Professional Development

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As a focused, dynamic organization of involved members collaboratively creating quality public education, the Hawaii State Teachers Association continually strives to offer its members educator-centric opportunities for professional growth and lifelong learning.

21 hours flexibility pilot program expected soon, but with restrictions

Ever since the Hawaii State Teachers Association announced a supplemental contract agreement with the Hawaii Department of Education, we've received a number of inquiries from educators about the status of Superintendent Christina Kishimoto’s plan to allow for a pilot program for tenured teachers rated “highly effective” the option to flex up to seven of their 21 hours of job-embedded professional development for teacher-initiated activities.

HSTA knew this option would be something of great interest to many teachers. Unfortunately, DOE officials took quite a while to draft the details of the program and only recently notified HSTA that they are finalizing the memo and related documents for the field.

Get the full update here.

Key Links

Go to pd.hsta.org to discover professional development opportunities for HSTA members.

Click here for step-by-step instructions about registering for your PD course and submitting credits for reclassification.

Watch the video tutorial below for step-by-step instructions to register for a course. You can also watch it on YouTube.


Professional Development Credits
For questions regarding professional development credits, call the DOE's Reclassification Department at (808) 441-8383, or go to https://pde3.k12.hi.us.