Diana Papini Warren

Papini Innovations LLC


Explore some of my efforts to Innovate.


Executive Director
The Organization:
Learning Endeavors
My Contributions to Innovation:
In 2014, we launched Learning Endeavors, a 501c3 non-profit organization, in order to develop and facilitate innovative programs for education in Hawai’i.  Via two NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training grant awards and a variety of local partnerships, we engaged thousands of students and just over one hundred teachers in learning opportunities focused on innovative watershed citizen science integrating cutting edge technology, field based data collection, and participation in live events. . GeoExplorers summer camps provided additional, similar opportunities investigating native forest, riparian, wetland, and coastal intertidal ecosystems and engaging in citizen science.
2014 to Present


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Instructional Technology Coordinator
The Organization:
St. Anthony School is a K12 private school on Maui providing a college preparatory and 21st century learning experiences.
My Contributions to Innovation:
Facilitated use of Chromebooks and G Suite for Education; Launch a High School 1:1 Computing Program; Developed an annual school-wide Hour of Code event to celebrate Computer Science Education; Piloted the school’s first use of a mobile lab of iPads; Successfully acquired two grants – one for teacher laptops and PD and one for student Chromebook expansion; Established the school’s Grade School LIVE Morning Broadcast Program; Established an Innovation Station Computer Lab with Video Production, 3D Printing, and Virtual Reality capabilities; Facilitated a student school podcast production.
2018 to Present

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High School STEM Teacher, Neighbor Islands
(Maui & Hawaii Islands)
The Organization:
Hawaii Technology Academy Public Charter School offers a Blended Learning experience to students K12.
My Contributions to Innovation:
I taught a 9th grade STEM science class, Biology, and Algebra to students on Maui and on the Hilo side of the Island of Hawaii.  I developed real-world problem solving STEM learning opportunities in all classes integrating field-based learning and hands-on engineering and science labs.  STEM class investigated climate change through an ocean acidification lab, intertidal transect line and native forest biodiversity field data collection project, ArcGIS StoryMap development, and more.  Algebra class integrated engineering design bridge building competition and business development “Shark Tank” project.  Biology labs includes fish dissection, DNA extraction, water quality investigation, and wetland and intertidal field data collection.


Director of School Engagement for the Pacific (Hawaiian Islands, Guam & the CNMI)
The Organization:
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S., specializing in Engineering, Computer Science, and Engineering curriculum pathways.
My Contributions to Innovation:
I assisted with the expansion and support of PLTW programs via multiple online WebCasts for school leaders throughout the Pacific, facilitated a Hawaii PLTW Conference at UH West Oahu, and shared resources through a PLTW Pacific Website.
2015 – 2017

District STEM Resource Teacher
The Organization:
HIDOE Maui District Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area (20 Public Schools on Maui)
My Contributions to Innovation:
I developed a Maui STEM Education blog as a portal for information, curriculum, resources, and STEM events.  I established a mobile STEM kit with a lab of iPads, wireless digital microscopes, electronic probeware, and a variety of science Apps.  I offered PD Credit courses to teachers to connect curriculum coordinators and STEM teachers with resources, community partnerships, STEM curriculum and mobile kit programs.  I established STEM Professional Learning Community meetings and offered an online STEM PD course.
2014 – 2016


Project Manager
The Organization:
Women in Technology is the workforce development division of the Maui Economic Development Board.
My Contributions to Innovation:  medb logoI developed the GeoTech for Hawaii Schools Statewide Initiative, training teachers and students statewide on the use of GIS and GPS, and leading live statewide GIS Day Webcasts engaging hundreds of students each year.  I was the lead curriculum and project developer of Island Energy Inquiry, a place-based Hawaii energy science curriculum integrating hands-on kits for solar, wind, and efficiency inquiry, a video library, online curriculum, and statewide professional development that incorporated local energy professional guest speakers.
2007 – 2010


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Outreach Education Coordinator
The Organization:
The Digital Bus Program is a mobile science education lab operated initially through Akimeka LLC (now via Alaka’ina Foundation)
My Contributions to Innovation:
I led the initial development of the Maui Digital Bus Program in 2004 featuring field based and school based science education programs utilizing a bus transformed into a hi-tech science lab offering a mobile lab of laptops, microscopes, electronic data collection equipment, GPS devices, water quality kits.  The curriculum involved a 2-3 week partnership with a grade level incorporating at school lead up lessons, field based data collection, and culminating project completion lessons at school.  Investigations of the following ecosystems were of focus:  coastal wetlands, intertidal zone, coral reef, riparian stream, and native forests.
2004 – 2007



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