• Thank you for attending! 2015 Schools of the Future
    Hawaii Convention Center November 3 & 4 Download Flyer
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Join teachers and administrators from Hawaii’s public, private, charter and parochial schools as they focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for the 21st Century.

This collaborative event is presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow.

Conference Tracks

  • Deeper Learning & Common Core
  • Multimedia, Gaming & Simulations
  • Mobile Learning & 1:1 Strategies
  • Project-Based / Design-Based Learning
  • Early Childhood Learning
  • Arts Integration Strategies
  • Effective Social-Emotional Learning Programs
Keynote Speakers

Mary Gordon

Roots of Empathy

Kim Schonert-Reichl

Professor of Human Development
Univ. of British Columbia

Michele Weslander-Quaid

Co-Founder, President and CEO
Global Nexus Alliance

Chris Lehmann

Science Leadership Academy
in Philadelphia
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Conference Highlights
  • Tuesday, November 3
  • Wednesday, November 4
  • Both Days


Opening Keynote:

  • Mary Gordon, President – Roots of Empathy,
  • Kim Schonert-Reichl, Professor of Human Development – Univ. of British Columbia

Afternoon Keynote:

  • Michele Weslander-Quaid, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer - Global Nexus Alliance

Robotics Playground

Early Childhood Learning Playground


Opening Keynote:

  • Chris Lehmann, Founder – Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia

Next Generation Libraries Workshop

Digital Media Production Playground



Education Vendor Exhibits / 80+ Breakout Sessions

Featured Speakers:

  • Fred Dillon & Jana Haritatos – Hope Lab
  • Bob Lenz, Executive Director – Buck Institute of Education
  • Gail Lovely, Early Learning Author/Educator
  • Monica Martinez, Author/Educator – “Deeper Learning”
  • Neil Scott, Founder – The Makery
  • Maya Soetoro-Ng & Kerrie Urosevich, Co-Founders – Ceeds of Peace
  • Rosetta Lee – Seattle Girls School
  • Frederick Lane – The Ethics Consortium
  • Dr. Chip Donohue - The Erikson Institute
  • Dr. Jack Shonkoff - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University