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HIKI NŌ: What I Learned

HIKI NŌ (which is the Hawaiian phrase for “Can Do”) is a PBS Hawai‘i Learning Initiative that mentors middle and high schoolers from public, charter and private schools across the state of Hawai‘i as they create PBS-quality video stories about themselves and their communities. Stories that meet PBS standards are compiled into a weekly half-hour program that airs statewide on PBS Hawai‘i and worldwide on pbshawaii.org.

Through the rigorous, trial-and-error process of creating a story that meets PBS standards, students learn the following 21st century skills: critical thinking and problem-solving; collaboration across networks and leading by influence; agility and adaptability; initiative and entrepreneurialism; effective oral and written communication; accessing and analyzing information; and curiosity and imagination.

The completed HIKI NŌ stories show only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to revealing the students’ overall learning experience. To help illuminate the process, we have created, “What I Learned” mini-docs about what students experience during the production of selected HIKI NŌ stories.

What I Learned:<br />
Sacred Hearts Academy

What I Learned:
Sacred Hearts Academy

Sacred Hearts Academy juniors Kailanianna Ablog and Mariko Gaulton discuss what they learned from working together on the HIKI NŌ story about Sacred Hearts science teacher Erin Flynn.

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What I Learned:<br />
Waianae Intermediate School

What I Learned:
Waianae Intermediate School

Waianae Intermediate School 8th graders Amee Neves and Fabryanna Manumaleuna discuss what they learned from working together on the HIKI NŌ story “A Home for Larenzo” about a student leader at the Waianae Boys & Girls club who was found out to be homeless but currently has a home.

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What I Learned:<br />
Kalani High School

What I Learned:
Kalani High School

Kalani High School juniors Anya Carroll and Arron Nie discuss what they learned from working together on the HIKI NŌ story about The Canvas—a place where students from all schools can get together and interact. Anya was the co-writer, co-editor, and reporter on the story.

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What I Learned:<br />
Waianae High School

What I Learned:
Waianae High School

Waianae High School juniors Jaena Campos and Chrisann Rabanes, along with senior Mahealani Nieto-Lopes, discuss what they learned from working together on the HIKI NŌ story “Parental Guidance Required”, about a female wrestler’s conflicts with her overbearing, former wrestler father.

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What I Learned:<br />
Saint Francis School

What I Learned:
Saint Francis School

Saint Francis School HIKI NŌ students Alexander Tumalip, Jason Sonido, and Michael Delicata discuss what they learned working together on the HIKI NŌ story about Hawaiian weapons expert Manny Mattos.

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What I Learned:<br />
Aliamanu Middle School

What I Learned:
Aliamanu Middle School

Aliamanu Middle School 8th graders Jonny Parr and Renaecia Deleon-Guerrero discussed what they learned working together on the HIKI NŌ story about military moms.

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Watch full “What I Learned” series playlist