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p4cHI Kaelepulu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary receive top honors

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%





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National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

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


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International Education Week at the East-West Center

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.

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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!

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