February 8, 2016
School Community Council
Parent Community Networking Center
Solomon El Blog
Army School Supports
Hour of Code
Fed Impact Aid
DOE Password Mgr
|Substitute Teacher Application Procedure|
The Hawaii State Department of Education oversees personnel administration for certificated and substitute staff. The application procedure can be found online at http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Substitute-teachers.aspx. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree.
Applying for a Job
The Hawaii State Department of Education employs about 13,000 teachers, librarians and counselors, and an additional 12,000 educational officers, civil service and support personnel. We seek talented, skilled, credentialed and enthusiastic employees who will help deliver on the promise of the Department's Strategic Plan. There are job opportunities on the main populated islands: Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai. For teachers, the greatest demand occurs on the neighbor islands and in the more rural areas of Oahu, away from Honolulu. Casual or on-call basis substitute worker jobs may be filed at the school-level.
Every Day Counts
Major General C. Flynn (US Army Hawaii) supports school success for every student. Army leaders encourage parents to take an active role in their military children's education, including attending parent/teacher conferences, maintaining positive relationships, ensuring class attendance and completing Federal Survey Cards. Created and distributed courtesy of U.S. Army Hawaii.
Annual Training Videos
The annual training videos are available on-line as well as via campus closed-circuit TV broadcasts. To view on-demand online video training modules, select from the links provided below.
School Communities of Compassion, Dignity, and Respect (All Employees)
FERPA Confidentiality (All Employees)
U.S. Dept of Education FERPA 101 for LEAs (All Employees; 40-minute online training module) NEW
SY2015-2016 EES Orientation (2014 EES Orientation) (Teachers)
Playground and Recess Rules (Teachers)
Suspected Child Abuse Mandated Reporting (All Employees)
Bloodborne Pathogens (All Employees) Alternate Link
Fire Extinguisher (All Employees)
HAZCOM Hazard Communication (All Employees)
CSSS Special Education (All Employees)
Welcome to New Employees Video (All New Employees)
Workplace Violence Video (All Employees)
The Power of Believing that You Can Improve (OPTIONAL) TED Talk by Dr. Carol Dweck
Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field. (12/172014)
Professional School Security Attendant (SSA)
Hawaii DCCA Security Guard Training (SSA)
DCCA Transcend Forms (SSA)
Opening of the New School Year Packet for All Employees
Educator Effectiveness System (EES)
SY2015-16 EES Manual (PDF Download)
Password Manager User Guide (PDF Download)
Common Core State Standards
CCR Protocol 1 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 2 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 3 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 4 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 5 - Elementary (Video)
CCR Protocol 6 - Elementary (Video)
Hawaii 3-R's Project
About the Hawaii 3-R's / First Hawaiian Bank Partnership (08/06/2015)
2015 - Playground and parking lot repainting (08/29/2015)
2009 - Basketball Court Resurfacing (SY2009-2010)
Storm Photos from Solomon Elementary School (12/05/2007)
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Linda Willoughby
Concentration Music (1-Hour)
Classroom Management, whole brain example
Exercise Makes Kids Smarter
Planning and Collaboration
Day 1 - Internet Literacy, Autism, Learning Targets (10/13/2015)
Day 2 - 01/06/2016
The Great ShakeOut
On Thursday at 10:15 a.m., millions around the world will be practicing their earthquake safety actions along with you! ShakeOut has grown only because of the actions you take which inspire others to get prepared.
See the YT video on how to participate in the Great Hawaii ShakeOut drill exercise.
John Hattie: Visible Learning and Learning Pits
John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, rates the factors that can influence student achievement.
TED Talk, Part 1 http://ed.ted.com/on/XG0Mkl2W
TED Talk, Part 2 http://ed.ted.com/on/LodXkBXf
Growth Mindset and the Learning Pit
The Learning Pit can foster a growth mindset. The four stages of the Learning Pit are outlined in this James Nottingham paper (PDF).
A child's artwork describes the "learning pit" at https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9FLyxeIgAEPvx_.jpg:large
* Professor Hattie shares what works best in education (July 2015).
* Learn why so many teachers and schools are so successful.