An announcement from Kauai Community College (KCC)
Meet with Courtney Tsumoto, Academic Advisor at UH Mānoa’s College of Education, Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS). Her role is to support current and future students in UH Mānoa’s statewide distance teacher preparation programs. She would love to help you understand admissions requirements and help you plan for and embark on your journey toward becoming a teacher no matter where you may be in the process.
What: College of Education Statewide Distance Teacher Preparation Programs, Kaua`i CC Visits
When: First Wednesday of the month: 9/6, 10/4, 11/8/ and 12/6
Where: Meet In-Person at Kaua`i Community College One Stop Center (OSC) 204 Conference Room
Get out your boogie shoes and be ready to dance the night away!
Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai is throwing a 70s Dance Party on Friday, June 30, 2023 to fundraise for our cause! Save the date! There will be costume contests, DJ music, and (of course) lots of dancing.
Costume contests are for Best 70s Costume, Best 70s Couple, and Best Hippie! You can sign up for the contests inside the venue. Great prizes will be awarded!!
More details and tickets for the event are coming soon, so stay tuned to our social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) and our web site.
Refreshments and alcohol will be available; so you must be at least 21 years old to attend.
We are holding the fundraising party at the Kauai Philippine Cultural Center in Lihue (map). Moneys raised will fund stipends for deserving student teachers who need financial assistance for their final semester when they do their student teaching.
We are looking forward to providing a night full of fun to Kauai’s community! So, pull out those dancing shoes and get ready to boogie!!
Aloha! The deadline to get your application for the Spring 2023 scholarship is right around the corner! Get your required documents together and fill in your application today! The deadline is November 30, 2022.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are coming, travel plans are coordinated, and gift-buying is on the rise. Amidst all this flurry of activity is the application deadline for a Spring 2022 scholarship from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai!
If you are completing your student teaching semester this coming spring, the deadline to submit your scholarship application is November 30, 2021.
Visit our website to upload the required documents and fill in the application. We will get in touch with you to set up an interview with members of our board. We want to help you succeed and fulfill your dreams of becoming a teacher! It’s our mission!
As the 2020/21 school year winds down, we are headed into a summer of less restrictions and more ability to enjoy the lovely weather our island is known for. Even though summer is for vacations and staycations, if you are a student in a teacher training program and you plan to do your student teaching semester in the Fall of 2021, you’ll need to remember one important date:
Our application deadline for the Fall of 2021 is July 31, 2021.
We have provided an online application where you can upload your required documents as well as a pdf version you can download, print, and mail to us with your supporting documents. Please go to our Student Teaching Grant Applications page to start your application process.
You’re not ready until you apply for a grant from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai! We offer one-time grants to financially assist students in their final teaching semester!
Our applications are on our website and ready to go when you are. The deadline for the Spring of 2021 semester is November 30, 2020. Please be sure to have all your necessary documents ready to email or mail in time to meet that deadline.
In new news, we are updating our website to include the applications completely online and adding the ability to upload your supporting documentation when you submit your application. This will give you more options for submission! Don’t worry if you don’t see them online when you’re ready to put your application together. We will continue to accept the pdf forms as well!
As always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us viaemail. We are here for you!
By the way, don’t forget the deadline for the 2021 Spring Student Teaching semester is November 30, 2020. It seems like a long way off, but if you or someone you know will need assistance for their final semester, please download the application to review the required documentation. We have added assistance for Secondary School teacher candidates this year. Please contact us to find out more information about the requirements for this grant.
Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai is honored to have been nominated and awarded a Servco Grant of $20,000! Servco received almost 5,000 nominations for more than 550 organizations. Out of those nominees, 40 were chosen to be reviewed by their employees who then selected the final 19 award recipients.
In honor of their 100th anniversary, Servco decided to celebrate by giving back to the communities where they do business. We were among the three recipients from Kauai which included Kauai Independent Food Bank and Kauai Humane Society.
We are deeply grateful to those who wrote wonderful letters to nominateus and to Servco for awarding this generous grant to our organization. Rest assured, these funds will serve our mission and help more student teachers on Kauai complete their education!
Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a FLEX Grant from Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) through the Robert Emens Black Fund. We are grateful for the award and thank all involved.
We are in the process of re-evaluating our purpose and goals and preparing a strategic plan for the coming years. We intend to refocus our energies in order to better address the increasing shortage of teachers on Kauai. The funds from the FLEX grant will help us complete this critical planning.
As we move forward, we will need more volunteers and funding to help us accomplish our goals. Below are links to donate and to sign up to volunteer.
FLEX is supported by multiple current and past donors through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Nonprofits will beconsidered for funding based on each individual fund’s preferences. Information submitted in the “Organization & Program Profile,” as well as responses to the narrative questions, allows HCF to match applicants with appropriate funds. -- HCF
Our own board member and a 2014 GOOTOK Award recipient, Monique Kan-Souza, was one of 18 dedicated professionals from various complex areas on Kauai, Oahu, Hawaii and Maui who successfully completed the Cohort 7 2017-2018 Targeted Learning Cycle Series earning 9 PD Credits, and was featured in the August 2018 OCDE Project GLAD Newsletter. It showed her perseverance and commitment to professional growth and instructional enhancements to serve all students, especially English Learners. We are all so very proud of Monique and all she has accomplished!
OCDE Project GLAD® NTC has provided exemplary training for educators both resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high-levels of success, for over 20 years. GLAD stands for Guided Language Acquisition Design. Their model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an integrated approach with the intent of building language proficiency and academic comprehension. OCDE Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, and beliefs and values their culture.
To learn more about this program, please visit Project Glad.
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