2017 Summer Kona Earth Enrichment Program

This week-long summer program is a “nature immersion camp’ sponsored by the Edible World Institute with the intended purpose of giving “the next generation an immersive experience to learn to love and care for nature and our future.”
KEEP Scholarshipfor (GG)

  • Program dates: June 24 -July 1, 2017
  • Location: Huehue Ranch, 72-3667 Hawaii Belt Road, Kailua-Kona HI 96740
  • Qualification: self-directed learners (ages 13 – 18) looking to expand their relationship with the world
  • Fee: $1200, with $1000 scholarships avaiable
  • How to Apply: Submit the answers to the above announcement (on a word document) to julierogers808@gmail.com, along with a signed cope of the student authorization form  Keep Student Authorization Form GG

Application Deadline: June 5

For more information:
Samantha Smith, President / Culinary Educator
Edible World Institute, Kona HI
808 557-0093

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Free DVD Program from DOE’s Teleschool Division

Guidelines for free DVDs:

  • School librarians are allotted 120 blank DVDs for program ordering; individual teachers get 70 per year.
  • Every January 1 a new allotment of 70 or 120 DVDs are renewed.

The list of programs can be viewed on the website: OCISS Video Technology
You can also order your programs through this site.

A brief explanation on how to order:

  1. Go to the Teleschool web page. (Type Teleschool in your search window)
  2. Go to the drop down window labeled Express! On the top portion of the home page.
  3. Click on video or audio if you want to order the from the Music and Sound Effects Library.
  4. Click on Express! Video Ordering System.
  5. Type the program title.
  6. Check the box in front of the program and enter the amount of the programs in the next box.
  7. At the bottom of the page click complete my order. You can continue to search by clicking search for more.
  8. On the following page. Click complete my order again.
  9. Fill in the appropriate info. on the next page. At this point your order is complete. You will receive a email receipt as confirmation. They will also send you an email informing you of the amount of DVD required to complete your order. If your order exceeds the allotted amount of blank DVDs. You will be requested to send in the appropriate number to complete your order.
  10. Programs are copied on a one-to-one basis. This is a copyright issue. So they cannot edit programs onto one DVD. Some programs have multiple episodes per DVD. So you will not know the amount required until you receive their order confirmation email.

Questions? email via Lotus Notes or call
Todd Tanaka
Ph. 808-837-8004

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Important SY2017-18 CTE Dates

For planning purposes and to avoid time conflicts, please refer to this CTE schedule: SY2017-18 CTE Event Dates

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GRACE Leadership Journey

This is a 12-month (Julu 2017 – June 2018) leadership program for incoming Big Island high school juniors (Class of 2019). Program’s primary goal is to help students develop “practical application of problem-solving skills, communications techniques, and leadership approaches to facilitating collaborative solutions that benefit the collective.”

“WHY: Our views and actions are impacted by split second decisions based on the thousands of information feeds coming to us through social media, digital technology, and the coconut wireless. How often do we sit down and meet with the people we disagree with to ask why they feel the way they do? How often do we sit back and wait for someone else to fix the problem? If everyone acts this way, then who takes action? If not you, then who? If not now, then when? GRACE Leadership Journey explores reallife issues and provides skills and techniques to help you make a difference!”

GRACE leadership Journey

Application (form and letters of recommendation) due by May 5, 2017.
Space is limited to 15 students.

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2017 Summer Women’s STARS (STem Aerospace Research Scholars) Program

This program takes participants on a six-day journey “stretching from coastline to mountaintop, exploring the fascinating world of space exploration, astronomy, engineering and related science fields.” Definitely an incredible way to explore the Big Island and beyond!

  • Qualifications: currently enrolled female high school student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and at least 16 years old
  • Fees: FREE
  • Program Dates: June 19-24, 2017
  • Venue: Various locations on the Big Island

Applications are now available and will be accepted through May 19.
2017 Summer STAR Program

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2017 Hawaii Association for Career & Technical Education Conference

May 9 info update!!
Purchase orders can now be issued to “Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education,” Vendor #148116
Send purchase orders to:

Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike Street
Pearl City, HI 96782
Attn: Warren Kawano

A word of advice: If coordinator is batch registering her/his team, you still need to register individually on the online site. However, you need to issue only one PO to cover your group.

Early Bird registration for discounted rate ($75 vs. $125) deadline is August 1, 2017

Online registration
2017 Hawaii ACTE registration
PDF Registration From
2017 Hawaii ACTE registration PDF form

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As the president of this Hawaii chaper of the Association for Career & Technical Education, Warren Kawano and his colleagues are working hard to revitalize the organization and make it useful/valuable to us.  For starters, he advised that “The [Office of the State Director for CTE] will be covering the cost of registration and airfare for [Neighbor Island] participants.”

Contact information for Warren:
Assistant Professor, Business Technology
Business Technology Program Coordinator
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike St.
Pearl City, HI 96782

808.455.0224, office
808.453.6735, fax

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Good Reads…

Found several articles that may be of interest to CTE folks:

Culinary Arts teachers and students:
Food, Not Music
Culinary Institute of the Pacific
Elderly Eaters
Natural Resources: Vertical Farming
Post secondary options: More Students College-Bound

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