Ka Ho’oulu Innovation Awards brought to you by Hawaii Catholic Schools & Chaminade University

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Overview: The National Catholic Education Association has an Innovation in Catholic Education annual awards program to foster creativity and growth in Catholic schools nationwide. In 2020 Hawaii Catholic Schools will initiate a new award to recognize innovation by our educators. We will use the NCEA ICE awards as a model so that our Hawai‘i innovators can be aspire to the national competition in future years.

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The Ka Hooulu Hawai‘i Catholic Education Innovation Awards focus on ‘Innovation for Mission’. There are several themes that will define this program:

  • Innovation as a call to remain relevant and attractive to our stakeholders, to continue to thrive in a competitive landscape, to best serve our students and to glorify God through our work;
  • An emphasis on capturing and celebrating the current creativity of our educators, as well as fostering new directions and initiatives;
  • A broad focus on innovations inside and outside the classroom;
  • The development of a culture of innovation with constant attention to measurable outcomes and impact;
  • Acknowledging the inspirational role of the Holy Spirit in the work of innovation.

 

Ka Ho‘oulu Innovation Awards

Offered by the Hawai‘i Catholic Schools Office and Chaminade University

Program:     Hawai‘i Catholic Education Innovation Award

Cycle:     Annual

Award Type:   Recognition and celebration of a major innovation that has advanced Catholic education in Hawai‘i

Who is eligible:     Individuals or teams; faculty and administrators/staff; currently employed at a Hawai‘i Catholic School (all grade levels K-12)

What types of project are we looking for:  Projects can fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Exemplifying the Catholic worldview
  • Supporting quality academics
  • Technology integration
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Promoting operational vitality

What do the awards involve:

  • Recognition at an annual award ceremony (mandatory)
  • Cash prize
  • Required presentation at annual Hawai‘i Catholic Education conference

Program:    “Incubating Innovation” Grants

Cycle:    One application deadline annually, up to 2 selected projects per year

Award Type:   Developmental funding for mentored incubation of innovative projects (goals, action plans, measurable outcomes, impact)

Who is eligible:    Individuals or teams; faculty and administrators/staff; currently employed at a Hawai‘i Catholic School (all grade levels K-12)

What types of project are we looking for:   Projects can fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Exemplifying the Catholic worldview
  • Supporting quality academics
  • Technology integration
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Promoting operational vitality

What do the awards involve:

  • Recognition at an annual award ceremony (mandatory)
  • Small cash grant
  • Required presentation at annual Hawai‘i Catholic Education conference
  • Engagement in a tailored mentoring program with Chaminade Office of Strategy and Innovation that includes
    • Support with development and piloting of an innovation initiative;
    • Support with data collection and analysis;
  • Support with submission of an application for the Hawai‘i Catholic Education Innovation Award.
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