New additions to HSTA's summer Professional Development (PD) courses

Latest online course available to members statewide

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 PD courses we are offering this summer, with the newest additions at the top:

The 21st Century Classroom | Level 2

This online asynchronous 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 day.

PDE3 Section #295800
June 24–Nov. 4. Portfolio due Oct. 7.

Participants must have successfully passed the Level 1 course in order to take this course, regardless of their experience using the G Suite apps. Level 1 is waiting for approval by the DOE.

MA184043 | Numbers Make Sense (Hilo hybrid course)

Math is a core subject in which we want our students to achieve mastery in prior to graduating from public education in Hawaii.  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. This course 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 #295555
June 6–Nov. 15. Portfolio due Oct. 18.

This hybrid course section will meet on June 6 and 7, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Location TBD. The deadline to pay for this course is May 30.   

PDE3 Section #295556
June 29–Nov. 15. Portfolio due Oct. 18.

This hybrid course section will meet on June 29 and 30, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Location TBD. The deadline to pay for this course is June 21.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

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 both during Summer 2019 and 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 both during Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.

Here's how to sign up:

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.