Education

🎥 Raenette Marino – Coming of Age in Hawai‘i: Kimo Armitage’s Mahch Fye in the Language Arts Classroom

Raenette Marino (raenette_marino@notes.k12.hi.us) Language Arts teacher, Waiakea High School “Coming of Age in Hawai‘i:  Kimo Armitage’s Mahch Fye in the Language Arts Classroom” Locally born, locally raised, I consider Hawaiian Creole English my intimate language. It is the language I use with my elderly father, siblings, and–to a lesser extent–my children and spouse. As a high school English teacher at Waiakea High School, I teach to the best of my ability Standard English. However, I use the personal narrative “Mahch…

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🎥 Larson Ng – You like stats or couple slaps?

Dr. Larson Ng (lng@hawaii.edu) Ph.D.  Educational Specialist  College of Education  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa “You like stats or couple slaps?” The following presentation will share my experiences of using Pidgin in the teaching of statistics in graduate school.  I will recollect how Pidgin has helped in alleviating stress/anxiety due to the difficult subject matter and contributed to the retention of statistical concepts as a result of it being taught in the first language for the majority of my local…

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🎥 The HI-SKILLS after-school program: Hawai’i School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society

“The HI-SKILLS after-school program: Hawai’i School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society” Kids are experts about the language they hear around them every day. In this talk we present HI-SKILLS, an after-school program that puts kids at the center of linguistic discovery by guiding them through the process of carrying out original research on language use in their own peer groups, families, and communities, including the use of Pidgin in their homes, schools, and communities. HI-SKILLS is an outreach…

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🎥 Alicia Rozet – Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco keedz alike

Alicia Rozet (aliciap@hawaii.edu) Hawaiian language instructor, UH-Mānoa “Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco keedz alike” If you “get” da kine frazes laik “nice yoa slippahs”, “watchu ste doing” owa da suddotees between “haaaaah?!” an “foh reeelz!” owa between “dat gai” an “dat friken gai”- den bahleeve it owa naht you won stepp closah to lerning an undahstanding simpo struktchas and frazes in da Hawaiian language, da ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi nō hoʻi. In dis preezentashun you’ll lern hau we…

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🎥 Don Ching – Try Write, Can Write: A perspective on Growth Mindset and Pidgin in the classroom

Donald Carreira Ching (donaldc@hawaii.edu) Lecturer at Leeward Community College, teacher at HPU “Try Write, Can Write: A perspective on Growth Mindset and Pidgin in the classroom.” In the presentation, I will be discussing how I incorporate growth mindset into the classroom along with various readings to encourage students who have been led to believe that they do not speak “proper English” and ” no can write.” Bio: Donald was born and raised in Kahaluʻu. His debut novel, Between Sky and…

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UH Courses About Pidgin

Pidgin and Creole English in Hawai‘i (SLS 430) This is what the lecturer for this course says about it: Of the three major languages in Hawai‘i – Hawaiian, English, and Hawai‘i Creole – the creole, despite having a half million speakers, is the only one without official status. This is largely due to the socio-history, attitudes and misconceptions surrounding this language, more popularly known as Pidgin. This course addresses these issues. This course going also look at the linguistic structure…

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🔗 Pidgin Teaching Materials

The production of teaching materials for High School Language Arts and Social Studies teachers that incorporate investigations of language, with a focus on Hawai‘i Creole, into the current mandated Department of Education curriculum. These materials build on the film produced by Searider Productions and the 60-minute documentary titled Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i (2009), directed by Marlene Booth. Christina Higgins developed these materials with input from teachers at Waianae High School and members of Da Pidgin Coup. There are 18…

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🔗 Hawai‘i Creole exhibit at the Hawai‘i Plantation Village Museum

A permanent exhibit on Hawai‘i Creole was designed and installed at the Hawai‘i Plantation Village Museum (Waipahu). The installation features a photo-based timeline of the birth and development of Hawai‘i Pidgin and Hawai‘i Creole from the mid 19th century to the present. It also features an audio-visual interactive display that allows users to hear Hawai‘i Creole as spoken by plantation workers as well as present day speakers. The exhibit opened in May, 2011, and was designed by Christina Higgins. UH…

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