Philosophy for Children (p4c) was featured in the Honolulu Civil Beat! It is a great read about “a philosophy program that encourages respectful listening and mindful empathy for students’ peers has profound classroom impact.” Check it out here.
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Here are more detailed rankings of how well p4cHI schools like Kaelepulu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary performed overall against the state standards.
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting English Language Arts/Literacy Standards
#1 Kaelepulu Elementary: 91%
#2 Waikiki Elementary: 84%
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting Mathematics Standards
#1 Waikiki Elementary: 84%
#3 Kaelepulu Elementary: 83%
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting Science Standards
#1 Kaelepulu Elementary: 100%
#2 Waikiki Elementary: 97%
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR p4cHI SCHOOLS!
On December 2-4. 2016, Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau will lead a workshop at the National Council for Social Studies Annual conference. She ill ask participants to think about how they can get students to experience democracy by providing three strategies for cultivating and nurturing collaborative civic spaces and inquiry in their social studies classrooms. For more information about the conference click here: http://www.socialstudies.org/conference
The Friends of the East-West Center, the East-West Center, and the Uehiro Academy will be running a half-day educational experience for public elementary school students designed to promote international education and introduce participants to the purpose of the East-West Center. This interactive learning trip will provide students and teachers with the opportunity to practice Dimension One of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, “Developing Questions,” as they engage in a number of hands on activities, including a p4cHI Good Thinker’s Tool Kit Session.
Faculty of the Uehiro Academy and p4cHI teachers from a number of p4cHI model and partner schools will be presenting at the 2016 Schools of the Future Converence, which will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on October 20 and 21. See this link for more information: http://sotfconf.org/
Kailua High School Social Studies Department and Hawaii National Geographic Alliance Win Inquiry Challenge
The purpose of the challenge was to support and reward social studies educators using the Inquiry Design Model™ (IDM). The challenge was co-sponsored by C3 Teachers and the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) Collaborative, which is part of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
This national prize is really a testament to all of the hard work that the Kailua High School social studies department of which the academy’s Dr. Amber S. Makaiau was a part, the University of Hawaii ITE Secondary Program, and the Hawaii National Geographic Alliance put into planning and carrying out the C3 BioBlitz inquiry with Kailua High School students last May. It is a true acknowledgement that what they are doing with the social studies curriculum and instruction is not only on the right path, but leading the way for other educators in our nation.
The prize included a $500 cash prize as well as a feature of their inquiry on the C3 Teachers website!