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EA Ecoversity is a Hawaiian higher education and career training program that provides blended online & offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha. This FREE post-secondary opportunity offers hands-on experiences, paid internships and personalized learning and career exploration.
FOUR PRIMARY areas of study
CAREER EXPLORATION & TRAINING
21st CENTURY HEALTH & LIFESKILLS
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE
RELATIONSHIP TO LAND
Validation of Learning
Course Certificates validating successful completion of courses
Digital Badges attesting to Kumupaʻa, Mahi, Ola Pono & Aloha ʻĀina Proficiencies
EA Ecoversity Diploma after completion of all 4 Badges
Learners showcase skills, abilities, values, experiences and competencies acquired in an e-Portfolio, which includes documents and media files that provide a holistic representation of the learner, professionally, academically, culturally and personally, to share with prospective employers.
Meet The Team
Kū Kahakalau, Ph.D.
Aunty Kū is EA Ecoversityʻs founder and visionary educational leader, responsible for instruction, curriculum and assessment, action research and learner outcomes.
Krisha is EA Ecoversityʻs Administrator, responsible for day to day operations, customer service, financial oversight, marketing, recruitment etc.
Uncle Howard is EA Ecoversityʻs Kūpuna and a mentor to EA Ecoversity staff and students. Uncle Howard also teaches Hoʻoponopono, Hydroponics and how to life a pono, sustainable way of life.
Frequently asked questions
What is EA Ecoversity?
EA Ecoversity is a higher education and career training program to empower Native Hawaiian youth and young adults to solve 21st century challenges and reach their highest potential.
What is the meaning of EA?
EA stands for Education with Aloha, an ancient yet modern way of teaching developed by our founder Dr. Kū Kahakalau over the past 30 years. Ea also means sovereignty in Hawaiian because EA Ecoversity is designed to empower Native Hawaiians to thrive in their homeland.
What is an Ecoversity?
Ecoversities are innovative post-secondary programs located in over 40 countries, radically re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing in an effort to transform the unsustainable and unjust economic, political and social systems/mindsets that dominate the planet. For more info visit www.ecoversities.org.
Who can attend EA Ecoversity?
EA Ecoversity is designed for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults ages 15-30, who want to learn more about their native language and culture, aloha ʻāina and food sovereignty, how to prepare for careers of their choice and how to live a healthy, happy life.
How long is the EA Ecoversity program?
Although originally designed as a 2-year post-secondary program, EA Ecoversity is extremely flexible, allowing learners to plan their own course of study, building on achievements to date, and moving at their own pace.
How can I apply?
To apply please fill out our application posted on our webpage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does EA Ecoversity cost?
EA Ecoversity learners will receive Certificates for each course that they successfully complete, Digital Badges for completing the requirements of each of our four areas of learning, as well as a Diploma after completing all aspects of their personal learning plan. In addition, all EA Ecoversity graduates will have an updated E-Portfolio to be shared with potential employers and institutions of higher learning as appropriate.
What are Digital Badges?
A Digital Badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online, i.e. in your E-portfolio. EA Ecoversity offers four (4) badges in the following categories: Kumupaʻa: Foundations in Hawaiian Language and Culture; Mahi: Career Exploration and Training; Aloha ʻĀina: Hawaiian Land Stewardship and Food Sovereignty Practice; Ola Pono: 21st Century Health, Resilience and Lifeskills.
How will I learn?
EA Ecoversity provides blended online and offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha. In addition, learners will be referred to paid career internships and land stewardship opportunities on the island of their choice.
EA ECOVERSITY PARTNERS
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, EA Ecoversity is collaborating with several dozen partners throughout Hawaiʻi to offer opportunities for a wide range of internships, land stewardships and aloha ʻāina experiences, as well as Hawaiian language and culture immersion and real world practice for our EA Ecoversity learners.
Agreement of Support from EA Ecoversity Partners.