Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

FY 14 Annual Report

HLR Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

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January 24 Educator Workshop in Waimea

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director, Assets School

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased to partner with Assets School to offer a free educator workshop in Waimea.  The workshop, Demystifying Spelling for Dyslexics, targets students with learning differences; however, the information provided can benefit all students in the classroom.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School located at 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street in Waimea.  Darlene Robertson, Professional Development Director for Assets School, an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children located in Honolulu, will present the workshop.

Participants will examine the three processes involved in spelling: mapping sounds into symbols, chunking letters into syllable patterns, and combining morphemes to form words.

Register for this free workshop online by clicking here, or by contacting Hawaii Learning Resource at 885-9318. This program is funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. Participation is limited to 15 educators.

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Happy Holidays!

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November Parent and Educator Workshop

LDAH LogoHawaii Learning Resource is pleased to partner with Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii to provide our next free Community Education Workshop, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The free workshop will be held Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School, 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street in Waimea.

Workshop participants will become familiar with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and learn the facts and characteristics of AD/HD including how a diagnosis is made, treatment options and educational interventions. Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are the key behaviors of AD/HD. While it is normal for all children to be inattentive, hyperactive or impulsive sometimes, for children with AD/HD, these behaviors are more severe and occur more often.

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) is an Oahu based nonprofit organization founded in 1968 by parents of children with disabilities. LDAH works to enhance education, work and life opportunity for children and youth with disabilities by empowering them and their families through information, training and mentoring and by public outreach and advocacy.

Register for this free workshop by clicking here, or contact Hawaii Learning Resource at 885-9318. This program is funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. Please support Hawaii Learning Resource with a tax-deductible donation and help us to empower all kinds of learners through partnerships that bring advances in teaching and learning to our community.

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Universal Design for Learning Educator Workshop

Universal Design for Learning:  

Strategies and Tools to Engage Diverse Learners

Presented by Kavita Rao, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kavita Rao, PhD

This workshop for K-12 educators will present strategies and tools to engage diverse learners using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework.

  • Explore how “everyday technologies” such as laptops and tablets can be used to create projects that address academic, social and behavioral goals.
  • Learn about the UDL framework and how it can be used to design instruction for all learners.
  • Learn practical strategies that can be useful and engaging for the diverse learners in the classroom.
  • Create two hands-on technology projects that model how UDL can be used with a range of learners.

Date:  Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Place:  Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School

64-1043 Hi’iaka Street, Waimea

Computers will be available for participant use, or you may bring your own. HLR will provide lunch and refreshments.

Registration deadline is September 24.  Register today by clicking here.  Space is limited for this free workshop. Early registration is encouraged.

Contact Hawaii  Learning Resource at info@hawaiilearningresource.org or (808) 885-9318 for more information.

 Hawaii Learning Resource reserves the right to cancel a workshop that does not meet the minimum registration requirement.

This program funded by a grant from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.  Please support Hawaii Learning Resource with a tax-deductible donation at   www.hawaiilearningresource.org.  

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HLR Announces Change in 2014 Spy Camp Dates!

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased to announce new dates for Spy Camp 2014.  The program will now be a three week day camp, allowing teachers more time toJune 11 030 work with students.  The longer camp will be offered at the same tuition rate of $400 and financial assistance is available. Spy Camp 2014 will be held from June 9 to June 27 with parent teacher conferences taking place June 30 to July 3.  For more information, please contact Hawaii Learning Resource at (808) 885-9318.  It’s not too late to have your child join our newest group of Super Spies!  To download an application packet, click here.

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Registration is Ongoing for Spy Camp 2014!

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Hawaii Learning Resource is now accepting applications for Spy Camp 2014!  Early registration is encouraged.  Spy Camp Session 1 begins June 9.  Financial assistance is available so don’t let your child miss out on becoming one of our newest Super Spies!  Download an application by clicking here.

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Now Accepting Applications for Spy Camp 2014!

Hawaii Learning Resource is now accepting applications for our Summer Academic Enrichment Camps for diverse June 11 030learners entering grades 2 to 5 in the 2014-2015 school year.  The two-week day camps focus on building on student’s learning skills in a fun, hands-on environment with an emphasis on observation, focus, and listening.  Parents of camp students will be provided with a better understanding of their child’s learning strengths and challenges and receive strategies and resources to help in school and at home.

Hawaii Learning Resource’s Summer Academic Enrichment Camps, developed in collaboration with Assets School, will be held at Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea. The camps are taught by local educators trained by Assets School master teachers.  Grant funding to support the summer camps has been provided by the G.N. Wilcox Trust.

Spy Camp Session 1 will be held from June 9 to June 20 and session 2 from June 23 to July 3.  Camps hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enrollment is limited to twenty students per session and we anticipate space will fill quickly so please apply early to assure your child a spot in our unique summer camp program.

To apply, submit an application packet available by clicking here.  Camp tuition is $400 per student for each two-week session and does not include lunch.  Healthy snacks and all camp supplies are included.  Limited financial assistance is available to reduce the tuition. Minimum tuition is $200 per session.  For more information, please call Hawaii Learning Resource at 885-9318.

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Universal Design for Learning Workshop March 1

Hawaii Learning Resource is pleased to offer a workshop for educators presented by Kavita Rao, PhD.  Universal Design for Learning: Strategies and Tools to Engage Kavita RaoDiverse Learners will be held Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School, 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street in Waimea.  This workshop is designed for educators of Elementary School students; however, parents are welcome to attend as well.

The workshop will explore how educators can use “everyday technologies” such as laptops and tablets to create multimedia projects that support academic, social and behavioral goals.  A review of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework will be provided including practical ideas for designing instruction for the diverse learners in the classroom.  A discussion of UDL-based instructional strategies will be provided and participants will explore resources that are helpful for a range of students.  Two simple hands-on technology projects practicing UDL strategies will be created that can be used with students in the regular classroom.

Kavita Rao is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Department of Special Education.  Kavita teaches courses on educational and assistive technologies and has been a teacher trainer for over 15 years working with teachers to integrate creative and engaging uses of technology and multimedia into the classrooms to support the needs of students receiving special education services and English language learners.  Her research focuses on how the UDL framework can help create environments that meet the needs of diverse students in both general and special education settings.

Register online or call Hawaii Learning Resource at 885-9318 to request a registration form.  A fee of $15 per participant includes use of a computer, refreshments and lunch.  The fee may be waived for eligible participants.  Please contact Hawaii Learning Resource for more information.  Workshops are made possible with generous grant funding from the Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association.

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February Multisensory Writing Workshop for Educators

McMullin_RobynHawaii Learning Resource is pleased to partner with Assets School to provide a workshop for educators, Project Read:  Written Expression Module.  The workshop will be held Saturday, February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School located at 64-1041 Hi’iaka Street in Waimea.  The workshop is designed to help K-6 educators teach students to express their thoughts through writing using multisensory strategies and materials.

Robyn McMullin, Curriculum Specialist at Assets School, will present the workshop.  Robyn is a certified member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and a certified Project Read Written Expression Facilitator.

Educators interested in attending this workshop may register by completing a registration form available by clicking here.  There is a $15.00 fee to attend this workshop which includes continental breakfast and lunch. The fee may be waived for eligible participants.  Please contact Hawaii Learning Resource at 885-9318 for more information.

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