Be the change you want to see in this world

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

Friday, September 25, 2015

Julia Wins 2015 MWG Miss Congeniality Title!

Congratulations, Julia Naputi Rivera, on winning the 2015 Miss World Guam Congeniality title! You have a beautiful heart and touched the lives of your pageant sisters! We love you!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Please "like" Julia's Miss World Guam page

Please support my daughter, Julia Naputi Rivera (Contestant #7), for Miss World Guam by visiting this link and clicking "like" on her page, so that she can win the People's Choice Award:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1059724257372962.1073741853.230278126984250&type=3
Kindly share this with all your family and friends.  Si Yu’os Ma’ase’!  



Contestant No. 7:  Julia Naputi Rivera, 21, Yona, Charity:  Island Girl Power


Sunday, September 13, 2015

28th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

University of Guam

LITERACY FOR THE CONTENT AREAS: EFFECTIVE EDUCATORS AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


November 20, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November 21, 2015 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Guam


Sponsored by:

University of Guam
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
E-mail: uoglac@gmail.com



The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.

This year's Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Kevin Colleary


Dr. Kevin Colleary is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University in New York. He teaches graduate level courses in educational foundations, philosophy and history of education as well as content area reading methods for science (STEM) and social studies. He works with elementary pre-service science, social studies and reading teachers in public and private schools including supporting them in internship and student teaching roles through supervision, mentoring and classroom instruction. In addition, he works closely with school administrators and classroom teachers on issues related to Common Core State Standards. He has also taught at Hunter College in New York and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Colleary is an author for McGraw-Hill Education. He is a member of the senior authorship team, which conceptualizes and writes national and state specific K-6 elementary social studies programs. He creates and provides professional development support materials and seminars for state curriculum leaders, district leadership and classroom teachers on content area reading and social studies curriculum issues. He has also served as Director of National Marketing for Benchmark Education Company in New Rochelle, New York. He served in various positions for McGraw-Hill as Senior Marketing Manager of English, National Marketing Manager of Reading/Language Arts, Director of Social Studies Curriculum, National Social Studies Consultant, and Marketing Manager of Social Studies.

If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately. We have a limit of 300 participants. Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline. Don't let this weekend go without signing up. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credit/CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. You can also e-mail the Instructor, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at ltgumataotao@gmail.com.

Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:
Dr. Christopher Garcia: guamchrisgarcia@gmail.com
Dr. Clarisa Quan: risaquan@yahoo.com
Dr. Catherine Stoicovy: stoicovy@guam.net
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera: mnrivera1@yahoo.com
Dr. Michelle Santos: msantos@uguam.uog.edu

Administrative Coordinator:
Kathleen Duenas
E-mail: kduenas@triton.uog.edu

Download the registration form by clicking on the link above. If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately. We have a limit of 300 participants. Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline. Don't let this weekend go without signing up. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) officers/members culminate the celebration and hard work of a successful 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Kosrae, FSM.  Pictured L-R:  Frances Sablan, PIBBA International Secretary; Dr. Arlene Diaz, PIBBA Guam President; Alister Tolenoa, PIBBA International Historian and Immediate Past President; Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA International Treasurer; Joey Leon Guerrero, PIBBA Member; Norma Tabayoyong, PIBBA Member; Dr. Gregorio Tainatongo, PIBBA Member; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster.

Hafa Adai! May you all have a Happy Labor Day weekend! Hopefully, you’ll be able to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, since there’s no doubt that many of us have exerted much effort to contribute to the betterment of our island. Our genuine commitment to work hard and wisely should not go unnoticed. I salute all of you who sincerely strive to make a difference! Kudos to all of you!