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Become a Member

Membership includes: early registration for E-school courses; VoiceThread unlimited site license; two (2) registrations for a Project Inspire online professional development course; two (2) Technology Integration Staff Development workshops; and access to the Learning Management System to deliver online courses for up to 50 users. The membership form (Attachment A) and an annual membership fee are required to become a member school.

Click here to download the School Year 2014-2015 Membership Form

Submittal and Payment Deadline:
June 8, 2015

Hawaii Virtual Learning Network (HVLN) was created by the Hawaii Online Task Force (Act 275, SLH 2007, Section 2) to expand and systematize online courses and to offer a wide array of online courses to Hawaii's students. Additionally, the Legislature approved Act 152, Session Laws of Hawaii 2008, Section 2 which states that the department of education shall adopt the following recommendations of the online learning task force:

  • Follow a two-pronged delivery model of services and continue to operate the Myron B. Thompson academy full-time cyber academy, or similar schools, as well as establish a Hawaii virtual learning network for supplemental programs;
  • Establish a task force to review the State's education policies, requirements, and oversight functions for congruency with the needs and potential of online learning;
  • Allow both parents and students to access information about online curriculum;
  • Develop and establish a mentoring and training program for online teachers, collaborating with the University of Hawaii department of educational technology as needed;
  • Develop and establish an online training program to increase the number of highly qualified teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals;
  • Provide support and incentives to teachers who become qualified to teach online courses and for teachers who utilize online courses to incorporate project-based and work-relevant learning;
  • Standardize the procedure for granting credits for online coursework;
  • Assist schools with online standards-based college preparatory curriculum;
  • Expand credit recovery courses and remediation courses;
  • Emphasize online science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses and aggressively work to offer certain online courses through the department, including algebra I, English I, eighth-grade math and English, and career guidance;
  • Expand distance education through interactive digital television;
  • Establish an online course and resource center to include training modules and other support resources;
  • Establish online and in-person tutoring and mentoring programs for students, partnering with the University of Hawaii as needed; and
  • Develop recommendations on appropriate funding mechanisms.

HVLN Partners

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E-School has provided standards-based, online classes for Hawaii's students for over 10 years. Students enrolled in any HIDOE school can take these supplemental online courses in addition to their regular classes.



The Myron B. Thompson Academy (MBTA) is a hybrid K-12 school that provides competency-based courses and standards-driven instruction to students on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawai`i.



UH Manoa OLA encompasses several programs all aimed at increasing the number of Hawai`i students that enter higher education by offering and supporting the instruction of supplemental online K-12 college preparation courses.


2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award Winner

2013-blackboard-catalyst-award-winnerIn reaction to budget reductions that left the clerical support staff in 254 schools across the state of Hawaii with little formal training support, the Office of Fiscal Services, part of the Hawaii Department of Education, leveraged online learning to increase training regardless of budget and geographic constraints. In partnership with the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network, the Department of Education created a statewide training program for School Administrative Services Assistants (SASA) utilizing Blackboard Learn. The SASA Academy provides current SASAs with correct technical information and assists potential new SASAs in meeting their career goals.

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