Guest Host Dr. Deborah Crown speaks with Dr. Thomas Kohler (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Hawaii Pacific University) and students Ken Rossi and Adria Bomas about the benefits of project based learning. Find the Youtube interview here.
Meet Local boy, world traveler ,author, activist and educator Boyce Brown. Currently involved as a aid in the Hawaii Legislature, Mr. Brown joins us to discuss his newest book, “A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America”/ Peter Lang Publishers. Find the Youtube interview here.
On today’s Think Tech education program, live streaming from noon, host Jim Shon speaks our guest will be Dr. Carl Ackerman, who directs Punahou’s summer program: PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Education Opportunities) for disadvantaged public school students. Carl has taught history for over 30 years in Hawaii, started a nonprofit for service learning, and now […]
From The Atlantic comes a new exploration of classroom use of technology and what it means for student’s future careers and personal lives. Find the full article, written by Alia Wong, here.
From the Education Commission of the States comes a comprehensive report that assesses current trends trying to reform the School Year, exploring the dynmaics of student learning times and pubic policies of the states. Find the full report here.
HEPC gives an overview of 1990’s School Community Based Management, a school management reform project aimed at fostering school independence, collaboration within the school, and recognizing the value of the community. Is it time to try it again?? The Project Ke Au Hou Reform Model
From the Education Commission of the States comes a new policy brief that discusses the current state of ELL policies across the nation. Discussion from a Dec, 2014 meeting of experts and the ECS includes issues such as Finance, Identification and Reclassification, Education Quality, Pre-K Services, and Parent and Family Involvement. Find the full PDF […]
Competency and project based learning policy paper Basic Policy Questions There are many complex layers to implementing competency-based and project-based learning, including creation of authentic assessments. This paper focuses on analysis and strategies that might be considered without needing to completely dismantle the current public school system. The kind of school. Is there a difference […]
From The Atlantic comes an investigation looking at the rising trend of Occupational Certifications, and the decline of the traditional university degree. Find it here.
HEPC Director Jim Shon has recently conducted an analysis of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for seeking how much decision making power it gives to schools and personnel. HEPC’s Analysis of CBAs RE; School Empowerment