Conference Learning B Credit Course for KS Kumu

Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5, 2024

In conjunction with this year’s conference, we are pleased to offer Kaʻapeha, a B-credit course that provides KS educators with the opportunity to earn credit for their conference attendance, active learning, and engagement. The meaning of Kaʻapeha is “to spread your wings or tail feathers.” This aligns with our “Amplify & Deviate” conference theme design and has a deeper manaʻo of kumu spreading their wings as they gain new ʻike in educational technology.

Course Details

This course is open to a maximum of 30 Kamehameha Schools pre-school and tri-campus educators on a first-come, first-serve basis. The course will be organized in a fashion that models a student-centered approach with the primary objective of improving educator professional practice which ultimately intends to enhance student outcomes.  Course participants will be required to attend the EdCamp Honolulu UNconference on Monday, June 3 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm and will develop their own personalized learning plan by identifying other conference sessions to attend based on their professional learning interests.  During the conference, in addition to conference sessions participants will attend, participants will attend personalized instructional design coaching (PIDC) sessions called ‘Coaching Corner’. These sessions, facilitated by the ETS team, will support kumu design and integration strategies as kumu strengthen their connection between conference learning and their practice.  At the end of the conference, participants will share a reflection of their learning and ideas for applying their learning into practice for the coming school year.

Course Participants will:

continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. (ISTE Standards for Educators – Standard 2.1 Learner)

Course Requirements

Eligible KS staff will be awarded 3 KS B-credit by fulfilling the following course requirements:

  1. Attend the EdCamp Honolulu UNconference event
  2. Attend conference keynotes and nine breakout sessions
    • To earn the HCBE b-credit, participants must attend the Day 2 Keynote and 1 HCBE grounded breakout session OR 2 HCBE grounded breakout sessions.
  3. Participate in daily Hawaiian culture engagement activities
  4. Attend two Coaching Corner sessions 
  5. Complete and submit all required reflections and a learning design plan.

Timeline of Course Activities



Credit Hours

June 3, 2024

Neal Blaisdell Center

EdCamp Honolulu • UNconference


June 4, 2024


Extended learning opportunity. Begin drafting an instructional design plan.


Neal Blaisdell Center


Day 1 – Attend Keynote Session • Nainoa Thompson


Day 1 – Session 1


Day 1 – Session 2


Day 1 – Session 3


Day 1 – Session 4


Day 1 – Session 5


Day 1 – Participate in Cultural Engagement Activities


Day 1 – Coaching Corner Visit



Day 1 – Extended learning opportunity (homework). Continue drafting an instructional design plan.


June 5, 2024

Neal Blaisdell Center

Day 2 – Attend Keynote Session • Ginny Burton


Day 2 – Session 6


Day 2 – Session 7


Day 2 – Session 8


Day 2 – Session 9


Day 2 – Participate in Cultural Engagement Activities


Day 2 – Coaching Corner Visit


Day 2 – End of Conference Reflection

  • Post written / video reflection of sessions attended


June 5-6, 2024


Day 2/Post Conference – Extended Learning opportunity. Finalize instructional design plan. 



Hours/Credits Earned


(1 B-Credit = 16-hour unit of instruction)

32 / 2 B-Credits

If the course meets the HCBE Criteria, add 1 additional credit


Total Credits 


HCBE B-Credit Course Criteria Alignment

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of HCBE grounded breakout sessions and activities that feature Native Hawaiian presenters or cultural experts, and Nainoa Thompson’s keynote session on the ancient Polynesian art of navigation and its relevance to contemporary environmental stewardship and cultural identity.


  • Course Rationale that expresses the primary purpose of cultivating kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi, ​and may focus on one or more KS Cultural Principles of Hawaiian Identity – ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, Hoʻōla Lāhui, Aloha ʻĀina, or Loina Kamehameha.

    Cultivating kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi:

    • Nainoa Thompson’s life work embodies the essence of kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi, as he navigates not only the oceans but also the cultural revival of Hawaiʻi. His keynote will inspire course participants to embrace the KS Cultural Principles of Hawaiian Identity through his lived experiences and teachings, which encapsulate ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi, Hoʻōla Lāhui, Aloha ʻĀina, or Loina Kamehameha.
    • The breakout sessions and activities will focus on the importance of incorporating Hawaiian values, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, and practices into 21st century edtech learning environments. Kumu will be able to strengthen the skills needed to thrive in a HCBE global context.

  • Topics, content, and intended learning objectives that explicitly emphasize the cultivation of kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi, ​ and may focus on ​ one or more KS Cultural Principles of Hawaiian Identity.

    The content delivered by the keynote speaker and during breakout sessions will explicitly emphasize the cultivation of kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi. This will be achieved by exploring the aforementioned KS Cultural Principles through interactive discussions, storytelling, and educational presentations. The sessions are crafted to ensure that participants leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian cultural identity and its application in education.

  • Course/conference activities and guest speakers that provide Native Hawaiian cultural experiences, which may include, but are not limited to, engaging with kūpuna, cultural practitioners, cultural protocols, and/or speakers of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi; and include individuals with Hawaiian cultural expertise (content knowledge and/or practices).

    Participants will engage in activities that provide authentic Native Hawaiian cultural experiences. This includes interaction with kūpuna, cultural practitioners, adherence to cultural protocols, and conversations with speakers of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. These activities are thoughtfully curated to connect learners with HCBE and Native Hawaiian values.

  • Formative Evaluation options by which participants may demonstrate the conference’s impact on their HCBE development.
    • Connecting with the Speakers
      • Speaker Profiles: Attendees can view speaker and presenter profiles on WHOVA, which may include biographies, session details, and contact information for further engagement.
      • WHOVA In-App Messaging: Attendees can send direct messages through WHOVA, asking follow-up questions or requesting further insights.
    • Strengthening Learning with Other Attendees
      • Discussion Forums: Attendees can participate in topic-specific forums within the Canvas discussion boards, sharing insights from conference learning and discussing how it applies to their practice.
      • Coaching Corner: Attendees can meet with ETS coaches to discuss how they can implement ʻike gained into their work.
    • Providing Evidence of Engagement
      • Screenshots: Participants can take screenshots of their in-app interactions, such as messages sent to the speaker or posts made in discussion forums outside of the Canvas LMS, and share those with the course facilitators.
      • Activity Reports: If needed, the conference app, WHOVA can generate reports of a participant’s activity within the app, including session attendance, messages sent, and forum participation, which can be submitted as evidence of engagement.
This structure/alignment ensures that the conference is not only informative but also transformative, aligning with the primary purpose of cultivating kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi and the KS Cultural Principles of Hawaiian Identity.

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