Professional Development Training

Participants can receive professional development that ranges from workshops to accredited graduate courses. These workshops or courses begin with the theories and research on multicultural education and culturally responsive instruction. This provides a foundation to understand and apply the principle concepts, pedagogy, and classroom materials of Pinoy Teach.  Participants learn how to synthesize multicultural content knowledge around universal concepts and critical thinking skills by experiencing Pinoy Teach lessons and activities.  State learning standards are addressed.  Workshops are tailored to address the specific needs and nuances of the applicant school/ district.

Workshops on Filipino Americans & Education

Teaching Filipino American Students

This workshop provides foundational historical and cultural knowledge about Filipino Americans with implications on education. It covers 10 important guidelines to effectively teach Filipino American students. Resources on Filipino Americans and education are provided.

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Including Filipinos in Curriculum

This workshop exposes participants to key pedagogical strategies and hands-on examples from Pinoy Teach, a multicultural curriculum that integrates Filipino history and culture. Participants learn how to structure ethnic content knowledge around universal concepts that draws all students into learning.

Past Graduate/Professional Development Programs

The Sistan C. Alhambra Filipino American Education Institute

(EDCS 640M – Seminar in Teaching Interdisciplinary Education)

Summer June – August 2010

Sponsored by NCLB Improving Teacher Quality Grant

Training Site(s): University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Hawaiʻi Department of Education’s Farrington Complex

Participating Schools in the Farrington Complex Schools are able to enroll in this Pinoy Teach course for FREE.  Course materials and resources will also be free.

  • Farrington High School
  • Kalakaua Middle School
  • Fern Elementary School
  • Kalihi Kai Elementary School
Pinoy Teach

(EDCS 640M – Seminar in Teaching Interdisciplinary Education)

Spring January – May 2004

Sponsored by Project Waipuna through the Western Curriculum Coordination Center (WCCC) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education.

Participating Schools in the Waipahu Complex Schools are able to enroll in this Pinoy Teach course for FREE.  Course materials and resources will also be free.

  • Waipahu High School
  • Waipahu Intermediate School
  • August Ahrens School
  • Honowai Elementary
  • Kaleiopuu Elementary
  • Waikele Elementary
  • Waipahu Elementary

Pinoy Teach Summer Institute

Summer 2001 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

Sponsored by Eisenhower Professional Development Grant

This 2-day in-service and intensive 9-session summer graduate course teaches standards based multicultural curriculum development and implementation as participants experience a multicultural curriculum and pedagogical model focused on Filipino history and culture entitled Pinoy Teach. Course promotes the transformative approach to multicultural curriculum reform.