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Kelvin YS Chun

808-533-2486
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Kelvin YS Chun
Internationally recognized
The "Magi-Kel" - "Magi-Chun"
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Kelvin Chun is an internationally recognized award winning educator, magician, balloon artist and kite enthusiast.

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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.

As a technology coordinator and mathematics teacher, Kelvin integrated the academic disciplines of sciencetechnologyengineering, and mathematics (STEM) with the K-12 curriculum standards.



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 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 Chun, a technology specialist 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 prestigious awards include being recognized by the Disney American Teacher Award, the All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Society of American Magicians.


Entertainer, Teacher, Facilitator, & Speaker

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.

He is a pioneer in helping educators create learning environments designed to support educational technology and adapt to the changes in curriculum, assessment, and professional development that will follow.


Kelvin's performances, hands-on workshops, and conference presentations, are known for being thoughtful, practical, and entertaining.

He has performed and spoken at prominent national and international conferences.

His focus on the dynamic real world applications of mathematics, magic, kite making, balloon artistry, modern technology and communication media, project-based learning, 21st century collaborative skills, and educational software has situated him to be a popular choice as a performer, keynote speaker and workshop leader for events, parties, meetings, conferences, conventions, schools, foundations, and governments.

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Recognition as a Teacher:



Kelvin Y.S. Chun
Educator
Internationally Recognized
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See video: Disney Award, George Lucas Educational Foundation
 

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

 

ETEC - Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii'i at Manoa

"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. "

 


Recognition of Teaching:
 

August, 2013: HSTA Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation's Good Idea Grant

July, 2013: First Lego League / Junior First Lego League Coach & ROC/Friends Grant Recepient

October, 2010: Hawaii State FCU Helping Hands Grant Recepient

July, 2010: First Lego League / Junior First Lego League Coach & ROC/Friends Grant Recepient

July, 2009: First Lego League / Junior First Lego League Coach & Grant Recepient

 
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 (USA Today Youtube Video)

August, 1999: Disney American Teacher Award Honoree: Elementary Specialist: Technology (Disney Press Release)

May, 1999: Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year (TOY Youtube Video)

Award Winning Educator:

Kelvin Y.S. Chun
 

ETEC

"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. "


Kelvin has been an educator in the Hawaii Department of Education for over 30 years. He has studied and taught emerging educational software and hardware technologies since 1977:

- Technology Coordinator / Librarian / Multimedia Facilitator

1995 - Present: Serve as computer consultant for entire school - Train students, administrators, teachers, and staff in use of educational and administrative software. Establish technology clubs and administrator for Macintosh and Windows file servers. Establish video studios with interactive network communication.

- 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.

- Leeward District Technology Coordinator

1992 - 1995: Campbell Complex/Leeward District Office (11 Schools): Technology Resource Teacher. Assisted the district staff, principals and faculties of the Campbell Complex and Leeward District schools with: general assessment of present and future technological needs; maximum utilization of existing technological resources; teacher inservice training on technology and instructional design.

- Hawaii State Computer Educational Specialist

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.

- Secondary School Technology/Computer Science Teacher and Mathematics Teacher: 1983 - Present


 
 

 


Recognition as a Magician and Balloonologist:
"The Magi-Chun"
MAGI-KC
 
 
 

December, 2008: 3rd place in the Favorite Routine Contest - 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention, Auckland, New Zealand.

2005 IBM Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada

2005 SAM Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston, MA

2003 Texas Association of Magicians - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner

2003 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 2nd Place Balloon Olympics

2000 Pacific Coast Association of Magician - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner

1998 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 2nd Place, Children's Entertainment

1998 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), 1st Place, Strolling Olympics

 

 

He was also a featured lecturer/performer at the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand (2008), International Fellowship of Christian Magician's Convention 2008, SAM 2007 Dallas, Texas Convention, Japan Cup 2004, Hong Kong International Magic 2003 Convention, Hong Kong International Magic Convention 2002, Fellowship of Christian Magicians Convention 2001-2004, 2008, Columbus Magi-Fest Convention 2002, and TAOM 2002.

