Aloha e nā mākua a me nā haumāna! Descriptions for Fall papa are below.

 Updates for enrollment (8/30/2021)


  • The signup link will take you to makua.haumana.io, the new class portal to create an account from which youʻll be able to register for classe
  • New class Tech Tuesdayʻs is open for registration.
  • Reach out to kokua@purplemaia.org with any nīnau.



Fall 1 Classes

Tech Tuesdays

Looking to try out a Purple Mai’a class? Want to sample current classes to get an idea of what each course has to offer? Wanting to learn a new skill that you can add to your resume?

Join us for Tech Tuesdays at 5pm, beginning on September 7th and culminating with a hō’ike on October 5th! We will be offering a variety of mini courses (lasting from 1 to 1 and a half hours) on topics such as Scratch, Unity, Minecraft and a medley of coding language basics. The skills you pick up from each class will lead to a certificate that you’ll receive via email after completing the mini course! No matter if you take just one, or you take all four, you will be able to show what you’ve done with hō’ike on October 5th. We will also provide any support that you would need to sign you or your child up for a Fall 2 course, which begins after Fall Break. All classes are online.


September 7 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Scratching the Surface: Dive Into Using Scratch 😸 Learn the basics of Scratch and how to interact with sprites and sounds!

September 14 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Intro to Game Development with Unity | Learn the basics of game development with the game engine Unity!

September 21 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Try Minecraft Go over basics and explore the new caves and cliffs version (1.17). Learn basics of operating in Minecraft Java Edition and explore the new features in Minecraft!

September 28 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Flavor of Code: Exploring the basics of computer programming. Walk away with the basics of computer programming and the difference between front-end and back-end programming. Become exposed to a medley of languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Ruby.




See video below for instructions on how to register if youʻre a first time user or returning user!

A Creative Coding Class - Haku JS Extension

August 11 – October 8
Wednesday & Friday | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

This session of Haku JS will focus on kanaka architecture and engineering, machine learning and virtual reality JavaScript libraries. We’ll also continue to explore topology and 3D geometry through hands-on activities. We are so fortunate to have faculty and students from all five of the Claremont Colleges joining us this fall to provide additional support to nā haumāna. This class is ideal for 5th graders and up. Class is hybrid in-person and online.


ESports & Unity

August 9 – October 7
Monday & Thursday | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Haumāna will develop their team-building skills and dexterity as well as their programming abilities with this interactive course in esports and game development. For the esports portion, haumāna will learn about esport ethics and strategies with the classic puzzle game, Tetris. For the game development portion, we will establish the fundamentals of the Unity game engine and C# language by creating a simple 2D game made with pre-made asset packs.



Search Engine Creation

August 9 – October 6
Monday & Wednesday | 5:00pm – 5:00pm

By the end of this class, nā haumāna will learn how to make their own search engine! Haumāna will first learn about algorithmic bias and how that can impact the information the searcher finds. To build a search engine, haumāna will learn about the basics of php and how to create their own databases.



Minecraft Wāhine

August 11 – October 8
Wed 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm

In this class, haumāna will venture into different server worlds and work collectively to solve challenges covering an array of topics from coding to cultural history.

This course is open to all who identify as wāhine. Wāhine will only be able to join this course from a laptop or desktop computer. If you are in need of a device, please let us know. First time Minecraft users, download the application and review Minecraft Basics.



August 10 – October 7
Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Thursday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

An introductory course in understanding scratch and creating a cultural interactive story in the scratch platform.

Nā Kumu

We provide coding, computer science, and technology exploration programming at Hālau ʻĪnana, a Hawaiian innovation and collaboration space located in Mōʻiliʻili. Kumu are Native Hawaiian or local people, many are parents, and all have CS knowledge and are passionate about sharing this knowledge to positively affect students’ lives.