Dr. Katie Klinger

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Tags Technology Integration
November 18, 2010

I recently read with interest an article, "British Kids Log On and Learn Math - in Punjab" published in the New York Times. It reports that schools in...

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Tags Assessment
October 18, 2010

Reading local newspapers about yearly school progress can certainly be discouraging. And as backwards as it may seem, each article makes me wonder if we are indeed setting the "bar" for success too low? Too low, you say, when students often do not make the minimum proficiency set by each state...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
September 27, 2010

Even though Hawaii was one of the states awarded Race to the Top funds back in the second round, we still know it takes the grass roots efforts of parents and teachers to make positive change for their children...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
July 14, 2010

I continue to be amazed at the high quality articles in our local in-flight magazine. Hawaiian Airlines should receive a medal every year for their astounding Hana Hou magazine, which fortunately for everyone "off island" is also featured online...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
June 27, 2010

STEM at MIT is an exciting Web site experience that promotes their summer institute, mentoring program, and parents' programming. The site also offers a resource page with links to NASA Kids, Discovery Channel, and the MIT museum...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
May 24, 2010

A resource like STEMtube would have been fantastic for our family when my son, Philip, was in middle school. He did his science fair project on "Extracting Iron from Cereals" because he realized that in reading the labels on cereal boxes, it was...

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Tags Education Trends
November 17, 2009

I agree with Maurice Elias's blog entry about furlough days for Hawaii's public schools -- a total redesign of the school day to meet the needs of our 21st-century learners. This means relevant, creative-project and service-learning environments...

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
June 11, 2009

Society today seems more likely than ever to accept the idea of holistic solutions to educational and community problems. Each day, foundations are created to reach out to populations that are unable and unprepared to empower themselves.

Society today seems more likely than ever to accept...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
February 17, 2009

Being an educator in Hawaii is a truly humbling experience. Each day -- as you work with high-need schools -- you realize that your personal contribution will help not only the immediate community of teachers, students, and families but also future generations as well.

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STEM student generated projects, digital equity, educational technology, youth empowerment for at risk and disadvantaged students , GIS/GPS for middle schools, animation, grant writing, vision & learning, professional development for educators, kuka kuka sessions for parents, helping the homeless in Hawai'i, microenterprises
ISTE (International Society of Technology and Education), Waianae CARE, Liahona Youth Empowerment, Hawai'i Youth Services Network, Ho'ilina, Inc., Hawai'i Chamber of Commerce, Prabble, Inc., Hoa 'Ike, Inc., CERA (California Educational Research Association), AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education)