NHEA Pua Lililehua Project (The Beloved Children of Palolo Valley)

Description of Project:  

The NHEA Pua Lililehua Project (The Beloved Children of Palolo Valley) was developed by Chaminade University’s Education Division in collaboration with Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘O Ä€nuenue, a public K-12 Hawaiian language immersion school and Palolo Elementary School, a public K-5 school. The overarching goal of this project is to improve student achievement in technology, engineering, and mathematics, at the partner elementary schools, by augmenting instruction with new strategies. INSPIRE provides ongoing teacher professional development, curriculum consulting and assessment services for the participant schools. The teacher professional development began with 40+ teachers participating in the PBS Teacherline STEM 420 course. Following the course, the teachers received ongoing mentoring and curriculum consultation via remote videoconferencing. Further,  members of INSPIRE staff provided in-depth analysis of project outcomes using INSPIRE designed instruments


Dr. Johannes Strobel

Graduate Students: 

Ronald L. Carr

Elizabeth Gajdzik

Terri Fisher

SoYoon Yoon

Funding Source of Project: 

Native Hawaiian Education Act


Chaminade University

Katherine Kawaguchi
Director, NHEA Grants – Pua Lililehua Projects

Ph: (808) 739-8540
Fax: (808) 739-4607