University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Ethnomathematics & STEM Institute
1776 University Avenue
Everly Hall 224
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
How to Apply
The 2016–2017 Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute includes an orientation, series of professional development workshops,
and a one-week summer immersion. Participants must commit to all of the dates; complete homework, lesson plan, and other
assignments; and participate in project evaluation.
The application deadline is Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Potential participants attend ONE of the pre-institute application workshops to receive application materials (online for neighbor island participants ONLY). Priority is given to K–12 special education and STEM educators.
Pre-Institute Application Workshops (attend ONE only):
October 17, 2016 (Mon.), 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m. at UH Mānoa Art Building 101
October 18, 2016 (Tues.), 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m. at Windward Community College Hale ‘Imiloa 123
October 19, 2016 (Wed.), 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m. at UH West O‘ahu D151
October 20, 2016 (Thurs.), 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m. at UH Mānoa Art Building 101
Online for Neighbor Island Applicants ONLY (please see FAQs below):
October 24, 2016 (Mon.), 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Professional Development Workshops:
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8–5:30 p.m.
Summer Immersion Week:
Monday–Sunday, June 5–11, 2017
FREE. Upon completion of the institute, educators receive a small stipend and have the option of submitting additional requirements for 6 professional development PDE-3 HIDOE credits (pending approval). Neighbor island participants’ airfare and accommodations are covered by the institute.
2016-2017 Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Where is parking located?
Please plan on arriving early to find parking. The following are links to campus and parking maps of the locations where the preinstitute workshops will be held at UH Mānoa, Windward Community College, and UH West O‘ahu.
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/campusmap/uhmmap.pdf (Campus Map)
Windward Community College:
https://windward.hawaii.edu/about_wcc/Campus_Map.php (Campus Map)
UH West O‘ahu:
http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/default/assets/File/map/UHWO_Campus_Map.pdf (Campus Map and Parking)
2. Do I need to pre-register for the workshops?
3. I am a neighbor island applicant. How do I participate online (please note, this option is only for neighbor island applicants)?
There will be two pre-institute workshops online for neighbor island applicants (you only need to attend ONE) on Monday, October 24, 2016, 5–6 p.m. and 7–8 p.m. An IT specialist will join us to provide assistance for neighbor island applicants. Please email Linda Furuto (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 21, 2016 if you plan on joining this session. You will be sent electronic materials and instructions for participating online.
4. What is the application process?
Applications and waiver forms will be distributed at the pre-institute workshops. Your application, resume, and accompanying forms are due by Saturday, November 5, 2016. Applicants will be notified by November 23, 2016. Priority will be given to K–12 special education and STEM educators.
5. Do I need to be able to participate in all of the Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute?
Yes. Please see above for the orientation, professional development workshops, and summer institute dates. In addition, the project evaluation team will ask for your participation throughout the institute.
6. Is there a cost to participate?
There is NO COST to participate. Neighbor island participants’ airfare and accommodations will be covered for all institute activities.
7. What work is required to receive the PDE-3 HIDOE professional development credits (pending approval)?
To receive 6 professional development PDE-3 HIDOE credits (pending approval), you will need to complete a learning portfolio which includes the following components: 4 reflections based on professional development workshops, 1 final reflection, 3 STEM lesson plans and accompanying student work samples and reflections. We will also need your school principal to sign a pre-approval form.