Course Authors: Kelly Cua, Instructor; Clinton Iwami, Instructional Designer.
Not Pictured: The course was developed with support from Carrie Sato - Social Studies Curriculum Resource Teacher for the Hawai`i Department of Education’s Hawai`i Virtual Learning Network; Kaipo Hale- Hawaiian Language Consult, Meredith Enos – Editor.
"The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program rubric, as an assessment tool, reaffirms and validates that the methods we have selected to integrate and implement for our students are of high caliber. It allows us to continually self-assess our program to insure that our quality remains high for our beneficiaries."
This course is one set of four that comprises the Kamehameha Schools A`o Kumu program for educators. The A‘o Kumu Program provides teachers with professional development opportunities to acquire 21st century teaching skills with a focus on accessing, integrating and developing Hawaiian culture-based learning resources. In the Culture-Based Resources for Teaching Hawaiian History course, teachers explore the rich content course and engage in activities that deepen their understanding of Hawaiian history from a culture-based approach. At the culmination of the course, teachers share their experiences using the curriculum with their own students via an online learning results portfolio.