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Our Philosophy

We believe the Hawaii Lab Cohort (HLC) model for professional development is powerful because it provides teachers an opportunity for reflection and self-assessment, while simultaneously building their content area expertise and pedagogy through research-based practices.


The HLC model strengthens and extends teachers' professional practice by providing them with multiple opportunities for rich peer classroom observations, the giving and receiving of actionable feedback, along with coaching and mentoring from their colleagues.


Unlike traditional professional development initiatives, HLCs are designed to be ongoing to keep teachers renewed and held accountable to continuous learning and growth in their practice so they can become change agents in their schools and leaders in their profession. 

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