This course provides access to culture-based online learning resources aligned to state and national standards. Extensive learning resources are available related to mālama ‘āina (caring for the land), alaka‘i (leadership) and kuleana (responsibility).
This course focuses on emerging 21st century technologies while continuing to explore culture-based curricula. Participants will apply what they learn to create and implement a technologically rich unit containing lessons that integrate Hawaiian culture with appropriate online resources. They will also establish their own personal learning networks to enhance their lesson plans and overall professional development.
In the final level, participants will build on their prior experiences while gaining skills in developing and facilitating online learning. They will utilize teaching strategies and tools in distance learning to effectively share what they have learned from participating in the A‘o Kumu courses with their colleagues. By working through the stages of the ADDIE model, participants will create and conduct their own online or hybrid technology training modules in order to meet an identified need at their school.
Preparing today’s generation of 21st century learners to succeed is essential and educators play a significant role in facilitating that success. Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning offers an opportunity for educators to build a firm foundation in integrating technology in the classroom, while learning online and through
accessing of relevant Hawaiian culture-based resources.
Goal of the Program
The A‘o Kumu Program provides educators with professional development opportunities to acquire 21st century teaching skills with a focus on accessing, integrating and developing Hawaiian culture-based learning resources.