On behalf of the faculty and administration at HTA, we welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. Hawaii Technology Academy strives to empower students to succeed through our blended learning experience – face-to-face, virtual and independent. We are confident that blended learning offers students at all grade levels the opportunity to find personal, academic and social growth through an innovative approach to teaching and learning. One that centers around the 5 C’s of 21st Century Learning for our Core Values:
This year, we focus on the “C” of Collaboration.
I am excited to dive more deeply into the meaning and importance of collaboration in our learning community. Collaboration is much more than simple teamwork - it is a process that involves two or more partners who share a common mission and work together to achieve a common goal.
At HTA, every faculty and staff member subscribes to the idea that collaboration is the ideal format for dealing with complex problems that require thoughtful solutions. Not only do they believe in this important skill, but they model it each and every day as they work together to improve upon our blended learning processes and procedures, and deliver an outstanding academic experience to the families who have entrusted their students to HTA.
Apart from ongoing behind-the-scenes collaboration, you can be assured that each and every HTA teacher seeks to effectively collaborate with you - the Learning Coach - as a partner in the education of your child. Together, the teacher, Learning Coach and student form a triangle of collaborators who share a common goal: to provide a learning experience that opens doors to increased knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning that will extend beyond the student’s years at HTA.
This year, as in every year at HTA, your student will be afforded a wealth of opportunities to collaborate and build connections with his or her peers and teachers through project-based learning and daily interactions in our face-to-face and virtual classrooms. Through these collaborative interactions, it is our hope that your student will not only experience academic growth but also take steps toward more fully reflecting all five of our Core Values - vital indicators of a well-educated student.
As we prepare to open the doors to a new school year, we look forward to opportunities to collaborate with each of you. Thank you for joining the HTA ‘ohana.