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Aupuni Palapala offers professional development in Hawaiian language, culture, history

Aupuni Palapala offers professional development in Hawaiian language, culture, history

A partnership between HIDOE Office of Hawaiian Education and UH Manoa College of Education

Aupuni Palapala embraces a flexible learning mindset and provides opportunities for classroom teachers to share their expertise and engage in broader learning communities with peers on content knowledge, skills and dispositions focused in the areas of Hawaiian language, culture, and history in education.

  Wednesday, November 18, 2020  /  Number of views (906)
SPED shortage differentials help decrease vacancies by 66%

SPED shortage differentials help decrease vacancies by 66%

HIDOE sees 77% increase in teachers transferring into special education positions this year

Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee, reacting to the numbers disclosed Tuesday, said, “With a simple incentive, we have been able to nearly solve this decades-long problem that cost our state more than $1 billion in lawsuits.”

  Tuesday, November 17, 2020  /  Number of views (837)
Earn cash back on NEA Discount Marketplace powered by Rakuten

Earn cash back on NEA Discount Marketplace powered by Rakuten

New NEA Member Benefits program replaces NEA Click & Save

Offered in partnership with Rakuten, one of the nation’s leading e-commerce shopping platforms, the program enables members to earn cash back when they shop and save on brand-name merchandise from more than 2,500 top retailers and online stores.

  Friday, November 13, 2020  /  Number of views (465)
HSTA offers Professional Learning Community for ELL micro-credential stack

HSTA offers Professional Learning Community for ELL micro-credential stack

Sessions for the first PLC will run December through February

The Hawaii State Teachers Association is offering a virtual NEA Professional Learning Community to support members completing the English language learner (ELL) micro-credential stack.

  Thursday, November 12, 2020  /  Number of views (738)
Determine how prepared your worksite is to reopen during this pandemic

Determine how prepared your worksite is to reopen during this pandemic

School level leaders encouraged to complete health and safety assessment

The Hawaii State Teachers Association recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic has created serious, complicated, and immediate challenges for educators, students and their families, and we are committed to finding a solid, sensible solution.

  Monday, November 9, 2020  /  Number of views (1449)
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 or equivalency within three years starting in SY 2020–21

Starting in school year 2020–21, the Hawaii State 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 or equivalency within three years.

  Wednesday, November 4, 2020  /  Number of views (7573)
Locally curated Mele Math Box offers learning activities by Hawaii creators

Locally curated Mele Math Box offers learning activities by Hawaii creators

HSTA members receive 20% off when preordering through Dec. 1

As the holiday season approaches, the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) is collaborating with two local businesses, Kilo Books Hawaiʻi and Indi-Genius Minds, to present a one-of-kind Mele Math Box.

  Monday, November 2, 2020  /  Number of views (603)
Leeward lawmakers pledge opposition to teacher pay cuts, furloughs

Leeward lawmakers pledge opposition to teacher pay cuts, furloughs

HSTA members organize talk story to spur action

Educators who teach along the Leeward coast of Oahu gathered virtually this week to share their stories and concerns with area lawmakers who said they do not support educator pay reductions.

  Friday, October 23, 2020  /  Number of views (1556)
HSTA: Latest school guidance metrics still fall short of federal guidelines

HSTA: Latest school guidance metrics still fall short of federal guidelines

No immediate changes to second-quarter plans, per HIDOE

According to Hawaii State Teachers Association analysis of the new metrics, the DOH standards are not well aligned with risk-level metrics issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Friday, October 23, 2020  /  Number of views (2238)
HSTA seeks presenters for 2021 conference for 'new educators'

HSTA seeks presenters for 2021 conference for 'new educators'

Request for presenters to conduct virtual workshops on Feb. 20, 2021

HSTA is currently looking for members who can present a virtual workshop on a technique, tool, approach, and/or tips that are successful in your classroom or with your students. 

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020  /  Number of views (936)
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