To do:

Add Stem Lessons

-contact tracing

-ventilation

-soap

R Naught--How infectious a disease is--

Article on how we can bring it down, and need to in order to stop exponential growth

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-contagious-r-naught-average-patient-spread-2020-3

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Add How to Handle, Deal with...

-quarantine/imprisionment

       with Queen Lili`uokalani as inspiration

-Emily Dickinson--turned to poetry writing to express the deep losses that she felt

https://theconversation.com/emily-dickinson-is-the-unlikely-hero-of-our-time-144262?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2028%202020%20-%201716316578&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2028%202020%20-%201716316578+Version+A+CID_c36ddfa0dec790550aed4609d091f0df&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Emily%20Dickinson%20is%20the%20unlikely%20hero%20of%20our%20time

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ADD to Disparities Section:

**Ensuring that the messaging is inclusive, message of support vs. one that sounds like any population is being targeted or looked down on

https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/07/pandemic-highlights-health-disparities-for-filipinos-in-hawaii/

-Dr. Marvel Mer talks with HNN on Filipino Disparities and how to address them:

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/video/2020/08/28/kapiolani-medical-center-dr-marel-ver/

-Systemic Racism

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/06/racism-and-coronavirus-are-killing-people-of-color-protesting-is-not-enough/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=SpecialEdition_20200605&rid=C515D3DB6FECF1756908536904C924A0

ADD Science connected to the article on why what princess Lili`u did was so great:

-Share about the RNaught of small pox

-Share an article on the spread in other places that did not implment quarntines

The nightly seven o’clock clap for essential workers in New York City feels hypocritical to me. I understand it’s an offering of solidarity and empathy, but a gesture is not enough. In this city, about 75 percent of front-line workers—grocery clerks, bus and train operators, janitors, food delivery people, child care staff—are minorities. They still can’t get approved for a loan to buy property in the neighborhoods they serve or want to live in. They can’t find nutritious food on their blocks. They can’t access quality healthcare. The world they live in is unimaginable to many of those clapping from their homes every night.

The parts of New York hardest hit by the pandemic are overwhelmingly lower-income communities of color. Blacks and Latinos are dying from COVID-19 at twice the rate of white people, according to early data. The front-line workers I’ve been photographing are the same people who face the systemic racism and violence that has fueled a week of protests across America.

Why Place-based, Culturally Connected, Interdisiplinary Curricula

The Kupa`a Collective is a great example of the need for different disciplines to come together in order to address the complex layers of the issues that we are faced.  Although in this case, we are addressing the present pandemic, this interdisciplinary approach can serve as a model for teaching various issues that we are faced with at this time.  In this case, an actual team of different minds, from different disciplines are putting their various strengths and efforts together to address the multiple layers _________________of the pandemic.  From health and the science behind it; politics--leaders and leadership, disparities--heath, economic/financial, social-emotional wellness, community intersections

This is life.  All disciplines are woven together to create that rich tapestry that builds the context from which are lives take place.  Thinking about how these disicplines inter-play with one another--a part of a functioning ecosystem which we have to exist within--understanding how to navigate within it is important.  

 

 

Rapid mortality transition of Pacific Islands in the 19th century

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Princess Lili`u, Inspired Leadership Grounded in Aloha

PRINCESS LILI`U NAVIGATES THE WAY

From Lili`uokalani:  Hawai`i's Last Queen

"In 1881, she got her first taste of decision-making and her first bad brush with the business community. 

Her brother was away on a trip, leaving the 43-year-old princess in charge, when a smallpox epidemic broke out. The native people had no resistance to this foreign disease and many died. The source was Chinese laborers brought in to work in the cane fields. To protect the health of the native people, Liliuokalani closed the port. This infuriated the sugar growers, but Liliuokalani stood her ground."

Princess Lili`u Navigating the Way Image

With Mindsets and Hearts of Aloha...

Recognizing and acknowledging that this is uncharted territories for us all

And some situations are more dire than others

Come with great amounts of patience and understanding for the unique situations that each of your families will be faced with.

Presently some families are under great financial strain--there are so many layers to the impacts from this pandemic that we will all need to function from and with aloha

How can you communicate with families in ways that demonstrate your understanding?

Building bridges from the start will be critical in getting all the parts to move smoothly.

