|Name||Department of Learning Design and Technology|
|Category||Providing Professional Development Regarding Online Learning Across the State|
|Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?||The LTEC department has risen to the occasion by providing training and resources to both the UH System and K-12 Schools across the state. Examples include: Open and live training on Zoom, Laulima, Flipgrid, and other tools staffed by both Department faculty and volunteer LTEC students; Michael Menchaca collaborated with Hanahau’oli and Lili’uokalani Trust to provide live, online professional development training for online teaching to K-12 teachers across the state; Technology and Distance Programs (TDP) unit headed by LTEC’s Paul McKimmy developed an emergency online teaching resources handbook to the University system; Michael Menchaca and Paul McKimmy facilitated a collaboration with Hoonuit, Inc. to make thousands of training videos available for free including best practices in online learning to UHM (recently announced by Michael Bruno); Peter Leong designed and developed a virtual reality based live graduation for LTEC graduates; Adam Tanare collaborated with the College of Education to develop a live-streaming convocation so students can celebrate their graduation with family and friends online; Curtis Ho and Kitty Hino collaborated with the Teaching Colleges & Community (TCC) conference to offer live, online presentations provided for free for 24 hours; and all LTEC faculty have donated time to either volunteer live or participate in planning sessions to help provide our expertise to the state of Hawaii.|
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