Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-22 20:08:16 –
Honolulu (AP) — Hawaiian educators have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian immersion students — two months in the school year.
Hawaii’s Immersion Distance Education program begins this week with 49 students, and authorities will accommodate an additional 200 students — Hawaii Public Radio reported if they could find a teacher.
The State Department of Education is looking for a Hawaiian-speaking teacher, but according to Kauisan, head of the Hawaiian Education Department, which oversees the state’s Hawaiian Immersion Program, speaks that language even before the pandemic. Finding a qualified teacher was difficult.
According to Sun, about 75% of the teachers needed for distance learning programs are hired.
During the pandemic, many Hawaiian public school students studied remotely, but English was the only distance learning option.
As a result, Hawaii’s Immersion parents were forced to send their children to school or enroll in distance learning in English during a pandemic, saying that Sun’s for distance learning with Hawaii’s Immersion parents. Cananino Hair Makaimoku, a board member of the state-wide network of teachers who helped with the office lobby, said the program.
Simply translating the English curriculum for distance learning is not enough, but Hawaiian needs to be the basis of the curriculum, Makaimoku said.
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