See the whole family as members of your classroom community

     With distance learning and depending on the grade level you work with they will be your child’s learning partner

Aloha Opens the Door to Learning

"I’ve always wanted to be some type of teacher; many important teachers have shaped me as a person. Teaching is one of the vital processes of knowledge transfer through which cultures are preserved, and I’m humbled to be a part of that. At the same time, the best part of my job is that I’m constantly learning. Every person, every interaction, is unique, and approaching complex topics with sensitivity and open-mindedness is a key to creating successful learning experiences.

That said, I would like to return to the concept of aloha, and credit my understanding to the late Aunty Pilahi Paki, a Hawaiian intellectual and source of knowledge of Mea Hawai‘i, often translated “things Hawaiian”—our traditions, including our ideas and values. Aunty Pilahi is the person responsible for the unuhi laula loa, or extended translation, of aloha.

 

One of the most important things we have as Hawaiians is our language, and nuance is easily lost in translation. The true meaning of the word aloha in Hawaiian is deeply important to a Hawaiian worldview and transcends the word’s constant appropriation. More than a greeting or salutation, aloha is like a feeling that encompasses many other feelings. According to Paki, the following acronym may be used to contemplate what she called the life force that is aloha:"

The Skinny Title

How did Queen Lili`uokalani Show Aloha in

The Way She Lived & The Decisions She Made?

Liliʻuokalani's Peaceful Approach To Foreign Aggression Set Stage for Kapu Aloha

HPR's Audio and Article:  By Ku`uwehi Hiraishi

 

The words kapu aloha have emerged in the ongoing conflict over Mauna Kea. The term refers to a non-violent approach in Hawaiian activism. This code of conduct has its roots in the peaceful steps taken by Hawaiʻi’s last monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani.

At this past weekend's celebration marketing Queen Liliʻuokalani’s birthday on the grounds of ʻIolani Palace, people remembered the overthrow and how the queen back in 1893 decided against taking up arms and fighting the forces seeking to take over her nation. 

"She knew that violence wasnʻt the answer because we were up against countries that have the means to violence," said Healani Sonoda-Pale, a reference to the military forces aligned against the monarchy.

Some may have wished she had taken up arms in defense of the country, but not T.J. Joseph.

"I think in her naʻau she felt that that was the best for her people because she loved her people," he said.

For Students-Think About It:

This is a question that is posed in the article:  Did Kapu Aloha Start with Queen Lili'uokalani?

Make a claim.  Do you agree or disagree.  Provide evidence to support your claim.

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Queen Lili`uokalani was gifted in so many ways.  And she ultilized the gifts that she was given in deep, and profound ways.  Ways that spoke to her people.  Ways that documented the feelings, the history, the steadfastness that resonated with the time.  

 

Although a mele may not be in your teaching toolbox, we would like to show one way that it can be woven into an interdisciplinary, place-based curriculum.  It is not woven in as a one-off, but it is connected with another part of the 

 

Queen Lili`uokalani is a model of `imi na`auao, searching to be enlightened.  She actively sought this out.  In her autobiography, she noted, “  ____________________,” it was an `i`ini, a desire that never waned over time. 

E Ola ka Mo`iwahine Lili`uokalani

Amy Stillman shares mana`o on this

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--What part did the poetry and mele of Queen Lili`uokalani play in supporting her people?  What part can it still play today?

Amy Stillman shares mana`o on this

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Ho`omakaukau--Goes with Dr. O`Carroll Part

Scholar Mindset:

Nainoa Thompson--how he would spend hours at the planetarium

 

To be prepared for his journey...

How can we be prepared?

What do we need to know to navigate proactively rather than reactively?

Personal Connections:

In what ways have needed to prepare in your own life:

Consider hula. sports, 

Why Prepare:  The "Invisible" Spread

Protection Especially of Vulnerable Populations

Protection Especially of Vulnerable Populations

-multi-generational families

-populations with pre-existing conditions

     -

-older populations

-youth can be the carriers, transmit to older, vulnerable populations

-research is finding that even young, perfectly healthy people can suffer significant impacts that are long-lasting

-children's multi-symptom...

How can we be prepared?

What do we need to know to navigate proactively rather than reactively?

 

With the awareness that we have disproportionate vulnerable populations being impacted, how can we ensure that we are looking out for everyone?  How can issues of equity be addressed?  How can we ensure that no one is forgotten, or left behind?

