|Retirement…Your Best Years!
||HSTA-Retired members will inform active teachers of the need to plan for retirement. Information will be shared about retirement updates, estimating expenses, useful websites, and contact information, including the “9 Steps to a Happy Retirement.”
|Employees’ Retirement System Overview
||This 30-minute video provides a general overview of the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii. Topics include ERS plans, retirement types, membership, pension requirements and calculations, filing an application, unused sick leave benefit, post-retirement increase, and active death benefits.
|Your Health Benefits
||EUTF, HMSA, Kaiser
||Learn more about your health plan benefits from the Employer Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF). Then hear from representatives from HMSA and Kaiser about health plan options and how to select a plan that is right for you.
|NEA Member Benefits and the Student Debt Navigator
||NEA Member Benefits
||Please join us for a brief overview on how to access the 75+ programs available to members that help them save time and money and get a handle on all of their financial matters. A portion of the time will be dedicated to making sure you are aware of all the support and resources you have at your fingertips to help you navigate the student loan forgiveness programs. Make the most of your membership and join us to learn how!
|All About 403(b)s and Management
||NEA Retirement Specialist
||In this webinar, NEA Retirement Specialists will review the different types of 403(b)s offered in the Department of Education. It also covers the questions that you should be asking of your financial advisor. We will also cover the differences between Strategic (passive) management and Tactical (active) money management.
|HSTA VEBA Trust (including Long-Term Care Education)
||Brenda Shiroma, HSTA VEBA Trust;
Donna Bowman, Long-Term Care Insurance
|The HSTA VEBA Trust is happy to announce open enrollment for Basic Plus Life Insurance, Short-Term Income Protection, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness. Take advantage of this opportunity to enroll without having to complete additional forms. Come learn about one of your best benefits offered, Long-Term Care Insurance. It’s an effective way to help you remain independent for as long as possible when you are disabled. Take advantage of the great group rates available for you as an HSTA member.
|First-time Homebuyer Assistance Program
||Hawaii Homeownership Center
||Find out how you can make homeownership a reality by utilizing loan products and assistance programs to help you become a first-time homeowner. Learn about what products and assitance programs are currently available, the qualifications for each program, and the application process.
|Educator Effectiveness System: Teacher Evaluation Info (for Non-Tenured)
||This session is tailored specifically for new hires or those new to the HIDOE. Teacher members of the EES Joint Committee will provide an overview of the temporary modifications to the EES for the 2020–21 school year due to COVID-19 and adjusted teaching assignments. Q&A time will follow.
|Educator Effectiveness System: Teacher Evaluation Info (forTenured)
||This session is tailored specifically for tenured or experienced teachers familiar with EES. Teacher members of the EES Joint Committee will provide an overview of the temporary modifications to the EES for the 2020–21 school year due to COVID-19 and adjusted teaching assignments. Q&A time will follow.
|English Learner (EL) Committee Listening Session
||The EL Committee wants to hear from you! The EL Committee was established for the purpose of fact-finding and problem-solving operational and working condition concerns for teachers assigned to EL students.
|Early Educator Support
||Join us for a brief introduction on how to get involved in HSTA SHiNE (Supporting Hawaii’s New Educators) and help us identify areas where you, as a new(er) educator, could use HSTA support through an unconference format.
||Would you like to move up in the pay scale? This workshop will help you navigate the reclassification paperwork and also show you how to register for PD courses offered by HSTA.
||Your voice matters. Join the HSTA Negotiations Committee and Team for a discussion about your next contract.
|Examining School Policies through a Social and Racial Justice Lens
||This interactive session for educators examines school policies through a social and racial justice lens, and brainstorm solutions for change. Participants are encouraged to review a common policy in their school or classroom and discuss its impact on students. What is the ultimate purpose of a policy, and is it doing more harm than good? How can policies be changed to better reflect the diversity of our students and communities? Re-evaluating these “standard” practices allows us to deepen our understanding of and strengthen connections with our students.
|Teacher Licensing, Simplified
||HTSB Licensing Specialist
||Educators will explore the process of applying for a license, adding fields to your current license as well as license renewals. The session will wrap with question and answer time facilitated by a licensing specialist from the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.
|Making Ethical Decisions in a Digital Classroom, and Beyond
||HTSB Licensing Specialist
||What could possibly go wrong? We will discuss professional ethics and their application to classrooms, focusing on the digital age and a proactive approach to ethical decision-making.
|Are You NBCT Ready? National Board Certified Teacher Information Session
||HTSB Licensing Specialist & NBCT Ambassador
||The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification is the highest professional distinction available in education. It benefits students, teachers, and school systems by advancing the quality of teaching and learning. Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the revised, teacher-friendly process incorporating the latest research in best practices in teaching! Find out about the resources, support and financial incentives offered in Hawaii.
|Military Culture Course
||Military School Liaison Officers
||The abridged Military Culture Course condenses the seven-week (21+ hour course) into 45 minutes offering participants a sneak peek into the course. This breakout session provides an overview of military culture and discusses matters related to military-connected students and families. Attendees will learn about the military mission in Hawaii, the impact of frequent relocations, and review a few strategies to respond to the educational and social-emotional needs of this highly transient population. Our objective is to help attendees develop a better understanding of military family life and stir up interest in joining the full free course offered through PDE3 in September 2021.