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36th Annual International PIBBA Conference

OUR PACIFIC VOICES!

June 25-29, 2017

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.


PIBBA Conference Chair:


Senator Shelten G. Neth, President, PIBBA International

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.... For information, e-mail Senator Neth at chairman@mail.fm or pibba.international@gmail.com


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Download Presentation Form
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Download Exhibit Form


Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet


Download Pioneer of the Year Packet





We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, you must make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2017 to July 8, 2017. The travel must also be completed by July 8, 2017. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1705.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Snapshots of last year's 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Guam


PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

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

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Around the Pacific!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian


Image source: Google.com

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas from around the Pacific:

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you for all that you do to make a difference! Enjoy the holiday, and may God Bless you always. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

PIBBA Officers Participate in Harvest Carnival

PIBBA Officers Drs. Jose Cruz and Matilda Naputi Rivera join in the fun during the annual LBJ and Tamuning Elementary School Harvest Carnival held November 19, 2010. Pictured with Drs. Cruz and Rivera are the LBJ angels.

Micronesian Island Fair Snapshots

The Micronesian Island Fair was a success filled with cultural cuisine, presentations, arts and crafts, performances, and so much more! Enjoy the following snapshots!








Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First PIBBA President Receives Award

PIBBA's first president, Dr. Robert A. Underwood, received the Higher Education Award from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund on November 10 for his long-standing commitment to education and efforts to increase access to education for Asian and Pacific Islander American students during the APIASF’s Today’s Minds, Tomorrow’s Future Scholarship Benefit in New York. Underwood was the first chair of the Board of Directors when it began in 2004. It is now the largest scholarship fund serving the Asian & Pacific Islander community.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Snapshots

The annual Language Arts Conference focused on the theme, "Scaffolding Reading and Writing Instruction for Pacific Island Students" on November 5 and 6, 2010 at the University of Guam and Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference.

























Saturday, October 9, 2010

Guam IRA - Promoting Literacy in the Pacific - October Newsletter

As part of our mission to increase the literacy skills of our students in the Pacific, it's important for us to be abreast of the latest literacy news available. In light of this, click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA October 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit http://iraguam.blogspot.com/.






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. They are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Micronesian Island Fair 2010

Enjoy Regional Cuisine!
The three-day Micronesian event will kick off next weekend. Visitors can expect to see
exhibits, presentations, and performances from throughout the Pacific region with
an emphasis on Micronesian food traditions.

Monday, October 4, 2010

In Loving Memory of Petronila “Pat” Tajalle Stoicovy


The PIBBA family extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Petronila “Pat” Tajalle Stoicovy, mother of Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Associate Professor for the Language and Literacy Program at UOG’s School of Education and PIBBA member and supporter for many years. Pat is originally from the village of Piti, but currently resides in Mong-Mong Toto. She was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the age of 84. Mass will be in her honor on the following dates and times. Pat will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES (YIGO)
MASS SCHEDULE FOR +PETRONILA TAJALLE STOICOVY

Monday, October 04 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 05 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 06 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 07 6:30 pm
Friday, October 08 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 09 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10 6:00 pm
Monday, October 11 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In Loving Memory of Joseph "Joe" Cepeda Mafnas

The PIBBA family extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Joseph "Joe" Cepeda Mafnas, PIBBA Suruhanu and resident of Malesso', Guam. Joe was a Guam PIBBA member and PIBBA International member who attended and presented at our Annual International PIBBA Conference for many years.

He was called to his eternal rest on Monday, September 20, 2010. Mass is being said for him at San Vicente-San Roke Church in Barrigada as follows: Wednesday, 9/22, 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, 9/23, 6:00 a.m.; Friday, 9/24, 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9/25, 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 9/26, 10:00 a.m.

Joe will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

23rd Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

SCAFFOLDING READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR PACIFIC ISLAND STUDENTS

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
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GRADUATE CREDITS/CEUs:
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 mnrivera1@yahoo.com.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Language Arts Conference!
For more information, e-mail: uguam.languageartsconference@yahoo.com


Visit the LAC website at www.uog.edu/languageartsconference

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Guam IRA - Promoting Literacy in the Pacific

As part of our mission to increase the literacy skills of our students in the Pacific, it's important for us to be abreast of the latest literacy news available. In light of this, click on the image below to view the Guam Council IRA September 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit http://iraguam.blogspot.com.





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. They are a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia.

Friday, August 13, 2010

First PREL Newsletter Released



The first edition of the PREL NEWSLETTER is now available via PDF by clicking here or visiting http://www.prel.org/free-publications/newsletter.aspx. The PREL NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of PREL in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific and the Pacific Comprehensive Center. The newsletter focuses on activities of the different programs of PREL in the Pacific region, provides information about upcoming conferences, events, professional development opportunities, and more. In particular, this issue includes topics of the Summer Reading Camp in Palau, the Project MACIMISE inaugural institute in Saipan, Pacific CHILD summer annual institute in Hawai’i, and PCC highlights and updates! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PIBBA Officers Attend 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference

Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster and Masa-Aki Emesiochl, first PIBBA President-Elect attended the 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference in Crystal City, VA. The conference provided participants with additional knowledge of special education priorities and initiatives within the U.S. Department of Education and efforts to align requirements, foster achievement, and increase collaboration among States, constituencies, and agencies.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

2010-2011 PIBBA Officers Elected

The new PIBBA Officers for 2010-2011 were elected during the PIBBA International Business Meeting on June 25, 2010. The new position of webmaster was also introduced during the business meeting. Congratulations to the following newly-elected PIBBA Officers:



Cheta Anien, President

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Senator Kathy Kesolei, President-Elect

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Frances Sablan, Secretary




Shelten G. Neth, Treasurer

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Dr. Marilyn Salas, International Historian




Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster

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Rosa Salas Palomo, Immediate Past-President

PIBBA Song Posted in Micronesian Poets Club Online Anthology

We're pleased to announce that our PIBBA Song has been published in the Micronesian Poets Club Online Anthology at http://micronesianpoetsclub.blogspot.com/ Enjoy!