 

Borrowing from the metaphor that Dr. Darragh O`Carroll used in the posted video, and he called the virus a “rogue wave.”  How can knowing that a tsunami, or rogue wave was approaching ahead of time help to save lives?

How can being prepared to recognize when one whether one is approaching  and knowing what to do on land or sea help to save lives?

Second Surge--Youth ages____-_____ are driving the second wave, but when gets transmitted to kupuna--much more serious impacts

Anyone:

Long-lasting impacts even in healthy

Children:

Syndrome

Dr. Tim’s Report To show the direness of our situation

https://www.eastwestcenter.org/news-center/news-releases/east-west-center-disease-specialist-warns-hawai%CA%BBi-residents-%E2%80%98-not-the-time

 

Dr. Rober Redfield’s dire warning with flu season on the horizon

 

What are the dangers of taking a minimizing the message approach?

How did people in Hawai`i’s behavior change when the state’s message changed from take this seriously, we must flatten the curve (even when our cases were only at ____) to we are okay.  We have enough hospital capacity?  Do you think that this change in messaging changed people’s behavior?  Why do you think the state changed the messaging?

 

Would you have handled the situation differently?  How?

(Sample response:  Minimizing the message unfortunately can make some take on undue risks.  Examples of this can be shared with students, ideally, if students are able to find their own evidence (from an open search, or from a provided bank of resources.)

 

 


 

For instance, right now the college aged-___ year old population is driving the spread.  They are taking risks believing that they will not be impacted.

There is only one of you.  But we all have networks.  Community-based organizations, educators, researchers, all have vast networks of families and friends.  When we talk about infection rates, we talk about the number of people one infected person will spread the virus to.  Anything above 1 is considered exponential growth.  With COVID-19 the rate of transmission is over 1.  (See R0/R Naught).  Knowledge is power.  (add `olelo no`eau).  

Ignorance is not bliss.  The path to staying safe is awareness.  We would like to believe that heightened awareness of the long-term impacts which are often not brought up except on larger news outlets like CNN, need to be shared so that families can understand why they need to keep each other safe.  We contend that if people understand how serious being infected with COVID-19 really is, then they too would be able to become part of a larger network of people who are working together to keep each other safe.  This recent article by Dr.  Brown articulates it best.  In these excerpts, he is sending out a call to action for every individual here in Hawai`i on how to be safe.  If you read the article, you will understand the message clearly. 

How Can Knowing & Understanding the Stories of What's Happening Locally, & Globally Help Us to Navigate Through This Pandemic?

For many of us, understanding what is happening in regards to the pandemic goes beyond safety for one's self.  There is a deep understanding of how one's actions can impact those around us.  Analyzing the information gathered locally, and globally can support the need to alter one's behaviors according to one's own personal context, while at the same time always considering that we are an important piece to our overall community's health and wellness.  How self-disciplined we are through this pandemic is either making Hawai`i's curve go up, or is helping to not add to it.  In the beginning, the lockdown helped to flatten the curve.  However, once we reopened, the curve has gone substantially upward.  Examine within your families, you classes, your workplace why?

Stop & Think About It Task:  In interactive journal, on a google document/slides, on a jamboard...have students records their thoughts and ideas as to why our curve has gone way up.  From zero to triple digits with our highest number _____________________

Add metric image that shows how steep Hawai`i's curve has gone up.

Within my own family, we have a 90 year old grandfather and an 80 and 85 year old  grandmothers.  Whenever we visit, we all wear masks AND we maintain more than the 6 feet minimum recommendation for physical distancing.  At one home, there is an outer covered lanai, where we, the visitors remain.  We talk through a screened off doorway, with masks and adequate distancing.  We want to cherish all the time we can spend together, but we don't want to take any chances.  We rather be overly cautious rather than jeopardize lives.  In addressing mental, social and emotional health, my 12 year old daughter from the start of the spring break, has been on a vulnerable population isolation self-imposed order in order to stay safe.  My daughter is the only grandchild, she offers companionship, and a bridge with the virtual communication between our families.  

My husband was going into work once the lockdown was lifted and only just recently went back to teleworking.  At times he does need to meet face-to-face with clients or colleagues.  He is also the one who does all the grocery shopping for the families.  Thus, even within our immediate family bubble, we wear masks within our home, and he has his own safe zone to stay in.  

