Kelvin YS Chun
MagiKel MagiChun - Honolulu, Hawaii


A "Magi-Kel" - "Magi-Chun" - Kelvin Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite engineer from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is best known for his educational technology and mathematics teacher background, stage magic, inventive balloon sculptures and kites.

Chun, a member since 1995 in Ring 185 (Hawaii Magic Society), is currently the Hawaii Territorial Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

He was a Board of Director for 7 years and volunteered on numerous committees since 2001 for the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union.

Kelvin Chun, a retired technology specialist and librarian at Nu'uanu Elementary School, has been named one of three Ed Tech Leaders of the Year by Technology & Learning magazine, a trade publication.

His national and international prestigious awards include being recognized by the Disney American Teacher Award, All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Ed Tech Leaders of the Year, Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Participant, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and Society of American Magicians.

In Hawaii, his awards include the Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year, University of Hawaii Department of Learning Design & Technology's Distinguished Alumni
and Moanalua High School's 2016 Kina'ole Honoree.

Kelvin has performed and presented at numerous conventions and conferences and provided staff development workshops and courses in the field of mathematics, magic, balloons, kites, and emerging technologies and their impact on learning at all ages.

As a teacher, consultant, conference presenter and entertainer, Kelvin has spent over thirty years teaching and entertaining children, adults and educators, the topics of mathematics, technology, mathemagic and kites in the classroom. He has integrated STEM and the curriculum standards of mathematics, science, social studies, and performing arts; and woven his hobbies of technology, magic, kites and balloons, to design innovative technology, mathemagic and kite workshops. Kelvin has taught elementary and secondary education from K through adult. He shared his knowledge with students, educators, and entertainers at professional development workshops, courses, and conferences.

Kelvin has performed magic and balloons internationally for all ages. He has also competed against and performed with world class magicians in prestigious international magic competitions at venues such as Reno's Grand Sierra Resort 1,800-seat showroom, featuring the world's biggest stage. Kelvin is best known for his educational technology background, mathematical teaching capabilities, Asian stage magic, inventive cartoon balloon sculptures and traditional Asian kites. Kelvin has created Filipino Saranggola / Guryon kites for over 50 years and won numerous local and national awards.

Kelvin has presented a variety of topics at numerous conferences. Corporations will find Kelvin entertaining and informative. These topics can impact your workforce.

Keynote topics:

Paying forward the "Ikigai Philosophy" to the future Generations

40 Years of Educational Technology

Problem Solving with Technology while backpacking China

Breakout session topics:
STEM: MATHEMAGIC - Integrating magic and mathematics across the curriculum

STEM: Balloon Art - Integrating balloon engineering across the curriculum

STEM: Kite Engineering - Integrating kite engineering and Asian kites across the curriculum

STEM: Robotics - Integrating robotics engineering across the curriculum

STEM: Traveling the backpackers way with technology in China's mountains, valleys, and scenic areas!

Problem Solving and Collaborative Teamwork

Vision or Illusion

I - Ikigai Portfolios for Life:

Traditional portfolios have been stored in binders. This format was used for print-based materials. Electronic portfolios became an effective way to organizing, summarizing, and sharing artifacts, information, and ideas learning, along with personal and professional growth through text, visuals, audio, and video formats. Storage devices varied from floppy disks, hard drives, CD-ROM in digital formats such as text documents, picture files, web pages, digital video, and presentation files. With the development of social media and cloud storage, the electronic portfolio is a sampling of the breadth and depth of a person's work conveying the range of abilities, attitudes, experiences, and achievements. i-Portfolio is a redefinition of the electronic portfolio development process in a way that supports 21st century learning in which the individual learner will COLLECT, REFINE, DESIGN, and REFLECT on past and future experiences for life. By incorporating various resources, the learner will have the opportunity to technologically integrate their personal education, career, and life-long hobbies into their i-portfolio. Integration will reduce resistance to portfolio development as an activity and allow portfolios to become more personal, providing a richer connection between learning and their paths to knowledge.

Stage Magic performance

Walk Around Magic

Balloon Art

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