COE partners with Hanahau'oli School, providing teacher PD in progressive, interdisciplinary, and inquiry approaches to teaching and learning

Delivery Varies

Teacher PD Opportunities

The COE and Hanahau’oli School partnership is aimed at providing teacher professional development, both in-person and online, specializing in:

  • progressive philosophy and education
  • social justice
  • school culture & community
  • early childhood, child development & preserving childhood
  • inquiry-based, interdisciplinary, integrated and concept-based teaching and learning
  • the arts, music, physical world lab, world language, digital literacy, and physical education
  • multi-age and teaming classroom structures
  • parent and community engagement

To view current PD workshops and opportunities, refer to the Hanahau’oli PDC calendar

Learn more about the Hanahau’oli School PDC

About the Partnership

In 2018, Hanahau‘oli School and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) College of Education (COE) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement — “for their mutual benefit and the benefit of education in Hawaii. With a mutual desire to build a Professional Development School (PDS) that emphasizes progressive, interdisciplinary, and inquiry approaches to learning — Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, Specialist in the UHM COE School of Teacher Education Secondary Program, will serve as a bridge between Hanahau‘oli School and the COE as Hanahau‘oli School’s Professional Development Center Director.”

Learn more about the COE/Hanahau‘oli School Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership

For more information

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Amber Makaiau


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