Vision, Mission and Objectives of Pacific Islands in the Classroom Approved – 09/14/15

Honolulu, Hawaii — September 14, 2015 — Today, the Islands Society formally approved the vision, mission and objectives of Pacific Islands in the Classroom. This marks an important milestone, as it is the first step in the development of a Three-Year Strategic Plan for the regional educational program.

As communicated by the President to the Board of Directors at the Islands Society, the vision is, “The Pacific Islands in the Classroom will inspire and empower K-12 students to become ambassadors, advocates, and change-agents for island communities.” Meanwhile, the mission is, “The Pacific Islands in the Classroom will provide K-12 students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and take action on the most important issues facing island communities.” Finally, the objectives are set forth as: 1) To educate K-12 students on the history, geography, and culture of Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders; 2) To expose K-12 students to the most pressing social issues facing Pacific Islanders around the world; 3) To empower K-12 students to be thought leaders in global discussions on the most pressing social issues facing Pacific Islander communities.

About Pacific Islands in the Classroom

Pacific Islands in the Classroom is the first regional program under Islands in the Classroom. It aims to develop and distribute high-quality lesson plans that promote awareness about Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders while simultaneously strengthening competencies in core areas, including math and reading. It also seeks to increase knowledge-sharing and relationship-building among K-12 educators in Pacific island communities through the use of social media and social networking technologies.

More Information: Official Website

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