Hawaii Grantees

Below are descriptions and information for all grants awarded in the state of Hawaii. 

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Contact: Brenda Machosky, Associate Professor of English & Humanities, and David Kupferman, Assistant Professor of Middle/Secondary EducationUniversity of Hawaii-West Oahu
Email: Machosky@hawaii.edu; kupferma@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/


Grant awarded June 19, 2015

The second regional grant to the state of Hawaii was awarded to the University of Hawaii-West Oahu (UHWO) in June 2015. This grant, “Kumu Waiwai: Teaching from the Source” is designed to bring the TPS program to high school teachers and students in predominantly indigenous-serving pubic high schools on the leeward coast of Oahu. These schools are located in the poorest communities in Oahu and are largely underserved. Through a series of workshops and online meetings, teachers will be introduced to primary sources available through the Library of Congress, how to access them, and how to incorporate them into integrated unit lesson plans that reach across the Social Studies and English disciplines. Librarians from the state’s official film archive, ‘Ulu’ulu, The Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive, will train participants how to locate and access primary sources with an emphasis on images, motion pictures, and videos about Hawaii. Grant coordinators anticipate that this project will be the foundation for additional TPS activities to be disseminated throughout the state and adopted by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE).

The TPS Western Region is delighted to welcome a second grantee from Hawaii into the regional program and to reach high schools that serve the largest number of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students in the state.

Chaminade University

Contact: Helen Turner, Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics and Professor of BiologyChaminade University logo
Email: hturner@chaminade.edu
Website: https://www.chaminade.edu/


Grant awarded December 23, 2014

The first regional grant to the state of Hawaii was awarded to Chaminade University of Honolulu in December 2014. This grant, “E Noi’i Kākou (Let’s Inquire): Leveraging Primary Sources and Pacific Voyaging in Support of STEM Learning” is a collaboration between Chaminade, the Hawaii State Department of Education and the Hawaii Association of School Librarians. The project will provide professional development activities enabling Hawaii teachers and their librarian partners to use open ocean Polynesian way-finding to catalyze STEM learning for grades 7 - 12. The World Wide Voyage (Mālama Honua) of Hawaiian voyaging canoes will provide a dynamic cultural backdrop for the use of digital archives from the Library of Congress and World Digital Library related to voyaging and navigational instruments used in various historical periods. The Polynesian Voyaging Society will provide the historical and scientific context for the illustration of STEM concepts. The grant will begin with a two-day institute held at the Chaminade campus and also at Kualoa Regional Park, where participants will have an on-site wa’a (canoe) experience. The TPS Western Region is excited to welcome the state of Hawaii into the regional program and to support the Library of Congress in officially reaching all 50 states.


Contact: Tom Ikeda - Executive Director
Email: tom.ikeda@densho.org
Website: http://www.densho.org


Grant awarded June 26, 2012

Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. Densho offers these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all. Through a TPS Western Regional grant, Densho integrated the rich resources of the Library of Congress with its own digital archives to create professional development for middle and high school teachers. Teachers engaged in historical thinking about the Japanese American WW II experience by analyzing primary sources and discussing how this can inform thinking about current events. In addition to their home base in Seattle (Washington), Densho offered TPS workshops in Los Angeles (California), Portland (Oregon) and Honolulu (Hawaii).

The September 2013 workshop in Honolulu represented the TPS Western Region's first professional development offering in the state of Hawaii. The partnership with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii resulted in a large group of 60 participating teachers. Workshop participants appreciated the tight integration of pedagogy with the primary sources about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. In the words of Tom Ikeda, "Working with TPS changed the way we trained teachers. We added more resources from the Library of Congress website and spent time exploring the richness of loc.gov with workshop participants." Densho plans to create an online course to reach a larger national audience of educators based on the work done for the TPS workshops.

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