He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study Conference Schedule, March 3 - 5, 2019

Download this Conference Schedule as a PDF.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hilo arrival for early morning conference start.

6:00 - 8:00pm
Conference Registration, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Lobby

Monday, March 4, 2019

6:00 - 7:00am
Conference Registration and Breakfast snack, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Lobby
Bus Departure to Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu School
Greeting Reception at Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu School
Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Visitation, 15 Designated Groups
Nāwahī Teacher Panel: Strengths & Challenges
Boxed Lunch Distribution During Panel
Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Student Panel: Language After School, at Home; Plans Following High School
Return to Board Buses
Buses Depart for Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, UH Hilo
Greeting Reception at College of Hawaiian Language, UH Hilo
1:00 - 1:20pm
Conference Photo
1:25 - 1:30pm
Welcome, Director, College of Hawaiian Language Pāhiahia Room
1:30 - 2:00pm
Launching of Kaniʻāina, Voices of the Land, Hawaiian Spoken Language Digital Repository
2:00 - 2:10pm
2:10 - 3:25pm
Hui Mele, Revitalization Through Music
Proceed to ʻImiloa Astronomy Center
3:40 - 4:10pm
A Hua He Inoa, Hawaiian Naming Project Planetarium
4:15 - 4:30pm
Adding to the Kaniʻāina Digital Repository Planetarium
4:30 - 4:40pm
Dinner Blessing, ʻImiloa Reception Area
5:00 - 6:00pm
Dinner in ʻImiloa Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Buses depart from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for Hawaiian Language College, UH Hilo
7:30 - 8:30am
Buffet Breakfast at College
8:30 - 8:45am
Overview of the Day's 9 Forum Choices Details About Forum Choices Below
8:45 - 9:00am
Transition to Forum Choices
9:00 - 10:30am
First Session of 6 Forum Choices
10:30 - 10:40am
10:40am - 12:00pm
2nd Session of 6 Forum Choices
12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch Served at College
1:00 - 2:30pm
3rd Session of 6 Forum Choices
2:30 - 2:40pm
2:40 - 3:15pm
Summary Panel
Conference Closing
Buses Return to Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (Transportation will be provided for people who have opted to be dropped off at the Hilo Airport after the Conference closing.)

Forum Topics

3 Forum Topics out of 9 will be the choice of each participant to attend. The schedule for the times and room assignments for each Forum will be provided at the Conference on March 5, 2019.

The Forum Topics are as follows:

The Position of Our Language Within Formal Education.
Preschool - High School, for 14 years, 6 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, of a child's crucial development through mainstream language, or; Language Immersion / Two-way Immersion / Heritage Language / 2nd (Foreign) Language Requirement / Bilingual / Dual Language / Official Language / Language Medium / Minority Official Language Medium School / In French- Canada Francophone School / French Immersion School.
KHAW 490 Base-Level Hawaiian Fluency, Credit/No Credit, Conducted in Hawaiian, 1 Credit
An exit class required for all Hawaiian Language Majors of the College of Hawaiian Language.
A review and strengthening of Hawaiian language fluency skills with focus on the applicability to Hawaiian medium education.
The Aha Nuʻukia Summer Teacher Workshop of Pūnana Leo Hawaiian Medium Preschools.
Aligning with themes for each year helps to direct content and teaching strategies for the preschools.
Providing Teachers for a Hawaiian Medium School.
Touching families, enrolling children, moving parents into a workforce, while working for a more sustainable program.
Hawaiian Culture and Language Based Curriculum.
To facilitate achieving standards for high school graduation and continuation into tertiary education.
Becoming a Hawaiian Language Major.
Meet and learn from the experience of college students on their journeys to contribute to Hawaiian language revitalization.
Establishing a College Degree in Hawaiian.
Hawaiian has been taught at the University of Hawaiʻi since 1921. From the 1970's on, a new outlook of formal language learning has been combined with taking Hawaiian to the community via the Pūnana Leo Hawaiian medium preschools, advanced Hawaiian into a BA degree and now into graduate degrees.
Using Hawaiian Language Documentation for 2nd Language Learners.
The passing of native speakers underlines the importance of 1st language documentation and digitization, which helps to preserve and make accessible a rich resource for Hawaiian revitalization.
Returning the Language Back Into the Home.
The importance of committed, highly fluent 2nd language speakers.

Conference Information

Flyer for Lono Aʻe I Nā Leo Kūpuna