Be the change you want to see in this world

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

Saturday, April 18, 2009

UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Child Caregivers 2009 Professional Leadership Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, at the University of Guam Lecture Hall and School of Education. The theme is “Success Beyond Imagination: Managing the Environment for Young Children.” All child care givers, early childhood teachers, home care educators, and anyone interested in young children and their welfare are invited and welcomed. PRE-REGISTRATION ends April 29. Pre-registration can be made with Anita at the UOG School of Education building, 2nd floor or Joaquin Rivera at My School CDC in Tamuning, 646-2912. For more information, contact Jana Mendiola, 632-2395 or email janamendiola@yahoo.com. If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please contact Dr. Marilyn Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com.


PIBBA CONFERENCE
The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." Visit the PIBBA Conference website at http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=251 or http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits or CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PDLLC Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.

Please note that the PIBBA course is free to qualified GPSS educators who have an approved contract on file with the Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) office or who apply by May 1, 2009. For additional information about the YEC Recertification Program, call 735-2470.


PEC
The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” You can register for the PEC at http://www.prel.org/pec/pec-2009-registration.aspx.


LANGUAGE ARTS CONFERENCE

The 22nd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference will be held Friday-Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2009. The theme is “Multicultural Approaches in Language Arts Education.”



FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The School of Education will host its First International Conference on Current Trends and Challenges in Education from December 14-16, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Visit the conference website at http://www.geocities.com/uog_soe. For more information contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Lou Ferrer at (671) 735-2440, or e-mail lourdesferrer@yahoo.com.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Check out the new UOG-ACEI website at http://aceiuog.blogspot.com The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) UOG Chapter strives to promote the inherent rights, education, and well-being of all children world-wide. The University of Guam’s ACEI has had many accomplishments over the years. It will continue to renew its commitment to the ideals of the Association – ideals based upon a dream that all children will, someday, live and play in harmony and grow up having the care and education they need and deserve to fulfill their own dreams for the future.
Here's my daughter's tribute to her good friend and former ND classmate, Alexis Jimenez. He left this Earth at a young age, but he'll always be remembered by his family and friends. My daughter knows that Alexis is looking down from heaven above. God bless his soul and his family and friends.

Check out my daughter Julia's original song! I love it, and I'm sure you'll love it too!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009










Child Care Givers Professional Leadership Conference


The Guam Child Care & Development Association (GCCDA) committee is currently planning their "Child Care Giver Appreciation Week," April 26-May 2, 2009.

On Friday, May 1, is a forum and Saturday, May 2, will be the all day Professional Leadership Conference from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. at the SOE.

The organization is seeking presenters for this year's conference.
The theme this year is: "Success Beyond the Imagination: Managing the Environment for Young Children."

If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please forward the following information as soon as possible to Dr. Marilyn Jackson at zoeylancedaisy@yahoo.com. The format for the conference is similar to last year with 90 minutes for each workshop.

1. YOUR NAME (as it should appear in the program booklet):_____________________________________________________
2. TITLE OF_________________________________________________ WORKSHOP:_________________________________________________
3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP (2 or 3 sentences)____
____________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
4. MORNING OR AFTERNOON PRESENTER:_______________________
5. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED:______________________________
_________________________________________________________________

On Friday, May 1, is a forum and Saturday, May 2, will be the all day Professional Leadership Conference from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. at the SOE.
WEB SITES FOR UPCOMING PACIFIC CONFERENCES

PIBBA CONFERENCE

The 28th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." Visit the PIBBA Conference website at http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

PEC
The Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) will take place Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-17, 2009 at the University of Guam. The theme is “Preparing the Pacific Child for Life.” You can register for the PEC at http://www.prel.org/pec/pec-2009-registration.aspx.

Saturday, April 04, 2009




















Continuing with my previously posted poem on coolness, it’s important to be mindful about the good things life has to offer. We realize that “coolness” exists for those who genuinely seek it. Now what else is there that abounds us? Well, why not add “sweetness” to it? They’re not a bad mix, right? In fact, they make life interesting, despite the challenges that may come our way. Enjoy the following poem relating to this very subject!


COOLNESS AND SWEETNESS

Coolness

Sweetness

Together they are the best!



May your life be enriched with the coolness that abounds us

And may the sweetness be added to give it some flavor

To show that life, as challenging as it may be,

Is really worth living,

So it shall be.

©mnrivera



INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Empower yourself with Coolness and Sweetness!

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL: www.geocities.com/guampoetsonline



Check out this coolness video of my daughter, Julia, performing one of her favorite songs she loves to sing with her grandpa!