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Instructor: Christina Keaulana

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ED285, Fall 2013
SPED487, Fall 2013
SPED445, Summer I 2013
ED284, Spring 2013
SPED304, Spring 2013

Christina Keaulana: ED285, Fall 2013

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 285 - Intro to Classroom Management Crn (Section): 53494 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.38 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
2. Other comments:
Teacher is very nice Class is fun. Recommend to all students
Christina Keaulana is a wonderful teacher that mixes technology, guest speakers, small group participation, student lesson presentations, forums, and student discussion. She is very supportive and encouraging. I would highly recommend her class to students.
I thought this class was fun and really worthwhile. I enjoyed coming to class everyday and learning about different techiniques not only from my teacher but also from my peers. So many different types of learning styles displayed not only by my peers but also from the teacher.
The class was very fun and I learned some new things. Many of the lesson taught were very useful and were geared towards elementary and secondary education practices. The instructor is very personable and shows how much she cares about the teaching profession.
Class was very informative and kept a fast tempo to stay interesting.
Class assignments were relevant and useful. Fun class, but wish people took it more seriously.
The class was very informative and had a lot of useful information. Really taught me the importance of being prepared and organized. Mrs. Keaulana was a great teacher, and I really enjoyed her teaching. She was really approachable and readily shared her experiences (which were many!) in the classroom. She was also very adaptable and would try her best to address any specific issues that arose in our class concerning the subject manner.
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Christina Keaulana: SPED487, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 487 - Char/Strat Tchg At-Risk Stdnts Crn (Section): 78976 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.0 12 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.91 12 0.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
The specific topics really helped to engrain material and make it meaningful, rather than teaching just a broad overview of the topic. I will forever remember the videos, activities, etc. because they were so engaging and sensory.
The guest speakers
It was very engaging and relatable. It was a great resource to have guest speakers come in and talk to us and give us real life feedback and information.
The course was very interactive. I enjoyed listening to all the different guest speakers with their various background experiences dealing with youth.
That it was engaging and provided us with real life experiences.
the knowledge i learned in this class and how i effective strategies i learned to help my students better in my class
The teacher had extensive background in the content area she was teaching and bright in multiple guest speakers that gave us a different perspective.
I really appreciated that we got to listen to so many guest speakers. It showed me that even though we do live on an island there are a lot of resources out there for us to utilize.
I thought that Christina was very engaging and always kept us entertained throughout the whole class.
- Our guest speakers -Christina has experienced so many different things. I was hearing information straight from the source and I appreciate that.
I liked seeing the guest speakers and hearing Christina's stories
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Provide feedback on assignments, and for projects, review our work and return feedback before grading final (several of our groups received low grades on the project)
I think the grading objectives should be clearner for some of the in class work.
The hw schedule started to get a little confusing when the guest speakers began canceling. I guess cannot help, but maybe find a way to get around that. For example, send out/post a new schedule each time or list a backup hw ahead of time if the speaker were to cancel. I appreciate you taking the time to send us email reminders for the hw though. That really helped.
It seemed that my group might've been unclear on the requirements for the presentation about the school shootings. I felt that most things that were required were presented but not necessarily written on the powerpoint and that lead us to a low grade.
Nothing
maybe take us on a field trip
For the high profile shooting case, a lot of us were surprised with our grades because we followed everything on the rubric, but some of the groups only got 10/20 points. I think the expectations should be expressed more clearly.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
17. Other comments:
Please keep the films about Malala and Precious - these really stuck to us, on an emotional level.
Good luck in teaching your courses next semester. Have a nice winter break!
Great instructor who provide real life experiences that we should know when entering our career as educators.
Christina is such a great instructor and I would want her to teach all of my classes if she could. She makes content very relatable and manages to keep us engaged throughout the whole class.
Christina is one of the best professors I've ever had. She's very knowledgable with at risk students and was able to make the class so much more personal by sharing personal first hand experiences in her teaching career.

