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2017 HIECC

Handouts are available below. Click on the presentation title to find a link to the handouts.

Friday, April 28, 2017 Keynote Presentation by Nina Sazer O'Donnell, M.Ed.

Hear updates about national early childhood trends and learn about the latest thinking and best practices for how to help young children win through community-level school readiness collaboration. Presenting information from her latest book - The School Readiness Playbook - co-authored with Dana Friedman, Ed.D., Sazer O’Donnell will share how school readi-ness is a “win” for more than 20 diverse sectors, with examples of how early childhood leaders throughout the country are creating local partnerships to increase school readiness for all young children.

6:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration fee includes light dinner buffet)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 “Celebrating 10 Years...Full STEAM Ahead”

Thematic workshops will be available. Please check back for workshop updates and conference handouts as they will only be available online

Opening Session begins at 8:00am (Registration fee includes breakfast served at 7:00am and lunch at 12:15pm)

What Can Your PHN Do For You?

by Cash Lopez, Deborah Brown

Public Health Nurses provide health consultation services to ensure that child care centers and preschools meet Health Standards. Is your childcare center meeting those standards? Do you have questions about how to meet them and why they even exist? Now is the opportunity to find out!

Singing is Science

by Eva Moravcik

In this workshop, we will explore the ways that science and music mix, and how they are interconnected. We will learn songs that teach science concepts to preschoolers. (and the rest of us!).

The Art and Science of Moving

by Jewel Toyama

From anatomy to growing plants, we will explore the possibilities of integrating concepts of movement and science. Through guided discovery, participants will explore ways in which the art, movement, songs, stories, and play can help keiki understand basic science.

Art & Science Projects to Try with Kids

by Katherine DuBose

Participants will engage in hands-on projects with one focused on art, one on science, and one on fabrication. All projects are selected to be easily duplicated at school.

Beyond Blocks and Dress Up

by Kathy Bentley

Even in the early years there are differences in the ways boys and girls learn and engage with their environment. Their tendencies can leave girls behind in some areas of math and science, and boys behind in art areas. This workshop will suggest ways to encourage all children in all areas of learning so they develop in all areas of STEM.

Art and Beyond: Integrating STEAM Concepts

by Marie Honda, Hilda Yagong

Learning about art can be a great way to integrate reading, math and science concepts. This workshop will use stories about artists to teach various art concepts and will include the use of  iPads. (Bring your iPad/Mac for best results).

Gems Below the “Tip of the Iceberg” of Mac and iPad

by Nani Daniels, Chris Coffelt

Come explore the “gems” that are part of each iPad/Mac. You’ll learn about built-in resources that are ready to use from this day forward. You’re sure to say, “I didn’t know I could do that!” (Bring you iPad/Mac for best results).

Creative Activities for Infants and Toddlers

by Sherry Nolte

This workshop will focus on expanding awareness of the many ways that babies and toddlers can be creative, especially in the areas of art and music. Participants will expand their knowledge of appropriate creative activities for very young children, and participate in art and music activities.


STEAM in Infant-Toddler Environments

by Caroline Soga, Gena Demesillio

This workshop will provide ideas for developmentally appropriate STEAM opportunities for infants and toddlers, particularly through material choice, environment setup, and project work.

Connecting the Dots Between Art and Math

by Susan Entz

Explore how to teach math through art and art through math while “teaching to the standards” and how to promote creativity by bringing these two subjects together.


How Does Your Engine Run?

by Wendy Correa

If our mind and body are like an engine, they need our attention to run well. Participants will learn how their “engines” and their students “engines” run (gain understanding of sensory processing patterns). They will learn how to integrate self-regulation strategies into their activities, routines, and environments.


Natural Resources Management: Integrating Science, Technology and Math

by Lena Schnell

This workshop will present how STEM concepts are utilized to manage 26 endangered species at Pohakuloa Training Area. Educators will participate in an activity with leaves designed to teach students to sort, categorize, and graph leaf characteristics.


Dream  ‘ōiwi S.T.E.A.M.

by Noe Norman & Kaleo Kaleohano

We know that STEAM is an educational approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. But what does that mean and what does that look like? More importantly, how does this teaching approach impact student learning and prepare them for the 21st century? Take a journey to a native Hawaiian fishpond where ancestral ways of thinking are blended into a modern context, inspiring learners to reach their fullest potential. Come and explore STEAM topics, curriculums, and ideas!


The workshop list is incomplete (as of 3/31) so please check back periodically for updates. We have a few workshops that include iPad/Mac use, so bring it with you to the conference for best results.