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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UOG-ACEI Induction Ceremony: Senators Judi Won-Pat and Tina Muna Barnes conducted the 2010-2011 induction ceremony for the University of Guam Association for Childhood Education International (UOG-ACEI) for their new officers and advisors on September 22, 2010, at the School of Education . Many ACEI members, students, friends, and faculty members attended. Several community and civic organizations and agencies who partnership with UOG-ACEI were invited to attend and participate in the ceremony.

Pictured front row L-R: Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson, Founder and Major ACEI Advisor; Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne, School of Education Dean; Dr. Helen Whippy, UOG Senior Vice President; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ACEI Advisor. Back row L-R: Heidi Cameron, President; Risa Hameister, Vice President; Shawlon Abuan, Secretary; Dr. Judi Won Pat, Speaker; Tina Muna Barnes, Senator; Maria Perez, Treasurer; Jovina Munoz, Public Relations Officer; and Katrina Baza, Public Relations Officer.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SOE Conference on Assessment and Accountability

About the Conference

The University of Guam School of Education is hosting a meeting of minds by educators, teachers, researchers, practitioners and school administrators to share their expertise, experiences, theoretical perspectives and research findings on assessment and accountability in education.

The conference has the following sub-themes:
1. Assessment of Learning and Teaching
2. Assessment in Research and Project
3. Accountability and Governance
4. Accreditation and Accountability
5. Accountability to the Environment

Please type or print the information requested below and send to
Name ___________________________________________________
Mailing Address ____________________________________________
Telephone No. _____________________________________________
School/Affiliation ___________________________________________
Status (Professor, teacher, researcher, student, other (Please specify) _______________________________________________________
Type of Participation (Paper presentation, poster session, workshop participant)_______________________________________________________
If presenting, state title of presentation _______________________________________________________

You can earn 3 credits for ED894. For more information, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at You must register for the/re-certification credits at the Professional International Programs Office, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217, Phone: (671) 735-2601, Fax: (671) 734-1233.

Visit the SOE Conference website at

If you have any questions, please call SOE Conference Chairperson, Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer at (671) 735-2440 or e-mail
23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

Friday-Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2010
Guam Marriott Resort and Spa

Sponsored by:
University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
Guam Department of Education
You can also earn 2 graduate credits/CEUs for the conference. For more information, contact the Professional International Programs (PIP) at 735-2601. You may also e-mail the instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail:

Visit the LAC website at

Saturday, September 11, 2010


On September 11, we paid tribute to those who suffered from the 9/11 attacks on America. We will always remember those who lost their lives, those who sacrificed to help in any way they could, and the day that brought everyone from all walks of life, rich or poor, together as ONE! God Bless the families and friends of those we have lost, and the brave men and women who continue to fight for our freedom!

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. We are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit our website at Enjoy!