiliation Agreements (AA)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/prep-programs.aspxPrograms with Affiliation Agreements (AA)Preparation programs listed on this site have obtained an AA with the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) required to place candidates in HIDOE schools. This agreement identifies the roles and responsibilities of the program, school and candidate prior to and during the placement period.
Employees' Retirement System (ERS)http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/ERS.aspxEmployees' Retirement System (ERS)Employees appointed for any period exceeding three months, and serves in positions requiring at least one-half of full-time equivalent, are members of the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) under a contributory, non-contributory or hybrid retirement plan as prescribed by State of Hawaii statutes effective the date of employment.
Substitute teacher reporting systemhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/substitute-notifications.aspxSubstitute teacher reporting systemThe Department uses a digital accounting system — The Teacher-Substitute Employee Automated System (TSEAS) — for schools to report, update and/or cancel teacher absences, which send automatic notifications to registered substitutes to alert them of work opportunities.
Tax-deferred planshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/WorkingInHawaii/Pages/Tax-deferred-plans.aspxTax-deferred plansOur employees can keep more of their paycheck in-hand through these tax-deferred programs.
Tripod student survey FAQshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/EducatorEffectiveness/EducatorEffectivenessSystem/Pages/Tripod-student-survey-FAQs.aspxTripod student survey FAQsOne part of the EES related to the evaluation of teacher practice is the student survey, also known as the Tripod student survey. All students in grades 3-12 are eligible to take the Tripod student surveys. "Tripod" refers to three “legs” of quality teaching: content, pedagogy and relationships.
Hawaii public high school graduates show improvements in ACT examhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/ACT2015Scores.aspxHawaii public high school graduates show improvements in ACT examMore students in the Class of 2015 hit college-ready benchmarks in all four areas of the prominent college entrance exam — English, Math, Reading and Science — than in the year before. Hawaii tests all of its juniors in the ACT. Class of 2015 represents juniors who took the exam in spring 2014.
Arts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu Museumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/museum-day.aspxArts, Common Core, and a first-year Department teacher meet at Honolulu MuseumWhen the Department offered “A Day at the Museum,” a professional development course on integrating art with Hawaii Common Core standards, first-year DOE teacher Sheldon Konno jumped at the chance to participate. He wasn’t the only one — about 50 teachers spent a day rotating through different sessions with staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Keaau Elementary students become citizen scientists at BioBlitzhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/bioblitz.aspxKeaau Elementary students become citizen scientists at BioBlitzKeaau Elementary 5th graders joined hundreds of other public and private school students and thousands more citizen scientists at the 2015 National Geographic BioBlitz at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The goal: Document and inventory the flora and fauna of its unique ecosystem. But the kids had their own goal — find a happy face spider.
Highly Qualified substitute teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/LicensureAndCertification/Pages/Highly-Qualified-substitute-teachers.aspxHighly Qualified substitute teachersHQT no longer applies to substitutes with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please refer to the Hawaii Qualified Teacher page for information about the HQT program. Link below.
May 2015 Strive HIhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/StriveHiNewsletter/Pages/May-2015.aspxMay 2015 Strive HIIn this edition: Improved Educator Effectiveness System praised, Board approves price increase for school meals, KKP students and staff to returo to assigned schools, audit shows DOE internal controls provide financial accountability, Stephen Schatz named Deputy Superintendent, Keaau High's Cevallos wins $25K leadership prize, Haleiwa El's Wetzel named state's 2015 National Distinguished Principal.
Hawaii teachers ratify historic agreementhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-Teachers-Ratify-Historic-Agreement.aspxHawaii teachers ratify historic agreementHONOLULU – Hawaii’s public school teachers last night ratified a progressive contract that ties tenure and all pay increases to annual performance evaluations and professional development. The contract provides teachers with preparation time and necessary supports to achieve success.
HIDOE Virtual Job Fair scheduled in Julyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Virtual-Job-Fair.aspxHIDOE Virtual Job Fair scheduled in JulyHIDOE will be holding a Virtual Job Fair in July to engage with prospective educators, administrators and support staff interested in joining the department. Register for this online event today!
Implementing Sexual Health Education at the DOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexed/Pages/sex-ed-implementation.aspxImplementing Sexual Health Education at the DOEHighlights of findings following the 2013-14 review of sexual health education, including recommendations and actions to improve internal processes.
Mililani High students share love of STEM, robotics during breakhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Students/Pages/MililaniSTEMCamp.aspxMililani High students share love of STEM, robotics during breakMililani High School students become teachers during Fall Break to instruct elementary school students on robotics and STEM.
For Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/Honokaa-Jazz-Band-at-HSDB.aspxFor Honokaa Jazz Band, music 'is a language itself' Honoka'a High student musicians transcend hearing barriers with a performance at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind as part of its 2015 Big City Tour from April 16-19.
