Build. Share. Grow. ECET2 Hawai'i Conference

The entire ECET2 Hawai'i team is excited that you'll be joining us on March 4 and 5! Through your active participation, we hope this conference achieves the following...

  • Nurtures trust among you and the other educators present
  • Focuses on your potential for growth
  • Inspires both the intellect and the passion that drives you in your work
  • Provides you time for collaboration and learning
  • Put you in the lead of your professional development and leadership potential
  • Recognizing you as a talented professional

Who's Attending?

We are excited to be hosting a diverse and talented group of educators from across our state. Below is a snapshot of the many wonderful people to look forward to meeting!

What's in Store?

The ECET2.HI planning team, aims to give you a stress free and fun weekend so you can focus on building, sharing, and growing with other talented educators. We will do our best to keep this site updated on important logistical and content related information. If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to contact us HERE!

Conference Agenda

Saturday, March 4 | Iolani Sullivan Center | 9:30am

Our weekend together will kick off at Iolani Sullivan Center! You'll get to hear keynotes from dynamic educators, network with colleagues across our state, and attend a variety of engaging breakout sessions. Below is a parking map and instructions when arriving at the Sullivan Center.

Saturday Evening | Elks Lodge

Where would our communities and schools be without all of YOU? To recognize your achievements and endless dedication to our profession we will host a celebratory dinner at the Elks Lodge. Continue networking with other educators, eating great food, and enjoying the entertainment!

Sunday, March 5 | Ala MOana Hotel | 8:30am

We'll continue with the energy and inspiration as we close our time together by deepening discussions with island an content area groups. You will attend one last breakout session and close the conference with powerful words from our final keynote speaker.

For specific agenda times please click HERE. Please note that times are subject to change.

Conference Transporation

Transportation for all neighbor island participants will be provided:

  • To and from the airport
  • On Saturday from Ala Moana Hotel to 'Iolani School for those arriving on Friday
  • On Saturday evening from 'Iolani School to Celebration Event and back to the Ala Moana Hotel

Breakout Sessions

One of the components of ECET2.HI that participants enjoy, most are the breakout sessions! Each session is focused on bringing content that is actionable, relevant, and inspiring. Every participant will have the opportunity of attending three sessions and will have the ability to select the session that best meets his or her professional needs. The sessions are grouped into four strands: Leadership, Innovation, Whole Child, and Equity.

  • Being a Change Agent: Lorna Baniaga-Lee | High School ELA Teacher at James Cambell High School
  • Persuasive Writing for Advocacy: Lea Ann Atherton | 6th Grade ELA Teacher at Lahaina Intermediate
  • Lessons from Gandhi and Mandela for Teacher-Leaders: Danielle Mizuta | Oahu Autism Consulting Teacher/Special Education Resource Teacher
  • Infusing Lessons and Units with a Project-Based Practice: Kay Beach | ELA Teacher at SEEQS
  • Feedback and Reflection: Digital Formative Assessments in the Elementary Classroom: Karen Corbell | 4th Grade Inclusion Teacher at Mountain View Elementary
  • Code Studio- Coding is the New Literacy: Shane Asselstine | Technology Integration Specialist at Momilani Elementary School
  • Science Research for ALL Students: Michael Sana | Science Teacher at Waipahu High School
Whole Child
  • HA: Na Hopena A’o: Manuwai Peters | Hawaiian Studies Education Specialist
  • Arts Integration: Visual Thinking Strategies: Michelle Le, Kimberly Parrilla, Tobi Miyashiro, Inori Kim | Kalihi Kai Elementary
  • Philosophy for Children: Toby Yos Lory Peroff | Assistant Specialist at the Uehiro Academy; 3rd grade Teacher at Waikiki Elementary
  • Innovation: Project-Based Learning and the 4 C’s: Creativity⁴: Karen Miller | Computer Science/Multimedia Arts Teacher at Holualoa Elementary
  • Using Narrative for Equity: Uplifting Student Voice To the Center of Your Classroom: Christina Torres | 7th and 9th Grade English and Drama Teacher at University Laboratory School
  • Science and Math Strategies for Emerging Bilingual Learners: Whitney Aragaki | Science and Math Teacher at Waiakea High School
  • Perspectives for a Diverse America: Patricia Halagao & Amber Strong Makaiau | Curriculum Studies at University of Hawai'i & Director of Curriculum and Research at the University of Hawai‘i

For full session descriptions click HERE!

View all the session resources HERE!

Colleague Circles

One of the fundamental components of the ECET2 framework is creating Colleague Circles. These peer groups will consist of 8-10 peer teachers to support, encourage, and learn from each other. These groups embrace positive solutions and creative thinking, providing outlets and solutions that can be carried back to their respective classrooms. Over the weekend, you'll have the opportunity of being involved in this powerful practice. Share and grow with fellow educators through the lens of cooperation, leadership, and optimism.

How do we Stay Connected?

Social media

The true power of ECET2 Hawai'i will be how we all stay connected and share our new knowledge and inspiration! We ask that you share the positive energy and quality professional development with your colleagues back at your schools. Stay connected with everyone through our ECET2 HI Facebook and Twitter page!

ECET2 participants continuing to stay connected via Twitter!

Why should I use Twitter? Twitter continues to grow in popularity with educators. Through this social micro blogging tool, never has it been easier for educators to stay connected and receive relevant & quality professional development. We know sometimes it can be intimidating and overwhelming but we encourage you to give it a try! You never know if it could lead to a new class collaboration project or a new friend that encourages you during tough times. Click HERE for getting started tips and HERE to follow the top 100 Hawai'i educators!

See you Soon!

We can't wait to meet all of you next month! From the bottom of our hearts, MAHALO for all that you unselfishly do for our keiki and communities. Educators are truly the bright spots of our state and we look forward to honoring and celebrating your great work!

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