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Kupu Hou Academy offers deeper learning workshops for powerful
educators who empower students to thrive in complexity.

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Deeper learning techniques equip students to think in bold
and inventive ways.

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Kupu Hou is by Mid-Pacific teachers, for all teachers.
We believe in reaching far beyond our own classrooms.

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Who is Kupu Hou for?

As Hawaii’s leading deeper learning professional development for teachers, Kupu Hou Academy reignites the passion educators have to inspire and open doors for all. Kupu Hou Academy brings everyone to the same table, Charter, Private and Public Schools, to create equitable outcomes for all students.


Career advancing and cutting-edge, our deeper learning workshops grow your professional practice through hands-on, interactive and collaborative design work.


Just as every learner is different, every school is different. We tailor our deeper learning workshops to work for your school, your time, and your budget.

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What We Do

Virtual Training

On your time, at your convenience, virtual workshops are perfect for today’s virtual world.  For Hawaii’s educators, we believe professional development should have no boundaries.

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Our deeper learning workshops empower teachers to prepare students for the real-world. We share strategies and practices to engage students by daring them to dig deep and think big.

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Open to anyone, we have a variety of free online events with micro-lessons on deeper learning, answer questions about completed workshops, and connect you with your fellow educators.

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Learn. Collaborate. Activate. Summer Registration Now Open!

Registration for Summer P A D D L E Workshops Now Open!

P A D D L E = Pedagogies in Authentic Design for Deeper Learning Experiences

3 sessions to choose from: June 1-4, June 28-July 2, July 19-23

This summer, join teachers from around the globe for our P A D D L E Design for Deeper Learning series, featuring 4-day virtual workshops, and experience a deeper learning project that can be implemented this fall.

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Why Deeper Learning?

Project-based and deeper learning is powerful and purposeful, giving students the skills to succeed in the workplace of the future.

Love of learning

Students learn how to learn and how to love it. A celebration of the learner, deeper learning produces meaningful work that connects with students.

Future proof

Deeper learning develops competencies for real-world situations—it’s the blueprint for the future that can be implemented (put in practice) today.

Authentic Curriculum

Deeper learning is dynamic, experiential, equitable student-centered learning. Students project manage and problem solve. Deeper learning encourages collaboration, leadership, and conflict resolution.

Kupu Hou Instructors


Dr. Mark Hines is the Director of Kupu Hou Academy and former Director of MidPacific eXploratory (MPX) at Mid-Pacific Institute, a preschool through grade 12 independent school in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

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Leigh Fitzgerald is passionate about school design, building positive school culture, and creating progressive learning environments rooted in the deeper learning competencies.

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John Cheever has taught for 20 years, teaching classes in elementary, middle, and high school in all subject areas.

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Dr. Edna Hussey is principal of Mid-Pacific’s preschool and elementary school. She was the former head of Epiphany School which merged with Mid-Pacific in 2004.
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