SAIPAN, CNMI TO HOST 37TH PIBBA CONFERENCE


"Our Language & Culture are the Roots of Our Lives"




Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!

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













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We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be given a special discount. However, you must present your conference registration form and make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2018 to July 6, 2018. The travel must also be completed by July 6, 2018. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1805. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


SI YU'OS MA'ASE'!

PIBBA 2018 Invitation

PIBBA 2018 Invitation

Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Sunday, March 15, 2009

UPCOMING PIBBA CONFERENCE

The 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2009 in Guam. The theme is "Invigorating Languages and Cultures of the Pacific." For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.uog.edu/newsDtls.aspx?id=251 or http://geocities.com/pibba.international.

You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits or CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional Development and Life-Long Learning Center, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PDLLC Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233.

Please note that the PIBBA course is free to qualified GPSS educators who have an approved contract on file with the Yamashita Educator Corps (YEC) office or who apply by May 1, 2009. For additional information about the YEC Recertification Program, call 735-2470. http://www.geocities.com/pibba.international.

Friday, March 13, 2009

PIBBA INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS














PIBBA International Officers at the 27th Annual International PIBBA Conference held last year in Pohnpei, FSM.
Pictured L-R: Shelten Neth, President; Frances Sablan, Secretary; Rosa Salas Palomo, President-Elect; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Historian.




HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST YEAR'S 27th PIBBA ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD IN POHNPEI:







Keynote Speaker Dr. Jose Q. Cruz
























Guam & CNMI Delegations with PIBBA International President Shelten Neth








Chuuk Delegation















Kosrae Delegation

























Keynote Speaker Dr. Jose Q. Cruz receives a special gift from the Chuuk Delegation.



A LOOK AT THE PAST PACIFIC ISLANDS BILINGUAL BICULTURAL CONFERENCES:

The 27th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 18-21, 2008 in Pohnpei. The theme was "The Legacy of Pacific Influence and Languages."


The 26th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 18-21, 2007 at the College of Micronesia-FSM Kosrae Campus.
Theme: "Enhancing Indigenous Languages (Cultures) to a Formalized Level of Discourse"


The 25th Annual International PIBBA Conference was held June 20-23, 2006 in Guam.


The 24th Annual Internatioinal PIBBA Conference was held in June on Tinian. The theme was "Language and Culture: to Survive or Not to Survive." Speakers included CNMI Governor Juan N. Babauta and Commissioner of Education (and PREL Board Chair) Rita Hocog Inos.


The 23rd Annual PIBBA Conference was held June 22-24 at PICS High School in Pohnpei. The theme was "The Pacific Family: Foundation of our Languages and Cultures."







The 18th Annual PIBBA Conference was held in Kosrae.




Pictured above is a traditional dance performed by children at the PIBBA Conference held in Kosrae.