Introducing

Hawaii Expeditions & Lessons

About Us

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Our 21st century cooperative is committed to providing next generation education solutions designed for educators by educators.

All of our programs are standards-based, research-driven and battle-tested in real classrooms with real students.

OUR SERVICES

Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education

1:1 Deployment & Change Management

1:1 Deployment & Change Management

Future Ready Learning

Future Ready Learning

Apple OSX & iOS

Apple OSX & iOS

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

School Turnaround Services

School Turnaround Services

Next Gen Curriculum Development

Next Gen Curriculum Development

Common Core & Technology

Common Core & Technology

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Our Projects

  • Future Ready Learning

    Built on the amazing success of the Access Learning project, Future Ready Learning is changing the way students learn. FRL is a student-centered, research-based and battle-tested approach to infusing robust technology, hyper-collaboration and entrepreneurship into Hawai‘i's classrooms.

    Want to learn more?
  • Hawaii Charter Schools 1:1 Pilot

    This is the project that started it all. With a generous grant from Google, Inc, HPCSN was able to give more than 500 charter school students Chromebooks and their teachers training on how to use them. This pilot was a proof of concept for the Access Learning project and ultimately Future Ready Learning.

  • Hawaii Google Educator Group

    The Hawaii Google Educator Group was one of the first to be created in the world. It is currently the third largest GEG in the world and the most active. The community shares best practices, answers each others questions and host synchronous and asynchronous virtual professional development. We welcome you to join!

    Join the Hawaii GEG!
  • Puna Lava Relief Mapping Project

    In 2014 an active volcano threatened the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawai‘i. The lava flow was flowing straight towards the middle of town. The flow was going to cut the town in half and make it impossible for many of the kids to attend their home schools. Not to worry, the Moonshot Kids and Kea‘au High School students came to the rescue.

    Read more here!
  • Project Open Glassroom

    Project Open Glassroom started out as an experiment with how to use Google Glass in the classroom. Teachers from around the world were able to remotely observe student learning through the student's eyes. Recently, Project Open Glassroom was the first to live stream 360 video from a classroom for PD.

    See how it works!
  • The Moonshot Laboratory

    The Moonshot Laboratory puts students rightfully at the center of imagining, designing, and building the future they want to live in. The Moonshot Laboratory empowers students as active agents of innovation, transforming the greater American education system through a focus on the development of Moonshot solutions to the great challenges of the day.

    Learn more here!
  • The Moonshot Incubator

    Working in partnership with the Moonshot Laboratory, the Incubator helps students turn their Moonshot ideas into startup companies and nonprofits. Leveraging a unique funding model, the Incubator helps communities and school districts become invested in student ideas.

    LEARN MORE
  • Google Expeditions & Lessons

    Working in partnership with Google Earth Outreach, the Janus Group built 360 degree Google Expeditions and a series of accompanying lesson plans. This groundbreaking effort was the first time lessons and Expeditions were created side by side.

    GET THE LESSONS

What Educators Are Saying

Elementary School Teacher

I was able to create, manipulate, and collaborate with other teachers. It was a great time for me to see what other teachers are doing and I'm inspired to create more in my classroom.

Technology Coordinator

“Well, this is one of the BEST workshops that I’ve attended. I found myself alert for the entirety of the class. The recommendation I can give is that these classes are offered in frequency on the outer islands as well as Oahu.”

High School Teacher

“The presenter was super well organized, easy to follow, allowed time for us to practice he is super knowledgeable and tied the information to the classroom setting.”

Middle School Principal

“This was a very thorough course that focused on the problems that we actually worried about at our school. I entered the session fairly stressed about the amount of work I still needed t do to create documentation and planning documents for our 1:1 rollout and eve more worried about the problems I didn’t know about yet. During the course I received useful, real-world tested answers that I can take back and implement immediately.”

Middle School Teacher

"There was a lot of great resources to take back to the classroom. They didn't just give us information but they let us explore and work with the tools. It was a little overwhelming with how much awesome things there were but I felt supported by the instructors."

High School Teacher

I liked that we were given time in some classes to practice and then create curriculum for our own classroom. I also liked that we were able to choose from a menu of classes to best fit our needs.

Elementary School Teacher

"I would suggest this because it does empower you as a teacher. It emphasized that it's not about the technology, it's about WHY we use it and WHAT we're using it for."

High School Principal

"My mind was blown several times--thanks 🙂 Loved it."

Elementary School Principal

"I loved the presenters - they were amazing, The presentation was well -designed and provided plenty of work time and time for island wide collaboration as well. We appreciated the open flow of the workshop and the attention to both individual and group needs. The tools provided were amazing and so well done. Excellent quality. "

High School Curriculum Coordinator

"The information, the inspiration, and the hope that a dream can actually become a possibility."

Middle School Technology Integrator

"It inspired me to see what is possible with integrating technology into the learning process; I felt confident that this gives us a chance to catch up to the students in a way that is meaningful and will greatly build their technology skills to become problem solvers."

Elementary School Teacher

"Information provided was awesome. The work session was valuable and helpful. "

Our Architects

Brendan Brennan

Brendan Brennan

Lead Education Architect

Marybeth Baldwin

Marybeth Baldwin

Lead Education Architect

Miki Tomita

Miki Tomita

Lead Education Architect

Melanie Ishihara

Melanie Ishihara

Lead Education Architect

Michael Fricano II

Michael Fricano II

Lead Education Architect

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