CS Summer Camp for Educators 2024

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E Komo Mai

The Department of Curriculum Studies is excited to offer a variety of graduate level summer courses! Students typically take 3-6 credits during the summer. Feel free to mix and match the courses form the list below. So, why join our summer camp for teachers?

  1. Find something for everyone

  2. Join a community of teacher leaders

  3. Experience online formats

  4. Advance your professional skills

  5. Apply credits to a Graduate degree

Registration and Contact Info

Registration Info

UH students can register for Summer 2024 extension courses through STAR GPS Registration System directly or through MyUH Services. Use the course reference number (CRN) indicated below with each course for registration.

For non-UH students (UH unclassified), please apply and register for Summer 2024 extension courses through Outreach College. After being admitted as a UH student and setting up your UH Username, you will be able to access the STAR GPS Registration System directly or through MyUH Services. Use the course reference number (CRN) indicated below with each course for registration. Students do not need to submit health forms if they are taking completely online courses.

Registration begins March 5, 2024.

HIDOE teachers are eligible to enroll in courses for reclassification credits, pending your principal approval.


Multilingual Multicultural Virtual Summer Institute

(Institute courses may be taken separately or together)

For HIDOE teachers, the two courses satisfy 1) Six Credit Hour Sheltered Instruction SIQ TESOL Requirements and 2) HQ TESOL Requirements. Please see details in this memo:  Sheltered Instruction Qualification (SIQ)  Institutions of Higher Education Scholarship Program.

The Office of Student Support Services (OSSS) English Learner (EL) program will provide reimbursements to approved applicants who enroll in EDCS 644 Multilingual/EL Pedagogy. The course fits the SIQ Requirements and due dates of completion. Please see details in this memo: Office of Student Support Services Sheltered Instruction Qualification Institutions of Higher Education Reimbursement Program.

For questions regarding SIQ reimbursement program, please contact or (808) 305-9836.

Elizabeth Chapman de Sousa (School of Teacher Education),

Course Dates / Delivery/ CRN  

ONLINE (Synchronous)   |  CRN: 4171

Meeting Days & Times
Mon, May 20, 5:30-8 pm
Wed, May 22, 5:30-8 pm
Mon, May 27 5:30 -8 pm
Wed, May 29, 5:30-8 pm
June 3-7 10:30-2 pm
June 10, 12, 13 10:30-2 pm (June 11 is Kamehameha Day holiday)


EDCS/SLS 644 Multilingual/ EL Pedagogy examines practices, theories, research, and perspectives on multilingual/ EL teaching approaches.  Topics include culturally and linguistically responsive approaches, collaboration, lesson planning, and adapting materials to promote the growth and development of multilingual/ EL learners. (cross-listed as SLS 644).

EDCS/SLS 644 Course Format
Online Synchronous

Elizabeth Chapman De Sousa Elizabeth Chapman de Sousa, Dr. Elizabeth “Brook” Chapman de Sousa is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education. Her scholarship focuses on pedagogy, participation of multilingual children and families, and educator professional development. In 2022, she was awarded the Dr. Amefil “Amy” Agbayani Faculty Diversity Enhancement Award and was named the Hubert V. Everly Endowed Scholar in Education. Dr. Chapman de Sousa is involved in multiple grants to support teacher professional development, such as Kuhikuhina Kaulike: Promoting Instructional Conversations for Equitable Participation Among Native Hawaiian Students, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and ʻŌlelo Nō Ke Ola: Multilingual Literacy for Multilingual Learner Education funded by the Office of Student Equity and Excellence Diversity. She developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the College of Education on pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment for multilingual learners. Dr. Chapman de Sousa also advises and mentors graduate students, coordinates cohorts of teacher candidates in their field-based work, and was a residential director for the UH Study Abroad program in London, England. As a former elementary school teacher, she taught in Colorado, Brazil, and Hawaiʻi and was an instructional coach for the Center for Research on Education Diversity and Excellence (CREDE).

