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Workshops & Ed Services

Kealoha conducts both large-scale assemblies and intimate classroom workshops for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, and Universities throughout the country.

His touring series, called "Stylistic Elements," exposes students to performance poetry, gives them a hands-on writing experience, and inspires them to find their own poetic voice.  The content and language level (automatically censored for High School and below) of Stylistic Elements is tailored from class to class in order to match the age group and learning needs of the students. In addition to poetry, his assemblies and classroom workshops have also been used to address specific topics such as anti-violence awareness, career options, the importance of reading/literacy, motivation, leadership, college prep, theater, and anti-tobacco messages.

Stylistic Elements has inspired thousands of students and teachers in over 200 distinct schools, libraries, prisons, and community centers since 2002.  In 2010, Kealoha was selected as a master artist for the National Endowment for the Arts: Hawai`i Arts at Work Program.  Furthermore, Kealoha has also taught a Master's Workshop at the Bamboo Ridge Writer's Institute, has done professional development with teachers at educational seminars, has conducted workshops at the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival (Brave New Voices), and has taught both male and female inmates in Hawaii's prisons.

HAWAI'I CONTENT STANDARDS: Each of Kealoha's workshops fulfill an average of 6-7 of the Hawai`i Content and Performance Standards in the Language Arts (written & oral), Fine Arts (drama and theatre), and Career Planning areas. Because he is both Native Hawaiian and born & raised in Hawai`i, Kealoha has extreme sensitivity towards local issues and builds rapport with students as soon as he enters the room.

Kealoha has been on the Artistic Teaching Partners (Artists in the Schools) roster since 2005, and has completed multi-week residencies at Kahuku High School, Waiau Elementary, Molokai High School, Kaua`i High School, Makaha Elementary, Waimea Middle School (Big Island), Kamaile Academy, Wai`anae Elementary, Nanakuli Elementary, Kaimuki Middle School, Lehua Elementary, and Salt Lake Elementary.  He was also commissioned to design and teach a full summer school course in Performing Arts at Punahou High School.