Purple Maiʻa

ʻĪnana

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. Courses are often virtual so students can join from anywhere in the world!

New courses coming soon

RAI Robots

March 15 2023
First Block: Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am / Second Block 10:00-12:00 pm HST

Meet and greet with four different robots in person at Hālau ʻĪnana in Mōʻiliʻili for a live demo! K-3 graders will have Bee-bot, Blue-bot, KIBO and Kebbi. While grades 4-6 will have a chance to code Kebbi, Tuff-bots, and Blue-bot/Bee-bot. Come bring your whole ʻohana to join this fun activity!

  • Parking Available in front of Hālau ʻĪnana
  • Open to ages 4+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Makahiki Games

April 3 – May 8 2023
Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm HST

Learn about Makahiki by developing online interactive games using block coding. This is an introduction to the Scratch platform.

  • Open to ages 9+ 

Tech needs:

laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Minecraft Wāhine

April 5 – May 3 2023
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm HST

Wāhine Wednesdayʻs: Together we can conquer new spaces in Minecraft Java Edition. 

  • Open to wāhine of all abilities 

Tech needs:

laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Voyaging XR

April 3 – May 8 2023
Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm, Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm HST

What are the parts of a wa’a kaulua and how are they lashed together? What are the tools for navigating and traveling on the canoe? Using ancestral practice and biomimicry processes, we will design innovations for the wa’a of the future using multiple 3D modeling and extended reality (XR) creation platforms.  

  • Open to ages 9-16

Tech needs:

laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Musical Squids

April 4 – May 2 2023
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm HST

Learn the basics of C#, a popular object oriented programming language used for video game development! Weʻll work together to create music with our coding skills!

  • All levels are welcome
  • Open to ages 7+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Game Jam & Jelly

April 3 – May 3 2023
Mondays, Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm HST

Learn the fundamentals of game development with GoDot. At the end of the course, haumāna will participate in a game jam to compete for a small prize! To register for this course, haumāna should have an understanding of the core fundamentals in programming including: variables, if-else statements, loops, and functions.  

  • Open to ages 12+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer; smartphone
  • No Chromebooks for this course

Tech Tuesdays: Lāʻau Doodles

April 11, 2023
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am HST

Let’s draw lāʻau and bring them to life onscreen! Learn about drawing various lāʻau lapaʻau and then animating them.

  • Open to ages 7+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Tech Tuesdays: Moʻolelo

April 6, 2023
Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm HST

Learn how to create beautiful moʻolelo with an in-depth coding experience of HTML and CSS programs! By the end of class, students develop their own personal websites and learn storytelling techniques.

  • Open to ages 10+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer; smartphone

Tech Tuesdays: Minecraft Education Edition

April 25, 2023
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm HST

Join us for an introduction to Minecraft Education Edition. Explore new creative spaces! 

  • Open to ages 10+

 

Tech needs:

  • laptop or desktop computer required

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;
smartphone
(optional: Polycam app for iOS devices)

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