Ka `Aha Ho`okani `Ukulele

Playing `Ukulele in Your School Music Program: A Pathway to Music Literacy

PDE3: Ka 'Aha Ho'okani 'Ukulele

  • Course #: FA184589


Objectives: Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate and relate literacy through the elements of music while singing and playing ukulele.
  2. Construct rubrics that evaluate HCPS III Music Standards as a way of assessing the unique challenges faced in evaluating artistic achievement.
  3. Provide opportunities to achieve musical proficiency in these Four Artistic Processes: Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting.


  1. Connect music reading skills and musicianship to ukulele ensemble and solo playing, as well as improvisation.
  2. Develop playing techniques that include melody picking and chord strumming.
  3. Collect and perform quality ukulele music literature to establish an ukulele orchestra program.


Disclaimer: Participants must be Grade K-12 music teachers

Please start with Part I and continue with Part II

Part I: Registration Form

Three steps:

1. Click here to register for the PDE3 Ka 'Aha Ho'okani 'Ukulele workshop.

2. Click here to register on PDE3 site.

3. Make your payment (next column)

Aug 24, 2019 - January 17, 2020 professional development course :

  • August 24, 2019: 1:00-5:00 pm (4 hrs)
  • Sept 21, 2019: 1:00-4:00 pm (3 hrs)
  • Oct 5, 2019: 1:00-4:00 pm (3 hrs)
  • Oct 19, 2019: 1:00-4:00 pm (3 hrs)
  • Nov 2, 2019: 1:00-4:00 pm (3 hrs)
  • Nov 16, 2019: 1:00 – 9:00 pm (8 hrs)
  • Final All State ukulele Rehearsal and Performance

Total = 24 hours


Teachers must attend all sessions and complete a quality Learning Portfolio that consists of exemplary rubrics that assess students’ progress, to qualify for the three (3) PD credits offered.

Portfolio deadline: Friday, Jan 17 , 2020.

Registration for this course will be on a first-come, first-served basis (limited space).

Questions? Please email.

Part II: Payment

Ka `Aha Ho`okani `Ukulele Registration

  • 3 PDE credit


  • Available

Checks? PO?

Please fill the info on the left column and mail the check or PO to:




P.O. Box 283206

Honolulu, HI 96828


Make check to HMEA

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HMEA Mission Statement

The aims and purposes of HMEA shall be: (a) to develop and promote music and music education throughout the state of Hawai`i and (b) to promote mutual cooperation and good will among its members.

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