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2020 Teacher Institute Dates

 

​The dates for 2020 Teacher Institute Days have been set. They are:

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 Oahu
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Maui/Lanai
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Big Island
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 Kauai
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 Molokai

 


HSTA Teacher Institute Day 2019

Page updated: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Teacher Institute Day began in the 1960s as a day for teachers to meet and work on school-related issues. In 1972, HSTA negotiated this important time into the contract to guard against it being taken away. In the early years, the Association used Teacher Institute Day to inform teachers about negotiations, lobbying, political action and grievance processing. As time progressed, HSTA introduced workshops to help teachers with their jobs and personal concerns such as retirement and health care. Teacher Institute Day is the single largest professional development day on the school calendar, covering a variety of topics – for professional and personal growth – and featuring noteworthy keynote speakers.

In 2017, the focus of Institute Day was to inform teachers about negotiations and their contract. Thousands of teachers united and rallied and made their voices heard at the Hawaii State Capitol. As a result of strong collective action across the state that spring, the HSTA negotiated a nearly 14-percent pay hike over four years.

We look forward to seeing you! Mark your calendar for Teacher Institute Day 2019 on your island during the week of Feb. 11 to 15. As a professional day, it is a work day, and teacher attendance is expected. It’s your professional obligation to be there!


UPDATE: Thousands of Denver Classroom Teachers Association members are striking after failing to reach an agreement with Denver Public Schools on a contract that would provide more resources for classrooms and educators. Please wear red to your Institute Day and wear #RedforEd on Tuesday to show your support. Send group photos and the school you're with to info@hsta.org or tag us on social media so we can share them!


Click to jump to island-specific information: Oahu | Hawaii Island | Kauai | Molokai | Maui and Lanai

 

Teacher Institute Week Summary by Chapter

 

 

Click here to download the .pdf version of the Teacher Institute Week Summary by Chapter chart.

 

Oahu

Monday, Feb. 11: Honolulu, Central, Leeward and Windward chapters at Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena and Exhibition Hall

Click to download: Map | Event details | Workshops | Exhibitors

  • 8 to 11 a.m. - Registration and elections. Free coffee, malasadas and cookies while they last, Sodexo concessions and Jamba Juice available for purchase.
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Exhibits (exhibition hall)
  • 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. - Workshop #1
  • 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. - Workshop #2
  • 11 a.m. to noon - General session (arena)

Visit HSTA's four chapter booths in the exhibition hall to complete an activity for a chance to win prizes at the end of general session! (Must be present to win.)

Donate blood while you're here! The Blood Bank of Hawaii's Bloodmobile will be on site from 7 to 11 a.m.

Bus

Click here to sign up for free bus service from Kapolei, Kaneohe, Kahuku and Red Hill (HSTA) to the Blaisdell Center.

Buses are scheduled to arrive at the Blaisdell Center on Ward Avenue (Galleria Driveway) at 9 a.m.

Buses are scheduled to depart the Blaisdell Center on Ward Avenue (Galleria Driveway) at 1 p.m. to return to their origin sites.

View the full Oahu bus schedule here.

Parking

We strongly encourage you to carpool or take one of the HSTA buses that are available. If you live close to the NBC, walk or take the city bus there. Here are your parking options:

1. $6 flat rate at the Neal Blaisdell Center parking structure (enter off King Street).

2. Free at McKinley High School starting at 6 a.m. (enter off Pensacola Street). Walk through the baseball field gate to NBC.

3. Free at Ala Moana Center. Park on the Atkinson Street side of the mall (view the map here) and look for one of four shuttle buses with HSTA banners at the Atkinson Street terminal, which has a green awning. Shuttles between Ala Moana and the Blaisdell will run from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and start up again from noon until 1:30 p.m.

 

Hawaii Island

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Hilo Chapter: Hilo High School

Click to download: Map | Event details | Workshops

  • 7 to 9 a.m. - Registration and voting (cafeteria)
  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. - Entertainment and breakfast (makai patio while supplies last)
  • 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. - General assembly (pool)
  • 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Workshop session #1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Workshop session #2
  • 8 a.m. to noon - Vendors and exhibits (mauka patio)
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. - Lunch (patio while supplies last)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Networking (patio)

Carpooling is strongly suggested. Additional parking will be available at Hilo Intermediate and along Waianuenue Avenue.

Donate canned goods and/or non-perishable items to The Food Basket! Please drop off your donations in the cafeteria. Contact Rae Yamanaka, UniServ Director, for more information.

