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Jan 23

Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Webinar

January 23, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 10:45 am

Session 1
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
“Yay or Nay? Let’s try!”

Distance Learning has been tough for all of us. But, as always, teachers have prevailed because they are willing to try new things and adjust based on student feedback. Please join us for a session where I’ll share 10 strategies that I’ve tried – some self-discovered and others adapted for my math classes from amazing educators in the #808educate network. In this session you’ll get to experience the strategy, earning points along the way, and getting bonus points for if it was a “yay” or a “nay” in my class this past semester.

Daphne Okunaga has spent 15 years as a math teacher at Pearl City High School. She serves as Academy Lead of International Business, state trainer for the Introduction to College Mathematics course, Smarter Balanced Performance and Practice Committee Member, and a Hawaii State Teacher Fellow Alumni. She is the 2017 PAEMST Awardee, Teach It Hawaii Outstanding Educator, and Life Changer of the Year Nominee. Believing education is more than standards, Daphne is an active Charger alumni. She is the academic advisor for football, graduation coordinator, School Community Council Chairperson, and a member of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.

Session 2
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
“Creating Community in Synchronous Online Class Sessions”

Teaching synchronously online creates many challenges, such as keeping your students engaged and creating community like you might in a F2F class. Many of us have experienced staring at those tiny black squares with the sound of crickets in the zoom room. In this webinar, I will share some ways to promote engagement and sense of belonging in an online class with synchronous sessions. In other words, how to make your zoom (WebEx, Google) room a fun and exciting space to learn in.

Nadine Wolff teaches Mathematics in the Math & Sciences Department at Kapi`olani Community College. She has been teaching for twenty years and ventured into online education about eight years ago. When she is not teaching math she enjoys traveling, ocean time, and outdoor activities.


Conference Cost: Free for HCTM members, or $20 (which includes one year of HCTM membership)

Registration information: Register for the Zoom Webinar at http://go.hawaii. edu/3T8.

Upon acceptance, a follow up email with a link and further instructions will be sent to you.

Sign up for one or both sessions. Deadline for sign up is January 18.

If you have questions about this registration process please contact Dayna Kitsuwa at kitsuwa@hawaii.edu.


January 23, 2021
8:15 am - 10:45 am