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Crucial learning can happen in a classroom. But in a newly published article, two CTAHR scholars are showing that’s not the only place it happens. Kent Kobayashi and Kauahi Perez (both TPSS) wanted to introduce more student-centered, active learning to supplement lectures and to promote and enhance student engagement. So they turned to approaches such as the flipped classroom, BYOD (bring your own device), and virtual field trips, which promote peer teaching and allow students to take ownership of their learning.
We are saddened to report the passing of PEPS alumna Dr. Verna Subere. Verna graduated cum laude with a B.S. in agriculture and an M.S. in entomology from Leyte State University in the Philippines and then worked as a scientist at Dole Philippines before coming to CTAHR in 2004 to pursue her Ph.D. in tropical plant pathology.
Members of the CTAHR ‘ohana are invited to participate in a Sustainability Fair sponsored by Kapolei Shopping Center on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a free event targeting communities from Ewa Beach to Wai‘anae. There’s no cost to participating organizations.
The 57th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair is coming up on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, at Kualoa Ranch in Kane‘ohe—and CTAHR is invited to exhibit in the “Buy Local, It Matters" educational pavilion. To join as an exhibitor, go to the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s registration page. For more information, visit the Hawaii State Farm Fair website.
For almost two-thirds of children under age 6 in Hawai‘i, all of their residential parents are in the workforce. For families with two keiki, childcare is the single most expensive budget item after housing. No wonder childcare is a key issue in work–family conflicts. CTAHR’s Center on the Family, along with partners, recently sponsored an event for local business leaders to learn about how employers can include childcare needs in employee benefits.