Why is this what is comfortable safety practices for our family?  It's because we don't think it's worth taking the risks.  Being informed, we know how serious even healthy youth are being impacted by COVID-19.  We also know that the impacts can be longlasting, even for those with no pre-existing conditions.  For us, we want to as much as possible take the least riskiest paths in navigating through this pandemic.  

Every class, every family can figure out how to minimize risks if they know what those risks are and how best to mitigate them. 

We know that there are many families that have been working hard to keep each other safe.  We would love for you to share your own story on how you are adopting safe practices within your family and why.  

CNN    The CDC Issues Warning for the Fall

CNN Article and Video:.  Read/Listen to CDC's  Dr. Robert Redfields warning... By Faith  Karimi and Steve Almasy

(CNN)  "A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history."

 

"For your country right now and for the war that we're in against Covid, I'm asking you to do four simple things: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and be smart about crowds," said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

"I'm not asking some of America to do it," he told WebMD. "We all gotta do it."

What Are the Concerns Around Reopening Schools

  • Share the article that we wrote

  • Share about how it is inevitable that if our case count and positivity rate are up, and the virus has spread through our communities, then it is understandable that there is concern because correlationally there will be an increase in serious illness and death.  Contrary to the original messaging of the virus only impacting the vulnerable population, we now know the dangers associated with youth illness, with the longevity of the impacts associated with the virus, and we know that it is the younger sectors of the population, and asymptomatic carriers that are driving the spread to our vulnerable populations.  

  • Concern from families and educators abound because within the complexities of this virus lies the truth that when exposing one's self outside of one's protective bubble, one is suddenly submitting themselves to outside-the-protective-bubble behaviors.  

STOP and Think About It:  How are individual's behaviors impacting the increase of positive cases here in Hawai`i?  

Are families concerns, workforce concerns, educator concerns valid?   

There are a couple of real life experiments going on right now that will appeal to the sports-minded individuals in our lives, classrooms...  Thinking about why the NBA, the National Basketball Association has been able to carry on with play with 0 cases is an interesting study to pursue for one's self, within one's family, or classroom.  

  • What are the variables that the NBA put into place that is allowing them to carry out there season with 0 cases?

    • This inquiry exploration activity will help learner's to examine the important features that are allowing this to take place.

  • After the exploration is completed, have students create a similar scenario within a school, workplace, community...

  • Is it easier to create a protected bubble situation within one's family household vs. school and workplace?  Why or why not?

    • Compare and contrast the ideas that students come up with.

    • Then as a group--school, workplace/organization, come up with the safe practices that you are all committed to practicing within your organizations bubble.  

How can you help those that you are in contact with understand the high price that could be paid if an individual breeches the agreements, or comes into contact with someone that is not also adhering to safe practice guidelines?

Here are a couple of STEM connected interactive activities to help develop understanding:

  • What was/is driving the positive cases in the MLB, the Major League Baseball associations?

  • Contact Tracing Math

What is Driving The Nation's Reopening Schools In the Midst of a Pandemic?

Multiple Perspectives

Bill Gates--we can always bring back the economy, but we can't bring back lives...

Disparities over who has the capacity to stay home and be safe vs those who do not have this option

Why are we in such a predicament over having the highest rate of unemployment--because of our large tourist industry

Financial loss--food insecurity, loss of insurance, threat to one's living spaces...

Economy vs Health

--The Results:

Florida, Arizona, Texas, states that aggressively reopened in the middle of a pandemic--tens of thousands testing positive, ICUs over run, death toll in the hundreds, was the price paid worth it?  Some children lost two parents and are now orphaned.  More youth testing positive, increased youth deaths.  

In a Forbes article it was noted "Any community with over 25 new daily cases is deemed to be at a tipping point where stay-at-home orders are necessary, according to Harvard researchers."  

Kelleher, Suzanne Rowan.  "Las Vegas May Be a Superspreader Hot Spot, Ne Study Suggests"  Forbes 21 August 2020   https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2020/08/21/las-vegas-may-be-a-superspreader-hot-spot-new-study-suggests/#34357276484d

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Think About It:

When a State Reopens Does it Mean It's Safe?

IWhy are state's reopening when they are surging?

Is it safe to travel?  Why would Hawai`i want to encourage travel:

Show CNN and Josh Green advertising that Hawai`i is open...

