Biography of Norman Kwai Cheong Kaleomokuokanalu Chock

updated April 29, 2004


-Teacher, Kalani High School, Honolulu, Hawai’i 2003-present

Areas:  Video Production (2004-), Digital Media (2004-), Oracle Data Modelling and SQL (2003-5), Oracle-Java Programming(2003-5), 
A+ Certification/IT Essentials(2003-5), NetPrep(2003-5), coordinate Video Production Competitions, 
Management Team, Freshman SLC Committee, History Day Program, Sophomore House Advisor, 
Website Development. HI-TechQuest Advisor, Tech Challenge Advisor.

-Teacher, Wai'anae High School, Wai'anae, O'ahu, Hawai'i 1992-2003. 

areas: American Problems, Gifted/Talented Social Studies (9-12), 
A+ Certification, NetPrep, Oracle Data Modelling and SQL Programming, Digital Media,
and Basic Electronics. Professional Development Committee, Technology Committee, 
Waianae Multimedia Technologies Club advisor, Staff Technology Workshop Leader (Adobe Photoshop, Lotus Notes, 
Microsoft Excel, etc), Standards In Practice Workshop Leader 

Established History Day Program at WHS: Team Advisor/Coach, 1992-2003 

Co-founded the Mass Media Program, Searider Productions, Teacher, 1993-2003. 
1994-Established Video Production Program 
1995-Established the Digital Media program. 
1995-Established Searider Radio, 101.1 FM, O'ahu's only operating High School Student-run Campus broadcast radio station 
1996-Combined with Newswriting and Yearbook to create a new School of Communications at Wai'anae. 

-Teacher, Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School, Laupahoehoe, Hawai'i, 1989-1992. 

areas: Gifted/Talented English and Social Studies, Newpaper Advisor, Mock Trial Advisor, 
Swimming Coach, Driver's Education Teacher, AV Club Advisor, Project Graduation Advisor. 

1990-Started History Day Program at LHS
1991-Hawai'i State Junior Division, First Place, Team Advisor/Coach 
1992-Hawai'i State Junior Media Division First Place, Production Advisor/Coach 
1991-Started Radio Laupahoehoe, Carrier-Current Campus Radio, probably, 
      Hawaii's first secondary school student-run radio station. 


teacher, GED Mathematics, Hilo Community School
substitute teacher, Hawaii Department of Education
Intern, Campus Ministry, Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. 
Intern, Nuuanu Congregational and United Church of Christ, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Intern, Altadena Presbyterian Church, Altadena, California 
Youth Minister, Waialua UCC, Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii. 
Youth Director, Waipahu United & Moanalua Community Churches, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Youth Program Coordinator, Manoa Valley Church, Honolulu, Hawaii 
Youth Director, Haili Church, Hilo, Hawaii 
Youth Director, Hilo Missionary Church, Hilo, Hawaii.
Owner/Technician, Digital Systems Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii.

Educational Background

1975-78 School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Theology, M.Div, 1978.
1972-73 College of Education, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Secondary Social Studies, P.Ed.,1973. 
1968-72 College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hawaii-Manoa , Psychology, B.A., 1972.
1965-68 Kalani High School, Diploma, 1968.
1962-65 Kaimuki Intermediate School 
1960-62 Liliuokalani Elementary School 
1955-60 Aliiolani Elementary School

