Education Week on PBS Hawaiʻi runs November 7-14, 2017, a unique opportunity to hear from education, business, and community leaders about the state of our education system; and how together we can ensure a sustainable future for Hawaiʻi’s youth.
This year, Education Week takes a closer look at the transformation of schools in Hawaiʻi. In his 2017 State of the State Address, Governor Ige said, “to transform our economy, we need to transform our schools, so our children can provide the brain power and fill the jobs required in a knowledge-based industry. To keep them here, we need to ensure that our economy provides challenging and satisfying careers and homes they can afford.”
With this in mind, PBS has gathered some of the most brilliant minds in education and business to talk about what it means to transform school systems, how new approaches in education, strategic approach, structures and implementation will prepare our haumāna to take their place in the world.
The week kicked off on November 7 with Ted Dintersmith who was featured on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox. Dintersmith is the executive producer of the film, “Most Likely to Succeed” and the co-author of the book by the same name. His path from a major league baseball player to education advocate took him to all 50 states asking schools, communities, and businesses to work together to reimagine what schools should be.
On Wednesday, November 8, PBS will re-air Most Likely to Succeed at 8 p.m. (HST). The documentary examines the history of education in the United States and reveals the shortcomings of traditional education in today’s modern world.
The documentary also follows students at High Tech High, a network of San Diego charter schools that promotes hands-on, project-based learning, with the goal of producing real-world workforce and life skills.
On November 9, "Insights on PBS Hawai‘i" will feature leaders from Hawai‘i’s major education systems who will engage in a high-level table discussion on education transformation and how they can work together to prepare students for the future employment landscape.
Joining the conversation are:
Acting Executive Director
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Dr. Holoua Stender
Executive Vice President of Education
State Public Charter School Commission
Hawaii Department of Education
Finally, on Tuesday, November 14, "Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox" will welcome KS CEO, Jack Wong. As the leader for the largest private school in the country, Wong will discuss KS’ strategic plan and vision that envisions a thriving lāhui where learners achieve post-secondary success, are poised to make good life and career choices and ready to lead their communities, locally and globally.