Commentary:  COVID19 Brings Forth Systemic Racism That Runs Deep In Hawai`i's Mask of Being a Melting Pot...

Local disparitities

Continental disparities

Global Disparities

If you are willing to come to terms with the inequities within our own systems here in Hawai`i that also create a great divide between the haves and have-nots, between the oppressed and the oppressors, between the western philosophies and indigenous, then watch this video on our Public School System:  

If you are willing to come to terms with the inequities within our own systems here in Hawai`i that also create a great divide between the haves and have-nots, between the oppressed and the oppressors, between the western philosophies and indigenous, then watch this video on our Public School System:  

Systemic Racism Also Exists Within the Public Educations System

Standardized Testing's Part

Zipcodes--how one lives, the opportunities are often determined by one's zipcodes

While in my College of Education, Ka Lama o Ke Kaiaulu Cohort, the disparities that existed between  where we lived was highlighted for us.  Considering issues like roads.  Why are some zipcodes roads so well taken care of and others not?  Why is it that a main highway that runs throughout Nanakuli and Wai`anae has no protective median strip?  While Kalanai`ana`ole Highway that runs through `Aina Haina, and Hawai`i Kai has a wide, well cared for one?  Why is one so well-funded at the other not?  

On the continent, where there are areas where systemic racism even determines how public schools are funded.  Consider this:  If land taxes are used to fund public schools will this ensure that all schools across the board will receive the same kinds of funding?  Creating math problems around issues like this can support philoposphical understandings of the world in which we live.  It helps students to examine and explore the injustices that exist within our systems for themselves.  This can lead to conversations and discussions on ho

Correlations:  Wear Mask>Breathe in Less Virus>Less Sick...

The vulnerable:  racial disparities, age determinants

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Why Do We Need To Avoid Non-Essential Travel?

Learn from what's happening on the continent

As long as cases are surging on the continent, the spread to other state's through travel is real, and happenings.

What’s most concerning is that older areas of concern—including Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Baltimore—are once again showing rising risk as the epidemic creeps north. Travel is certainly a huge driving factor. We see spread along I-80 between central Illinois and Iowa, as well as along the I-90 corridor across upstate New York.

 

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Above are the projections for Baltimore County in Maryland.

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.But travel alone cannot explain the worsening forecasts. We don’t know whether it is fatigue and/or weak enforcement of city or state masking mandates, but our vigilance to properly protecting ourselves and those around us during a pandemic is eroding at a time when we need it most. And it’s not just the big cities—college towns across the country, from Knoxville, Tenn., to Lansing, Mich., are joining the list, threatening the reopening of schools that seemed so possible just a month ago

 Rubin, Tasian, Huang.  "Covid 19 Outlook:  A Pivotal Moment in the US Fight Against Coronavirus"  Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia Policy Lab 1 July 2020  https://policylab.chop.edu/blog/covid-19-outlook-pivotal-moment-us-fight-against-coronavirus

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Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas is Gambling With Lives

Understanding "The Why..."

Why is it each and every person's kuleana?

How does an individual leading self to make the right choices help everyone?

How can your creating the "apprentice navigators" eventually lead to a whole kakou network being constructed?  The Goal:  Spreading the Aloha, Kakou mindset--We are all in this together!  Each piece of the puzzle is important to keeping everyone safe, protected.

Being an advocate:

Kalaupapa Story  (Add below)

Queen Kapi`olani and Princess Lili`u visit Kalaupapa

Message of Aloha & Advocacy

Queen Kapi`olani and Princess Lili`u visit Kalaupapa

In this article, there is a citizen of Kalaupapa who is advocating with evidence on the infectiousness of leprosy as well as 

https://books.google.com/books?id=lAo6v_bBaHIC&lpg=PA192&ots=viVtzYWEvA&dq=d.%20baldwin%201865%20hawaii&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q&f=false

In 1884

https://nupepa-hawaii.com/2013/02/21/queen-kapiolanis-visit-to-the-leprosy-colony-1884/

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WHAT'S IN THE APPRENTICE NAVIGATOR BUILDING AWARENESS GUIDE:

I ka wa i hope..

