Being able to send the majority of our teachers to Kupu Hou has been one of the best professional development opportunities for our small school ever! Teachers returned excited to try out what they learned. Students loved the hands-on, relevant and meaningful lessons… Above all, our Smarter Balanced test scores finally increased after three years of being stagnant in ELA and one year of dropping in math. Kupu Hou has really helped to change the way teaching and learning is happening at Haleʻiwa Elementary School.”
Kupu Hou Academy offers deeper learning workshops for powerful
educators who empower students to thrive in complexity.
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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.
What We Do
Expanding Your Teaching Practice in the Age of COVID: Now What?
Whether you teach virtually, face-to-face or a hybrid of the two, this workshop will give you strategies, routines, and practical tools to support your instructional planning.
2-day workshop topics include: research-based ideas in how to support engaged learning.
- The ways authentic learning support relevance and purpose
- Collaboration strategies that work face to face and online
- Co-construction techniques to clarify what quality learning looks like
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.
Deeper learning develops competencies for real-world situations—it’s the blueprint for the future that can be implemented (put in practice) today.
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
The Kupu Hou experience revitalizes what is most rewarding about being an educator…This work makes sense on all levels.
Maya TerhuneHawai’i Technology Academy (middle school)