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DT at Nanakuli Elementary School

In May, HI FusionED concluded a 3-year project in partnership with Nanakuli Elementary School (NES). Led by Principal Lisa Higa, the project involved professional development and training to improve school culture and increase student success. Each year, Principal Higa selects a personal/professional development concept book for faculty and staff to read over the summer. She […]

11th Annual Hawaii Robofest – Congratz to All!

Congratulations to all the participants at the 11th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional event! This year, the Regional was held at the Pearl City High School Cafeteria. Special thanks to the Pearl City High School Robotics Club members and advisor, Mr. Hai Nguyen, for helping us during set up and breakdown and for the great robotics demo and Q&A […]

HI FusionED: Design Thinking-based PD

Design Thinking is a 5-step process to develop innovative solutions for complex challenges. Born from a need to improve business products and services, Design Thinking integrates end-users into a participatory design process, transforming passive users into collaborative designers. Most recently, growing interest has accelerated initiatives that transfer Design Thinking protocols to address education reform. Since 2011, HI FusionED has adopted […]

Teaming Up with Hawaiian Electric: PowerScope

Hawaiian Electric’s Smart Power for Schools program launched a new project to help public schools save energy and educate students about managing the electric grid of the future. Partnering with technology companies, Hawaiian Electric presents PowerScope – a project that utilizes advanced technology tools to help students learn about electricity, solar power, energy conservation and mathematics. Energy monitors […]

Hawai‘i Robofest Kicks Off Its 10th Season!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Robofest in Hawai‘i! As the proud official site host, HI FusionED expresses our appreciation for all the countless hours of dedication and effort from students, coaches, volunteers, parents and community supporters that made the past decade so memorable. Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: High Technology Development Corp, Friends […]

HI FusionED Hosts 9th Annual Hawaii Robofest

The 9th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Qualifying Competition was held on Saturday, April 11th, at Pearl City High School. The Hawaii Regional is part of an international network of Robofest sites hosting scholastic robotic events in eight different countries and in eleven states across the nation. For the past several years, Hawaii has represented the largest […]

Science, Engineering & ROVs: The Kawa Stream Project

To become the engineers and scientists of tomorrow, students today need to be exposed to the world of STEM to make connections between the basic science and math concepts and real-world applications to STEM careers. The purpose of The Kawa Stream Project is to stimulate interest and develop student capacity for science- and engineering-based college […]

Early Learning: The Tinker & Do Academy

(Honolulu) Is your child curious? Is your child constantly asking you how things work? If so, The Tinker & Do Academy could be the educational gateway to a lifetime of invention and innovation for your child. The Tinker & Do Academy provides high quality learning experiences for young learners. Keiki Engineering is a series of units that […]

Keiki Engineering: Coding for Preschoolers

(Honolulu 2015) Question: What do jelly sandwiches and milk and cookies have to do with coding? The Tinker & Do Academy’s Keiki Engineering program launched its second unit, “Cool Coding!” at Pali Preschool this Fall. Using games and programmable robots, our 4-5 year old students were introduced to basic coding concepts and ideas through guided […]

November: EcoVentures Hawai‘i

(Honolulu 2015) In collaboration with EarthWorks and the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, HI FusionED presented transformative field experiences for 21st Century Community Learning Center educators this Fall. EcoVentures Hawai‘i is a program designed to inspire personal and professional growth in sustainability and ecological awareness by visiting sites and meeting local practitioners. Through field observations and activities, participants learn […]