Lab School

With an emphasis on teachers collaborating with teachers through facilitated inquiry and dialog, Lab School is a cohort-based program designed to explore topics around teaching and learning. After a hiatus in 2016, Lab School was re-imagined for 2017 and will focus on personalized learning approaches within the K – 12 spectrum.

2017 Lab School

Join other educators to deepen your understanding of personalized learning approaches in a K – 12 spectrum. Cohort strands focus on leading topics in education including innovation and entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, global education, makery and robotics, outdoor and place-based education, and Hawaiian culture. Participants engage in discussions with experts in these topic areas and observe its practice in a classroom environment. Groups also engage in collaborative activities and reflection to develop an idea or create a product to put into practice.

Monday – Thursday, June 26 – 29, 2017

Punahou School

Cost $300

Discount available for Punahou faculty

Register by Friday, June 16, 2017.


  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  2. Social Emotional Learning
  3. Global Education
  4. Makery and Robotics
  5. Outdoor and Place-Based Education
  6. Hawaiian Culture

Past Lab Schools



  • Blended Learning
  • Elementary and Middle School Coding
  • Gaming
  • iBooks Author
  • Makerspaces, Fabrication and Individualization
  • Mindset in Practice
  • SAMR Model for Assessment and Learning
  • The Secret Life of Buildings: Taking the Vital Signs
  • Social Emotional learning
  • Universal Design and Personalized Learning
  • “xBL”: Inquiry-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Challenge-Based Learning and Critical Thinking

Lab School @ Punahou Continues to Enhance Technology in Education
Punahou News, July 14, 2015



  • Supporting technology integration in the classroom
  • Using iPads or other tablets in elementary student learning
  • Developing online modules for an existing course to create a flipped classroom or online learning environment
  • Helping students understand the socio-emotional and developmental role of technology in their lives through an exploration of digital citizenship
  • Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to our teaching
  • Introducing coding into the non-computer science classroom
  • Encouraging critical-thinking and developing project-based curriculum K - 12
  • Exploring design thinking as a teaching methodology

Teacher Cohorts Examine Technology in the Classroom
Punahou News, August 11, 2014



  • Craft of Teaching
  • The iPad and Personalized Learning
  • The iPad Classroom: Consume, Curate, Create!
  • The iPad in Action: Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Ready, Set, Publish!
    Publishing Great Content Using iBooks Author and iTunes U
  • Global Education

Innovation Drives Lab School @ Punahou
Punahou News, July 23, 2013



  • Assessment and Evaluation in Hybrid, Online and Blended Learning Environments
  • Curated Learning: The Classroom as a Learning Museum
  • Developing Critical Math Thinkers
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • Media Literacy: Ethics and Decision-Makers
  • Rethink Your Curriculum: Design Thinking for the Classroom
  • Student Engagement and Assessment Using Promethean Tools
  • Sustainable Schools: Desktop Aquaponics
  • Sustainable Schools: Educators Energy Exchange
  • Teaching and Learning with iPads
  • Universal Design for Learning Using the SMART Board

The Lab School @ Punahou Engages Educators
Punahou News, July 20, 2012



  • 3D Visualization and Fabrication
  • 21st-Century Classroom Tools: Interactive Whiteboards
  • Mobile Technology: Using iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and iOS in Education
  • Media and Digital Ethics
  • Games and Play
  • Sustainable Schools: Educators Energy Exchange

Lab School @ Punahou Keeps Teachers Connected
Punahou News, December 7, 2011