Additional Training
2005       Olelo: Corporation for Community Television, Palolo Media Center
              -Featherpack Certification, 
              -Small Cam Technician Certification, 
              -Producer Certification
2005       Understanding by Design Professional Development, Honolulu.
2005       Small Learning Community Training, Oregon.
2004       Small Learning Community Training, Honolulu           
2003       Oracle Internet Academy, UCLA 
              -JAVA Programming
2003       CISCO, PCATT, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu
              -IT Essentials Teacher's Training
2002       Oracle Internet Academy, UCLA 
              -Data Modelling & SQL Programming
2001       Westlake Internet Training, Pittsburgh, PA
              -Adobe Flash Advanced Training
2001       Computer Training Academy, Honolulu 
              -Applications Development Internship (ASP, VB-Script,Flash, etc)
2001       Education Trust, Atlanta, Georgia.
              -Standards in Practice Training Workshop
2001       Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Georgia.
              -High Schools that Work National Conference
2000       3-COM, Leeward Community College, Honolulu
              - Netprep Teacher's Training
1999       Westnet Internet Training, Leeward Community College, Honolulu
              - A+ Certification Teacher's Training
1998       Washburn University, Topeka, KS
              -Lightwave3D Advanced Techniques
1996       Maui High Performance Computing Center, Kihei 
              -Virtual Reality Modelling Language Training
1994       Olelo-Corporation for Community Television, Honolulu 
              - Field Technician's Training
1993       National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. 
              -Primarily Teaching: Primary Source Document Training
1990       Hawaii State Department of Education, 
              -Driver's Education Teachers' Training               
1986       Federal Communications Commission, 
              -Licensed as a Broadcast Radio Operator.
1972       Red Cross, University of Hawaii,
              -Water Safety Instructor/Lifesaving Certification

Outside Activities

2005: Webmaster & Advisor, Freeflow Short Film Showcase, Oahu, Hawaii.
2005: Designer,  Radio Broadcast/Audio Recording Studio, First Chinese Church of Christ, Honolulu, HI.
2003-: Webmaster and Video Producer, Christian Endeavor Hawaii.
2001-2002: chair, Hawaii DOE Electronics and Computer Science Cluster Standards Development Committee
2001-2003: member, Waianae Telecommunications Council
2000 & 2001: head chaperone for Hawaii History Day Group, National History Day.
1997-98: member, Advisory Board, Hawaii Council for History Education 
1996-2001: Coordinator, Special Ministries and Young Adults Program, First Chinese Church of Christ
1995-2003: Webmaster, The Wai'anae Searider Website 
1995-: Webmaster, The Kalani High School Alumni Homepage 
1995-: Webmaster, Sound & Media Technician, The First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i 
1995-97: member, Board of Directors, Hawai'i Video Curriculum Association 
1995: member, Hawaii  DOE Media Program Standards Development Committee
1994-96: Field Technician, Olelo, Corporation for Community Television 
1994-96: President, Kalani High School Alumni Association. 
1994-2001: member, Church Board, First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i
1995-1996: Hawaii State History Day, Media Techniques Workshop Leader.  
1992-94: member, History Day Advisory Committee, Hawai'i Committee for the Humanities. 
1986-89: Radio Announcer, KFSH FM-97.5 Hilo, Hawai'i. 
1978-85: Leadership Team, MPG Leeward Oahu Youth Program
1975-77: Leadership Team, Young Life Pasadena.
1973-75: Technician Trainer, Sony PortaPak Video Camcorder Training, Hawaii Community Television.
1973-75, 1978-80: member, Youth Ministries Advisory Committee, Hawai'i Conference, United Church of Christ 
1973-75: Coordinator, Central Oahu Youth Council, Hawai'i Conference, United Church of Christ 
1972-75: Advisor, Inter-School Christian Fellowship, Honolulu, Hawaii.
1971-74: Advisor, Christian Endeavor Youth Program Advisor, First Chinese Church of Christ.
1970-71: Advisor, Cascade HI-Y Club, Kaimuki Y.M.C.A. 
1969-71: member, Board of Directors, Atherton House YMCA

Awards and Recognition

2005- teacher/advisor, Bronze Award, Hawaii Student Film Festival for Agent 808;  Finalist, Teen Video Awards and Third Place, Youth Xchange for 
  "Can You Answer?"; Second Place, Basic Operations, Third Place, Using Technology to Problem Solve, Superman of Technology Award, HiTechQuest 2005.

2004- teacher/advisor, 2nd Place Award and Board of Director's Award, HITechQuest 2004
 for the Kalani High School Senior Management Suite and the Electric Car Site.

2003- teacher/advisor, 3rd Place Award, Tech Challenge 2003

2002- Searider Productions Program featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin in December, 2002.

