Photo provided by Mid-Pacific Institute, Photographer Scot Allen.

Welcome to the Real World

Noelle Fujii

Today’s assessments aren’t just limited to bubble tests. There’s also “authentic assessments,” which require deeper, more innovative thinking from students. At Hakipuu Learning Center, authentic assessments take shape in the form of senior projects where each senior picks a topic, spends the year researching it, and defends what they’ve learned in front of the community. Read the full article…

Education , Innovation , June 2017
June, 2017
Hui Malama O Ke Kai helps instill confidence in youth for a successful voyage through life. Here, students learn canoe-sailing skills in Waimanalo Bay. 

Photo courtesy of Hui Malama O Ke Kai.

Nonprofit Corner: Healing Waters

Jackie M. Young

The Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation operates after-school and community programs for families in the Waimanalo area, reconnecting residents with their Native Hawaiian culture and the ocean. Its name translates to “Group that Cares for the Ocean.” “It’s a unique program born of the community,” explains executive director Kathy Morris, 47. “A small group Read the full article…

Education , May 2017 , Nonprofits
May, 2017
Field Trip Friends took a group of parents and children on a bird-watching trip during February. Photo by Karen De Borja.

Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

Jackie M. Young

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…


Education & Career Advancement Guide 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Knowledge is power. Learn how these institutions can expand your education and develop new skills. This special section will provide information on advanced degrees, special certifications, and training courses to provide you with the best opportunity to succeed.

May, 2017