Kelvin also performed and been a dealer at those conventions and others including the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) 2010, 2009, 2007, and 2005, Society of American Magicians (SAM) 2011, 2007 and 2004, TAOM 2009, 2005-2001, 1999, PCAM 2000, Japan SAM 2001 Convention, Canada Association of Magician's Convention 2001, and Florida's Magic on the Beach Convention (MOB) 2000/2002.

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December, 2008: 3rd place in the Favorite Routine Contest at the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand.
2005 IBM Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada
 
2005 SAM Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston, MA

2003 Texas Association of Magicians - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner
2003 PCAM K9 Balloon Olympics : 2nd Place
 
2000 Pacific Coast Association of Magician - 1st Place Stage Contest Winner
1998 Pacific Coast Association of Magician, 2nd Place, Children's Entertainment
1998 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), 1st Place, Strolling Olympics
 

Hawaii Theme Stage Magic
Hawaii Theme Close-Up Magic
Stage Magic
Stage Magic
 
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Kelvin Chun is an award winning teacher, magician, balloon artist and kite engineer.

Kelvin has performed magic and balloon since 1992 and competed in magic and balloon competitions all over the world since 1998. He is currently Hawaii's IBM Territorial Vice President.


He is the only magician in Hawaii who has accomplished so many magic and balloon awards and is recognized internationally for his performing and lecturing abilities.

Kelvin has over 30 years experience as an educator teaching students from grades kindergarten - adult.

He has the experience to communicate effectively with people of all ages and also be a life-long learner. Kelvin was a guest performer at numerous conventions.

He is best known for his educational technology background, stage magic and inventive balloon sculptures.

 

Throwing a birthday party, company party, or even a wedding - every show is tailored to the client's individual needs. Kelvin performs for people of all ages.

 

His cartoon balloon and magic show is customized for audiences of any size.

Kelvin has performed at a variety of events including carnivals, 1st birthdays, Christmas parties, and other special events.

The show features Kelvin 's infamous "Cartoon Balloon" twisting and his amazing production of animals.

At Oahu events, the fun filled magic show could include both green male and red female exotic eclectus parrots, 


beautiful white doves, and a miniature grey lion head rabbit.


 



 

It can serve as a wonderful start to a convention or dinner entertainment for a banquet.

Whether appearing in public or private settings, Kelvin offers the same high standards of professionalism and unique entertainment that mesmerizes people of all ages and backgrounds.

Having been an educator, Kelvin believes in the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with clients.

He understands the need to be flexible and to tailor his act to clients' specifications in order to best meet their goals, which may include product marketing, inservice training, or simply entertainment of the highest quality.


 

Kelvin blends magic from all over the world. He attends national and international conventions learning magic and balloon techniques that is incorporated in his act.


Kelvin is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians! The I.B.M. is the world's largest organization for magicians boasting nearly 13,000 members worldwide. With over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries! The I.B.M. is considered to be the most respected organization for amateur and professional magicians in the world!


 

Kelvin is also a member of the Society of American Magicians, founded on May 10, 1902 in Martinka's famous magic shop in New York City, New York, is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. The S.A.M. offers the opportunity to unite and associate with leaders in the World of Magic - not only professionals, but with amateurs, manufacturers, magic dealers, book authors and magic collectors. Through its monthly publications, annual conventions, and with over 250 "Assemblies" throughout the world, the S.A.M. provides the necessary forum for the advancement of magic through discussions, lectures, research, performances, and exchange of magic secrets within the magic community.

Kelvin has competed in both stage and close-up international competitions for many years and is honored to represent Hawaii.



 

Kelvin was a 2005 International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Gold Medal Finalist in the Stage Competition in Reno, Nevada, and a 2005 Society of American Magicians (SAM) Finalist in the Close-Up Competition in Boston.

Kelvin placed 1st in stage magic at the Texas Association of Magician's (TAOM) 2003 Convention, and also the Pacific Coast Association of Magician's (PCAM) 2000 Convention.

Kelvin placed 3rd in the Favorite Routine Contest at the 29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in Auckland, New Zealand (2008).

