ʻEkolu pā a loaʻa ka wai.
Reaching the pure, sweet water within a coconut requires knowledge, skill and persistence. One must have knowledge of this particular “water source” and familiarity with the anatomy of the kumu niu in order to develop the skills needed to successfully access this water source. Persistence in refining one’s skill sets yields life-sustaining bounties. It has been another full year of perseverance in the pursuit of enhancing our knowledge and skill base, our kahua in our collective school-wide implementation of Papakū Makawalu at Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo. We invite you to join Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo at our 2nd Annual Hōhonu no Ke Kawa Papakū Makawalu Action Research Symposium. Our kumu researchers will present aspects of our collective implementation of Papakū Makawalu at Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo. How do we establish and build makau kilo? How do we evaluate instructional strategies so that we become better facilitators of Papakū Makawalu learning? How do we know what students are learning how they are progressing? How skilled have we become in accessing that pure, sweet wai niu? Join us on May 31, 2016 for the answer to that nane. This symposium is funded through the Kamehameha Schoolʻs Hoʻolako Like Continuous School Improvement.