Advocacy mo`olelo:  Queen Kapio`olani & Princess Lili`u visit Kalaupapa

Similar  to Princess Lili`u's quarantine story:  Kina`u and Kauikeauoli--checking ships as they arrive then having to quarantine out at sea with yellow flag, isolating the sick

Vaccine mandate

Need to be aware of vectors of spread:

Mo`olelo of how only some were quarantining, but some--the rich were getting around it/n ot required--given special privileges that put Hawaiians at grave risk

(With the reopening of state:  schools, and eventually travel, residents traveling then returning (share Vegas spread story--how can `ohana and kumu take precautionary measures?  How will awareness and pilina help with messaging the importance of awareness by all so that mitigation efforts can take place.  Even if that means within your household those that go to classes, those that still go to work need to wear masks, possibly even have a special place to quarantine away from others.

STEM Lessons To Grow Understanding

  • Contact Tracing

  • Ventilation

  • Handwashing

  • Adequate distancing

KEEPING HEALTHY

Although it is safer at home when in a pandemic, one doesn't want to end up either always sitting in front of the television or computer, resist the sedentary lifestyle that could induce the factors:  diabetes, hypertension/high blood pressure, heart disease...  Although even healthy people with no pre-existing conditions can also fall ill with this virus, the most vulnerable populations are those with the most exposures because of their jobs, or those that have pre-existing conditions.  Avoid falling into one of those categories by adopting or adapting to a healthy lifestyle, taking holistic paths towards being healthy physically, mentally, socially emotionally, and psychologically.  What are you doing to ensure that you or others in your life are addressing these holistic health pathways?   If you have always maintained these, great!  How can you get others involved?  If you need to start, do a little more each day to address each area of healthy, healthful living.

How is maintaining physical fitness tied to both exercise and one's diet?

How are you addressing your mental/psychological needs?

How are you ensuring that you are staying socially and emotionally connected?

Build awareness of risk factors for diabetes, hypertension...

AWARENESS

What does it mean to be physically fit?

What is a healthy diet?  Why is it a lifestyle vs a "diet" just to lose weight?

What is mental and psychological health?  What does this look like?

What is social and emotional intelligence?  Why is it important?

Wayfinding Preparation Guide:  Supporting the "Apprentice Navigators" to find the guiding path so that they will be makaukau to lead their various wa`a--the wa`a that holds their friends, the wa`a that holds their entire extended `ohana, their wa`a that holds their school and community...

Message of Aloha & Advocacy--Call to Action with Connecting and Aloha at Its Core

Add `Olelo No`eau:  I ka wa i hope ka wa i mua...

An Historic Mo`olelo Demonstrating Advocacy

Queen Kapi`olani and Princess Lili`u visit Kalaupapa

In this article, there is a citizen of Kalaupapa who is advocating with evidence on the infectiousness of leprosy as well as 

https://books.google.com/books?id=lAo6v_bBaHIC&lpg=PA192&ots=viVtzYWEvA&dq=d.%20baldwin%201865%20hawaii&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q&f=false

In 1884

https://nupepa-hawaii.com/2013/02/21/queen-kapiolanis-visit-to-the-leprosy-colony-1884/

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The Time To Prepare Has Arrived

This school year is unprecedented.  The expectations, all the planning that has already gone in to prepare classroom learning spaces, thoughts focused on safe returns to face-to-face learning, seemingly endless to do lists.  For some, this meant the complete moving of classes, or major reconfiguring of learning spaces, it was all about being open-minded and flexible to the sometimes daily changes that are taking place. 

How can we support the navigation through these uncharted waters...one way to look at it is, we need to be the navigators.  And how do navigators reach their destination?  They prepare, build awareness of their surroundings, of the world around them, learn how to read the signs so that they can forecast the paths they will need to take, they can prepare the wa`a and the crew for what lays ahead-- they are well informed.  They do not navigate blindly.  Lives are at stake.  Resources are limited.  They work together as a collective to reach their goal--arrive at their destination with minds, hearts, souls, fulfilled, nourished, everyone safe...

In this video, Dr. Darragh O`Carroll creates a picture for us all on how we can envision getting through this pandemic together.  He utilizes a wa`a metaphor and the `ōlelo no`eau:  He wa’a he moku, he moku he wa`a, the island is a canoe and the canoe is an island, focusing on the idea that we are all in this together.  A story like this can help to build an understanding that it is going to take all of us, working together, practicing the 4 W’s to stop the spread.

Featured in this video:

Dr. Darragh O`Carroll models and messages for viewers practices for being safe and healthy in these times.

  • Helps to build the "We are all in this together" in a place-based way using his experience on Hōkūkle’a.