Stage Magic Performance at New Zealand Convention
Close-Up Magic Performance at New Zealand Convention

He also placed 2nd in the PCAM 2003 Balloon Olympics and the PCAM 98' Children's Entertainer competition.

He has been a guest performer and lecturer at numerous international conventions and events from around the world.

 


Entertainer:
 
Award Winning
Magician
 

Kelvin Chun is an award winning teacher, magician, balloon artist and kite enthusiast. Kelvin has over 20 years of magic and balloon experience and has competed in magic and balloon competitions all over the world for over 10 years.

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Balloonologist

Performs advanced balloon sculpturing and magic for parties, schools, restaurants, weddings and conventions. Live birds & rabbit .... Cartoon / multiple balloon sculptures

 

Hawaii Theme Stage Magic
Hawaii Theme Close-Up Magic
Stage Magic Performance

His cartoon balloon and magic show is customized for audiences of any size. Kelvin has performed at a variety of events including carnivals, 1st birthdays, Christmas parties, and other special events. The show features Kelvin's infamous "Cartoon Balloon" twisting and his amazing production of animals.

It can serve as a wonderful start to a convention or dinner entertainment for a banquet.

View the cartoons in the pictures ... a Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, or even a taz? Let Kelvin create cartoon balloons for your event - he can create almost anything you can imagine with balloons - it's totally magical!

 

Throwing a birthday party, company party, or even a wedding - every show is tailored to the client's individual needs. Kelvin performs for people of all ages.

 

Kelvin performed for children and adults at house parties, recreation centers, libraries, hotel ballrooms and even conventions.

Being an educator from kindergarten thru adults, he has entertained all age groups. Kelvin is patient in meeting the client's needs.

 

At Oahu events, the fulfilled magic show could include both green male and red female exotic eclectus parrots, up to 6 beautiful white doves, an oreo colored mini rex rabbit, and a miniature grey lion head rabbit.

 

It can serve as a wonderful start to a convention or dinner entertainment for a banquet.

 

Whether appearing in public or private settings, Kelvin offers the same high standards of professionalism and unique entertainment that mesmerizes people of all ages and backgrounds.

Kelvin blends magic from all over the world. He attends national and international conventions learning magic and balloon techniques that is incorporated in his act. What you see is a union of magic and balloons from Japan, China, Europe, and the USA. Kelvin uses the best magic supplies from Japan including silk, rope, canes, and woodcraft.

 


 
Award Winning
 
Kite Engineer & Enthusiast Asian Kites
 
Kelvin has over 40 years of kite making and flying experience and has competed in local, national and international competitions.

Recognition
 
Kelvin competed in the 1989 American Kite Fliers Association National / International Single Line Competition. He is the only kite flier from Hawaii to win an award at this kite convention. Kelvin has strung together three of his Hawaiian / Asian / Filipino kites to place 3rd in the category called "Centipede of Train of Kites."


Education:

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, Associate in Science degree, Major: Accounting.

May, 1985: Leeward Community College, Associate in Science degree, Major: Information and Computer Science.

December, 1983: College of Education, Professional Diploma (PD), Major: Secondary Education - Mathematics.

May, 1982: College of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Major: Business Economics & Quantitative Methods.


Congratulations to my niece:
Clarissa Chun!

 
Roosevelt High School graduate Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo.) became the first women's freestyle wrestler to be nominated to her second Olympic Team after her stellar performance at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling in Iowa City, Iowa, on April 22, 2012.
2008: Women's Freestyle World Championships - First place - Gold Medal - 48 kg
First wrestler from Hawai'i - female or male - to make the U.S. 2008 Olympic Team.
Beijing, China
KHNL News 8 Article
KHNL Youtube Video
Dedicates Magic Show: Chinese / Japanese / Hawaii 5-0 Theme (Youtube)
Clarissa performed magic in her younger days.


For information contact:

Kelvin Chun

(808)533-2486

kyschun@hawaii.edu


Posted since June, 1999.
Copyright ©Y2014 Kelvin Chun, All rights reserved. Last updated on 4-20-16.

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