...school was a place where kids met to solve the challenges faced in their local and global communities?
...education was a system and process that created opportunities for self-determination and well-being for people, place, culture, and society?
... kids ideas mattered now, and success was measured by authentic contributions towards a better world?
Close the gap between when we learn and when we change the world
How might we #rEInventlearning? At Education Incubator, we close the gap between when we teach and learn and when we change the world for better. We maximize opportunities for kids to matter now, to be innovative agents of change for a more positive world. We believe that kids must be at the center of designing solutions to evolve and better our communities and society.
We are part of a movement to transform school into an incubation space for kid- and community-driven innovation, to shape the present and future our children should and can be leading us towards.
Innovation With Aloha #IWA
Lele ka 'iwa, malie kai ko'o
When the 'iwa flies, the rough sea will be calm
At Education Incubator, we believe that the youth in our communities are like the ʻiwa, the famed navigational guide for deep-sea explorers - they see the calmness that lies beyond the rough sea, creating solutions to the greatest challenges of our communities, crossing the seas of our troubled times to a better present and future for us all.
EI offers a wide range of programming to create access and opportunity for youth in Hawaiʻi and beyond to create radical change now. In partnership with purpose-finding international organizations like Project Wayfinder, innovation ecosystem builders XLR8HI and Sultan Ventures, local change-makers Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and Mālama Learning Center, technology and innovation partners such as Oceanit and Ed Tech Team, and educational pillars such as University of Hawaiʻi, Chaminade University, and Kamehameha Schools, Education Incubator supports public, private, charter, and informal learning organizations to design and implement unique place-based solution-oriented initiatives based on the core value of #InnovationWithAloha.
Moonshot Laboratory Hawaiʻi
In partnership with Janus Group and EdTech Team, EI helped to vision the Moonshot Lab - a hyper collaborative innovation space for multiple schools to convene and receive services, support, and a safe space for failing forward and dreaming big to solve huge challenges. For the past year, EI has been prototyping the first Moonshot Lab in the world;
Moonshot Laboratory Hawaiʻi is a physical hub currently based out of Hālau ʻĪnana Ma Kapaʻakea where kids from various schools come to engage with and work on problems that matter. Instead of lectures and worksheets, students and teachers partner with community experts to learn about and identify solutions to challenges in their communities, engage in active inquiry, iterative solution generation, and rapid prototyping of potential solutions.
Our team of experienced teachers (specialists in STEM, social emotional learning, character education) partners with local experts in science, design, engineering, social welfare, and other sectors to help kids in tackling real problems today.