A joint collaboration between the College of Education Department of Special Education and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE), the SPEDucator Project aims to recognize and empower high-quality special education teachers across the state of Hawai‘i. Together, the SPEDucator group will support recruitment and retention initiatives while building community, belonging, and support.
Selected participants will advance in their own professional growth and then share their knowledge with others. Together, the goal is to build capacity and improve educational outcomes for all students with disabilities. The project will be recruiting 15–20 “speducators” (i.e. licensed special education teachers) who represent the broad scope and range of skills and knowledge within the field of special education.
Teachers who are selected for this project will:
- Be part of a group who can support one another during these challenging times
- Receive a special SPEDucator Project Polo shirt and other campaign swag
- Receive a $1,000 stipend for their time and participation
- Become the “face” of special education for the state and help change the narrative around special education and individuals with disabilities
- Become the “voice” in identifying and advocating for supports and change, specific to special education in Hawaii
Please recommend/nominate amazing special education teachers to take part in this project!
The application window is from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 18th, 2020.
Flyer – bit.ly/speducator-flyer2020
Website – bit.ly/speducator-website
Application – bit.ly/speducator-application