Hawaii Chapter

The Hawaii Chapter consists of the state Hawaii inclusive of all islands.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

Maker Space Symposium

Maker Space Symposium Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Check-in 8:30 am
Punahou School, Kosasa Design Lab

  • Keynote: Miki Tomita, Education Incubator
  • Tours of Punahou Maker Space
  • Exhibits by Educators
  • AIA CES Credits (3 Expected)

The maker movement is a powerful and transformative evolution in education, but what defines it, and how are other school putting concepts to use?

There’s no lack of science to the understanding that hands-on learning-by-doing and social team dynamics increases cognition, attention, and ultimately a student’s own learning outcomes. But implementation of design thinking can shift an entire curriculum from more to less predictable, as any teacher knows. So then, how are school leaders developing spaces for student invention, and what do they look like? Beyond understanding the needs for space and equipment, the maker movement also taps into incredible momentum accelerating student growth is schools everywhere. Collaborative team projects are more commonly setting sights on real-world issues facing our cities and communities today, and helping to solve them.

There is no one definition of a maker space, and no two schools will do it the same way, even if given the same facilities, because the maker movement is at least as dependent upon culture as tools.

One might think “If you build it, they will come” but also consider the task of designing a glove without knowing the hand. Your space will accommodate the equipment and teams, but your classroom’s approach to problem finding, ideating, prototyping, problem solving, and ultimately presenting or publishing to the community-at-large will be widely unique. Peek into many science classes or an undergraduate architecture school – you’ll see this culture alive and well as a normalized part of the education process, and a variety of creative methods to demonstrate student achievement.

Our Maker Space Symposium, Saturday November 2 at the Punahou School Minnie Kosasa Fabrication Lab, will explore these questions throughout a half-day, interdisciplinary summit of educators and leadership, school planners and architects, as well as industry experts, innovative products and student presentations. We will host a tour of the newly completed Minnie Kosasa Fabrication Lab and Learning Commons at Punahou School for a glimpse of one school’s creative answer to the call for creativity.

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM Check in begins at Breezeway, First Floor
Sponsorship Tables and Light Refreshments
(There will be 4-5 sponsors set up at tables as well as a serving table for the refreshments)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Speaker: Taryn Loveman, Director of Design Technology and Engineering, Punahou School
Design Lab L1
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Guided Tour of Kosasa Buildings L&M
(4 DPI Guides will lead tours)
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Student Project Presentations and Sponsor Stations
Breezeway, Inspiration Café and Makery Hallway areas
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Speaker: Miki Tomita, Education Incubator
Design Lab 1


Commercial Sector / Professional Member: $30
Commercial Sector / Professional Non-Member: $40
School District / Government Agency / Educator Member: $10
School District / Government Agency / Educator Non-Member: $15
Sponsorship: $200

Free Parking
Registration closes 10/25/19


Thank you to our sponsors!

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2020 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

Heroes Within Us April 23-26, 2020
Heroes Within Us
The Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
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Call for Speakers

The 2020 Pacific Northwest Region Conference committee is now accepting submissions for speaking engagements for the event April 23-26, 2020 in Portland, OR. The conference theme is Heroes Within Us!

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Submit your proposal!

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2019

Call for Heroes!

The Heroes within us theme of the PNW 2020 conference will highlight regional Hero stories from each Chapter. We invite you to submit individuals or groups who have done something extraordinary and made a difference in improving places where children learn. We are looking for Heroes in our schools, students, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, community members, AEC professionals, trades and product representatives. The 2020 conference will celebrate the advancement of education by the effort of many diverse people. Heroes will be featured on the web site and at the conference with social media and displays.

Click here to submit your Hero Today!

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