The pneumatic structures were designed and built by 43 students taking a second-year design studio course.
Pathways for Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL) participants have produced an online trainer’s guide to help students with research. The teams designed and implemented collaborative instructional approaches in reading, writing and thinking critically to assist students in creating projects across diverse disciplines.
The three-year project provided professional development for teams of teachers and librarians from 20 Hawaiʻi DOE and private schools working on researching skills with their students.
The trainer’s guide is downloadable from the PEARL website. The site also showcases examples of student projects as well as teaching resources for the instructors.
Karen Lee, executive director of the Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education, noted that the project is “a perfect example of work done in the cross-sector space that builds critical skills in our high school students to be ready for life after college.”
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PEARL is funded by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by the Library and Information Science Program in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences.
Members of the PEARL development team were Carolyn Kirio, Kapolei Middle School; Sandy Yamamoto, Kapolei High School; Michael-Brian Ogawa, UH Mānoa Department of Information and Computer Sciences; Jodie Mattos, UH Mānoa Libraries; Megan Terawaki, PEARL graduate assistant; and Kendyll Doi and Ed Meyer, PEARL technical support members.