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.

HSTA professional development

Discounted members-only professional development (PD) courses can save you more than $1,000 compared to university courses. HSTA’s unique professional development program offers high-quality courses designed for teachers to support your professional growth and allow you to reclassify for raises worth thousands of dollars. The HSTA Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Department reviews and vets all courses that are offered through our website. Courses offered are PDE3 approved. Each course requires a deposit that is returned once the portfolio for the course has been submitted, as long as funds are available.

PDE3 registration and reclassification

When a teacher starts a third semester, or second year, of employment, they may request reclassification by utilizing PD or university course work earned after starting employment. Teachers can begin to take coursework to use toward reclassification as soon as they start employment.

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) employees have access to PowerSchool, which is the HIDOE PDE3 portal. Through this portal you can use the Learning Opportunities tab to find reclassification credit approved professional development. Any courses that are being offered by HSTA will have an indication in the course description.

Watch the video tutorial below for step-by-step instructions to register for a course:

*This link is password-protected on HSTA’s members-only section of the website. You must be logged in with your registered account to view it. If you are an active member and would like to sign up for a web account, view our instructions here.

Outside professional development opportunities

As an organization we work to bring the best opportunities to our members to advance their training and skill sets. These are training opportunities outside of the PDE3 system. We are mindful of the needs of our teachers. When adding opportunities to this section, we consider the cost as well as the content. For student-related resources, please view our page, Resources to supplement student learning.