Moving Online Learning from Concept to Process to the First Day of School

Administrator Strand / Policy Challenges

Kamehameha Schools, a large non-profit K-12 educational institution serving the native Hawaiian population, is transitioning its traditional classes into online learning course offerings. In this session, participants will discover the specific drivers behind this educational shift and learn some of the management techniques that can support success. Through learner-centered activities, this workshop session seeks to engage all participants in careful consideration of how to creatively balance stakeholder expectations within educational institutions as they transition further into the future of online learning.


Nick Gogno
Kamehameha Schools ISC
My name is Nick Gogno, and my family and I reside on the East side of Oʻahu. I have a passion for teaching and learning through technology and I share that passion working at the Instructional Services Center at Kamehameha Schools. Originally from Philadelphia, I have a dual undergraduate degree in English and Secondary Education from La Salle University. My Master’s Degree is in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology.

Dorothy Hirata
Kamehameha Schools ISC
Dorothy Hirata is the Instructional Services Center Director at Kamehameha Schools where she advocates, plans, develops and supports online and blending learning programs and initiatives.  She is passionate about distance learning and believes in the potential of quality online experiences transforming education for a global community of learners.