21st Century Skills

Experiential and Project Based Learning Fair

March 26, 2013

A few examples of our 2013 Internship Placements that will be presented at the April 2 Learning Fair. Tuesday, April 2, from 8:45 am to 2:20 pm, Maui Preparatory Academy invites you to bring a friend to see the incredible variety of our students’ work at our annual Experiential and Project Based Learning Fair. The [...]

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Kindergarten Visits the Maui Ocean Center!

January 9, 2013

  The Kindergarten dove into a unit of study about what exists in the waters that surround Maui with a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. The timing of this unit seemed to be a perfect fit with the humpback whales on their way to Maui. Some of the students leading questions were: * How do whales [...]

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A Parent’s Guide to 21st-Century Education

August 9, 2012

If you have been involved with Maui Prep for the past two or three years, you may have noticed a change in vocabulary amongst our faculty.  Terms like “21st-century education” and “project-based learning (PBL)” have become common place in classrooms, faculty meetings, assemblies, and PTSO gatherings.  In many ways, this movement started when Maui Prep [...]

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Maui Prep – A School of the Future

September 20, 2011

Coleman Kingwell and Nicholas Head demonstrate their robotics projects for teachers attending the SOTF Conference On Thursday, September 8, over 900 teachers and students from Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui assembled at the Sheraton, Waikiki for the third annual Schools of the Future Conference.  SOTF is a coalition of forward-looking schools founded in 2009 [...]

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National History Day competition in D.C.!

August 16, 2011

In the fall of 2010, Devon Bloss, Evan Blumer and Nathan O’Hanlon started working on their History Day project. Their project, a documentary about the American anti-imperialism movement at the turn of the last century was well received at both the Maui and State competition and was eventually selected as one of the three documentaries [...]

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Building Engineers

April 20, 2011

The World is Flat created a real stir a few years back as the author Thomas Friedman pointed out the enormous global economic and political trends creating new realities impacting our lives. The critical point of his book and world view is that the economic, technological and educational advantage held by developed nations for the [...]

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The Incredible Change in Pedagogy

January 11, 2011

There has been a dramatic shift in educational pedagogy over the past two years as educational leaders engage their faculties in focusing instruction on the development of 21st Century Skills. The shift is due to an awareness that students today: 1) learn in different ways; 2) are “digital natives” exposed to modern technology from a [...]

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Schools of the Future

December 11, 2010

Maui Prep is a leader among Hawaiian schools in embracing the world that our students will be coping with as the demands for specialized skills sets goes well beyond what is normally taught in a traditional college prep program. Branden Hazlet, Chris Border and I spent two days this week attending a conference led by [...]

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