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Teacher Institute Day

Teacher Institute Day began in the 1960s as a day for teachers to meet and work on school-related issues. In 1972, HSTA negotiated this important time into the contract to guard against it being taken away. In the early years, the Association used Teacher Institute Day to inform teachers about negotiations, lobbying, political action and grievance processing. As time progressed, HSTA introduced workshops to help teachers with their jobs and personal concerns such as retirement and health care. Teacher Institute Day is the single largest professional development day on the school calendar. It covers a variety of topics for professional and personal growth and features noteworthy keynote speakers.

In 2017, the focus of Institute Day was to inform teachers about negotiations and their contract. Thousands of teachers united and rallied and made their voices heard at the Hawaii State Capitol. As a result of strong collective action across the state that spring, the HSTA negotiated a nearly 14-percent pay hike over four years.

Teacher Institute is a contractual work day for all Bargaining Unit 05 members and attendance is expected.

2021 Dates

  • Monday, Feb 8, 2021: Oahu
  • Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021: Molokai
  • Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021: Maui and Lanai
  • Thursday, Feb 11, 2021: Hawaii Island
  • Friday, Feb 12, 2021: Kauai

Oahu institutes are being hosted by individual chapters. Please refer to each chapter for specific information regarding your Institute. Lanai's Institute date is subject to change.


The following information is archived from our 2020 Teacher Institute Week.

Lanai

Friday, Feb. 7, Hotel Lanai

Registration and voting: 7:30–8:30 a.m. (lobby)

General session: 8:30–10 a.m.

Vendors: 7:30 a.m.–Noon

Download: Flyer

 

Central

Monday, Feb. 10, Mililani High School

Registration and voting: 7–10 a.m. (covered lanai behind the cafeteria)

General session: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 8:30–9:15 a.m. and (II) 10:45–11:30 a.m. and (III) Noon–2 p.m.

Vendors: 7–9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Download: Flyer   |   Workshops   |  Map (parking info)

 

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The Blood Bank of Hawaii's Bloodmobile will be at select Institute Day locations on Monday, Feb. 10.

Reserve your donation time here: Honolulu | Leeward | Windward

Honolulu

Monday, Feb. 10, McKinley High School

Registration and voting: 7–10 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 8–9 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 9:15–10 a.m. and (II) 10:15–11 a.m.

Vendors: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Download: Flyer   |  Workshops   |  Map

 

Leeward

Monday, Feb. 10, Campbell High School

Registration and voting: 7–10 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 8–9 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 9:15–10 a.m. and (II) 10:15–11 a.m.

Vendors: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Download: Flyer    |   Workshops   |  Map

 

Windward

Monday, Feb. 10, Castle High School

Registration and voting: 7–10 a.m. (auditorium lobby)

General session: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 8:30–9:15 a.m. and (II) 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Vendors: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Download: Flyer  |  Workshops  |  Map

Shuttles will depart from the following schools to transport members to Institute: Kahuku High and Intermediate (6:45 a.m.), King Intermediate (7:45 a.m.), and Kailua Intermediate (7:30 a.m.). Sign up for a shuttle here.

 

Maui

Tuesday, Feb. 11, Baldwin High School

Registration and voting: 7–9 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 9–10 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:15–11 a.m. and (II) 11:15 a.m.–Noon

Vendors: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Download: Flyer  |  Workshops  |  Map

 

Hilo

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Keaau High School

Registration and voting: 7–9 a.m. (library)

General session: 9:15–10:15 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:30–11:15 a.m. and (II) 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Vendors: 8 a.m.–Noon

Download: Flyer  |  Workshops  |  Map

 

Kona

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Kealakehe High School

Registration and voting: 7:15–8:45 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 8:45–9:45 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10–10:45 a.m. and (II) 11–11:45 a.m.

Vendors: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Download: Flyer  |  Workshops  |  Map

 

Kohala

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Kohala High School

Registration and voting: 7:45–9 a.m.

General session: 9–10:15 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:30–11:15 a.m. and (II) 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Download: Flyer

 

Hamakua

Wednesday, Feb. 12, Honokaa Elementary School

Registration and voting: 7:30–8:30 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 8:30–10 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:15–11 a.m. and (II) 11:15 a.m.–Noon

Download: Flyer   |   Workshops

 

Kauai

Thursday, Feb. 13, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Registration and voting: 7:45–9 a.m. (library)

General session: 9–10:15 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:30–11:15 a.m. and (II) 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Vendors: 10:15 a.m.–1 p.m.

Download: Flyer  |  Workshops  |  Map

 

Molokai

Friday, Feb. 14, Molokai High School

Registration and voting: 7:30–8:30 a.m. (cafeteria)

General session: 8:45–10 a.m.

Workshops: (I) 10:15–11 a.m. and (II) 11:15 a.m.–Noon

Vendors: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Download:  Flyer  |  Map  |  Program