Special Events

Monday, May 19, 2014 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Catalyst Institute @ Pacrim has been created just for you – a space to engage with yourself, with others, learn new skills and different ways of being in the world. While the world seems to be overwhelming, sometimes out of control, with a myriad of seemingly endless challenges, it is also a transformative time for all of us. We need time to reflect on the present and we need a space to heal. This is your temporary space.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The Mālama o Nā Keiki - Institute for Neonatal Professionals - has been created for the multi-disciplinary health care professionals, early childhood professionals and college-level students. The Institute’s goal is to inspire the highest level of global standard healthcare through a collaborative, educational, effort. We are excited to partner with the Pacific Rim Conference for Disabilities and Diversity to strive toward an instituere – “build, create, raise or educate; habit” – creating a habit to thirst for knowledge at the highest level in our Hawai’i Nei!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Presented by current and future educators, this panel and roundtable forum engages K-12 teachers in expanding their knowledge about English language learners (ELLs) to build capacity for solutions. Learn about effective teaching strategies, foundational knowledge for working with ELLs, and quality professional development opportunities. The host NB-ELL Project (CDS, COE, UHM) offers courses on improving K-12 ELLs’ literacy skills in math and science, with technology integration, to teachers in Hawaii, American Samoa, and the Marshall Islands free of charge via a U.S. D.O.E. grant. Instructors Caryl Hitchcock, Ph.D., and Cheryl Corbiell, M.C.S., emcee the forum.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Students with disabilities who pursue postsecondary education face many unique challenges different than their peers without disabilities. During this session, participants will have opportunities to learn about professional networking and actually participate in a speed networking with STEM professionals, peers and various conference attendees at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
In this special workshop, teachers, faculty, community advocates, and youth workers will learn approaches to: make significant, positive impacts on the lives of youth dealing with the effects of complex and compounded trauma, speak directly to cultural and historical trauma as part of healing interventions, and change the system from within the system.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
“Voices from the Inside” are women who are seeking justice, who have been involved in the creative writing classes at the Women’s Community Correctional Center, who rock with their poetry, who write with their soul and who spread the word to thousands of people.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Conversation Central will feature the following topics: employment, community, and self-determination.