Purple Maiʻa Virtual ClassesIn response to COVID-19, we, at the Purple Maiʻa Foundation, are working quickly to stand up online learning experiences for learners of all ages.
The following are on-going classes that average between four to six weeks. Please review the course description and sign up if you or your keiki are interested.
For more up-to-date classes, please click the link below:
- Four week course (May 1 to May 22) ; once per week online
- Fridays 1030am – 1130am
- Open to elementary school and up
- Course Description: Letʻs make mele! This is an introductory music course that will develop confidence in utilizing the body, ukulele and voice as a way to create music. By the end of the course, students will know how to tune the ukulele, play the chords of C, Am, F, G7, C7 and D7, and create their own short song culminating in a hōʻike for the final class.
Introduction to iOS Dev: Create Your Own Puke Wehewehe (Hawaiian Dictionary)
- 5 week course (April 30 to May 28) ; once per week online
- Thursdays 600pm – 730pm
- Open to 18+
- Course Description: Mobile devices and apps are completely integrated into our everyday lives. And for this reason, many of us have had dreams and ideas around a cool app idea. Learn the foundations of iOS development in Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment to create your very own Puke Wehewehe (Hawaiian Dictionary) app. In this introductory course students will learn how to code in swift including foundational concepts in coding.
- Four week online course, beginning April 2, ending week of April 30
- Open to upper-elementary and middle school
- Meeting time: Thursday, 3PM to 4PM
- Course Description: Scratch is an online programming language where users can create and share stories, games and animations (link: https://scratch.mit.edu/). We will be delving into multiple projects every Thursday afternoon, which will culminate into a final Hōʻike day on April 30th. We welcome all to join us as we explore and create using Scratch as a platform for innovation! Classes will meet on Zoom for 1 hour every Thursday from 3 – 4 pm. Supplemental materials will be posted on Moodle (including example walk through videos and PPT materials).
- Class content:
- Class 1 (April 2nd) – Learn about Scratch, build a magic mirror and gribbet
- Class 2 (April 9th) – Build your own drum machine
- Class 3 (April 16th) – Maze maker and circuit breaker
- Class 4 (April 23rd) – 3D Maze explorer
- Class 5 (April 30th) – Hōʻike project day
Budget 101: Coronavirus Edition
- April 8 at 6pm
- Open to adults 18+
- Course Description: Your family needs action, now more than ever! Join us for our first class on Budgeting as we guide you through the documents and resources you need to get through these trying times. We give you the tools to see clearly, where you are today. Only then can we work on where we want to be. Instructions on completing the document with links to the most popular expenses that we see. Video tutorials, Online lessons, and important links make completing your monthly budget less stressful.
Treehouse: Business Administration Course
- Six week course (April 6 to May 11); twice per week online
- Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-8pm
- Open to adults 18+
- Course Description: This course is for anyone who is ready to up their business, workflow and tech skills! Don’t just work hard, work smart. This course is geared towards adults who are interested in learning the tips and secrets to improve their business workflow — to be more effective and productive in the workplace
NoCode for Kids
- Four week course (April 15th to May 13th) ; once per week online
- Mondays 3-4pm
- Open to middle and high school
- Course Description: Does your keiki have an idea for the next big app? No-code platforms, like Glide, are one of the latest evolutions in programming. They enable anyone to bring their ideas to life—no code required! In this class, students will learn to create and publish their own apps using Glide’s free and intuitive development platform. Along the way, they’ll gain awareness of opportunities in the fields of design, development and innovation. By the end of the session they’ll have learned: Fundamental programming concepts, user interface design basics, how to use technology to turn ideas into reality, how to keep building on their own.
Minecraft Master Class
- Tuesdays 10:30am to 12pm. Starting April 21 and going to May 12 (4 classes).
- “A passion for playing is a catalyst for learning.” The Master Crafter Class was built for anyone who wants to learn by playing. We will be honing our Minecraft abilities, advanced learning skills and team building readiness while learning more about Hawai’i in hopes of creating the ultimate team of well prepared keiki for the future!
- In addition to 21 century skills this class will be interwoven with place-based mo‘olelo. We hope to create an environment where our students can master the concepts of:
- Kuleana (self-worth and empowerment through responsibilities);
- Kaikua’ana-Kaikaina (social emotional learning, behavior code, and cooperative efficiency); and
- Malama ‘Āina (land stewardship and sustainability for future generational survival).
Introduction to Web Dev: Share Your Ahupuaʻa Story
- Tuesdays from 3-5pm beginning on Tuesday, April 14th (including 4/21, 4/28, and 5/5, 5/12)
- Course Description: Websites are the single most important digital storytelling tool that we can create just by knowing a few things about HTML & CSS. With these skills coupled with your own research on your ahupuaʻa or the place you live, you can write and share your own narrative by creating your very own website! In this 5-week introductory online class, haumāna will learn an array of topics in website design and development including the foundations of HTML & CSS.
- Pre-Session Prep & Requirements:
- Email Address
- Need access to laptop/computer
- Suggested for keiki 6th grade and up. All levels of coding knowledge welcome. Supplemental materials will be posted on Moodle.