Kelvin YS Chun
MagiKel MagiChun - Honolulu, Hawaii

picture Kelvin Chun, a retired mathematics/computer teacher, technology/ librarian media specialist, district resource teacher, state computer educational specialist for the Hawaii Department of Education, has been named one of three Ed Tech Leaders of the Year by Technology & Learning magazine, a trade publication.

Teacher Recognition:

August, 2017 University Hawaii Department of Learning Design & Technology's Distinguished Alumni

February, 2016: Moanalua High School's 2016 Kina'ole Honoree

June, 2006: Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Participant / Completion Certificate

May, 2005: Education World Feature Teacher

February, 2004: George Lucas Educational Foundation

January, 2003: Classroom Connect: Top 12 Finalist for the Internet Educator of the Year 2003

December, 2002: National Ed Tech Leaders of the Year 2002

December, 2001: Ed Tech Leaders of the Year 2001 Semi-finalist

October, 2000: All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team

August, 1999: Disney American Teacher Award Honoree: Elementary Specialist: Technology

May, 1999: Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year

As a teacher, consultant, lecturer 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 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 Chun (1995) is perhaps the most "decorated" graduate of the program, having received a Disney Teacher Award in 1999, and the Honolulu District Teacher of the Year award that same year. Kelvin has combined his math, science, and computer skills to create innovative designs in technology program for K-6 students, and has been recognized for his efforts locally as well as nationally. "

As a K-12 Department of Education teacher, Chun have over 30 years of teaching experience in mathematics and technology at the elementary and secondary level at numerous schools, district, and state.

Chun was a secondary mathematics (7-12) teacher at: Mckinley High, Moanalua High (Spring, 1984: Mathematics Teacher; Summers, 1984-1986 Pre-Algebra, Algebra), Waianae High, Pearl City High and Waialua Intermediate and High Schools. He taught various levels of mathematics from grades 7 - Pre-Calculus, and AP Computer Science. Chun was also a librarian / multimedia facilitator / technology resource teacher at Nuuanu, Pohakea and Waialae Elementary School.

Chun was the state Computer Educational Specialist at the Office of Instructional Services and a Leeward District Technology Resource teacher planning curriculum and training teachers in the use of technology.

Chun integrated mathematics with my hobbies of technology magic, balloons and kites and have provided teacher training workshop (state-wide) through the University of Hawaii's Outreach College programs and the Department of Education's B-Credit programs. He also presented these topics at the local mathematics, technology, kite and magic conferences, Hawaii State Teacher's Association Conferences and workshops, Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference and national and international conferences including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference and magicians' conferences.

Educational background:
Moanalua High School graduate, 1977

Education: University of Hawaii (UH)
May, 1995: College of Education, Master of Education (M. Ed.), Major: Educational Technology.
May, 1993: College of Arts and Science, Graduate Certificate, Major: Telecommunication Information Resource Management (TIRM).
May, 1986: Leeward Community College, Major: Accounting, Associate in Science (AS).
May, 1985: Leeward Community College, Major: Information and Computer Science (AS).
December, 1983: College of Education, Professional Diploma (PD), Major: Secondary Education - Mathematics.
May, 1982: College of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Major: Business Economics & Quantitative Methods.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Hawaii Department of Education
1998 - 2014: Nu`uanu Elementary School: Technology Resource Teacher & Librarian / Media Specialist.
1996 - 1998: Waialae Elementary School: Multimedia Learning Center Facilitator
1995 - 1996: Pohakea Elementary: Technology Resource Teacher. (High-need children)
1992 - 1995: Campbell Complex/Leeward District Office (11 Schools): Technology Resource Teacher. (High-need children)
Assisted Campbell Complex and Leeward District schools with: general assessment of present and future technological needs.
1990 - 1991: General Education Branch, OIS: Computer Education Specialist II.
Planned, designed, and developed the state computer education program for all students, grades K-12. Identified pre-service and inservice training needs of teachers and coordinates with districts in designing training programs.
1991 - 1992: Waialua Intermediate & High School: Math Teacher.
1990 - 1992: Moanalua High School: Adult Education Computer Literacy Teacher.
1987 - 1990: Pearl City High: Computer Science and Math Teacher.
1984 - 1987: Waianae High School: Math Teacher - (High-need children).
1984 and Summers from 1984 - 1986: Moanalua High School: Math Teacher.
1983: McKinley High School: Math Teacher (Student Teacher).
1983: Kaiser High School: Observation / Participation
1983: Maryknoll Elementary School: Observation / Participation
Summer, 1982: Department of Health, Research & Statistics: Health Surveillance: Volunteer Statistical Research Assistant
Fall, 1980: University of Hawaii, Central Accounting: Accounting Assistant
1975-1984: Dole Pineapple Cannery, Processing Department: Temperature Regulator & Inspector, Palletizer / Seamer Operator

University of Hawaii, Outreach College: Technology and Math Instructor:

Professional Development Teacher Trainer
1993 - Present: University of Hawaii, Outreach College: Technology and Math Instructor State/District Summer Institute. Taught 10 summers TECS, ETEC and EDCI courses through College of Continuing Education and the Department of Education. The courses covered topics in technology and mathematics.
Summers, 2000-2001: Nuuanu Elementary School, Technology Classes
Summers, 1998-99: Nuuanu Elementary School, Technology Classes
Summers, 1996-1997: Waialae Elementary School,Technology and Math Classes
Summer, 1996: Aliamanu Intermediate School, Math Classes
Summers, 1993-1995: Ewa Beach Elementary School, Technology Classes
Department of Education, "B" Credit Classes: Technology Instructor at:
Summer, 1999: Nuuanu Elementary School, TLCF: Hyperstudio Basics
Spring, 1997: Waialae Elementary School,Technology Classes
Summer, 1993: Ewa Beach Elementary School, Technology Classes