This year, we will have four learning strands designed to allow educators to dive deeper into their individual learning goals. Strands will be lead by educators leading in their fields. Mid-Pacific Institute will be partnering with Envision Education and the Pacific American Foundation to create a dynamic learning environment supporting educators from public, private, and charter schools. Participants will be able to choose from the following four strands:
Strand A: Mobile and 1:1 Technologies Participants will explore what the most purposeful In powerful ways they can integrate technology into my project designs.
Strand B: New Practices in Place Based Education – Hawaii Educators will immerse themselves in the latest transformational practices in Place Based Education that incorporates cultural relevance, the shaping of standards and expanding the classroom to community resources and partnerships by the Pacific American Foundation.
Strand C: Performance Assessment At the center of any quality project is a clear vision of what we expect students to know and do, and what we expect them to be reflective about. For those who have experience with utilizing performance assessments, we will take a deeper dive into how the components of the project are used to assess what students know and are able to do. Strand D: Next Generation Science Standards Participants will explore the connections between Deeper Learning, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core. These connections will then be incorporated these into lesson plans created during this strand.