Community Readiness Conference

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On Friday December 4, 2015 at Kaimuki High School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education hosted a community readiness event,”Moving from Culturally Relevant to Culturally Sustaining Teaching” led by  some members of the Pacific Leadership Assistance Network (PLAN). This statewide event brought together community members with P-12 and higher education administrators, faculty, and teacher preparation faculty to gain a clearer understanding of the processes for creating and implementing culturally sustaining pedagogy. Special focus of this event was on the culturally sustaining practices relevant to Hawai‘i’s growing population of students from Micronesia. Speakers and presentations included, among others, representatives from the following:

  • COFA Community Advocacy Network (COFACAN)
  • Micronesians United – Big Island (MU-BI)
  • UH Hilo’s Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC)
  • UH Manoa’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS)
  • We Are Oceania (WAO)

The Core to College Alignment Grant cosponsored this event which provided no cost for attendants (breakfast and lunch provided). Limited travel funds was also available.

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If you have any questions please contact Dan Doerger, Hawai‘i P-20 Core to College Alignment Director, at ddoerger@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-5484.