PAAC website image, kids

FREE Two-Day Workshop Hosted by PAAC*

August 25 & 26, 2021   3:00–4:30 PM (HST)

The Hanahau’oli Professional Development Center is teaming up with the Pacific Alliance against COVID-19 (PAAC), under an award from the National Institutes of Health, Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations (RADxUP) to offer this workshop focused on providing strategies for safer school reopening. K–12 educators in Hawaiʻi who work with Pacific Islander, Filipino, and Native Hawaiian students will find this workshop especially relevant as these communities suffer most from COVID-19.

Learn more and register here.




Panelists Dr. Sarah Kemble, MD, Hawaii Department of Health State Epidemiologist and Kara Gormont, RN School Testing Program address COVID-19 testing in schools and other COVID-19 school issues. Dr. Alika Maunakea, John A Burns School of Medicine, examines the roles of variants, vaccinations, and human behavior on case rates. Paul Kepka, Principal, Kamaile Academy shares his school-based testing program, and Gail Vannatta, Assistant Principal for Academics, Damien Memorial School shares the school’s comprehensive strategies for safer school opening, including grade level development of COVID-19 curriculum.


Panelists Dr. Ruben Juarez, Professor of Economics, presents research on attitudes to vaccinations and Kaleolani Hanohano, Hawaiian language/Modern Hawaiian History, Kahuku High School and Jamie Psak, Health, Kaiser High School share their school’s COVID-19 in-servicing followed by sharing of student outcomes from teaching the PAAC modules. Kaleolani is joined by fellow curriculum writer Ka‘olinokaimana Yasuoka, Voyager PCS. A town hall format encourages asking questions, sharing concerns and successes as COVID-19 educators.

Registration is still open for this free professional development opportunity.

Stay Connected

Receive a monthly newsletter covering COE news, events, and announcements

Sign Up