Kū ‘Āina Pā: Standing Firmly in Knowledge Upon the Land
About Kū ‘Āina Pā
Since 2012, The Kohala Center’s Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program has graduated nearly 130 K-8 educators who have gone on to become pioneers and champions for garden-based learning in Hawai‘i’s schools. Kū ‘Āina Pā can support your school to create and sustain a garden-based ecoliteracy program, and strengthen your teaching and learning practices by connecting to a strong community of like-minded colleagues.
About the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map
Our Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map (HSGCM) was launched in 2016 after four years of development by a working group of 14 Kū ‘Āina Pā master teachers. The HSGCM support elementary- and middle-school teachers in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to develop integrated lesson plans and assessment tools that connect Common Core, NGSS, Hawai‘i Health Standards, and STEM learning opportunities with school garden activities and classroom extensions.
2018 Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensives – stay tuned!
Mahalo to everyone who participated in our 2017 Summer Intensives on Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu.
Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom is a four-day workshop for Hawai‘i’s K–8 teachers to connect school garden activities to federal and state education standards.
What You’ll Get
Participants will engage in daily hands-on experiences in gardening basics and have time to develop standards-based lessons and outlines for making school garden-to-classroom connections. We recommend that a team of at least two teachers from the same school attend to maximize interest and future participation.
How to Apply
Applications will be available online by March 2018.
2018 course fees are yet to be determined.
Three (3) PDE3 credits are typically available at no additional charge. PDE3 documents may be submitted digitally.
Please contact Betsy Cole at email@example.com or 808-887-6411 for more information. We hope you will be able to join us for these summer learning journeys!
Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensives are presented by The Kohala Center in partnership with Māla‘ai: The Community Garden of Waimea Middle School, Kamehameha Schools, O‘ahu Farm to School Network, Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, and ‘Iolani School.