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Informational sessions available for educators considering National Board certification

Informational sessions available for educators considering National Board certification

Learn about the resources, support, and financial incentives offered in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and the National Board Candidate Support team is hosting four virtual informational sessions to provide an overview of the revised, teacher-friendly certification process that incorporates the latest research and best practices in teaching.

  Friday, August 7, 2020  /  Number of views (441)
HSTA advocates for 100% distance learning through at least 1st quarter

HSTA advocates for 100% distance learning through at least 1st quarter

Union also demands clear, written guidance, metrics for safe in-person instruction

HSTA President Corey Rosenlee said, “Hawaii can no longer pretend we are not in the middle of a pandemic and that somehow our keiki and our teachers are impervious to this virus. As teachers, we know how important education is, but we are most concerned about the lives of every one of our students. Online classwork cannot replace face-to-face learning, but it ensures that learning continues and that our keiki and our communities remain safe.”

  Friday, August 7, 2020  /  Number of views (3585)
HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

HSTA, HIDOE reach agreement on school calendar change

Read the joint contract interpretation, plus updated FAQs

HSTA and HIDOE reached agreement on a joint contract interpretation that accounts for the modifications needed to address the operational aspects of what was to be the first nine (9) student days of the school year.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (2771)
HSTA offers 'Office Hours' online seminars for new educators

HSTA offers 'Office Hours' online seminars for new educators

Sessions will delve into requested topics such as contracts, benefits, debt and finances, and more

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is proud to offer Office Hours, a series of online seminars designed to educate and inform our new educators on a variety of topics.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (1755)
HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

HSTA offers guidance for teachers with health concerns during COVID-19

Protection and support options for educators who may be at higher risk for severe illness

As COVID-19 is a new disease, there is limited information regarding risk factors and the research continues to evolve and change. Our FAQs are provided as a reference and should not be considered exhaustive as each individual's situation may differ.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (15842)
Learn about estate planning from our partner Cades Schutte LLP

Learn about estate planning from our partner Cades Schutte LLP

Sign up for a Basic Estate Planning virtual session courtesy of our NEA Attorney Referral Program

Trusts and estates attorneys at Cades Schutte LLP are available to assist HSTA members and their families with basic estate planning, which includes drafting wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance health-care directives.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (732)
Hawaii State FCU is ‘Investing in Education’ with grants for teachers

Hawaii State FCU is ‘Investing in Education’ with grants for teachers

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2020

The program allows teachers in the State of Hawaii Department of Education to obtain much-needed supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment and other basic necessities for their classrooms with grants up to $500.

  Tuesday, August 4, 2020  /  Number of views (4702)
Sign wave for HSTA’s recommended 2020 primary election candidates

Sign wave for HSTA’s recommended 2020 primary election candidates

Find out where your support is needed across the state

Sign-waving for candidates recommended by the Hawaii State Teachers Association is starting and we need your help! Please join us and show your support while staying safe.

  Monday, August 3, 2020  /  Number of views (2827)
Share your virtual best practices as an NEA Distance Learning Educator

Share your virtual best practices as an NEA Distance Learning Educator

Members encouraged to apply by Aug. 9 to design, facilitate webinars

This leadership opportunity is designed to support the shifting needs of educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. DLEs design and facilitate webinars related to quality teaching and learning at a distance.

  Friday, July 31, 2020  /  Number of views (576)
Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Board votes to delay students’ return to school until Aug. 17

Educators will have 9 additional days for training and preparation before keiki go back to class

The change gives school staff an additional nine days for training and preparation before students to return to class.

  Thursday, July 30, 2020  /  Number of views (5960)
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