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.
2017 Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensives Are Here!
Navigating the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom
This year we’ll be offering two sessions of our Kū ‘Āina Pā School Garden Teacher Training Program Summer Intensive: one on Hawai‘i Island and one on 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.
June 5–8, 2017: Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Science, Pāhoa
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July 24–27, 2017: Waikīkī Elementary School, Honolulu
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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
Apply online at koha.la/kuainapa2017 by May 12 (for the Hawai‘i Island session) or June 23 (for the O‘ahu session). Applicants will be notified on May 19 (Hawai‘i Island) and June 30 (O‘ahu) and provided with instructions on how to register.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND: Thanks to generous funding from Kamehameha Schools, we are able to offer discounted registration at $200 per person. Schools/organizations are encouraged to send teams of two or more. Payment details will be provided at time of application approval.
O‘AHU: $400 per individual or $300 per person for school/organization teams of two or more. Payment details will be provided at time of application approval. Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation is offering scholarships for teachers to attend this training. Please apply at: https://kokuahawaiifoundation.org/minigrants
Three (3) PDE3 credits are available at no additional charge.
“Ku ‘Aina Pa: Navigating the HSGCM and Creating a Standards-Based Garden Program for Your Classroom”
PDE3 documents may be submitted digitally.
Please contact Ilene Grossman 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!
The 2017 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, and Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation.