The Hawaii State Teachers Association is committed to raising the bar for what it means to be a quality educator.
Our professional development courses ensure our members are able to provide a stable, nurturing learning environment that supports students' learning needs.
Here are the newest PD courses available for the fall:
MA184043 Numbers Make Sense (Hilo Hybrid Course)
HSTA PD Trainer Cadre: Hope Pualani McKeen
Math is a core subject in which we want our students to achieve mastery in prior to graduating from public education in Hawaiʻi. This course is based on Jerome Bruner’s C-P-A approach which allows students to learn mathematics through concrete experiences in which they can transfer pictorially and then abstractly to be more fluent with number relationships. It offers teachers a way in which to facilitate learning of mathematical number sense so that students gain higher level complex thinking and understandings. Numbers Make Sense provides a concrete way to help all your students be critical thinkers and problem solvers.
PDE3 Section #296322: HSTA Fall 2019
Dates: Aug. 24 – Dec. 24, 2019 (Portfolio due Nov. 26)
PDE3 Section #296324: HSTA Spring 2020
Dates: Feb. 22, 2020 – June 23, 2020 (Portfolio due May 26)
The 21st Century Classroom (online)
In this 3-PD credit online course, participants will receive foundational skills necessary to be effective teachers in a 1:1 environment. Specifically, this course will cover G-Suite apps and the SAMR Model. Participants will learn to elevate their lesson plans and projects toward the higher end of the SAMR Model, utilizing G-Suite. This course is open to all levels of G-Suite users.
Although this is an online course, participants are required to complete all assignments and meet deadlines as set in Google Classroom, as well as provide peer feedback to one another in a timely manner.
Disclaimer: This course was previously listed as course numbers PD179618 and PD180155 and cannot be repeated for credit.
PDE3 Section #295799: HSTA Fall 2019 — The 21st Century Classroom Online (Online)
Dates: Aug. 1, 2019 – Dec. 30, 2019 (portfolio is due Dec. 2, 2019)
This asynchronous online course will begin on August 1, 2019. Participants will receive instructions from the instructors on how to access course content prior to the start date of the course. The deadline to pay for this course is July 25, 2019.
PDE3 Section #295802: HSTA Spring 2020 — The 21st Century Classroom Online (Online)
Dates: Jan. 13, 2020 – June 1, 2020 (portfolio is due May 4, 2020)
This asynchronous online course will begin Jan. 13, 2020. Participants will receive instructions from the instructors on how to access course content prior to the start date of the course. The deadline to pay for this course is Jan. 6, 2020.
Only HSTA Members are eligible to take this course.
The 21st Century Classroom | Level 2
This online 3-PD-Credit Course will provide teachers with technology tools to design a 21st century classroom. Teachers will learn how to use technology to open channels of communication with students and parents and increase collaboration among students, as well as build their creativity and critical thinking skills using 21st century classroom tools and apps such as: mail merge, autocrat and doctopus. Teachers will also learn about the importance of Internet safety and digital citizenship. During the course, participants will be immersed in a simulated 21st century classroom. Instructors will lead by example, and provide activities that incorporate technology seamlessly throughout the course. Disclaimer: This course was previously listed as course number PD180234 and cannot be repeated for credit.
PDE3 Section #295801: HSTA Fall 2019/Spring 2020 –The 21st Century Classroom Level 2 (Online)
Dates: Nov. 1, 2019 – March 30, 2020 (portfolio is due March 3, 2020)
This asynchronous online course will begin on November 1, 2019. Participants will receive instructions from the instructors on how to access course content prior to the start date of the course. The deadline to pay for this course is Oct. 25, 2019.
Participants MUST be HSTA members and have successfully passed the Level 1 course in order to take this course, regardless of their experience using the G Suite apps.
MA184074 | K-6 Foundations of Number Sense
This course is designed as an introductory course to support educators in teaching number sense using strategies and philosophies used in Singapore. Give students a deeper understanding of numbers, setting them up for current and future success as mathematical thinkers. Learn how to build foundational number sense not through memorization of rules and facts, but through a clear understanding of numbers, their magnitude, and their relationships with other numbers. Learn new methods for building number sense and teaching computation in ways that make sense to both you and your students in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. With this solid foundation, you will prepare them to develop higher-level math skills and reasoning ability for years to come. This course will be offered Fall 2019.
MA184026 | Building Processes in Mathematics
This course is designed to help elementary education teachers in grades K-6 build processes within the classroom to help students build math problem solving skills. The course is focused on the Singapore Math Framework, specifically focusing on metacognition and processes in teaching mathematics. Highlighted strategies in the course will cover the following topics; math talk, model drawing, questioning techniques, concept cartoons and making real-world connections. This course will be offered Fall 2019.
1. Log into pde3.k12.hi.us (PDE3) and add yourself to the waitlist for a specific section of a course.
2. Visit pd.hsta.org and make a payment for that specific course section.
3. Once your payment is received, HSTA will move you from “Wait-List” to “Registered” on PDE3. Your enrollment will be confirmed via email.
Please note, these courses are for HSTA members only.
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