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ʻĀINA In Schools Curriculum Training for Educators: Register Now

August 18, 2016

Hawaiʻi-based educators are invited to participate in Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation’s curriculum trainings created especially for teachers who want to use ʻĀINA In Schools lessons with their students! These trainings comprise a year-long series which will cover the ʻĀINA In Schools curriculum units and include Farm to School Field Trips. Curriculum trainings include hands-on nutrition, garden, and composting lesson activities, introduction to and modeling of curriculum units by KHF staff, and guided support towards successful integration of nutrition education and garden-based learning. The trainings listed below cover the ʻĀINA In Schools fall units:

  • Oʻahu ʻĀINA Nutrition Curriculum Training: Saturday, August 27, 2016. This training will cover the first four lessons of our eight lesson nutrition education units. Our standards-based nutrition lessons are written for grades 2 and 6, and can be adapted for use with other grades. Lessons are 45 minutes each, include a healthy snack tasting for students, and are recommended for once a month delivery during the fall semester.
  • Oʻahu ʻĀINA Garden & Compost Curriculum Training: Saturday, September 3, 2016. This training will cover the standards-based fall garden units and the first four lessons of our eight lesson composting unit. The garden-based learning lessons are written for grades K, 1, 4, and 5, and the compost lessons are written for grade 3, however all can be adapted for use with other grades. Lessons are 45 to 60 minutes each and are recommended for once a month delivery over the course of the fall semester, with garden care required between lessons. This training date also offers an overview of composting and the ‘ĀINA Compost Curriculum.
  • Kauaʻi, Maui, & Hawaiʻi Island ʻĀINA Garden, Nutrition & Compost Curriculum Trainings:
    • Kauaʻi Educators: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm at Island School, Līhuʻe
    • Maui & Hawaiʻi Island Educators: ʻĀINA Curriculum Trainings will be scheduled later this month.

Registration for PDE3 credit is now closed. However, you may still register for the ʻĀINA Curriculum Trainings and find more details via this link.

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