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Creative Core

Programs, Projects & Partnerships

Lana'i High and Elementary School


The Creative Core launched its (PB)2 model at Lana'i High and Elementary School, and helped transform LHES into a nationally-recognized model for school-community Place-Based, Project-Based Learning. Read about one of LHES's 

Moloka'i LIVE Summer Program


After launching as a program for the Moloka'i LIVE Summer Credit Recovery Program, The Common Core, NGSS-aligned Curriculum, Voices of the Land and Sea served as a foundation for the new interdisciplinary "Academy of the Land and Sea" at Molokai High School. 

Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School


The Creative Core helped DK Inouye select and implement The Center for the Collaborative Classroom's workshop-based, social/emotional learning integrated literacy ELA prgram, and supported their transition to school wide place-based project-based learning(PB)2." 

Kea'au High School Ulupono Program


When Kea'au Principal Dean Cevallos wanted to create a project-based program to support the academic success of its at-risk students, an "in the know" friend recommended he call Creative Core, and the Ulupono program was born. Now in its third successful year, Ulupono offers students a collaborative educational experience which engages  them in real-world community-based projects.  Learn more about their project here: Ulupono Garden Project

W.S. Merwin Creative Teaching Fellowship


In 2016, The Merwin Conservancy and The Creative Core have entered into a dynamic ongoing partnership to ideate and launch an entirely new take on the summer teaching fellowship. The Merwin Creative Teaching Fellowship offers Hawaii’s teachers the opportunity to experience W.S. Merwin’s living legacy first-hand and receive unparalleled guidance and support, providing them with the renewal, rejuvenation, and inspiration they need foster their own creativity, engage their imaginations, and gain new tools to make creativity and imaginations come alive in their students.

Na Wai Ola Public Charter School


Na Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View on Hawai'i Island is committed to custom-built student-centered, place-based, project-based learning (PB2), with deeply-embedded core literacy skills and Social/Emotional Learning. Na Wai Ola students are digging deep and improving their  critical thinking; creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.