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Shaped by Kumu for Kumu

Empowering Educators Through Alaukawai

Kaʻaikuahiwi is enriched by the valuable learnings and insights derived from the diligent efforts of previous Alaukawai task forces. Specifically, the contributions of the Alaukawai 0016 Extended Design Team, consisting of 20 esteemed K-12 educators, have played a pivotal role in shaping and influencing the design of courses. Their expertise and input have been instrumental in ensuring that Kaʻaikuahiwi is tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of educators like yourself. We deeply value their contributions and recognize the significant impact they have had in creating a truly meaningful learning experience.


Establishing a strong kahua in ʻŌiwi Edge is our shared kuleana at Kamehameha Hawaiʻi. As a stepping stone towards collective success, we are launching “Foundations in ʻŌiwi Edge Pedagogy,” an induction pathway that will serve as a solid starting point for your personalized professional learning journey in Kaʻaikuahiwi. Through this ʻaha, or suite of micro-courses, kumu explore the key principles underlying ʻŌiwi Edge learning and teaching.

Foundations in ʻŌiwi Edge

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Our Goal


of educators successfully complete the Foundations in ʻŌiwi Edge Pedagogy ʻaha by June 15, 2025.

We believe that delivering on our ʻŌiwi Edge promise to our haumāna requires a deep commitment to professional learning and growth. The Kaʻaikuahiwi induction experience will strengthen our vibrant learning community by building the groundwork for common understanding, meaningful collaboration, and effective communication.

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Learning Cohort Options and Early Adoption Rewards

As an educator at Kamehameha Hawaiʻi, you have the ability to select from the following three learning cohort experiences for the first ʻaha that best aligns with your goals, preferences, and timeline. As you consider the learning cohort model for your participation in the “Foundations in ʻŌiwi Edge Pedagogy” ʻaha, we are fortunate to be able to provide a one-time adoption reward based on meeting the completion date of the learning cohort you select.

Fast-track to Growth & Transformation

$6,000 Reward

This accelerated option allows you to immerse yourself fully in the micro-courses, maximizing your learning potential within a condensed time frame. This option is ideal for those who are eager to see immediate results and want to take a proactive approach to their professional development.

Start Date:

August 25, 2023

Completion Date:

June 12, 2024

Balanced Progress at Your Own Pace

$4,000 Reward

This option allows more time to engage with the micro-courses. You can delve deeper into the content, reflect on your learning, and implement new strategies in your classroom with greater intentionality. This option is well-suited for educators who value a steady and manageable pace.

Start Date:

August 25, 2023

Completion Date:

June 12, 2025

Strategic Planning for Success

$4,000 Reward

By selecting this cohort, you will begin your journey next year, allowing you ample time to prepare for the start of a new academic year, ensuring a smooth transition. This option is ideal for educators who appreciate a well-planned and strategic approach to their professional development, setting the stage for a successful year of growth and learning.

Start Date:

August 25, 2024

Completion Date:

June 12, 2025

What is Required for Completion?

Actively engage with each of the ʻOpe/modules within the five micro-courses  by delving into the content, moʻolelo, strategies, and other resources featured on the topic

Complete a final submission, which demonstrates two essential elements: Growth in an educator competency and impact on student learning

Up to 100 hours will be needed to do the work (outside of instructional time)

Consult with your designated coach throughout the process for valuable formative feedback and personalized support

Opportunities to collaborate with other educators to share ideas, manaʻo, and challenges will be provided via Hale Kumu

Completion of A micro-course requires:

An individual follow-up coaching conversation with your designated coach will be scheduled after your Hōʻike/submission has been reviewed. Be prepared to articulate your key learning from the micro-course content and discuss your growth as a result of the micro-course and the impact on learners.

Upload of final Hōʻike/ submission for review by your designated coach.

Completion of all micro course ʻOpe (modules)

Course Schedule

Generating Kuapapa Nui


Friday, August 25, 2023

Haumāna-Centered Learning for

Kuapapa Nui


Friday, November 27, 2023

 Kuanaʻike Mindsets; Perspectives for Kuapapa Nui


Friday, February 29, 2024

The ʻŌiwi Edge Innovation Process


Friday, April 19, 2024

ʻŌiwi Edge Pedagogy for Kuapapa Nui


Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Get Started

Discover more about the Kaʻaikuahiwi induction learning experience.

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