Christina Keaulana: SPED445, Summer I 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 445 - Ed Excpt Stdnts Reg Clsrms Sec Crn (Section): 91406 (601)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.18 11 1.08 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 8 (73%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 1.21 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (82%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 11 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
Presentation of information through different media: print, video. Online participation allowed inclusion of "too much" information for consumption. Good practical experience with technology (web/blog creation).
Some of the videos and articles were quite good.
Well, what I first thought was going to be its weakness ended up being its strength. At first, I was irritated that the course required us to make our own web pages and blogs. However, after getting used to it I thought it was great.
I really enjoyed the course content and the teaching aspects of Special Education. I enjoyed the readings and videos as well.
Professor Keaulana had excellent feedback. Her comments really showed her enthusiasm for the Special Education in whole. I really enjoyed her class, and wished she could teach more classes. Her compassion is another great quality that many professors lack. Thank you Professor for such a great informative and thorough course. It's amazing how much information she was able to convey to her students in such a short period of time!
The quizes
I liked this course because I learned a lot about SPED and it opened up my eyes to many different types of people. Christina Keaulana was very nice and helpful in all the assignments. I like the games she made us play because we all learn differently and it helped me understand the material very well. She always got back to us by email very quickly and our grades were very fair and she explained why she liked it or why she tool off points. She was also very understanding when we were trying to figure out how to work the site. All in all, I really enjoyed her class.
I like that there were various different sources to get our information from. Some sources are more detailed than others, but for the most part you could pick and choose quite a few and it would cover most to all the main ideas we needed for the section to match our schedules. For me having videos to watch made it easier for me to understand most of the content. For me it made the readings easier to understand. The additional power point slides were also useful too and could be used as a brief outline of what to expect from the readings as well.
The different easpects to teaching special education. Special ed students are comprised of many different students who have different disabilities, needs, and wants.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
This was my first completely "online" course. I'm not sure that any face-to-face time with the class/instructor was necessary, but I think that opportunity, even just once, would have been helpful to build a relationship with cohorts too.
Make the syllabus a little more detailed, especially with regard to rules about using the weebly website for blogs.
Christina should take a look at the curriculum posted on the Weebly site to see whether links are working and if the posted papers, etc are correctly formatted for easy reading. The grading scale of the course and overall course set up (various tabs for different blogs) may be better and better organized.
Well she has exceeded the 100% efficiency in her course. But perhaps with her vast knowledge of the content and her clear cut ways to convey the content, she could teach some other professors how to teach the content in the manner she did.
I think she should put in more games because I really it and I learned a lot from it.
The only improvement I can think of at this time would be adding in the syllabus for the first week about tips of how to prepare and study for the summer session class which was provided after the first week's assignments were due. There appeared to be a tremendous amount of information to read through and review to meet the assignment and quiz deadline by the first Thursday of the week and I felt very rushed to do everything. Of course, I registered for the class later than most students so I did not get the earlier email sent out with the syllabus and class schedule. If I was able to receive that email earlier, I may have been able to prepare ahead of time more efficiently. Otherwise, everything was self-explanatory and provided. Just a few broken or outdated links to videos or readings were present were the only problems present. If possible, check the website to make sure the links work. Otherwise, missing links were not significant loss in material for things we needed to know. I just would've appreciated having some of those video links work as I focused better when watching those.
Instead of having the dealine at noon of thursday everyweek, midnight would be better as most online assignments for other classes are like that as well. It makes it easier for students since we have work and other things to do and feel rushed if assignements need to be turned in at midday.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
17. Other comments:
very informative. time well spent to learn about a very complicated topic. thank you.
The comments by the instructor on the blogs were appreciated and helpful.
Difficult with blogging every once in a while but not teachers fault system has kinks.
As an elective class I found it informative and interesting.
Thank you Professor!! Hope to meet you one day!
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Christina Keaulana: ED284, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Leeward Community College Department: Education
Course: ED 284 - Foundations of Inclusion Teach Crn (Section): 57059 (0)    
1. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
2. Other comments:
I appreciate all the comments and advice I've received from Mrs. Keaulana. She truly is passionate about teaching all students and building stronger communities.
The modules for the most part were easy to follow. The instructor was easy to communicate with and available. Grading was efficient which allowed me to see how I was doing in the class. The teacher gave a fair amount of time to complete the assignments. I thank her for her comments and valuable insight on my assignments.
I'm glad to have taken this course. It really taught me a lot. I believe that the assignments in this course prepared me in my future journeys in working with different types of children. Thank you Professor Christina for being very helpful and answering any questions that I had about the assignments.
The course is excellent but, Due to unforeseen problems and a new professor taking over the course the online information was not always correct or clear. Some of the links did not work and some where missing. However, when ever I called and asked for assistance the professor was very helpful in clearing up the confusion. With out this professor taking over this class I would not have the credits I needed to transfer this semester.
Interesting readings. I enjoyed the text and assignments.

Christina Keaulana: SPED304, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Special Education
Course: SPED 304 - Fnds Inclusive Schlg Crn (Section): 3305 (431)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.78 9 1.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
8. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
9. Assignments and assessments in this course were related to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
10. Assignments were returned in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
11. The instructor provided specific meaningful feedback.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
12. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
13. What did you like best about the course?
the feedback that was personalized.
The best thing I like about the course is the teacher. I felt that she provided me with the best help possible.
I like how the course showed us real life experiences through videos from teachers, students, and families around the world and see that they can do normal things despite having disabilities.
The content. With inclusion being a common practice, this is a great course to take. It prepares the beginning teacher with knowledge on various types of disabilities that the children we are working with are going to have.
How much experience the instructor had in the field.
group discussions
There was a lot of feedback on our discussions. We were able to prepare for the blackboard collaborate meetings since Professor sent out questions prior to the meetings.
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Nothing she did an awesome job
I feel that she need not improve on her course she is doing just fine.
She did a great job!
By making the homework more understandable.
collab sessions at 3 are impossible for working people to make. but i do appreciate being able to listen to them on recordings.
15. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
16. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
17. Other comments:
Thank You!
Mahalo for the opportunity to be in your course.
caring, compassionate
Great semester! Thank you!