Graham Crookes

Course Dates / Delivery/ CRN
July 1 – July 19 (3 weeks accelerated)  |  ONLINE (Synchronous)  |  CRN: 98005

Meeting Days / Times 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from | 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

* Contact Graham Crookes ( to receive an override code.


This course introduces students to concepts, theories, policies, and practices of multilingual language use (spoken and written), supported by multicultural orientations and practices, within the contemporary context of Hawaiʻi as a society with substantial linguistic and cultural diversity, including indigenous populations, homegrown Pidgin speakers, sojourners and tourists, the results of successive waves of migration, colonization, and globalization. Through recognizing Hawaiʻiʻs unique features, the course also locates Hawai’i within a world in which multilingualism and multiculturalism have become (or always were) the norm in many communities.

The course will be of interest to graduate students with professional interests in language, arising from professional schools or areas such as education, law, social work, medicine, or business as well as those primarily interested in languages, multilingualism, multiculturalism, and applied linguistics.

Course Formats
Online Synchronous

Graham Crookes Graham Crookes is Professor, Department of Second Language Studies. Resident in Hawaiʻi since 1982, he is a graduate of the UHM Dept of ESL/SLS and the College of Education in Educational Psychology. Dr. Crookes’s main research and teaching interests  are critical language pedagogy and language teachers developing philosophies of teaching. More generally, he remains broadly interested in the methodology of second language teaching and teacher development.

The Hawai‘i Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute

Charlotte Frambaugh-Kritzer,
Stephanie Buelow,

In this course, Hawaii Writing Project teacher participants will receive practical, application-oriented support for their classroom instruction in writing. It is designed to help K–12 in-service teachers understand and experience the writing process, discuss and learn best writing practices, develop relevant writing curriculum for their classrooms, and understand and practice assessment of writing. The learning environment will be structured to include, but not limited to: synchronous and asynchronous lectures, group work, guest speakers, lesson demonstrations, and content and classroom application.

EDCS 604 Course Format
EDCS 604 is both a synchronous and an asynchronous online course featuring whole and small group work, discussion, and teacher demonstration to develop course objectives. It also utilizes technology and print sources to access course content.

Meeting Times*
We will meet “live” on the following dates/times via Zoom:

  • Thursday, May 23th  |  5:00 pm-8:00 pm HST
  • Thursday, May 30th  |  5:00 pm-8:00 pm HST
  • June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12   |  8:30 am-3:00 pm HST
  • Wednesday, October 2   |  5:00 pm -8:00 pm HST

*Participants will also engage in asynchronous participation in Laulima throughout the week.

Outreach College Fee for 6 UH graduate credits (participants are responsible for an administrative fee of approximately $142, subject to change).

EDCS 604 Prerequisite
This course requires that all students apply to and are accepted to the Hawaii Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute.  Applications are due Friday, February 23, 2024.  For more information on the application process, please see our flier or visit the Hawaii Writing Project Website.

Charlotte Frambaugh-Kritzer Charlotte Frambaugh-Kritzer is the Director of the STE Secondary Program and an Associate Professor of Secondary Literacy Education at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa College of Education. She began her National Writing Project journey when she served as the Co-Director of the Cal State San Marcos Writing project from 2001-2003. This solidified her love for supporting teachers in finding their writing voices and writing instructional methods. As a former middle school teacher, she directly connects her experiences from the classroom to her current research and the courses she teaches in teacher education (all things related to literacy). She is also a researcher, some of her research work has appeared in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, Journal of Literacy Practice & Research, Action in Teacher Education, Middle School Journal, and Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association.
Stephanie Buelow Stephanie Buelow is an Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education. Her current work is focused on teacher preparation and literacy leadership. She teaches undergraduate literacy methods courses in a field-based teacher preparation program and graduate courses in literacy coaching and effective writing practices.  Dr. Buelow’s research interests lie in disciplinary literacies, new literacies, and teacher learning and development. She draws upon twelve years of elementary teaching and literacy coaching experience in culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse schools to ground her work as a teacher educator.

