ERIC Number: ED484404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. 2003 Annual Report
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning PREL
Perhaps more than at any other time in Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, (PREL's) history, 2003 was a year of change, renewal, and innovation. There was a change in leadership, a move to new headquarters, and a commitment to seek new opportunities. Throughout these transitions, PREL's staff and Strategic Plan provided a strong foundation for PREL's work. Most staff members have over 10 years of experience in their fields, and many have more than 20 years of experience. PREL's senior affiliates, experienced professionals who work for PREL on an as-needed basis, extend the depth and capacity of PREL's services enormously. PREL's Strategic Plan envisions continued commitment to its traditional K-12 focus in the Pacific, with expanded application of its knowledge and expertise to new disciplines like health and new geographical markets in the Pacific Rim and beyond. Key to this expansion is the development of new partnerships with regional and international organizations with complementary missions and assets. PREL began to translate this vision into reality by participating in a variety of exciting new projects. They were: (1) completing the first phase of instructional design work for the Republic of the Marshall Islands' Skills Training and Vocational Education (STAVE) Project, funded under a loan from the Asian Development Bank; (2) developing distance learning modules to meet the training needs of Pacific healthcare workers under a contract with the World Health Organization (WHO); (3) conducting research for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the availability and use of information and communications technologies in the educational systems of seven Asia-Pacific nations; and (4) establishing a strategic partnership with Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corporation and Hawaii-Pacific Teleport that allows PREL to broadcast educational programming to Asia via satellite. The 2003 Annual d of Directors at its May 2003 meeting, is organized by the four goals that represent the priorities and emphases for PREL's work during 2001-2006. These goals are: (1) High-Performing Learning Communities: Providing high quality, sustainable services built upon school and community partnerships; (2) Professional Development: Increasing the extent and quality of professional development for Pacific Islanders in education, health, and other priority areas; (3)Technology and Distance Learning: Development and extension of PREL's technology capacity to serve the Pacific region and beyond; and (4) Organizational Development for PREL: Developing PREL's organizational quality and capacity. PREL's business is education. PREL works with K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and community organizations to create learning environments that teach the knowledge and skills that young people, teachers and principals, healthcare professionals, and other adults need to lead productive lives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning, Professional Development, Pacific Islanders, Organizational Development, Distance Education, Educational Technology
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813. Tel: 800-377-4773 (Toll Free); Fax: 808-441-1385.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Kindergarten
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.