August 2018 Strive HI

20-Aug-2018

News and success stories from across Hawaii's public school system. In this edition: Update on addressing air quality at Big Island schools during eruption events, initiatives to grow the teacher talent pipeline, teachers share their virtual open classrooms, Waipahu High alum creates an engaging STEM summer camp, two HIDOE science teachers named Einstein Fellows, more stories.

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AUGUST 2018

ADDRESSING AIR QUALITY CHALLENGES AT BIG ISLAND SCHOOLS
Work is underway to create clean-air shelter spaces at our schools closest to the volcano. The idea is to provide a refuge on campus for anyone with heightened sensitivities to poor air quality. LEARN MORE  


INITIATIVES AIM TO GROW TALENT PIPELINE OF TEACHERS
Our hiring drives and other initiatives have resulted in more teachers coming into the DOE. We’re hiring more experienced teachers, and our new teachers are more prepared. Learn more from Asst. Supt. Cynthia Covell. LEARN MORE  


HIDOE TEACHERS SHARE VIRTUAL OPEN CLASSROOMS
Check out the dynamic, inviting, innovative learning spaces our educators are designing for students! Teachers shared tips, photos and videos of their classroom designs to Twitter. LEARN MORE  


WAIPAHU HIGH ALUM CREATES STEM SUMMER CAMP
Students designed and built little cars that are propelled using muscle movements, a technology that has real-world applications for prosthetic devices. Students learned about mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering fields. LEARN MORE  


HIDOE SCIENCE TEACHERS NAMED EINSTEIN FELLOWS
Hilo Intermediate's Pascale Creek Pinner and Kalani High's Bryan Silver have been named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows, an honor that comes with a one-year federal research appointment in Washington, D.C. LEARN MORE  


FIND YOUR SCHOOL BUS WITH NEW WEB APP
As part of the Hawai'i DOE's ongoing effort to modernize its transportation system, the Student Transportation Services Branch has launched a bus stop locator/bus schedule information web application called, "Infofinder i." LEARN MORE  


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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AT SCHOOLS
With the beginning of the school year and hurricane season in full swing, it's important that all families review emergency preparedness information for schools, including our five major drills. Watch our video and download a parent brochure. LEARN MORE  


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