Pedagogy, Literacy & Research

Ivee Cruz

Course Dates/ Delivery/ CRN
July 1-19 (Accelerated Online Synchronous)  CRN: 4071

Meeting Days & Times
Monday to Friday |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm


This course introduces educators, community leaders, and professionals in related fields to important concepts, theories, and pedagogies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Topics include frameworks and skills, such as self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision making and relationship skills. The influence of family, culture, education, work, peers, relationship, and the media as it relates to SEL will be explored with an emphasis on culture, social justice, and equity in Hawai’i and our global community.  Cross-listed with KRS/DIS 650.

Ivee Cruz Ivee Cruz is an educator, facilitator, counselor, advisor, and instructor. She holds a BA in Global & International Studies and Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She has a MA in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. Her work bridges culture, diversity, spirituality, social justice, youth leadership, mindfulness and consciousness within the field of education.

Dr. Amanda Smith

Course Dates / Meeting Days / Meeting Times / CRN
July 1 – August 9  |  Mondays and Wednesdays (Online Synchronous), Fridays (Online Asynchronous)  |  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm  |  CRN: 4084

Advanced seminar in qualitative research methods with an emphasis upon qualitative data analysis, theory construction, data presentation and reporting. Pre: 632, a course in introduction to qualitative research methods; or consent

Amanda Smith Dr. Amanda Smith is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her interdisciplinary work focuses on the use of participatory sensory ethnographic and arts-based methods to investigate youth artistic making, literacy networks, multimodality, and how literacies can be made visible, represented, and understood. Her aim in both research and teaching is to create a more equitable future for young people by expanding notions of what counts as literacy through valuing all ways of knowing and being. She has a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education as well as a graduate certificate in Qualitative Research Methods from Michigan State University

Dr. John Creswell

Course dates
July 6*, July 8, July 10-13, July 17-21  |  9:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  CRN: See below.**

* July 6 – Students submit one page overview of a proposed project [draft title, problem, data collection (quan and qual), and how they propose to use the project (dissertation proposal, class research project, academic journal article, fun study, etc.)]

** Department Chair and Student Advisor approvals are required for CRN. Please contact Dept. Chair, Dr. Patricia Halagao at

Course Format

Mixed methods research is designed for advanced PhD students in education and social sciences considering combining qualitative and quantitative research. Covers philosophical and practical implications culminating in a mixed methods dissertation/thesis proposal.


John Creswell John Creswell is a professor of family medicine and co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 28 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research, and research design. He founded SAGE’s Journal of Mixed Methods Research. In 2014, he was the President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association and co-authored the American Psychological Association “standards” on qualitative and mixed methods research.

Dr. Larson Ng

Course Dates / Meeting Days / Meeting Times / CRN
May 20 – June 28  |  Mondays and Thursdays (Online Synchronous); Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays (Online Asynchronous)  |  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  |  CRN: Course override needed to register.  Please contact instructor for course override.

This course will survey statistics from both a theoretical and applied perspective.  In this course, students will learn basic statistical principles and vocabulary, practical methods of data analysis, and interpreting statistical results. The goal of this course is for graduate students to better understand and appreciate the importance of statistics in research as well as in daily life.  Much of the course and class examples will focus on the Hawaiʻi context.  Prerequisites: Classified doctoral student or consent.

Larson Ng Dr. Larson Ng is an Educational Specialist and Co-Director of the Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership PhD Program in the College of Education. Having doctorate degrees in organization & management as well as in education, he actively conducts and publishes research in the fields of business and economic sustainability literacy and curriculum development; Native Hawaiian education policy and program evaluation, leadership curriculum and professional development; and education during the Hawaiian Kingdom era. As part of the graduate faculty, he continues to advise, mentor, and teach courses in research methodology and statistics as well as actively incorporates leadership and economic concepts in his teaching with the graduate programs of EDCS and the Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice.

