On April 18 at the Board of Education's General Business Meeting, Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto identified promises to our students to be achieved in every public school by 2030, organized around
Students will be educated within a public school system that is grounded in
HĀ, powers a multilingual society, and honors Hawai‘i’s local and global contribution.
— MARKERS: Nā Hopena A‘o; languages; culture; context; place-based; safety & total well-being
Students will experience strong relationships and supports that mitigate disempowering differences to enable them to thrive academically, socially, and civically.
— MARKERS: Access; personalization; community; closing achievement gaps; quality
Students will be immersed in excellent learning environments that are thoughtfully designed around a community’s power to contribute to a thriving, sustainable Hawai‘i. Learn more.
— MARKERS: Core values; curriculum; infrastructure; magnets; college & career; partners
Students will develop their authentic voice as contributors to equity, excellence and innovation, by providing input on what they learn, how they learn, and where they learn.
— MARKERS: Engagement; civic & policy voice; educational leadership; discovery; choice
Students will engage in rigorous, technology-rich, problem-solving learning that enables them to solve authentic community challenges and develop pathways to goals.
— MARKERS: Applied learning; design thinking; project-based learning; creativity
These are not new ideas: They draw from extensive community outreach during our last phase of strategic planning, our
HĀ policy, and our work implementing the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. The goal with our next 10 years is to identify,
What will make these promises a reality for every student in every school by 2030? What does that look like, and how do we get there?
We are collecting this Phase I feedback through August 1. (Click to view news release.) A draft of the plan will be released about a month afterward. When approved by the Board of Education in early 2020, the 2030 Promise Plan will guide our policies, procedures, operations, planning and other activities to ensure we’re on track to deliver on our promises.
We want to hear from you! On this page you will find everything you need to conduct your own feedback session, whether you’re a teacher who wants to gather feedback from her students, a community group or program that works with our schools, a School Community Council, or a local business or other group. Some conditions:
- Please register your group with our Policy, Innovation, Planning & Evaluation (PIPE) branch via at least one week prior to your session this form:
bit.ly/HIDOE-SPreg. The team will send you access to your unique feedback form. Registrations received less than a week prior to the scheduled session will be processed on a case-by-case basis.
- Groups will split into five teams during the session; please have a minimum of 10 people in your group in order to have enough people to do the session.
Please view the
video, above, to get started. Questions? Please email PIPE at
Community toolkit — resources here!
Click here to download all resources in a .zip file.
PREPARE FOR YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Review the resources below to help ground your work and maintain a forward-focused approach centered on promise delivery. We’ve built a
video playlist of some of the innovations under way at schools now to provide some context for the learning environments you may want to see in your own community; more such stories can be found on our
Bright Spots map. You can share these out prior to your session if you think they would be helpful. Be sure to review the facilitator guide and script in advance to familiarize yourself with the session.
REGISTER | FACILITATOR
SCRIPT | VISION STATEMENT
COLUMN FROM SUPT. KISHIMOTO
PROMOTE YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Now that you’ve determined a date, time and location for your session, let everyone know! Here are some resources to get you started.
SAMPLE INVITATION EMAIL | PROMO FLYER |
SAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
HOST YOUR FEEDBACK SESSION
Great job: You've spread the word and you have stakeholders coming to your session. Everything you need to host an engaging meeting can be found here, from sign-in sheets to printable posters. In addition to the facilitator's guide, presentation & script, above, here are:
SIGN-IN SHEETS |
ACTIVITY POSTERS (5)
FACILITATOR SMALL GROUP INPUT GUIDE
SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK
Congratulations! Thanks again for providing your insight. Your registered group will be given unique access to an input form accessible from any mobile or desktop device. We’d love to see you doing your work! Take a photo and post to the input form, or share to social media with
Vision Statement: Equity, Excellence & Innovation. Supt. Christina M. Kishimoto initiated the conversation around the next phase of strategic planning with this document, and followed it up with a column on the
Power to Change Hawai‘i for the Better.
Five promises announced at April 18 Board of Education meeting. Forward-focused (Phase I) feedback to be gathered through August 1 to inform an initial draft of the plan.
Draft plan released September 2019, followed by Phase II feedback on theories of action to achieve promises and “stake in the ground” stakeholder commitments to public education. Discussion phase begins on aligned benchmarks and metrics.
Decision phase on the promises, benchmarks and metrics. Alignment of school/Complex Area Academic and Financial Plans and HIDOE Office Action Plans.
2030 Promise Plan presented to Board of Education for approval.
Feedback session media
Join the conversation! Email photos of your session to PIPE at
StrategicPlan2020.email@example.com. View our gallery of feedback sessions on
Flickr. Engage with our educators and stakeholders at
MEDIA COVERAGE / COMMUNITY VOICES
- Supt. Kishimoto visits Hawaii News Now Sunrise to talk about the 2030 Promise Plan and other work happening over the summer.
Hawaii News Now: Parents asked to share ideas on public education for the next 10 years.
- Honolulu Star Advertiser: Report card coming up for Hawaii's public schools official.
- Island Focus on ʻŌlelo Community Media with Lyla Berg.
"School bells ring, but why?" by Bobby Widhalm, state office teacher [VIEW]
- News release, Community invited to provide input on Hawai'i DOE's next 10 years [VIEW]
'I Am Hawai‘i's Promise!'
The class of 2019 is ready to take on the world! Hear from them why they are Hawai‘i's Promise: