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Choose Love Conference » Session #2: 11:45 - 12:15 pm

Session #2: 11:45 - 12:15 pm

How to Lead Choose Love in Your School
 
Organization: Kaelepulu Elementary School
Grade Level: Administrators
Presenter: Jamie Dela Cruz, Principal
 
Go With Your Gut...
The journey of a small school in selecting and implementing the Choose Love Program. Know your culture and build passion for impact through initiatives and existing systems.
 
 
Leading and Learning About SEL
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: Administrators
Presenter: Stacie Kunihisa, Principal
 
Systems and structures are KEY in the selection, implementation, and monitoring of SEL in a school. Hear about topics such as buy-in, data collection, and overall design of SEL at Kanoelani Elementary. Look through the administrative lens and find out the why and how.
 
Little Kids, Big Hearts
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-2
Presenter: Jennifer Taira, Kindergarten Teacher
 
Get ideas on how to explain the Choose Love pillars to the little ones. Learn songs and get templates for art projects. Learn how to teach emergent readers the four Choose Love pillars of Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion in Action.
 
 
K Friendships: Lessons in Courage
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School 
Grade Level: K-2
Presenters: Renee Miyahara and Julia Hennen, Kindergarten Teachers
 
Hear how we help Kindergarteners overcome shyness to make new friendships through cooperative learning projects. Find out how we help students gain "Courage" during the entire day.
 
 
Silly to Sad and Everything in Between
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School 
Grade Level: K-2
Presenter: Buffy Whiteman, First Grade Teacher
 
How can I help kids connect feelings to their reactions and expressing themselves? Learn about books and resources used to support the four pillars of Choose Love. Take away with you valuable resources you can use the next day.
 
 
Choose Love ROCKS!
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School 
Grade Level: K-2
Presenters: Teri Kamiya and Carolyn Zane, First Grade Teachers
 
Participate in an interactive session that extends Choose Love themes through art, affirmations, and nature. Learn how to believe in the power of words and affirmation. Explore a Rock Painting activity that makes you want to "Rock-On"!
 
 
Weaving Choose Love 365 Days
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-2
Presenters: Kaci Ramos and Erin Saiki, Second Grade Teachers
 
Learn how we integrate Choose Love concepts into our daily curriculum. A sharing of ideas and strategies on how we challenge our students every week to perform a kind act for others utilizing incentives and reward systems.
 
 
Integrating Choose Love in Your Classroom on a Daily Basis
 
Organization: Kaelepulu Elementary School
Grade Level: K-2
Presenters: Amber Bryson, Kindergarten Teacher; Stephanie Taira, Second Grade Teacher
 
Create standards-based lessons through the lens of Choose Love. Learn how to design lessons that incorporate Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion in Action.
 
 
Elevations and Celebrations
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenters: Kathryn Roxburgh, Sherilyn Duldulao, and Dean Hamane, Third Grade Teachers
 
"Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all." -Aristotle
Learn about how we use inspirational quotes to foster and spark discussions of positive behaviors and mindsets. Explore how a classroom peer mediation corner can help students connect and support each other. 
 
 
Planting and Nurturing Seeds of Love
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenters: Hector Guzman and Wendy Nakayama, Third Grade Teachers
 
Our school is rooted in love and learning. Explore how we connect to nature and love. Find out how we brighten the school community and pass on the love through our "Take One, Leave One" Project.
 
 
Hook With a Book
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenter: Heidi Fukunaga, Fourth Grade Teacher
 
Learn how to integrate the Choose Love curriculum into daily literature lessons. Help students to make connections in several content areas using various forms of literature. Make content area connections with Year 1 and Year 2 of Choose Love implementations.
 
 
Happy People, Happy Place
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenter: Moana Apio, Fourth Grade Teacher
 
Learn how school initiatives such as Bucket Filling and Core Values are systemically woven into the culture of the school and classroom.
 
 
The Power of Forgiveness
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenter: Kendi Fuller, Fifth Grade Teacher
 
Hear about how we foster the Choose Love Movement - particularly the important ingredient of Forgiveness. The power of forgiveness for all, the forgiver, and the one being forgiven.
 
 
Constitution "Wrap"
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenter: Keke Powell, Fifth Grade Teacher
 
Learn how to develop a Choose Love Constitution Rap that easily "wraps into" all content areas. See how you can help your own class develop one that will change lives.
 
 
Big Heart = Big Changes
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenter: Rachel Chantavong, Fifth Grade Teacher
 
Learn how to set up the framework for a class culture that chooses love in tough times. See how practical and relatable activities support whole class and small groups to develop a culture of compassion in students' lives. Students will learn to think beyond the classroom to incorporate authentic real-world application.
 
 
The Power of MY CHOICES
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-6
Presenters: Rachel Major and Laura Marquart, Sixth Grade Teachers
 
Discuss and understand how courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion are powerful CHOICES that shape our mindset and impact the lives of others. Find out how to help students AND adults answer the question: "How will we respond to negative experiences so that we come out stronger?"
*This session is located on the second floor. Accessible only by stairs.
 
 
Hearts and the Arts
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenters: Andrew Joyce, P.E. Health Teacher; Twinkle Hayashi, Music Teacher; Iona Kaai, Art Teachers; Anna Hubbard, Chronicle Advisor
 
Explore the possibilities of SEL beyond the classroom walls. How can the arts and music support SEL across the campus? Find out the creative ways we incorporate drama, song, dance, and art in presenting Choose Love.
 
 
We Got A Special Kind of Love
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenter: Hannah Fernandez, SPED Fifth Grade Teacher
 
Focus on the Special Education population, hear how we are incorporating Choose Love in teaching coping strategies and social skills. Learn about how we use inclusive practices to strengthen a special kind of love.
 
 
Love Art for ALL- We All Can Do It!
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenters: Winnie Quiton, SPED FSC Teacher and Natia Roberson, SPED Educational Assistant
 
From an FSC SPED classroom perspective, hear how we are incorporating fun and simple art around Choose Love themes to engage students with special needs. Walk away with specific ideas that you can use in any classroom.
 
 
This is Us!!!
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenters: Elaine Shibuya and Cy Ohira, Counselors
 
The Rainbow Connection. Learn how the movement is supported through our PBIS committee. Supporting Choose Love through activities and guidance lessons while continuing to connect to our school initiatives: Core Values, Bucket-Filling and Growth Mindset.
 
 
Creating a Choose Love Way of Life
 
Organization: Kaelepulu Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenters: Nicolle Grimes, Counselor
 
How to create a Choose Love Community with activities inside and outside the classroom.
 
Choosing Love Through p4c
 
Organization: Kaelepulu Elementary School
Grade Level: K-6
Presenters: Sara Wong, Third Grade Teacher; Alder Taylor, SCC 
 
Integrating Choose Love in the classroom using p4c. Incorporate Choose Love into a philosophical discussion using Philosophy for Children "p4c." Strategies, and stimulus that connect both practices and can easily be used in the classroom.
 
Middle School Experience of Implementing Choose Love School-Wide
 
Organization: Lokelani Intermediate
Grade Level: 7-8
Presenters: Lokelani Intermediate Choose Love Cadre
 
There will be a discussion about some of our successes, some of our challenges, how we rolled out the program, expectations, and continuous improvement efforts.
 
 
What does it mean to be your "True Self"?
 
Organization: Kanoelani Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-8
Presenters: Linda Sulvita, Former Sixth Grade Teacher
 
Healing the Adolescent/Self-Worth Identity Crisis: Who You Really Are and What Choosing Love's Got to Do With It. A paradigm shift in understanding your "true colors" and a powerful practice to help make the concept of self-worth and self-identify visible for adolescents. Learn how educators can walk their talk so students can walk the walk.