Hawai‘i Educational Research Association

See Conference Photos

31st Annual Conference
University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center
February 7, 2009

Sponsored by Curriculum Research & Development Group

Featuring Keynote Presentations, Symposia & Papers
including the
2009 HERA Distinguished Paper Award Winner

Keynote Speakers:
Diana Oshiro,
Mark Hines, Phil Bossert

“Schools of the Future”

Diana Kaapana Oshiro is the current principal of Myron B. Thompson Academy, a K-12 online-hybrid public charter school servicing approximately 700 students statewide. Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Oshiro was a secondary English and Foreign Language teacher and later became a school administrator at Pearl City High School and Waiau Elementary School, the first Hawaiian language immersion school in the state. In June 1993, Mrs. Oshiro was appointed the Assistant Superintendent of the Hawaii Department of Education (HDOE) Office of Information and Technology Services and later became the Assistant Superintendent of the combined curriculum and technology offices renamed the Division of Learner, Teacher & School Support. It was in this capacity that Mrs. Oshiro delivered many keynote speeches at national and international technology conferences emphasizing the need for schools to understand and embrace technology and its role in school reform. In January 2002, Diana Oshiro left the state office and spent a semester working as the DOE liaison with Kamehameha Schools to craft legislation to create “conversion charter schools.” In June 2002, Mrs. Oshiro accepted the position of school principal with Myron B. Thompson Academy and continues to serve as its leader.

Philip J. Bossert is the co-founder and a principal consultant of OrienTech, an education technology consulting and resource development company. He has served as Executive Director & CEO of the Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation and as Vice President for Business Development with Ohana Learning. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, President & CEO of Strategic Information Solutions, Assistant Superintendent for Information & Telecommunication Services for the Hawaii State Department of Education, Strategic Information Systems Manager for GTE Hawaiian Tel, and President of Hawaii Loa College. Dr. Bossert has been a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and National Endowment for the Humanities Grantee; and he holds a B.A. in Economics & Philosophy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. He has published five books and more than thirty articles and reviews in the areas of technology, education and philosophy; and has worked as a consultant for numerous corporations and non-profit organizations in the US and Asia. Philip J. Bossert, PhD OrienTech, LLC P.O. Box 4497 • Honolulu, Hawaii 96812 (808) 203-9097 • phil@orientech.us

Mark Hines holds a Bachelor's in Physics and a Masters in Educational Technology. He has taught Science, Math and Technology for 25 years and has coached canoe paddling for 20 years. Mark is currently working towards his Doctorate in Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii. He was a recipient of the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching in 1994, was a National Tandy Technology Scholar in 1995, and the Pacific Technology Foundation's 2005 Technology Educator of the Year. In his current position of Technology Coordinator at Mid-Pacific Institute, Mark oversees the planning, development and implementation of technology for teachers, staff and students.

Don Zundel

Don Zundel is the Education Development Executive for Apple, Inc., working with K-12 school districts in Hawaii and Northern California. Don was previously an Education Specialist for Technology for the Sonoma and Marin County Offices of Education in California. He also has served as Apple’s national Education Grants Manager, district and regional technology director, university instructor, and classroom teacher in Montana and Alaska. Don has provided education training and consulting services for I.B.M., Autodesk, Sega, Optical Data, VideoDiscovery, and the Learning Company. Zundel completed an M.A. degree in Technology in Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, New York.


Past Speakers: Judith Arter, Kathy Au, Pamela Aschbacher, Eva Baker, Sue Bennett, David Berliner, Betsy Brandt, John Bransford, Mervin Brennan, Martin Carnoy, Yvonne Chan, Arthur Costa, William Cummings, Vicki Davis, Frank De Lima, Ed Emmer, Howard Gardner, Ricki Goldman, Dennis Gooler, Ku Kahakalau, Paul Kingery, Morris Lai, Paul LeMahieu, Durwood Long, Scott Paris, Jerry Pine, James Popham, Michael Pressley, Richard Ripple, Robert Rosenthal, Barbara Schneider, Neil Scott, Michael Scriven, William Sewell, Richard Shavelson, Jim Shon, Frank Smith, Nick Smith, Nan Stein, Dennis Streveler, Ruth Streveler, Marilla Svinicki, William Tikunoff, Tony Wagner, Howard Wainer, and Benjamin Young.


— Hawai‘i Educational Research Association—


31st Annual Conference • Saturday, February 7, 2009
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa • Campus Center Ballroom

8:00 – 8:15
Registration and Refreshments (Ballroom C)

8:15 – 8:45
Plenary Session (Ballroom B)
Introduction of Conference Sponsors
     HERA Officers and Board of Directors
     CRDG and PDK/Hawaii Representatives
     2009 Distinguished Paper Award Presentation

8:45 – 9:45
Plenary Session (Ballroom B)
Keynote Address: Schools of the Future, Diana Oshiro, Myron B. Thompson Academy; Mark Hines, Mid-Pacific Institute; Phil Bossert, Orientech; Diane Anderson, Hawaii Community Foundation

9:45 – 10:00
Refreshment Break

10:00 – 10:50
Session I for Papers and Symposia (Rooms 306–310 and Ballroom B)

10:50 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:50
Session II for Papers (Rooms 306–310 and Ballroom B)

11:50 – 12:15


12:15 – 1:15

Plenary Session (Ballroom B)
Keynote Address: Don Zundel, Apple Inc.

1:15 – 2:00
Graduate Student Poster Session (Lobby Area)

 2:00 – 2:50
Session III for Papers and Symposia (Rooms 306–310)

2:50 – 3:00

 3:00 – 3:50
Session IV for Papers and Symposia (Rooms 306–310)

4:00 – 4:30
HERA Membership Meeting (Ballroom B)
     Election of Officers

Conference Fees
Regular Registration
Up to January 20, 2009
Late Registration
January 21 - February 7, 2009
Non Member


2009 Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver Program
Up to 10 available

The Peter Dunn-Rankin Graduate Student Waiver program is geared to encourage graduate students whose goals are to contribute to educational research in Hawaii. Graduate students need not be members of a school or college of education. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Up to ten total waivers will be awarded on January 10, 2009 for registration to the 2009 HERA Conference.

Criteria for Graduate Student

* Must be at least a half-time student in good standing at any institution on higher education.
* Student is responsible for own membership fee ($10).
* Must submit a personal statement by 4pm HST, January 3, 2009.
* Be reachable via email on January 5, 2009 for notification of waiver award.
* Accept award by January 17, 2008.
* Become a member of or renew 2009 membership to HERA.

Personal Statement Guidelines

Craft a personal statement is to be no more than 500 words and submit the statement to herainfo@hawaii.edu by January 5, 2009. Acceptable formats for the documents are .doc, .rtf, .pdf or pasted into the email. Please address the following two guiding questions in the personal statement:
1. What do you consider the biggest challenges in Hawaii's educational system?
2. How do you envision HERA can positively contribute to policy, practice, accountability, assessment, etc. in education?

Please direct all questions to herainfo@hawaii.edu, or call Truc Nguyen at 956-6507 or Kathy Berg at 956-4952.


Past Conferences:

1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009


Copyright 2007-2008. Hawaii Educational Research Association.
Last Updated November 20, 2009 5:29 PM