On Friday January 26, 2018, Hawai’i P-20 hosted the English Language Arts summit “Building Bridges to Success from Middle School to English 100“. This statewide summit convened HIDOE and higher education administrators, ELA faculty, and teacher preparation faculty to share best practices for college and career readiness in English Language Arts. One main objective of the summit was to promote discussions about strengthening English Language Arts transitional pipelines from middle school to high school to English 100 and into the workforce. Speakers included national reading and writing experts as well as master teachers from around the state of Hawai‘i. The featured keynote speaker was Laura Robb, author of the books Read, Talk, Write; Unlocking Complex Texts: A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents’ Comprehension, and The Reading Intervention Toolkit.
On Thursday November 9, 2017, Hawai‘i hosted the math summit Mathematical Mindsets for Math Transitions. This statewide summit brought together K-12 and higher education administrators, math faculty, and teacher preparation faculty to gain a clearer understanding of best practices in math instruction for students transitioning from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to gateway courses in higher education, and success in higher education programs. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and co-founder of Youcubed. Dr. Boaler is committed to promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms. She is the author of many books including Mathematical Mindsets, What’s Math Got to Do with It?, and The Elephant in the Classroom.
Other breakout sessions included best practices demonstrations from exemplary HIDOE and UH math instructors (including Barbara Dougherty, the new Director of CRDG), data about the Introduction to College Mathematics 12th grade transition course, and dissemination of statewide data to help inform decisions about transition points and course offerings.
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On April 26, 2017, Hawai‘i P-20, in collaboration with ACT, hosted the Hawai‘i College Access Network (HICAN) Summit The State of Career Readiness in Hawai‘i. During the summit, P-12 and higher education administrators/faculty and community workforce partners convened to share the statewide progress being made to prepare students for career readiness in Hawai‘i. The summit featured speakers from the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, the University of Hawai‘i System, the statewide Data Exchange Partnership, the State Career and Technical Education Office, and workforce representatives. National representatives from ACT and Smarter Balanced also addressed career readiness in the context of statewide assessments.
Below are copies of the presentations: