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36th Annual International PIBBA Conference

OUR PACIFIC VOICES!

June 25-29, 2017

Madolenihmw High School
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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

30TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PIBBA CONFERENCE SNAPSHOTS

PIBBA participants enjoy the conference. Pictured L-R: Ed Temengil, History teacher for Tinian High School; Joseph Villazon, Director for Pohnpei Department of Education; and Shrue Villazon, Teacher for Ohmine Elementary School.






PIBBA participants complete their coconut-leaf weaving of the katupat. 1st picture L-R: Alma Kisa, CCLHS Teacher; and Jack Sablan, Vice Principal of Koblerville Elementary School. 2nd picture L-R: Melen Ruiz, Guam Delegation; and Rizalina Purugganan, Principal of Koblerville Elementary School.







Jose San Nicolas demonstrates how to weave a katupat during his arts and crafts coconut weaving presentation.





Ann Marie and Ray Arceo pose during their presentation, Eskuelan Chief Hurao, Guam. The presentation was sponsored by the CNMI Council for the Humanities.






Tinian Elementary School students perform during the PIBBA Conference dinner reception.






2011 PIBBA Tinian Steering Committee members pose for the camera. Pictured L-R: Victor Linan; Arsene Borja; Diane Borja, PIBBA Chairperson; Florine Hofschneider; Bernie San Nicolas; and Vida Borja.





PIBBA Conference volunteers pose for the camera. Pictured L-R: Antonio Borja and Vida Borja.






Panel discussion gets underway at the Tinian High School Cafeteria. Pictured L-R: Dr. Liz Rechebei, Tita Hocog, Lino Olopai, Manny Borja, and Frances Sablan.





Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (left), PIBBA presenter; and Maria Castro, Tinian Public Library, pose after Dr. Rivera’s digital storytelling workshop, which was sponsored by the CNMI Council for the Humanities and IRA.




Merced Ada (left), Program Coordinator for the CNMI Council for the Humanities pose with Eric San Nicolas, PIBBA International Steering Committee member; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA presenter and PIBBA International Webmaster. Dr. Rivera’s workshop titled, Digital Storytelling: A Model Program to Build Cultural Diversity and Content Knowledge, was sponsored by the CNMI Council for the Humanities.








Pohnpei delegation performs their cultural Thanksgiving ritual.






PIBBA participants of the digital storytelling workshop #1 pose after they created their very own personal narrative digital story. Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (standing in center) conducted the workshop titled, Digital Storytelling: A Model Program to Build Cultural Diversity and Content Knowledge.






PIBBA participants of the digital storytelling workshop #2 pose after they created their very own personal narrative digital story. Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (sitting second from the left) conducted the workshop titled, Digital Storytelling: A Model Program to Build Cultural Diversity and Content Knowledge.



Familian Salas Doctors: Dr. John Salas (center), PIBBA keynote speaker, pose with his sisters, Dr. Arlene C.S. Diaz and Dr. Marilyn Salas-Walter.


Guam Delegation members are all smiles at the 30th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Tinian.





Pohnpei Delegation members stand proudly at the 30th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Tinian.





Dr. Jose Q. Cruz conducts his presentation titled, “Scaffolding Student Success Using SAT10 Results.”





Dr. Greg Tainatongo conducts his presentation titled, “The Concept of Ika and Chenchuli: Inafa’maolek.”





Guam delegation members march during the PIBBA Parade of Cultures.





Pohnpei delegation members hold their flag proudly during the PIBBA Parade of Cultures.




Outgoing PIBBA International President, Cheta Anien (left), passes the PIBBA key to Joseph Villazon, Director of Pohnpei Department of Education. Pohnpei will be hosting the 31st PIBBA Annual International Conference under the leadership of incoming PIBBA International President Shelten G. Neth.






PIBBA International Officers pose after the organization’s election. Pictured L-R: Cheta Anien, Immediate Past President; Rosa Salas Palomo, Treasurer; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Shelten Neth, President; Frances Sablan, Secretary, and Dr. Jose Cruz, Historian. Not pictured is Peter Onedera, President-Elect.


The conference theme and logo, which was made using natural materials and designed by Arsene Borja, stands vibrantly during the PIBBA Opening Ceremony.

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