Be the change you want to see in this world

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

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SIMON SANCHEZ HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE:

Pictured above is the recognition certificate I received on October 21, 2011 after presenting at Simon A. Sanchez High School's 1st Quarter Professional Development Day. My presentation was titled, Differentiating Instruction for Pacific Island Students.

It is important that we, as educators, continue to share the resources and knowledge that we have, so that we may empower our students. KUDOS TO ALL EDUCATORS WHO EMPOWER THEIR STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES!
TEACHERS' APPRECIATION WEEK CERTIFICATE:

Pictured above is the appreciation certificate I received on October 17, 2011 in celebration of Teachers' Appreciation Week.

There's no doubt that teaching is a noble profession. I salute all teachers who share the passion to make a difference. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!
FAMILY CONFERENCE CERTIFICATE:

Pictured above is the certificate I received on October 8, 2011 for participating in the Guam Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) Family Conference at the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa.

During the conference, it was sadly announced that PIRC will be closing, but hopefully funding will be located to revive it. Despite this, we will push forward. As we know, parental involvement is essential as part of the learning process. I applaud the parents who are actively involved in their child's education. We truly appreciate the parents who take the time to work closely with their child to ensure that he/she succeeds! THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE! YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS BEGINS WITH YOU!
J.P. TORRES ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE:
Pictured above is the appreciation certificate I received from J.P. Torres Alternative School in recognition of support and contribution of my August 19, 2011 presentation titled, Differentiating Instruction for Pacific Island Students.

It is important that we, as educators, continue to support and share our knowledge, so that we may empower our students. KUDOS TO ALL EDUCATORS WHO EMPOWER THEIR STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

RESOURCEFUL ESL SITES:



everythingESL.net
everythingESL.net contains ESL activities, teaching tips, and lesson plans for teachers in grades K-12.

ESL Teacher as Cultural Broker

by Judie Haynes

Simple awareness on the part of mainstream staff members will help them deal more effectively with cross-cultural dissension. As ESL/bilingual professionals we need to teach strategies which help our colleagues understand the role culture plays in the behavior and reactions of second language learners and their parents.


Marc Tyler Nobleman
Events

Saturday, October 22
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Story Hour
Guam Public Library
All ages welcome

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Teen Writing Workshop
IP Coffee Co Café
University Drive, Mangilao
For grades 3-12

Tuesday, October 25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teacher Workshop
Agana Heights Elementary
Open for all educators and parents

Thursday, October 06, 2011



October 5 — World Teachers' Day

If you can read this, thank a teacher! Begun in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Teachers' Day celebrates the role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. It also commemorates the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers, which was adopted at a conference in Paris on Oct. 5, 1966. World Teachers' Day is currently sponsored by UNESCO and Education International. The theme for this year's celebration is "Teachers for gender equality." For more information, including downloads and a list of activities, go to the World Teachers' Day website. And if you're a teacher, THANK YOU for all that you do!

Sources: TESOL.org, 5oct.org

Monday, October 03, 2011

















The HEOA: Addressing Music and Movie Piracy on Campus

FREE WEBINAR! REGISTER NOW!







Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time: 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Mitigating and managing the illegal use of P2P file sharing on university and college campuses in compliance with Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) can be complex and challenging.

On November 3rd, join us for a free webinar that will discuss HEOA and its requirements for all colleges and universities to implement solutions to address unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content. You will also hear best practices from a real-world campus that has been able to automate the process and lower costs as they comply with HEOA provisions.

You will learn:
*The Law and how it applies to your campus
*Challenges – Residential, wireless and for students and staff
*Critical factors to consider when beginning an evaluation process
*Available technologies
*Best practices and solutions for complying with HEOA provisions
*Gaining buy-in

This webinar has limited capacity and will fill up quickly, so register early to ensure your spot.



GREAT GUAM SHAKEOUT

BE PREPARED GUAM AND JOIN THE GREAT GUAM SHAKEOUT ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th AT 10:20 A.M. JOIN GUAM HOMELAND SECURITY AND OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE...DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON. REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.shakeout.org/guam or call 475-9600.



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