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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2017 Hawai`i STEM Conference Teacher Professional Development Workshop

MEDB Women In Technology is pleased to announce the above professional development opportunity. HI_STEM_CONF_PD_2017

  • Dates: May 1-2, 2017 (Monday & Tuesday)
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu
  • REG FEE: $50 per day non-refundable registration fee
  • SESSIONS: Session Tracks A, B, and C options available both days.
    Teacher Session Descriptions_2017

Educators may register to attend either the Monday, May 1st session, the Tuesday, May 2nd session, or both May 1-2 sessions (please register twice if attending both days to select session track choices). The non-refundable registration fee of $50 per day will include morning coffee and lunch.

  • REQUIRED: Laptop and a mouse (NOTE: VR Google/Thinglink session requires a Smartphone AND a laptop or iPad)

LIMITED SEATS: Registration is first-come, first-served.

REGISTER HERE: STEM Conference PD registration
(If paying Event Registration by PO, please select “Pay by Invoice” and immediately submit the PO to denissa@medb.org.)

HOTEL: Special rates available at the Ala Moana Hotel for Hawaii STEM Conference (HSC) attendees. Secure a room now by calling 1-866-733-6420 as HSC special rates are limited. Please notify the reservationist that you are attending the Hawaii STEM Conference and if you need to pay with a DOE Purchase Order, if applicable.

Questions? Contact Denissa Andrade at 808-270-6805 or denissa@medb.org

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2017 SkillsUSA Hawaii Summer Workshops

Two PD opportunities are being offered this summer fo SkillsUSA Advisors, including interested IET teachers.
SkillsUSA Carpentry & CEP-PDP Workshop
Stay tuned: They are working on PD credits, or stipends, for participants.

  • Chapter Excellence Program Workshop, July 24-25, 2017
  • Carpentry Workshop, July 26-28, 2017

“The Chapter Excellence Program/PDP Workshop will be introducing the NEW PDP and CEP program that will be released this fall. You will have the privilege of previewing new programs not yet released. You also have the privilege of having a trainer directly from SkillsUSA.”

Both workshops will be conducted at the Hawaii Carpenter’s Union Training Center in Honolulu.
Please contact Mike Barros <Michael_Barros@notes.k12.hi.us> for more information.

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Free Workshop for High School & College Students

Improve your FOCUS?
Increase your CONCENTRATION?
Increase your RECALL?
Increase and improve your long term MEMORY?
Increase your ability to truly LISTEN rather than simply hear?
Focus.Study Plan Wkshop Islandwide Flyer
Focus.Study Plan Workshop PSA

What’s not to like!? Register for this workshop, presented by Jon Sabati, Tech Coordinator for Konawaena Middle School!

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 5:30—6:30 PM
  • HawCC-Pālamanui PANINI Building (B-126, 127)
  • HawCC (Manono Campus) Cafeteria, via live video-conference

RSVP is requested. Contact Carrie Kuwada Phipps to RSVP or for more information:
email: carriekp@hawaii.edu
Tel: 808.969.8808.

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2017 Summer Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program

This is a garden-based learning program for Hawai‘i schools. This program supports schools in creating and sustaining a garden-based ecoliteracy program by strengthening teachers’ teaching/learning practices by connecting them to a strong community of like-minded colleagues.
School Garden Teacher Training Program

Two programs offered this summer:

  • HAWAI‘I ISLAND June 5–8, 2017: Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Science, Pāhoa
  • O‘AHU July 24–27, 2017: Waikīkī Elementary School, Honolulu
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