PBS Digital Innovator 2017

Leah Aiwohi

Leah Aiwohi Arizona
  • PBS Hawaii
  • Kauai High School
  • Kapaa, Hawaii

Leah’s students don’t learn in a traditional high school class.  Instead, she has arranged exploration stations so students can interact with various gadgets and gizmos relating to technology and innovation. This includes, virtual reality, prototyping, coding, circuits and hardware, GIS and Digital Media.  On a daily basis, the classroom is busy using their 3D printers to produce student inventions and innovations, often for their service-learning projects. Leah says that this mix of environment and project work is “what will help in preparing my students for the 21st century.” 

Fun Fact: Leah has been a teacher in Hawaii’s public schools for more than 25 years, and has taught all levels: elementary, middle, and high school.

Follow Leah on Twitter, @leah_aiwohi.