Hawaiian Education

Dr. Keanu Sai

Course Dates / Meeting Days & Times / CRN
May 29 – June 28, 2024  |  MWF: 9 am – 11:15 am  |  CRN*

* This course is being offered through NHSS Summer Institute program. Please contact Nalani Balutski to apply, register, and for any questions at

This course covers the origins and features of the Hawaiian State. Starting with Hawai‘i’s roots as a navigator society, this course explores the island kingdoms of Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i island. Detailed interaction between Hawaiians and navigators from other countries around the world such as Cook and Vancouver open up an investigation through the reign of Kamehameha I and II. Kamehameha III’s decision to establish a constitutional monarchy, achieve State recognition and develop a modern nation State are examined further through the eighty-eight year period of Hawaiian governance. The course will then examine, through political science and law, the continuity of the Hawaiian State despite the illegal overthrow of its government by the United States on January 17, 1893, and the significance of the Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom arbitration held at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands from 1999-2001.

Keanu Sai Keanu Sai is a political scientist and lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i Windward Community College, Political Science and Hawaiian Studies, and affiliate faculty member at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Education. He also served as Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands, in Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom, PCA case no. 1999-01. Dr. Sai received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in political science specializing in international relations and law from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Dr. Larson Ng ( & Dr. Kimo Cashman (

Course Dates / CRN
July 3 – August 11, 2023 (Online)  |  CRN: 4148

Meeting Days & Times
Wednesdays & Fridays  |  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm  |  Asynchronous

Only July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, & 21  |  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm  |  Synchronous

In a joint partnership with the Hawaiian Education and Leadership Initiative, Aloha Kumu, Native Hawaiian Students Services, and both the CS & STE departments, this course will focus on Aloha ʻĀina (Love for “place” and people; Hawaiian national consciousness) as a foundation for relationships, education, leadership, well-being, and research in Hawaiʻi. We will critically engage with Aloha ʻĀina to help us better understand, articulate, and respond to our kuleana to ʻāina and lāhui.

Larson Ng Dr. Larson Ng is an Educational Specialist and Co-Director of the Aloha ʻĀina Education and Leadership PhD Program in the College of Education. Having doctorate degrees in organization & management as well as in education, he actively conducts and publishes research in the fields of business and economic sustainability literacy and curriculum development; Native Hawaiian education policy and program evaluation, leadership curriculum and professional development; and education during the Hawaiian Kingdom era. As part of the graduate faculty, he continues to advise, mentor, and teach courses in research methodology and statistics as well as actively incorporates leadership and economic concepts in his teaching with the graduate programs of EDCS and the Education Doctorate in Professional Educational Practice.
Kimo Cashman Dr. Kimo Cashman is a tenured-faculty member in Curriculum Studies and a former teacher at Nānākuli High and Intermediate School. Dr. Cashman serves as co-director for the Aloha ʻAina Education and Leadership track and the National Board Certification Teacher Leader track of the Master’s of Education in Curriculum Studies (MEd-CS) degree program. He also is the director for the Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate program. His research interests are consistent with the programs he directs.


2023 ECE Summer Institute: Intersections: NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2024

Hawaii Instructional Team
Robyn S.B. Chun, Coleen Momohara, & Nalani Mattox-Primacio

Distinguished Guest: Dr. Will Parnell, Portland State University

Course Dates
June 13 – July 21, 2023 (Hybrid)

UH Credit
CRN: 4193 ($1,950) – Please contact Jaime Lum at for course override

Non-UH Credit
CRN: TBD ($250)

Meeting Times

  • Tuesday, June 13th  |  5:30-8:00pm  | Zoom Orientation for all Participants
  • June 14 – July 9  |  Asynchronous Preparation  |  Readings, Introduction, & Assignment 1 for Credit
  • July 10-14  |  8:30 am – 4:30 pm HST  |  On Ground for all Participants
    • July 10 at Waikalua Loko Iʻa in Kaneohe
    • July 11 at Campus Center Executive Ballroom, UH Mānoa
    • July 12  at Campus Center Executive Ballroom, UH Mānoa
    • July 13  at Campus Center Executive Ballroom, UH Mānoa
    • July 14 at Waikalua Loko Iʻa in Kaneohe
  • July 18 & 21 |  5:30 – 8:30 pm HST  |  Zoom for Credit Students

