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

Friday, February 22, 2013

PIBBA Steering Committee Hard at Work



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Parent Training: Visual Communication

The Autism Program will be conducting a Parent Training: Visual Communication February 20 (Wednesday) 5:30pm - 7:00pm @ Chief Brodie Elem School, SPED Office. If you have any questions please contact Laura at 300-1322 or lktaisipic@gdoe.net. No child care will be provided.

Friday, February 15, 2013

42nd Annual NABE Conference a Success!

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter; Rosa Salas Palomo, API-SIG Chair; Nilda Aguirre, Conference Chair; and Dr. Lunda Ventrigulia, Presenter.


The 42nd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference held in Orlando, Florida was meaningful! Dr. Jose Cruz, Ron Laguana, Jimmy Teria, and I had the honor of presenting our culturally-relevant papers at the conference hosted February 7-9, 2013 at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. Professor Rosa Salas Palomo served as the Chair during our Asian Pacific Islanders Special Interest Group session with the help of Co-Chair Dr. Shu-yuan Lin. Although the Guam Delegation was a small group, they proudly represented the island amongst the others who presented.  Their presentations focused on Using Differentiated Instruction to Build Schema of ELLs in Guam, The Magic of Sustained Micronesian Regional Cooperation and Collaboration on Languages and Cultures, and The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers in the War in the Pacific (1942-1945).  Other highlights of the conference included the following: Global Perspectives on Bilingual Education: Implications for the U.S., Achieving Academic Control of Two Languages: Insights from the Past and Present in Looking Forward, Puente de Hozho Bilingual School: A Bridge to Beauty, Intergenerational Trauma, Language Revitalization and Indigenous Knowledge: How Are All Of These Related?, Bridging Indigenous "Ways of Knowing" into Classroom Science: The Loloma Project, and Best Practices Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3.

I received a NABE lifetime pin for my lifetime membership.  I also received a NABE 2011 New Orleans pin for my presentation in the 40th Annual NABE Conference held in Louisiana.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Guam to host 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference

Hafa Adai! The Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International proudly announces that the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held July 21-24, 2013 in the beautiful island of Guam. The theme is "Indigenous Rights - Sacred and Secret ~ Direchon i Taotao Siha - Sagrada yan Sikretu." We hope to see you there, and please stay tuned for the next update. For more information, you may also visit http://pibbainternational.blogspot.com.