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'Ōiwi Edge Independent
Innovation Projects II

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JAN 2022





Building on the experiences of our kumu scholars who were a part of Alaukawai 0009 in 2021, Hālau Kupukupu launched the latest iteration and innovation of the 'Ōiwi Edge Independent Innovation Pathways in January 2022 to further develop the kumu-driven research that advances the growth of our kula. 12 volunteer educators with previous experience in Alaukawai 0009 were selected to deepen their research interests in order to best benefit the needs of our kauhale learners, stakeholders, and especially our haumāna.


These kumu have the unique opportunity to activate 'Ōiwi Edge learning and teaching in defining innovation for Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i through one on one coaching experiences, the building of community in Hale Kumu collaborative learning opportunities, and the development of novel instructional strategies that will instill within our learners the confident edge that a strong sense of 'ōiwi identity can provide.


Additionally, past proficiencies and practices demonstrated by these kumu indicate that the freedom to collect more data and to observe practice over a longer period of time will yield useful and comprehensive results to further inform education on our campus. As such, kumu were extended the opportunity to broaden their research scope to a 1 year study extending into the 2022-2023 school year. Alaukawai 0013 and Alaukawai 0014 will be launched in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 respectively.




Kula Haʻahaʻa

Anita Erikson

Kahoane Aiona

Kaleo Kaleohano

Malia Andrus

Shonnie Calina

Kula Waena​

Cary Masuko

Kainoa Bowman

Kaipo Tam

Prana Mandoe

Kula Kiʻekiʻe​

Alana Cabatu

Nancy DeRego


Dan DeMattos

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