Summer Literacy Academy: Professional Development Training for Local Educators

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased to partner with Assets School and Kanu o ka ‘Āina School to provide a Summer Literacy Academy for local educators, presented by Darlene Robertson, Director of Professional Development and Outreach for Assets School.

Dates: June 8 through June 24, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Place: Kanu o ka ‘Āina NCPC School, 64-1043 Hi‘iaka Street in Waimea

Darlene Robertson is a Certified Member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and a Certified Director in the Slingerland Approach.

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Darlene Robertson, Director of Professional Development and Outreach, Assets School

Workshop Overview

The Summer Literacy Academy will provide educators with an opportunity to learn the Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) approach and work with a student in a practicum environment.

Teachers will increase their skills in working with struggling readers and students in their classroom. Participants will receive MSL training and support, all course materials and resource documents, and have the opportunity to work one on one with students to practice newly learned skills.

In addition to a completed application, participants must submit a $25 fee to secure their space. This training is provided at no additional cost to participants; however, commitment to attend all training and practicum days is required.

Space is limited to 10 participants. Early registration is encouraged.  

HLR reserves the right to cancel the Summer Literacy Academy if minimum registration is not met. Contact HLR at Email:  info@hawaiilearningresource.org for more information.

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ADHD Educator Workshop February 20

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Dr. Sara Cook

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased offer a free Teacher Education Workshop, Instructional Tools, Accommodations and Interventions that Work: Supporting the Behavioral Needs of Students with ADHD in the General Education Classroom. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Honoka‘a Elementary School, 45-534 Pakalana Street, Room K-14 in Honoka‘a.

This workshop will provide general education teachers with tools to support students with behavioral needs, including students who are formally diagnosed with ADHD. Presenters will focus on three levels of support for these students including building a strong foundation in classroom management in order to promote attention and engagement of all learners; various accommodations and how to appropriately implement them in the general education setting; specific behavioral interventions that have been shown effective for improving on-task behavior for students with ADHD when less intensive strategies have been exhausted. Educators of all grade levels are welcome to attend.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Sara Cook, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Mr. Cory Cook, a School-Based Behavioral Health Specialist in the Hawaii Department of Education. Both Sara and Cory have extensive experience in working with students with special needs in various educational settings.

Register for this free workshop online by clicking here. Contact Hawaii Learning Resource at info@hawaiilearningresource.org or (808) 885-9318 for more information. This program is funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.

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ADHD Parent Workshop to be held in January

peggy brandtHawaii Learning Resource is pleased to partner with Assets School to provide a free Parent Education Workshop –  My Child is Diagnosed with ADHD: Now What? The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kanu o ka Āina New Century Public Charter School, 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street in Waimea.

Participants will learn the basics of what parents of children with ADHD need to know. The workshop will cover the latest understanding of ADD/ADHD and practical application of these concepts in the real world of parenting, from homework to social situations. All parents of elementary and middle school age children are welcome to attend.

The workshop will be presented by Peggy Brandt, Senior Counselor with Assets School, an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic students located on Oahu. Peggy holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Guidance from UH Manoa and a Master’s in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She has extensive experience working with children with ADHD and their parents.

Register for this free workshop online by clicking here. Contact Hawaii Learning Resource at info@hawaiilearningresource.org or (808) 885-9318 for more information. This program is funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.

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Educator Workshop November 11

Assessing Reading

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

This workshop is designed for elementary school educators and will cover the different research-based tests in the Assessing Reading Multiple Measures manual and how they relate to the reading process. Additional assessment tools will be presented along with sample materials. Presented by Darlene Robertson from Assets School.

Workshop will be held at Waimea Country School, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road in Waimea. There is no fee to attend this workshop, however, registration is required. Please click here to register.

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Private Tutor Listing

The Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (HIDA) has many resources available on their website including a list of private tutors on Hawaii Island and Oahu. Click here for the most recent list.

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HLR Change of Address

To save funds and reduce administrative expenses, Hawaii Learning Resource will close our Waimea office as of July 17, 2015. Please make a note of our new mailing address for future reference.

Mailing Address: Hawaii Learning Resource, P.O. Box 1239, Kamuela, HI 96743-1239

Telephone: (808) 885-9318

Email: info@hawaiilearningresource.org

Please forward all correspondence to our new mailing address. We look forward to continuing to work with you to transform the lives of diverse learners in our community.

Thank you for your support!
Hawaii Learning Resource

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HLR Accepting Applications for Spy Camp 2015

Spy Camp 2015 Flyer WebHawaii Learning Resource is now accepting applications for Spy Camp 2015. Spy Camp focuses on building on student’s academic and social skills in a fun, hands-on learning environment with an emphasis on observation, focus and listening.

The camp targets diverse learners entering grades 2 to 5 in the 2015-2016 school year. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students and early registration is encouraged. A typical day at Spy Camp includes circle time, organized group play, an academic block, and activity centers such as cooking, art and puzzles. Activities are designed to increase student’s engagement and confidence in learning and social emotional learning skills such as self and social awareness and relationship skills.

Dates: Monday through Friday June 8 to June 26

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School

Tuition: $400 per student.

Parent Teacher Conferences: June 29 to July 2

Financial assistance is available for eligible families. Minimum tuition is $200. Snacks will be provided; students must bring their own daily lunch.

2015 Summer Spy Camp Application Packet

2015 Summer Spy Camp Tuition Reduction Application

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2015 Visitor Industry Charity Walk

poster-2015HLR will participate in the 2015 Visitor Industry Charity Walk taking place on Saturday, May 9 at the Mauna Lani Resort. The Charity Walk gives everyone a chance to raise money to benefit Hawaii Island non-profits. Please contact HLR at 885-9318 to pick-up a Walk Form or to sponsor our staff. A grant from the Charity Walk supports HLR’s free Community Education Workshops. We hope to see you at the walk!

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March 28 Parent and Educator Workshop

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Join us on March 28 for our next Parent and Educator Workshop The Functions of Working Memory and Executive Control, presented by Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director from Assets School. The workshop will be held at Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School located at 64-1043 Hi‘iaka Street in Waimea.

This workshop is designed for both parents and educators and will explore the topic of working memory and its relationship to the executive function process. Research shows a high correlation between working memory and success in school. Working memory is the ability of the brain to hold onto facts while actively using the information to do an activity. Weak working memory can impact academic functioning such as math computation, reading comprehension, written expression, following multi-step directions, attention and organization/study skills.

There is no fee to attend this workshop, however registration is required. To register online, please click here or contact Hawaii Learning Resource at info@hawaiilearningresource.org or 808-885-9318.

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February Parent and Educator Workshop

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Sungalina Lee

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased to announce our next Parent and Educator Workshop, Social Emotional Learning for Students. The free workshop will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School located at 64-1043 Hi‘iaka Street, in Waimea.

This workshop is designed for both parents and educators of Elementary School students and will give background, resources, and activities to help students develop social emotional resiliency. Information will be shared on the relationship between social and emotional competence and academic achievement.  As children grow, relationships with school peers become increasingly important. Teachers and parents are important facilitators and coaches. Participants will learn games and share stories in this hands-on, practical workshop.

The workshop will be presented by Ms. Sungalina Lee, an Educational Consultant and a School Counselor at Assets School. She has her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has extensive knowledge and experience with respect to challenging behaviors.

Register online for this free workshop by clicking here, or contact Hawaii Learning Resource at info@hawaiilearningresource.org or 885-9318. This workshop is funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.

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