How does our group register for the same workshop session?

If you are interested in being with your school or district colleagues in the same workshop session, we encourage you to register together as a group. We will do our best to honor these requests, and there are no guarantees.

What is the cost for registration and what’s included?

The cost to attend one of our 3-day workshops is $1,399. The cost to add a 1-day immersive experience to your registration is $249. Registration includes workshop participation, materials, and resources; catered continental breakfast and lunch; keynote speeches; and an opportunity to attend a special Opening Hawaiian Protocol. Please note: Travel is not included in registration costs. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and lodging. See the Travel section for more information.

What do I need to know to book my travel?

For all travel-related questions, please visit our Travel page for more information.

What is the price for Paradise Based Learning 2024?

General admission: $1,399 (Monday, June 17, 2024, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Thursday, June 20, 2024)

Immersive track: $1,649 (Monday, June 17, 2024 – Thursday, June 20, 2024)

What do I need to bring to be comfortable at the event?

In June, Kailua-Kona tends to be sunny and can be very hot and dry during the day. We encourage you to bring sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. We also recommend bringing a jacket for workshops that are held in air-conditioned rooms at King Kamehameha.

Note: Not all workshop rooms will be air conditioned but the architecture of schools is made to generate cool air flow breeze. 

What do I need to bring to be successful in the workshops?

Please plan to bring a laptop and charger to the event. The event site will provide free Wifi access for all participants. Prior to the conference, you will receive an email from your facilitator outlining the technical needs for you to be fully engaged in your workshop.

How will I be able to network with other participants?

Your learning will be guided by a member of our expert National Faculty, who are prepared to bring you an engaging and highly interactive experience. Each workshop day has designated time called Tropic Talks for our cohorts to mix and learn with one another, in addition, the whole group will be sharing breakfast each morning, and lunch each afternoon.

How and when will I be able to check in to the event?

Event check-in will take place onsite at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Check-in is open for participants joining us for the Conference during these times: Monday, June 17, 7-8am or Tuesday, June 18, 7:30-8am. We encourage Conference participants to arrive in Kona before the first day of the Conference on Saturday, June 15, or Sunday, June 16 and check in Monday morning.

Who hosts Paradise Based Learning?

Paradise Based Learning is brought to you by Educators of America. Paradise Based Learning is one of the many ways we promote our vision for all students to be inspired by authentic lessons and all teachers to be empowered with the ability to create culturally responsive learning environments, leveraging student-centered pedagogies.

How is Paradise Based Learning different from other education conferences?

Paradise Based Learning is a one-of-a-kind, multi-day event focused on student-centered pedagogies and educator professional development. We are bringing together educators — K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, school counselors,  and school and district leaders — who want to be inspired by the setting of the Island of Hawaii and begin and advance their professional practice and connect with a community of like-minded peers.

This event isn’t your ordinary conference with a variety of short sessions by many different presenters. It’s an immersive professional learning experience focused on supporting educators as they create projects and plans for improving their practice within their classrooms, schools, and districts. You’ll be actively engaged in deep, focused, real work with your peer collaborators. We believe student-centered pedagogies transform students – and Paradise Based Learning transforms educators.