CRDG Year in Review 2009


The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), with its associated Laboratory School, is an organized research unit in the College of Education at the University of Hawai’i at Ma _ noa that contributes to the body of professional knowledge and practice in teaching and learning, curriculum development, program dissemination and implementation, evaluation and assessment, and school improvement. CRDG conducts research and creates, evaluates, disseminates, and supports educational programs that serve students, teachers, parents, and other educators in grades pre-K–20.


CRDG, a learner-centered community of educators—recognized locally, nationally, and globally for quality research, design, and curricula—that inspires dynamic teaching and learning.

Table of Contents

  • Director’s Message
  • CRDG Our Roots
  • Curriculum Research & Development Group
  • University Laboratory School
  • Pihana Na Mamo Continues Long-time Partnerships
  • CRDG Evaluators Contribute to Body of Knowledge in Evaluation
  • Classroom Makery Enhancing Students’ Interest in STEM
  • Long-time Relationships Support Education for Military Children
  • STEM Focus Benefits Teachers and Students in Mathematics
  • Marine Science Partnerships Continue Growth and Collaboration
  • NSF Program Brings Graduate Students into Hawai‘i Schools
  • Early Childhood Education Curriculum Revisits Inquiry Theory
  • Asia-Pacific Region Still a Strong Focus
  • Computer Literacy and Computer Safety Go Hand-in-hand
  • Congratulations to Sensei Jean Sakihara
  • Claire Okazaki retires
  • Valerie Hashimoto receives 20 year service award
  • In Memoriam
  • Scholarship
  • Personnel
  • CRDG Partners with HIDOE on Streamlining Standards
  • Google Education Brings 21st Century Styles to ULS Classrooms
  • Project Pono, An Environmental Stewardship Program