Lehua Writing Project offers professional development courses

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: Sep 21, 2010

The Lehua Writing Project at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is offering two professional development courses in place-based writing for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and the community. Professional development credit is available to Department of Education teachers for both courses.

“Placed-Based Literacy: A Journey through Hawaiʻi’s Ranching and Agricultural Past,” takes place on three Saturdays at three Big Island historical locations. Classes are September 25 at Anna's Ranch in Waimea, November 6 at Pahala Plantation House, and February 5 at Uchida's Living History in South Kona. In addition there are three online class segments and a presentation showcase in April. Contact Ann Buffington at annkona@gmail.com or Jeannine Hirtle at hirtle@hawaii.edu for more information.

The second course, “Awakening to Place,” takes place at Kaiao Community Garden at the Hilo Boys and Girls Club on three Saturdays: October 9, 16 and 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This class is open to anyone interested in place- and project-based education.

Registration is through UH Hilo’s College of Continuing Education and Community Service at 974-7664. For more information, call Bodhitara Searles at 934-0182 or email bodhitara2000@yahoo.com.