The Sesame Street Effect (Source: The Atlantic, June 2015)

On June 23, 2015, in Early Education and Preschool, by Shannon Hillman

The Sesame Street Effect How the children’s show has enhanced learning in America—and why it’s a reminder of what’s lacking from education today. From the Atlantic comes an investigation into how Sesame Street has helped formed early education and how itself teaches young learners. Find the full article here.  

Interview with Catherine Payne (Former Principal of Farrington High): A Tale of Two Systems (Source: Think Tech Hawaii, June 2015)

On June 23, 2015, in Charter Schools, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

 A Tale of Two Systems:  From DOE Principal to Chair of the Charter Commission. An Interview with Catherine Payne and her insights into how Hawaii’s charter schools are similar and different from traditional public DOE school. Find it on YouTube here.

The Civics Education Initiative of 2015 (Source: ECS, 2015)

On June 23, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Shannon Hillman

Ensuring all students are taught basic civics and learn to be ready for active, engaged citizenship is a goal that both sides of the aisle can agree upon. The means to that goal is hotly debated. A new report from Education Commission of the States takes a look at what is happening in the states.

Interview with Dr. Frank Pottenger: Designing Curriculum, The Way Students and Teachers Think (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, June 2015)

On June 11, 2015, in Common Core, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Host Jim Shon speaks with Dr. Frank Pottenger (Curriculum Research & Development Group, University of Hawaii at Manoa) about designing course curriculum based on the way that students and teachers think. Find the video here.

STEM in the classroom (Source: Education Week, June 2015)

On June 8, 2015, in K-12, School Reform, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week comes a collection of reports focusing on STEM in the classroom. Articles include recent trends, new innovations in the field and partnerships with new sources. Find the full report here.

University of Hawaii audit report. (Source: The Auditor, June, 2015)

On June 5, 2015, in Financing, Hawaii State Legislature, Higher Education, by Shannon Hillman

Check out the Audit of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i to the Governor and the Legislature. Find the PDF here.  

Interview with Mike Meyer: Transforming a Community College. (Source; ThinkTech, June 2015)

On June 4, 2015, in Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Think Tech interview with host Jim Shon. IT for Government:  Transforming a Community College:  Interview with Mike Meyer,  Chief Information Officer for Honolulu Community College – on the challenges and opportunities of moving higher education stakeholders into a more tech savvy world. Find the Youtube video here.

HEPC Website Under Construction

On May 31, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Shannon Hillman

Over the next week, the HEPC website will be undergoing major renovations. Please be patient with us as we try to manage the change.

Think Tech Interview: UH Ombudsman needed? (Source; ThinkTech, May 2015)

On May 29, 2015, in Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Watch the latest interview from Think Tech with host Jim Shon interviewing Bruce  Barnes on the issue of mediation versus confrontation at the university, and the need for an Ombudsman. Check out the full interview on Youtube.  

Think Tech Interview; Students and iPads (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, May, 2015)

On May 23, 2015, in Hawaii Department of Education, K-12, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

From Think Tech Hawaii comes an interview exploring new tech in our schools. Find the Youtube channel here.

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