Oct 7, 2009

Get your Hawai'i teaching license without leaving home!

Information Session
Friday, October 9 at 12noon to 1pm
Kaua'i Community College,
One Stop Center Building, Room 207C

UH Manoa now offers you the opportunity to become a teacher without leaving Kaua'i. You can complete the courses you need through the College of Education's online Distance Education program.

Complete a program in:
  • Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (gr K-6)
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (gr 7-12) in:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    • Career & Technical Education
  • Post Baccalaureate in Special Education (gr K-12)

RSVP to:
Pua Larson or Karen Wilson, UH Manoa College of Education, University Center at KCC, One Stop Center Building, 3-1901 Kaumuali’i Highway, 808-245-8330, wilsonkl@hawaii.edu

--Posted by
Pua Larson

eCAFE Course Survey Informational Session

There is still time to register for the October 15 ITS Brown Bag broadcast focusing on the Instructor role in eCAFE. This will be your final opportunity to discuss aspects of the new online paperless course evaluation system directly with the eCAFE project manager Jennifer Geis prior to the end of the Instructor setup period for the current semester survey on October 29. The October 15 broadcast is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

While the focus of this session will center on the Instructor role in the survey process, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with the workings of the innovative new paperless system through which students evaluate courses at the end of each semester. Jennifer will provide a detailed overview of how eCAFE works and answer questions specific to the Instructor portion of the eCAFE site.

Brown Bag presentations are broadcast live to HITS sites throughout the UH System and on UH Manoa’s Campus Cable TV channel 67. Reservations are required through the ITS training website: http://www.hawaii.edu/training

Questions concerning the broadcast may be emailed to: ecafe-help@hawaii.edu

--Posted by:
Larry N. Wiss, Communications Officer
University of Hawaii
Information Technology Services

Oct 6, 2009

Opportunity to Show Off Our Stuff

As you all know, KCC, in partnership with the Kauai Farm Bureau, is launching a Community Market beginning this Saturday, October 10th from 10-1 on the front parking lot. Part of the idea of this market is to support local agriculture and highlight our involvement in agricultural training and sustainability. However, another reason we are partnering with the Farm Bureau to have the Market on our property is to give us an opportunity to show off our programs. And we want to involve as many of you as possible! There are several ways to be involved. You could sign up for a Saturday when you would give a tour of your program, or demonstrate some aspect of it. This could be a field experience for your students! Another way you can be involved is simply to have your materials available at the educational booth at the Market, so that those at the Market can find out about your program. For the Launch of the Market this Saturday our Culinary Dept will be giving a demonstration, and our Garden Training Program will be giving tours. How and when do you want to be involved? Let me know!

Professional Development Workshops in October

Blogs and Social Networking
Friday October 9 - 1:30-2:30 in LRC 123
Learn how to increase student engagement with web 2.0 tools. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the discussion tool in Laulima as well as the social networking site Ning.

Assessment: The new CARD
Mondays October 12 & 19 - 12:00-1:30 in LRC 124
This workshop will be an introduction to the new Course Assessment Reporting Data (CARD) form. Bring your assessment plans to work on the CARD form in this workshop.

Achieving the Dream - Focus Group Training
Friday October 16 - 1:00-4:00 in Fine Dining
This workshop, a part of our Achieving the Dream initiative, will train participants in how to use focus groups for evaluation purposes. Yukiko Watanabe of UH Manoa will conduct the workshop.

How to Help Your Students Write
Friday October 30 - 12:00-1:30 in Fine Dining
This brown bag seminar will cover:
  1. How do I create a student writing assignment?
  2. How do I help my students complete the writing assignment well?
  3. How do I evaluate the students' writing?
  4. How do I handle the paper load?
--Posted by
Will Dressler
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Professional Development Committee Chair

Oct 5, 2009

KPD-KCC Police Explorers Program

  • Learn about and train for a $50,000 a year job in Law Enforcement
  • Help your island and community
  • Be ready to pass the entry test when you are 20-1/2
  • Receive training in CPR, First Aid, Criminal Law, Weapons, Traffic Control, and other police subjects
  • Attend monthly training session on Saturdays
  • Work 8 hours a month at the police station
  • Earn the right to participate in Ride-Along with an officer
  • Do community service projects
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 16 through 20 years old
  • H.S. Graduate or H.S. Student with a C or better grade average
  • Desire to join a team and make a difference in the community
  • Willingness to be a team player
If you're good enough, call Rural Development Project at 241-3365.

Sponsored by: Kauai Community College, Kauai Police Department, & Rural Development Project Kauai

This project is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor
 in the amount of $45,755.00.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary Aids/Services Available Upon Request for Individuals with Disabilities

--Posted by
Dawn Wooten, Project Coordinator
Rural Development Project Kauai