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Kamehameha Schools has launched KS Digital, an online educational tool made possible through a partnership with Arizona State University, a national leader in online training platforms and technology. KS Digital gives haumāna of all ages access to Hawaiian culture-based education anywhere and anytime.

KS Digital: Modernizing our approach to education

Aug. 6, 2020

Without question, educators at Kamehameha Schools and around the world  are approaching the start of a unique school year. As we prepare to welcome students back to school – via distance learning or in-person classroom instruction – we remain focused on keeping our ʻohana safe and healthy while continuing to deliver a world-class educational experience.

Our kumu across campuses are at the heart of our ability to deliver on our mission. Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, their role on the frontline has become increasingly vital to our community as the needs of our haumāna and families evolve. As the worldwide crisis continued, we recognized the need for a tool to support our teachers’ efforts and maximize the educational offerings to those we serve.

Today, we are proud to present KS Digital, an important tool that will facilitate learning, provide continuity on and off campus and keep our ʻohana connected and aligned. The intuitive, streamlined learning management system allows us to modernize our approach to education and ensure continuity so our schools can keep delivering world-class education for haumāna of any age, anywhere and anytime.

Those participating in full online distance learning will rely primarily on the advanced learning system for various needs, including attending classes, accessing coursework and interacting with other students and kumu. Students participating in our hybrid learning model will have access to both in-person classes and the robust suite of online offerings hosted through KS Digital.

The platform is made possible by our partnership with Arizona State University, a national leader in online training platforms and technology that empower teachers and enable students to engage in interactive, exploratory learning.

KS Digital allows us to support educators by sharing Hawaiian culture-based educational resources for their virtual classrooms. Teachers will find reliable HCBE content and teaching materials, whether they are looking for curated work or work created by fellow educators.

Whether in the classroom for in-person instruction, at home for distance learning, or any of the flexible blended educational models in between, KS Digital can serve as an anchor for continuity across learning experiences and a home base for lessons and tools.

As this platform matures and our resource pool grows, our vision is to provide universal, equitable access to high-quality, accredited K through 12 education combined with innovative Hawaiian culture-based education for haumāna across the globe.

Visit the KS Digital website to see what the learning platform has to offer.

MAHALO

KS Digital was made possible by the ‘ike, hard work and innovation of many individuals across the organization. The following KS and ASU team members were instrumental in leading this project:

Accountable Executive
Darrel Hoke – Executive Vice President, Administration Group

Responsible Executives
Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona – Vice President, Hi‘ialo Group
Scott Parker – Poʻo Kula (Head of School) KS Maui

Consulting Executives
Jack Wong – Chief Executive Officer
Lauren Nahme – Vice President, Strategy & Transformation Group
Taran Chun KSK ‘95 – Poʻo Kula, KS Kapālama
Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong KSK’87 – Poʻo Kula, KS Hawaiʻi

Project Steering Committee
Darrel Hoke – Executive Vice President, Administration Group
Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona – Vice President, Hi‘ialo Group
Scott Parker – Poʻo Kula, KS Maui
Kelly Dukelow – Assistant Head of School, KS Maui
Kelly Cua – Learning & Innovation Officer, KS Maui
Dean Tomita – Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Connie Collins – Partnership Development Strategist

Workstream Leads
JoAnn Wong-Kam KSK’71 – Managing Director, Hoʻolaukoa
Evan Beachy – Senior Education Consultant, Hoʻolaukoa
Kēhau Abad KSK’82 – Director, Kealaiwikuamoʻo Division
Nani Fujiwara KSK’95 – Director, Kealapono Division
Kelly Dukelow – Assistant Head of School, KS Maui
Kelly Cua – Learning & Innovation Officer, KS Maui
Shelli Kim – Poʻo Kula, Nā Kula Kamaliʻi (Preschools)
Nicole Souza KSK’89 – Hope Poʻo Kula (Assistant Head of Schools), Nā Kula Kamaliʻi
Randie Fong KSK’78 – Executive Culture Officer
Dean Tomita – Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Andrea Kanno – Marketing Director

Project Management
Connie Collins – Partnership Development Strategist
Casey Brown KSK’94 – Enterprise Portfolio Manager
Dane Carlson KSK’04 – Portfolio Manager, Executive Strategy Consulting
Angela Correa-Pei – Strategy Consultant, Partnership Development

ASU Project Advisors
Lisa Edgar – Chief Business Development Officer, Arizona State University (ASU)
Brian Braboy – Professor, School of Social Transformation, ASU


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