2001- presenter, High Schools That Work National Conference 2001, Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Georgia,  
Waianae’s Searider Productions Program recognized as a school utilizing the nation’s most outstanding practices. 
Presented program to a national audience.

2001- teacher/coach, National History Day 2001, U.Maryland-CP, MD, Seventh Place, Senior Group Performance Division, 
June 2001 for Jazz, Breaking the boundaries of Racism.

2000- recipient, National History Day, College Park, MD -State History Day Teacher of the Year , 2001

2000- presenter, National Science Foundation, Students as Technology Leaders National Conference, 2000, Cambridge, MA.  
Waianae’s Searider Productions was selected as one of the top IT programs in the nation. 
Presented program with three students at the conference.

1998- published, FENCES, DEATH OF THE AINA, FENCES, DEATH OF THE LAND video produced by my 
History Day Team in 1994 included in the CNN Media Literacy Training Kit and distributed nationally.

1998, 2001- teacher/coach, Hawaii State History Day, 1st Place, Senior Performance Division. Represented Hawaii at National History Day.

1997- teacher/coach, Hawai'i SuperComputer Challenge 1997, First Place, May, 1997 for the Na Leo O Na Kupuna Site. 

1997- teacher/coach, Digital Hawai'i 1997, First Place, Informational Design Category, May, 1997 
for the Na Leo O Na Kupuna Site. 

1997- teacher/coach, Digital Hawai'i 1997, First Place, Self-Promotion Category, May, 1997 
for the Searider Homepage Site. 

1997- teacher/coach, Student Video and Filmmakers' Association 1997, Finalist in the Short Format Non-Fiction Category, 
Winner of the Judge's Mention Award for Research for THE AMERICAN DREAM, A HAWAIIAN NIGHTMARE. 

1996- Recipient of the 1996 Exemplary History Teaching Award from the Hawai'i Committee for the Humanities, Honolulu.

1996- webmaster, First Chinese Church of Christ Website, chosen by KINGDOM BEST,as one of the top 5% of the church pages on the World Wide Web. 

1997- teacher/coach, The WAI'ANAE HIGH SCHOOL SEARIDER WEBSITE, Selected to the Honor Roll of High School Websites, 
Multimedia Schools Magazine, February 1997, also featured in the 
Honolulu Star-Bulletin in Richard Borreca's Home on the Web in April, 1996 and 
the Hawaii Magazine. 

1996- teacher/coach, The Wai'anae High School's Virtual Tour of the Wai'anae Coast Website, 
Selected third in the Local Attractions Category in the International schools Cyberfair '96. 

1996- teacher/coach, Hawai'i Student Video and Filmmakers' Awards 1996, First Place, Long Format Non-Fiction; 
First Place, Short Format Non-Fiction; Judges' Mention Award for KU PA'A MAHOPE O KA AINA. 

1996- teacher/coach, Hawaii Association of School Librarians, Outstanding Research Using Primary Documents Award 1996 

1996- teacher/coach, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Outstanding Student Video 1996 for KU PA'A MAHOPE O KA AINA. 

1996- advisor/station manager, Searider Radio written up in Radio World, the International Radio Industry Newspaper in July 1996. 

1996- Recognized for work in Mass Media by the Honolulu City Council, the Hawaii State Senate and House of Representatives in 1996. 

1996 & 1997- teacher/coach, Hawai'i History Day, Placed in the Senior Media Division and represented Hawaii at National History Day. 

1994- teacher/coach, National History Day Competition, U.Maryland-CP, MD, First Place, Senior Group Media Division, 
1994 and Outstanding Entry from the state of Hawai'i for FENCES, DEATH OF THE AINA, FENCES, DEATH OF THE LAND.

1993, 1994, 1995 & 1999- teacher/coach, Hawaii State History Day Competition, First Place, Senior Media Division. 
Representatives to the National History Day Competition, University of Maryland 

1991 (teacher/coach) & 1992 (technology coach)- Hawaii State History Day Competition, First Place, Junior Division. 
Representatives to the National History Day Competition, University of Maryland 

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