Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, July 10, 2009

We will soon be treated to yet another cultural Pacific conference, namely the Pacific Educational Conference (PEC), to be held next week. Last month, we had a meaningful cultural experience during the 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference with its engaging theme, “Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific.” It is a cultural learning experience I will always cherish.

This year’s theme for the 26th Annual PEC is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” It will be hosted July 14-17 at the University of Guam. It is co-hosted by the Guam Public School System, University of Guam, Guam Community College, and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Like the PIBBA Conference, it is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment in a variety of academic areas. In particular, the PEC conference will focus on preparing the Pacific child for life. Educators will be given an opportunity to gather ideas, strategies, and best practices for lifelong learning.

Educators seeking recertification can earn one graduate credit by attending the conference and completing ED894 PEC course requirements. However, before you can sign up for the course, you must be a registered PEC participant. If you missed the PIBBA Conference, then here’s another opportunity to attend an engaging cultural conference you won’t want to miss! We hope to see you there!

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