Teaching computer science in Hawaii is vital to our futurehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/Future-Ready/Pages/HourofCode.aspxTeaching computer science in Hawaii is vital to our futureFor Hour of Code week, Momilani Elementary School teacher and Code.org affiliate, Shane Asselstine wrote the following piece that was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "The evolution of technology is inevitable and will only become further integrated in our home and work life. By teaching literacy in computer science and technology to our keiki now, we are preparing them for the future and careers that don’t yet exist."
PBS Insights: Education reform in Hawaiihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/pbs-hawaii-121814.aspxPBS Insights: Education reform in HawaiiPBS Hawaii's Insights program convened a panel to discuss the last four years of public education reform. Panelists: Suzanne Mulcahy, Complex Area Superintendent for Kailua-Kalaheo; Catherine Caine, the 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year; Joan Lewis, teacher at Kapolei High and Hawaii State Teachers Association vice president; and Karen Lee, executive director of Hawaii P-20.
Mililani Uka's Jana Fukada wins $25K Milken Awardhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Mililani-Uka's-Jana-Fukada-wins-$25K-Milken-Award.aspxMililani Uka's Jana Fukada wins $25K Milken AwardThe elementary school teacher is surprised with the 'Oscar of Teaching' prize for her commitment to the profession and efforts to ensure all students receive a top education.
Catherine Caine named Hawaii’s 2015 State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/HawaiiTOY15.aspxCatherine Caine named Hawaii’s 2015 State Teacher of the YearThe Waikiki Elementary second-grade teacher engages students with meaningful assignments that challenge them to make a difference in their communities. Caine will represent Hawaii in the National Teacher of the Year program.
Making 'shift' happen at Farrington Highhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/making-shift-happen.aspxMaking 'shift' happen at Farrington HighThere’s a lot of talk about empowering teachers to lead in and beyond the classroom, working with each other to boost student success. At Farrington High, administrators and teachers are two years into a focused effort to make teacher leadership a reality. As the administrators loosened the reins, trust has increased and, with that, a greater willingness among teachers to team up and take risks.
Common curricular resources do not prescribe how teachers must teachhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/standards-vs-curriculum.aspxCommon curricular resources do not prescribe how teachers must teachThe author is Alyson Doherty, teacher at Stevenson Middle School. It was written to help dispel confusion between Common Core standards (goals for student learning) and curricular resources, which are aligned with standards and made available to support teachers. It originally ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
These academic coaches are nowhere near the sidelinehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/Schools/Pages/These-academic-coaches-are-nowhere-near-the-sideline.aspxThese academic coaches are nowhere near the sidelineAs they assist teachers -- as well as students -- to master rigorous standards in the classroom, curriculum coaches team up to review data, discuss strategies and lessons, and plan next steps.
Hawaii leads nation in growth of National Board Certified teachershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Hawaii-leads-nation-in-growth-of-National-Board-Certified-teachers.aspxHawaii leads nation in growth of National Board Certified teachersOver the past three years, Hawaii has experienced the fastest growth in the number of National Board Certified Teachers in the nation. 
March 2015 Education Updatehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/Newsletters/EducationUpdate/Pages/March-2015.aspxMarch 2015 Education UpdateStories include updates in Hawaiian education, Jana Fukada of Mililani Uka El is Hawaii's Milken Educator Award winner, Supt. Matayoshi lauds our expanding partnerships, Campbell High makes Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national finals, Ka Hei professional development rolling out for science teachers in Phase I, opportunities list for educators and schools.
The Moment: Michelle Kay named 2014 Milken Educatorhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Michelle-Kay.aspxThe Moment: Michelle Kay named 2014 Milken EducatorCapturing the moment when a teacher is honored with the prestigious Milken Educator Award is all part of the fun. Michelle Kay, a Kalakaua Middle science teacher, won the national award for outstanding excellence in education and a $25,000 cash prize.
Meet Stephanie Mew, the 2016 State Teacher of the Yearhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/Meet-Stephanie-Mew.aspxMeet Stephanie Mew, the 2016 State Teacher of the YearFor the Windward District Teacher of the Year, who was just named the state's top teacher, FAIL means First Attempt In Learning. “I FAIL and problem solve every day, right in front of my students.” Mew will represent Hawaii at the National Teacher of the Year program in Washington D.C. in spring 2016.
Red Raider rhythm nation raises its voicehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/VisionForSuccess/SuccessStories/TeachersAndPrincipals/Pages/KHIS-vocal-motion.aspxRed Raider rhythm nation raises its voiceKahuku High & Intermediate School saw its student enrollment in the choir program jump by 49 percent in a year. New KHIS teacher Jacosa Limutau-Ainuu's goal to connect with students, meeting them "wherever they are," is working.

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