  • He teaches us how to wear a mask and how to keep it sanitized

  • He teaches about fomites--how when we don't wear a mask, we can be shedding the virus onto inanimate objects and if anyone were to touch these objects then touch their t-zone area on the face, they increase their chances of contracting COVID-19.

This video can be deconstructed and used to teach a variety of different lessons to proactively build awareness on "best practices" at this time.  

Each of you know your communities the best--how to build the pilina, how to connect everyone in the spirit of Pupukahi e holomua...  

Together we will navigate through these uncharted waters. 

Excerpted from a City and County Press Conference

Going Deeper Through Student Reflections

4th Grade Student Sample

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**My students read a transcript of the video prior to watching it.  This is one way I build literacy into interdisciplinary units.  It takes time to transcribe, but I find the rich student reflections well worth it.  Reading first, allowed my students the time they needed to think deeply and process what Dr. Darragh O`Carroll shared on the video.  It allowed them to linger on sentences that they found meaningful, and to connect to his words in insighful ways.  I transcribed the parts of the video that I wanted students to focus their thinking on.  See transcribed document below as a model.  Personalize it according to your grade level.  

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Nā Hoʻokele ʻŌpiopio

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Music has a way of getting deep into our na`au. inner being.  This mele was selected because it connects to the idea that our students are metaphorically young navigators who will be guiding their schools, their `ohana , and their communities safely through these uncharted waters that we find ourselves in.  With guidance, preparation, and the `ike, the knowledge they need, they will be able to chart the best path in moving forward.

Posted by ʻŌiwi TV on March 28, 2015 Visit www.rallysong.com/JackJohnson to purchase the song Nā Hoʻokele ʻŌpiopio by Chucky Boy Chock featuring Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga.    Nā Hoʻokele ʻŌpiopio ʻŌiwi TV  28 March 2015 https://oiwi.tv/hokulea/na-hookele-opiopio-music-video/

A Sense of Total Well Being

"What makes Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i - a place unlike anywhere else - are the unique values and qualities of the indigenous language and culture. ‘O Hawai‘i ke kahua o ka ho‘ona‘auao. Hawai‘i is the foundation of our learning. Thus the following learning outcomes, Nā Hopena A‘o, are rooted in Hawai‘i, and we become a reflection of this special place.

 

Nā Hopena A‘o or HĀ's six outcomes include a sense of Belonging, Responsibility, Excellence, Aloha, Total Wellbeing and Hawai‘i. When taken together, these outcomes become the core BREATH that can be drawn on for strength and stability through out school and beyond."

In utilizing the Nā Hopena A‘o or HĀ since 2015, we have found that when it is an embedded part of one's way of living, learning, and teaching, it builds strength, solidifies one's identity, fosters social emotional growth and intelligence.  The sense of total well being with Hawai`i at it's center, is an area that will need extra attention during this time.  We are all experiencing the impacts of this pandemic differently.  Attending to the social and emotional health of the communities we work with is critical in addressing holistic needs.  How are we going to address all six of the outcomes in ensuring that we are addressing our students, their families, our communities total well being?   Developing all of the outcomes in the Nā Hopena A‘o charts a path to total well being.

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In college, I had the opportunity to learn under Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott in her Botany 105 ethnobotany class.  It was in this class that it all clicked for me.  I had gone through high school not learning in silos and could not see how everything was interconnected.  But Dr. Abbott, and her grad assistant, Dr. Keali`i Pang's labs demonstrated how important it is to connect learning to our place.  I remember Dr. Abbott speaking passionately about the native plants here in Hawai`i.  And in one semester I went from thinking that all plants are the same to 

The Skinny Title

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

The Skinny Title

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

The Skinny Title

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

The Skinny Title

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

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 Jackson, T. (2001). The art and craft of ‘gently Socratic’ inquiry. In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking (pp. 459–465). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  

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I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

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I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

The Skinny Title

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

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I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

E Pupukahi  i Holomua:  Together We Will Move Forward

Together We Rise

Although we are dependent on everyone coming together, practicing the guidelines and protocols for flattening or stopping the spread, we can work together to build awareness with aloha.  

What is Awareness With Aloha?

The Importance of Mask Wearing Cannot Be Stressed Enough

DOE 2020-07 Health and Safety Handbook (SY 2020-21) Version 1.pdf

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