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    Hawaii Convention Center November 8 & 9, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Register Today
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This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the annual Schools of the Future Conference (SOTF X)! The Conference will feature unique components and special speakers. Join teachers and administrators from Hawai‘i’s public, private, charter and parochial schools as we focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for today and tomorrow.

This collaborative event is presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow.

Keynote Speakers
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    Dr. Sugata Mitra

    Best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment
    and School in the Cloud
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    Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

    Co-author of two New York Times bestsellers
    "The Whole-Brain Child" and "No-Drama Discipline"
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    Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

    Tracey is currently an educational researcher affiliated with FLACSO in Quito and teaches a course at the Harvard University Extension School
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November 7 SOTF Pre-Conferences

Kendall Zoller Pre-Conference

Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $250
Location: Hawai'i Convention Center

Spend the afternoon with Kendall Zoller in his workshop on The Choreography of Presenting! This highly interactive session takes participants into the seven essential abilities of presenting. Beginning with credibility and moving into rapport, reading a group, listening, acknowledging, responding and recovery with grace. About two dozen verbal and non-verbal patterns will be introduced to practice and apply. Included in this session:

  • Make impact statements
  • Proactively address resistance
  • Address resistance in the moment
  • The nine elements necessary in the first five minutes
Imagine being able to consistently present with purpose and intention. These skills can be used in any setting including the classroom as well as one-on-one, committee, and entire staff meetings. This hands-on course is designed and taught by Kendall Zoller, global trainer, author and originator of communicative intelligence.

About Kendall Zoller

Kendall Zoller, EdD, is an author, educator, researcher, and international presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation and facilitation skills, leadership and adaptive schools. It continued with his fellowship in cohort one with the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Educational Leadership where he later became a presenter and mentor. Kendall has co-presented the Foundation Seminar with Bob Garmston, Bruce Wellman and several current training associates. He is co-author of The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010), president of Sierra Training Associates and graduate faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills and The University of Maine. He has authored over three dozen reviewed book chapters and journal articles on topics of communication, community, and leadership for educators and law enforcement. He is also a contributing author to sections of the Adaptive Schools Source Book.

Leading Schools of the Future Pre-Conference

Date: November 7, 2018
Cost: $100 1-day ticket / $500 3-day ticket
Location: Hawai'i Convention Center

The Hawaii Educational Leadership Summit has merged with the Leading Schools of the Future (LSOTF) conference to create a Leading Schools of the Future Track for school leadership teams at the Schools of the Future Conference.

During the Pre-Conference and throughout the track, school teams will explore how to co-create learner centered environments that intentionally integrate student and teacher voice. For more information on the LSOTF Pre-Conference and the LSOTF Track view the LSOTF Announcement.

About Dr. Katie Martin, Head of Partnerships - AltSchool

Katie's work over the last 5 years has focused on partnerships with diverse districts to learn, research and inform how to create the conditions to support the evolving role of the educator, shift pedagogy to inspire deeper learning and leverage technology to ensure maximum impact on learners and their trajectory in life. She has also served as middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program.

At the university, district, and school level Katie aspires to create experiences that empower all learners to develop knowledge, skills, and mindsets to thrive in a changing world. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D. specialized in new teacher induction and ongoing support to impact teacher efficacy and effectiveness. As a leader, teacher, and speaker, Katie’s experience in research and practice continue to guide her belief that if we want to change how students learn, we must change how educators learn.

Registration Inquiries

DOE Schools: Amy Hasegawa, amy_hasegawa@notes.k12.hi.us, Phone: 808-305-9767

HAIS and all non-DOE schools/participants: Megan Polak, mpolak@hais.us, Phone: 808-973-1543