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    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • McKinley High School, Honolulu, Hi

    Connect! Empower! Achieve!

    Fall HaSTA Conference 2018
    Saturday, September 22, 2018


    McKinley High School
    Keynote Speaker: Tara O'Neill

    University of Hawai‘i – Manoa, College of Education, Coordinator, STEMS^2 Masters Trac

    Breakout Sessions on Varied Topics
    Swap Meet of Science Supplies
    Science Educational Exhibitors

    Bring your own coffee mug & a cloth bag for all of your free goodies. Also bring your business cards to connect with each other and our presenters.

    Check in often as we update the presenters and exhibitors.

     FREE for members- $25 for non-members

    Draft – 9/4/18

    Connect!   Empower!    Achieve! 

    2018 Fall HaSTA Conference, Saturday September 22, 2018

    McKinley High School, Auditorium, “A” building and Cafeteria

          Parking - Enter from Pensacola Ave. Turn right at yellow sign - Community School for Adults.

    7:00 am           Vendor/Exhibit  set up- Cafeteria - Ewa end of parking lot.

    7:30am Registration begins-  Cafeteria- Exhibits/Vendors & Refreshments /Swap meet*

    8:15- 9:30:       General Session - Auditorium

    Keynote speaker : Dr. Tara O’Neill  University of Hawai’i at Manoa, College of Education, Coordinator, STEMS^2 Masters Trac

    Additional comments by – HaSTA officers   Richard M. Jones, Ed.D. University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu /current District XVI Director NSTA

    9:30-10:15:      Visit Exhibits & Vendors. Cafeteria - Get refreshments,(BYOM: Bring Your Own Mug)         Network with fellow awesome science teachers.  Visit teacher swap meet*

    10:15 - 11:00   Breakout Session 1  “A” building - see schedule for sessions /rooms

    Switch breakouts-

    11:15 -12:00    Breakout Session 2  “A” building - see schedule for sessions and rooms

    12:10   Drawings for Door prizes - Cafeteria

    To update your membership and check on our website visit this link.

    Your current paid membership includes the FREE conference. Register for the conference and check for updates on workshop presenters and exhibitors on the HaSTA website.  No need to choose your sessions – just let us know you will be there. PLEASE register so we have enough coffee and snacks.

     *Teacher swap meet:  Give and take FREE gently used or new science equipment, textbooks, and other supplies.  Please check your stock rooms, and bring things you think other teachers might need that you no longer use. Questions? Contact

     Breakout Sessions: Times of sessions TBD.

    Newton’s Laws with Basic Meat Tray (BMT) Cars  Richard Jones – UH- West Oahu

    Hawai'i & Pacific Islands King Tides Project: Using Citizen Science to understand & prepare for sea level rise    Shellie Habel-  UH Sea Grant, Katy Hintzen, UH Sea Grant; Matt Gonser, City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency; Brad Romine, UH Sea Grant; Maya Walton, UH Sea Grant

    Growing Scientists Through School Gardens  Lydi Bernal, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute  and Debbie Millikan, 'Iolani School, O‘ahu Farm to School Network

    Engaging Students with Chemistry Games    Nan Ketpura-Ching, ‘Iolani School

    Essential Features of NGSS Lessons and NGSS Teaching and Learning Shifts    Lauren Kaupp HIDOE Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design

    Follow the Drop   Lauren Roth Venu -and Delphine Homerowski, Roth Ecological Design Intl.

    Hawai’I Institute of Marine Biology- MakerLab: Utilizing educational technologies to explore marine science, electronics, and engineering - an activity with LittleBits of creativity.   Derek Kraft – HIMB, Kirsten Carlson (HIMB), Judy Lemus (HIMB)

    Aina Informatics: Citizen Science and Genomics in your high school classroom  Yvonne Chan, Iolani School,  Eric Tong, University of Hawaii and Iolani School

    Amplify Your Science Instruction   Michelle Buck - Amplify Science

    NSTA and National Geographic connections  Tina Chan Highlands Intermediate and Cam-Tu Trin McKinley HS


    Exhibitors - including but not limited to:

    NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office

    Storm Water Quality Branch, Department of Facitliy Maintenance, City & County of Honolulu

    Science Camps of America

    Oahu Invasive Species Council

    Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group

    Amplify Science



Past events

10 Mar 2018 HaSTA Spring 2018 Conference
15 Feb 2018 Ethnomatematics Certificate
06 Jul 2017 2017 HaSTA Big Island Excursion
04 Mar 2017 HaSTA Spring Conference 2017
23 Oct 2015 SOEST Open House
17 Oct 2015 National Chemistry Week Celebration at Kahala Mall - Oct. 17
12 Sep 2015 Annual HaSTA Conference - 2015
03 Aug 2015 2015 International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly
31 Jul 2015 International Astronomy Workshop
24 Jun 2015 2015 Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium
17 Apr 2015 Hawai'i STEM Conference
18 Oct 2014 The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy!
13 Sep 2014 Annual HaSTA Conference - 2014
22 May 2014 Sea Level on the Rise - Leture by Dr. Chip Fletcher
02 May 2014 Mililani Middle School STEM Night
26 Apr 2014 Expanding Your Horizons -- FREE workshop for 5th - 9th grade girls April 26
21 Apr 2014 Worldwide Voyage Educator Information Session
15 Apr 2014 Al Gore - Pauley Sustainability Seminar
14 Apr 2014 Lunar Eclipse
11 Apr 2014 HaSTA Open House - 50th Anniversary Celebration
31 Mar 2014 Catalyst - spring 2014 issue - deadline for submitting articles.
15 Mar 2014 Science Supply Giveaway!
23 Feb 2014 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting
01 Feb 2014 Windward Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
01 Feb 2014 Leeward Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
20 Jan 2014 Kauai Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
18 Jan 2014 Hawaii Island Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
07 Dec 2013 Iolani High School Invitational Science Olympiad Tournament
10 Nov 2013 Elementary Science Olympiad Fun Day
19 Oct 2013 Energy: Now and Forever National Chemistry Week
18 Oct 2013 Teaching Change Workshop
30 Sep 2013 Conservation Connections Talk Story--"Climate Change and Corals"
21 Sep 2013 Bishop Museum Hawai'i Hall Opening Free Admission
21 Sep 2013 Get The Drift and Bag It
14 Sep 2013 Annual HaSTA Conference - 2013
31 Aug 2013 Palikea Hike to see Tree Snails - Environmental Section
08 Sep 2012 Annual HaSTA Conference


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