HIDOE, BOE express support for job-embedded professional development (21 hours)

2021-06-07T17:18:45-10:00June 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Sean Bacon, interim assistant superintendent, Office of Talent Management, and BOE Chair Catherine Payne, expressed their support for job-embedded professional development (21 hours).

Members invited to join effort to support, expand English learner strategies

2021-05-27T18:34:44-10:00May 27, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HSTA invites members across the state to take part in a newly formed caucus to increase educator voice and support for English learners.

Classroom teachers sought for Performance Assessment Development Institute

2021-05-21T13:57:24-10:00May 21, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Participants will be provided training on the development of performance assessments that are aligned to the content standards and meet students’ needs.

Hawaii public schools to resume full, in-person learning for 2021–22 school year

2021-05-17T16:55:12-10:00May 17, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As more residents get vaccinated and restrictions ease on public gatherings and other precautions, the Hawaii State Department of Education says all Hawaii public schools will fully reopen for in-person learning next school year.

State backs off across-the-board pay cuts; smaller paychecks still on the table

2021-04-20T14:58:44-10:00April 20, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While your HSTA Negotiations Team is pleased to report that the employer is no longer proposing a large, across-the-board pay cut, the state still wants to eliminate key memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and differentials, which would result in reduced pay and loss of important protections.

FAQs: Addendum to HSTA’s MOU related to COVID-19 response

2021-04-01T10:11:00-10:00April 1, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This guidance is provided as a member resource regarding the agreement reached with the State of Hawaii and the Hawaii Board of Education to amend the June 2020 memorandum of understanding related to COVID-19 response for school year 2020-2021 and the corresponding coronavirus preparation and response letter dated July 13, 2020.

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation offers grants of up to $3K

2021-03-25T13:46:55-10:00March 25, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Educators, or teams of teachers, can submit their ideas for creative classroom projects — the more innovative and engaging for students, the better.

HSTA reaches agreement to increase 4th quarter in-person learning

2021-03-15T12:02:34-10:00March 15, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The agreement provides a framework to allow schools to increase the number of students returning to campuses in the fourth quarter for in-person learning, especially students in elementary schools.

HIDOE issues new teacher evaluation (EES) guidance

2021-03-03T15:40:20-10:00March 3, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As a result of the feedback received during Institute workshops from many educators, it was crucial that the EES Joint Committee teacher leaders addressed pressing concerns regarding observations and the use of the newly-implemented AIP to the Hawaii State Department of Education.

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