A‘o Mission

A‘o Hawai‘i, a professional development (PD) program whose mission is to re-empower educators and youth to embrace teaching and learning as a dynamic process that draws on indigenous knowledge and values infused with the development of 21st Century skills.  Through a new construct, STEM(S)2 (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, social sciences and sense of place) education, A’o Hawaii promotes real-world application of interdisciplinary content knowledge, which supports youths’ skills, content and social emotional development required for college and career readiness and for community and civic engagement.