2020 PIBBA Conference to be hosted in Pohnpei, FSM



39th Annual International PIBBA Conference


June 2020

POHNPEI, FSM


Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Pohnpei Chapter

The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

Mark your calendar for the 39th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei! Stay tuned for more details!


Snapshots of this year's 38th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Palau!

PIBBA 2018 CONFERENCE VIDEOS

Click on the videos below to view the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Saipan, CNMI


PIBBA 2018 - Part 1


PIBBA 2018 - Part 2


PIBBA 2017 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Pohnpei

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Monday, October 14, 2019

39th Annual International PIBBA Conference


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39th Annual International PIBBA Conference

June 2019

POHNPEI, FSM

Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Pohnpei Chapter
The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.



Friday, August 9, 2019

PIBBA Feature: Såát


Såát
Eghíllling Arawraw
Eghi Mamaaw
Ebwe Amalawagh
Ebwe Lugh
©Manny Orgarto

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

PIBBA Feature: Ocean Is Our Life

The ocean is our life.
She is the source of our livelihood;
She should be taken care of 
For our generations to benefit from.
©Tony M. Caberte

Friday, August 2, 2019

PIBBA Feature: Guinaiya Tåsi

Bula guinaiya
Gi hålum tåsi
Nå’i respetu
Sa’ siempre bula suetti.

Åmot i hålum tåsi
Yanggin un ripåra
Siempri un agradesi
Sa’i tasi doktu guinaiya.
©Angie Cing Fitial

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

PIBBA Feature: Our Ocean


We live by it
We survive by it
We grow by it
We die by it.
©Dawn Maka

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

PIBBA Feature: Ripples of the Ocean

Calm and collected at the scene,
I see blue and green that reminds me of serene.
Grain of sands on my toes.
I love the feeling
The ripples of the water
Crashing on my body.
Oh the ocean,
How I cherish thee.
©J. Magofna

Sunday, July 28, 2019

PIBBA Feature*: Tåsi, Tåsi


Tåsi, Tåsi
Håfa na campus geftao hao?
Tåsi, Tåsi
Kao ma’guf, osino tristi hao på’gu?
©Frances M. Sablan

English translation:

Ocean, Ocean
Why are you so giving?
Ocean, Ocean
Are you happy or sad today?


*Note:  Sablan attended the PIBBA workshop titled, "A Pacific Spoonful of Thoughts on the Ocean" presented by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.  Additional poems from the workshop will be featured here and may also be featured on the online Pacific anthologies, Guam Poets Club and Micronesian Poets Club.