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Make a difference to future generations in Hawaiʻi by celebrating the profession of teaching and helping to answer the need for more educators in our state. The second annual It’s Great to Be a Teacher in Hawaiʻi event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Leeward Community College, Education Building. It is free of charge.

The University of Hawaiʻi is joining forces with public and private supporters of this event to call attention to the It’s Great to Be a Teacher in Hawaiʻi and to provide information on the paths to becoming a teacher in Hawaiʻi.

Anyone interested in learning how to become a substitute or full-time teacher in a Hawaiʻi public, private or charter school should attend. This includes emergency hires, educational assistants, substitute teachers and part-time teachers.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why teaching is rewarding: Hear perspectives from a panel of award-winning educators.
  • How to become a teacher: Learn from public, private and charter school representatives.
  • Sharpen your teaching skills: Attend complimentary breakout sessions in classroom management/instructional strategies and teaching tips.
  • Where to enroll: Learn about different paths to licensure from accredited, state-approved teacher preparation programs.
  • Degrees not debt: Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA) information session.

To learn more and to register visit the Hawaiʻi Teacher Eventbrite website

It’s Great to be a Teacher in Hawaiʻi is organized by the University of Phoenix Hawaiʻi, and sponsored by the Department of Education, Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools, Leeward Community College, University of Phoenix, Chaminade University, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, Teach for America, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board, iteachHawaii, HiEmployment, Hawaiʻi Catholic Schools, Hawaiʻi Society for Technology in Education, HMSA, Hawaiʻi USA Federal Credit Union.

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