Articles by author: Josh Reppun

Melissa Handy’s Brilliant Maker Mindset: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

On this episode of What School Could Be in Hawai’i, host Josh Reppun sits down with Melissa Handy, Education Technology Director at Le Jardin Academy, a medium sized independent school in Hawaiʻi. She is the Past President of the Hawaiʻi Society for Technology in Education (HSTE), a champion robotics coach, a makerspace expert, an International…

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For Chris Stapleton, Cultural Context Really Matters: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

On this episode of What School Could Be in Hawai’i, host Josh Reppun sits down with Chris Stapleton, who, as you will hear when you listen to this episode, is very passionate about education technology. Chris is the principal at a small campus on the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaiʻi, known…

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Education Technology in the Early Grades: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

When is it too early to immerse young kids in the great ethical, moral, political and cultural issues of technology? When is it too early to talk about, and deal with artificial intelligence, facial recognition, big data gathering, streaming content and all the critical technology issues of this 21st century? According to Dr. Amber Makaiau,…

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Trish Morgan’s Magical, Fantastical Imaginarium: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

 EdTech is all about putting the right tools in the hands of curious, creative kids working on projects that really matter. In this last episode of the What School Could Be in Hawaiʻi podcast (Season 1, Semester 1), educator Trish Morgan takes listeners on a magical mystery tour of her Innovative Invention Imaginarium, a…

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Exploring Cecilia Chung, Hawaii’s Epic Teacher of the Year: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

This is an episode from Josh Reppun’s “What School Could Be in Hawai’i,” a podcast on the people, technology and methodologies pushing the mantle of education in the 50th state. This episode features an interview with Cecilia Chung, Hawaii’s 2020 State Department of Education Teacher of the Year. In this fifth on-the-road episode, Cecilia Chung…

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How Individualized Learning Leverages Technology for Deeper Learning: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

This is an episode from Josh Reppun’s “What School Could Be in Hawai’i,” a podcast on the people, technology and methodologies pushing the mantle of education in the 50th state. This episode features an interview with Susannah Johnson, the founder of Individualized Realized, an education consultancy. Susannah Johnson is the founder of Individualized Realized, an…

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Teaching Music through Projects, Challenges, and Portfolios: What School Could Be in Hawai’i

This is an episode from Josh Reppun’s “What School Could Be in Hawai’i,” a podcast on the people, technology and methodologies pushing the mantle of education in the 50th state. This episode features an interview with Zach Morita, music teacher at Niu Valley Middle School in Oahu, Hawai’i. Zach Morita, a music teacher at Niu…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Knox Kronenberg
Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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Robots? In My Hotel? Three Ways AI is Stepping Up as Hospitality’s Next Great PMS Support Tool
July 23, 2024

Artificial intelligence is uniting departments and supporting hospitality from behind the scenes By Warren Dehan Where did all of these robots come from? While hospitality may seem like the last place you might expect to find Artificial Intelligence, this technology has significantly impacted how hoteliers do business. While most generative AI today reacts to text…

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Ripple of Change: SafeHaven with Melina Davis and Dr Ally Jaffee
July 23, 2024

At a time when the mental health of healthcare professionals is under intense scrutiny, the SafeHaven program emerges as a beacon of hope. With rising burnout rates among medical staff, the necessity for confidential support systems is more evident than ever. What are the barriers preventing healthcare professionals from seeking the help they need?…

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