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HaSTA Spring 2018 Conference

  • 10 Mar 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • McKinley High School - Honolulu

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Spring Conference 2018

The Next Generation of Science Teachers
Saturday, March 10, 2018


McKinley High School
Keynote Speaker: Buffy Cushman-Patz
Founder & School Leader at

SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability

Breakout Sessions on Varied Topics
Swap Meet of Science Supplies
Science Education Vendors

Presentations for Spring 2018 - DRAFT 3/3/18

First session presentations 10:00 to 10:45 am

C-More Science Kits        Davin Sasaki & Edwin Colon       Stem Pre Academy

Find out about the Science kits that you can borrow from the Stem Pre Academy.


Oceanography Lessons from the Maury Project      Claire Mitchell    Hawaii Baptist Academy

Come and learn about the Maury Project professional development program and leave with a ready-to-implement oceanography lesson! The Maury Project is a teacher professional development program based on studies of the physical foundations of oceanography.


Grow your Confidence in Composting   Maunakea Summer   Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

Grow your Confidence in Composting with students using Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum.


Empowering Innovation Through STEM       Trish Morgan        Stevenson Intermediate

Learn about the innovative ideas and technology that Stevenson Intermediate is currently using.

 Second Session presentations 11:00 am to 11:45 am



Increasing Student Engagement and Exploration Through the Culture of the Students Joel Truesdell

Joel will show examples of modification of instructional methods such as Familiar Phenomena, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning, and Inquiry Labs in order to take the lessons into the world of the student. The result is greater engagement and enjoyment for ALL students in my Hawaiian Culture Based Chemistry class.

Learning to Model and do NGSS: where Highlands Intermediate School is now. Angelo Laskowsky                 Highland Intermediate.

Has modeling in the NGSS got you buggy? Us too! Learn how we've started tackling that beast.

Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge        Paahana Kincaid      KUPU

 Kupu &  Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) mini-grant opportunity. Students & educators in grades 6-12 at public, private & charter schools statewide can apply for funding to support innovative and grassroots environmental initiatives that will create new and sustainable solutions for their schools and communities.

HYSC mini-grants provide students with the opportunity to plan, design, prototype, and test their own small scale innovative and creative sustainability ideas and projects for their schools and communities.  $20,000 in funding is available for individual project grants from $150 to $1000 each, based on the project scope & needs.







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