The Conversation: School During The COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 27, 2020

Progress with online learning at Hawaii's public schools; Mid-Pac Institute on deeper learning and teaching online; A look at mobile coronavirus testing; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools turns 50

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Progress with online learning at Hawaii's public schools

Hawaii's public schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. HPR's Ashley Mizuo tells us how online learning has been a mixed bag from Pre-K to high school.

Mid-Pac Institute on deeper learning and teaching online

A decade ago, Mid-Pacific Institute of Honolulu adopted a deeper learning approach, which is more student-centered and projecdt-based. To teach this method, the school stared Kupu Hou Academy. They train not just their own teachers but from across the state and abroad. Mark Hines is the academy's director and he discusses deeper learning pedagogy and the future of online learning. Click here for more info on Kupu Hou Academy.

A look at mobile coronavirus testing

Dozens of health care workers, many of them volunteers, have been traveling all over the state as many people as possible. Next up: homeless camps. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us about operations successes and challenges. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

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Hawaii Association of Independent Schools turns 50

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. To celebrate the occassion, the organization for private schools put together a book, Building a Community. (Click here to purchase the book.) In January, we had the books authors in studio to discuss the history of HAIS and private schools in Hawaii.