Kona Chapter: Kealakehe High School

Click to download: Map | Event details | Workshops

  • 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. - Registration, election and breakfast (cafeteria) and vendor fair (outside and music room)
  • 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. - General session (cafeteria)
  • 10 to 10:45 a.m. - Workshop session #1
  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. - Workshop session #2
  • Noon to 12:15 p.m. - Closing and grand prize giveaway (cafeteria)
  • 10 to noon - Vendor fair (outside and music room)
  • 1 to 2:45 p.m. - Collaboration time

Parking will be available on campus. Carpooling is strongly suggested.

Highlights

  • Hear from keynote speaker Jeanne Kapela, a former Miss Hawaii and Konawaena graduate
  • Vote in our chapter and state elections
  • Breakfast provided, including hot food, fruit, coffee and more
  • Attend a variety of workshops, including pre-retirement, health benefits, restorative practices, Donor Choose and learning through play
  • Over 20 vendors from a variety of businesses and places
  • Network with other teachers
  • Door prizes starting at 7:30 a.m. (must be present to win)

Hamakua Chapter: Waimea Elementary and Middle School

Click to download: Map | Event details

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. - Registration, election, entertainment and breakfast (cafeteria)
  • 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. - General session (cafeteria)
  • 10:15 to 11 a.m. - Workshop session #1 (TBA)
  • 11:15 a.m. to noon - Workshop session #2 (TBA)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. - Collaboration time, networking and door prizes

Parking will be available on campus. Carpooling is strongly suggested.

Highlights

  • Vote in our chapter and state elections
  • Full breakfast provided, including hot food, pastries, fruit, coffee and more
  • Learn how to sign up for more PD classes so you can reclassify and make more money
  • Learn how to relax with yoga and meditation
  • Find out how to limit your exposure to rat lungworm disease
  • Network with other teachers in the Open University
  • Win door prizes

Kohala Chapter: Kohala High School

Click this link for details about Kohala Institute Day: (link coming soon)

Kohala Institute location map: (link coming soon)

 

Kauai

Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Click to download: Map | Event details | Workshops

  • 7:45 to 9 a.m. - Registration, entertainment and breakfast (cafeteria) and elections (library)
  • 9 to 10:15 a.m. - General session (cafeteria)
  • 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Vendors and exhibits (covered playcourt)
  • 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Workshop #1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Workshop #2
  • 1 to 2:45 p.m. - Open University

Parking will be available on campus. Carpooling is strongly suggested.

Highlights

  • Vote in our chapter and state elections
  • Full breakfast provided, including hot food, pastries, fruit, coffee and more
  • Live performance by the Kauai High School Chorus
  • Learn how to sign up for more PD classes so you can reclassify and make more money
  • Choose from more than 10 different workshops and PD classes. Learn about everything from pre-retirement to financial wellness and planning (download the full workshop list here)
  • Check your teaching license and ask questions about Hawaii Qualified Teacher Status with the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board.
  • Peruse more than 20 vendors from a variety of businesses and places
  • Network with other teachers in the Open University
  • Win door prizes

 

Molokai

Thursday, Feb. 14, at Molokai High

Click to download: Map | Workshops

 

 

Maui and Lanai

Friday, Feb. 15: Maui and Lanai chapters at King Kekaulike High School

Click to download: Map | Event details and workshops

  • 7 to 9 a.m. - Registration and elections (library) and breakfast (cafeteria)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Vendors and exhibits (cafeteria)
  • 9 to 10 a.m. - General session (cafeteria)
  • 10:15 to 11 a.m. - Workshop #1 (classrooms)
  • 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon - Student and teacher performances (performing arts center, same show)
  • 11:15 a.m. to noon - Workshop #2 (classrooms)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. - Lunch (cafeteria)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Collaboration time (various locations)

Parking will be available in all lots off Kula and Haleakala highways. Carpooling is strongly suggested.

Highlights

  • Registration first outside the library (bring your ID), then voting for chapter and state HSTA elections.
  • Lunch plus continental breakfast, including pastries, fruit, juice and coffee
  • Live performances in the new performing arts center, including King Kekaulike High School’s Jazz Band and Kalama Intermediate School’s Ukulele Choir
  • 17 different workshops to choose from including retirement, financial planning, reclassification, and special education (download the full workshop list here)
  • Exhibits from a variety of businesses and organizations
  • Opportunity to speak with members of Negotiations and Communications committees