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Aiea dance teacher shares ‘what I miss’ about students during COVID-19

Aiea dance teacher shares ‘what I miss’ about students during COVID-19

Desiree Cremer reflects on Aiea High’s dance program during the coronavirus pandemic

“I miss the sounds that ballet shoes make when students brush the vinyl dance floor or the moment they jump into the air, suspend for a moment, only to land quietly. And I miss their heartwarming smiles after performing double pirouettes for the first time.”

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (648)
At Waianae Intermediate, a collaborative approach focuses on COVID-19 impacts

At Waianae Intermediate, a collaborative approach focuses on COVID-19 impacts

Teachers engage students in interdisciplinary work on real-world analysis of the pandemic

Teachers in various subject areas are collaborating at Waianae Intermediate School to offer their students an educational experience based on the coronavirus pandemic. 

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (764)
Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Deadline to obtain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits

Teachers will need to obtain six credits within three years starting in SY 2020–21

Starting in school year 2020–21, the Hawaii Department of Education will require teachers who provide direct instruction to students to obtain their six Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) credits within three years.

  Thursday, May 21, 2020  /  Number of views (5116)
1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

1,300+ HSTA members attend State of Our Union rally

First-ever broadcast features emotional speeches by national, state leaders

More than 1,300 HSTA members logged on to view their first-ever State of Our Union Saturday morning, which featured streamed video reports from committee chairs and motivating remote speeches from national and state association leaders as well as the awarding of two important awards.

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (775)
HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

HSTA Human and Civil Rights Committee chair reflects on SY 2019–20

Chair Jodi Kunimitsu looks at the committee's work over the past year and what lies ahead

“Aloha! My name is Jodi Kunimitsu, and I’m a math teacher at Maui High School. This was my first year as chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun. Throughout the year, we participated in several community events.”

  Monday, May 18, 2020  /  Number of views (186)
HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

HSTA’s 2020 Pono Award winner continues social justice work during COVID-19 crisis

Congratulations, Ilima Intermediate STEM teacher Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin!

“I tend to say I’m a scrappy Title I public school kid turned scrappy Title I public school teacher. We know hungry kids can’t learn. Let’s feed them. Hot kids can’t learn. Let’s get those ACs going. If kids are embarrassed to wear dirty uniforms on campus, let's get a campus laundry. It’s just the work teachers do.”

  Sunday, May 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1043)
Aiea soccer coach wins HSTA’s 2020 Friend of Youth Award

Aiea soccer coach wins HSTA’s 2020 Friend of Youth Award

Mahalo, Scot Yamashita, for your dedication to our keiki!

Scot Yamashita has been volunteering as an AYSO soccer coach for 14 years. He was nominated by Sharel Kasai, a Webling Elementary School teacher and Central Chapter member.

  Sunday, May 17, 2020  /  Number of views (1518)
4 questions educators should ask themselves in this financial market

4 questions educators should ask themselves in this financial market

Receive free, vetted financial advice from HSTA and NEA

How close are you to retirement? What's your risk tolerance and does your financial portfolio match it? Those are some of the questions you should ask yourself now, and seek free expert advice.

  Friday, May 15, 2020  /  Number of views (550)
HSTA ad highlights teachers working, volunteering during pandemic

HSTA ad highlights teachers working, volunteering during pandemic

‘Distance Cannot Separate Us’ TV and digital campaign runs through the end of the school year

The Hawaii State Teachers Association has launched a TV and digital campaign to highlight the many contributions educators across the state have made to their students and communities during the pandemic.

  Friday, May 15, 2020  /  Number of views (1488)
HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

HSTA president addresses national meeting to boost relief for schools, states during pandemic

Members can get involved to pressure Congress to pass the $3 trillion aid package

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee told a National Education Association tele-town hall audience Thursday about the HSTA’s successful efforts to fight a proposal that would have cut the pay of teachers and other state workers in the islands.

  Thursday, May 14, 2020  /  Number of views (829)
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