Purple Maiʻa


ʻĪnana Sessions

This program uses technology education to foster student engagement, expression, and leadership. Students explore their world through imaginative digital and tactile/embodied arts and math content and make connections with guest experts from the community. All of these courses are virtual so students can join from anywhere in the world!

Register for courses this Welehu (Oct-Nov)

Welehu – Makali’i (Pleiades) appears in the night sky. Signaling the beginning of Makahiki and the rainy season.

Makahiki - Scratch

December 5
Monday 3:30-5pm

Haumāna will experience an introduction to Scratch and learn about Makahiki by playing online interactive games. Students’ final presentation will incorporate their own Block Coding creation!

Holo ka waʻa

December 4-7
Sunday –  Wednesday 3-4:30pm
Recreate the beloved game Whereʻs Waldo! In this workshop, haumāna (student) will have the opportunity to create their own game using Scratch for our code and Procreate for our art! We will focus on the concepts of kilo and the importance and benefits of intentional observation. Haumāna will learn how to plan out their game, design characters, to create challenges with their pakanā (partner) as well as anyone whoʻs brave enough.

Walking Makahiki

November 1 – December 1
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm

Join your Kumu as we celebrate Makahiki on a 130 mile walking expedition around O’ahu, including visits to various wahi pana and with multiple special guests as we explore ways to capture and tell the stories of our beautiful islands and home using drones, LiDAR, 360 degree cameras, GoPros and a smartphone. Haumāna will create a Google Earth Project that shares the story of your own Walking Makahiki huaka’i and the important places and people in your own community.

Tech needs:
laptop or desktop computer;
(optional: Polycam app for iOS devices)

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