Pre/Post Conference Events

Thursday, March 22, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012

With Beth S. Benedict, Ph.D. & Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Ph.D. from Gallaudet University

Early intervention providers and other professionals attending this workshop will be able to answer three key questions:

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Think Tank shares the mission of the Pacific Alliance to support Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fields. As part of its commitment to increase the numbers of IWD in STEM postsecondary education programs, and ultimately the STEM workforce in Hawai‘i, the focus of this one-day Think Tank is to generate ideas about how to augment participation of Wounded Warriors in STEM careers.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ekolu Mea Nui: Hawaiian Epistemology and Educational Transformation

This experiential workshop will look at key ingredients of Hawaiian epistemology in the well-known song: Ekolu Mea Nui. Each aspect of knowledge, knowing and understanding will be discussed and exampled within a Hawaiian philosophical framework. Educators are welcome to come with an open mind and willing heart to explore more of their own ancient systems of learning/teaching within a cultural system relevant and needed in these changing and mythic times.

What You Will Learn:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The 2012 Capacity Building Institute ocused on sustainability in the field of transition. The focus of this day is on students with intellectual disabilities and their transition to postsecondary educational settings. Panelists will direct discussion on national standards and quality indicators, successful transition programs across the nation, Hawaii’s Dual Enrollment (DEIS) Program, and collaboration work done by our Statewide Team for Successful Transition (STST).