October 2015 Inspire

21-Oct-2015

In this edition: Maui schools join the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, meet the 2016 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year Stephanie Mew, Kapolei Middle librarian Carolyn Kirio breaking down walls with technology, Mililani High students share love of STEM during fall break with elementary kids, using 3D modeling to spark spatial reasoning in the classroom, more.

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OCTOBER 2015


Maui schools join 24/7 online learning initiative
Kalama Intermediate School and Lokelani Intermediate School have been selected to join the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program directed by the nonprofit Digital Promise, a program that is using mobile technology to extend learning beyond classroom walls. STORY  

HAWAII STUDENTS DID WELL ON CHALLENGING EXAMS
The Hawaii Business Roundtable weighs in on the Smarter Balanced Assessment results: "Public school students in Hawaii did better than experts expected on a test that measures far more complex knowledge than the old test did." STORY  

MEET STEPHANIE MEW, HAWAII'S STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
For Mew, 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. STORY  

KAPOLEI MIDDLE LIBRARIAN BREAKS DOWN WALLS WITH TECH
Carolyn Kirio earns a prestigious national award for her innovative use of technology, along with $1,000 and a $500 gift to the library, which will be used to expand "flipped classroom instruction." STORY  

MILILANI HIGH STUDENTS SHARE LOVE OF STEM OVER BREAK
For a couple dozen Mililani High School students, fall break was a time to work on a shared passion for robotics and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with elementary school students grades 3 to 5. STORY  

USING MATH, SOFTWARE TO SPARK SPATIAL REASONING
Math teacher Minna Chanhboury at Kalakaua Middle is using the STEM Pre-Academy's resources to create an engaging performance task for her 6th grade math students — understanding the net of common household boxes. STORY  

HAWAII CLUBS WIN BIG AT NATIONAL SAFETY CONFERENCE
Hawaii students shared their "Stop If You Love Me" statewide campaign to reduce distracted driving, and networked with peers to learn what other schools are doing to promote student safety. STORY  

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