Every place has history that impacts who was there, who is there still, and the nature of our relationships to where we live. This year’s Summer Institute Intersections: Weaving Place, Story, and Documentation in the Early Years asks early childhood educators to explore how to connect learning with the rich lived experiences of families and children in the context of communities and the ʻāina.

Typically our educator “hat” can lead teachers to narrowly observe, assess and document with an accountability mindset that misses the deeper possibilities. We hope to meaningfully engage in sensemaking and reconceptualizing possibilities to draw from the strengths of our lives in relationship with the ʻāina. We will also tap into local ways of connecting and creating shared meaning through the stories we share.

Join us this week as we embark on a ground up experience as learners, starting at the Waikalua Loko Iʻa and listening with stories as told by the ʻāina and people of a treasured place. This labor of love will provide a focal point to engage in collective research and inquiry and narrative creation as well as exploring novel ways to document, represent, and share our learning with/from the places where we live. On our final day we will will return to Waikalua Loko Iʻa and reflect on how the stories that emerge in projects and investigations can be collected and shared in ways that empower, strengthen, and nurture relationships between children, families, educators and communities; while also addressing the potentials in documenting and making childrenʻs learning visible and valued.

Mahalo to our co-hosts from the Executive Office on Early Learning. Dolores Brockman, Tiffany Hirota, Kuulei Kaluhiokalani, Phyllis Kawamoto, Yvette Paglinawan, Malia Sakaki..


Will Parnell Dr. Will Parnell:
Our special guest this Summer, Dr. Will Parnell, is a professor of early childhood education and former chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Portland State University. Among his many gifts, Will helps educators explore how to make listening and learning visible and valued, especially through the creative repurposing of reused materials. His current interests center on meaning-making through arts-based narrative-building processes that inform classroom practices and place-noticing. An internationally recognized scholar and teacher educator, Will has written numerous articles focusing on children, teachers, and parents’ lived experiences and is the co-editor and author of three books including, Making Meaning in Early Childhood Research and Disrupting Research in Early Childhood Education. He is a mentor to doctoral students and young scholars across the U.S. and Australia.

Professional Development

Inspired by the Filipino Curriculum Project, Hawai‘i lawmakers unanimously passed HCR56 in 2022 which requested the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) to “implement a Filipino history, culture and identity social studies course for high school students.”  Starting in the 2024-2025 school year, the following Hawaiʻi public, charter, and private will offer CHR 2300 Filipino History Culture: Farrington High School, Waipahu High School, Dreamhouse ʻEwa Beach, and Maryknoll School.

In preparation for that launch, the Filipino American Education Institute will be offering professional development courses that will start this Summer.  Please visit and/or contact for more information.


The 6th Annual STEMS² Symposium will take place Tuesday, June 25 – Thursday, June 27, 2024 with opportunities to engage both in person and online. In-person experiences will include activities that physically engage participants with people and places around O‘ahu. Online experiences will include workshops, poster sessions, and talk stories/paper presentations. Whether you participate locally on Oʻahu or from a distance, join fellow STEMS² enthusiasts who share a passion for exploring the roles that place, culture, and identity play in interdisciplinary education.

The Symposium is now accepting proposals for online and in-person talk story sessions, paper sessions, performances, and workshops as well as in-person service learning experiences, and workshops. Grounded in the value of Aʻo (to teach and learn in a reciprocal relationship), we work to create inclusive, interactive spaces to hear as many voices as possible in multiple session formats. Please submit a proposal that you believe relates to this year’s symposium theme.

For more information, please visit and/or contact