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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 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, February 16, 2013

42nd Annual NABE Conference a Success!

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter and PIBBA Webmaster; Rosa Salas Palomo, API-SIG Chair and PIBBA Guam Chapter President; Nilda Aguirre, Conference Chair; and Dr. Lunda Ventrigulia, Presenter.


The 42nd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference held in Orlando, Florida was meaningful! Dr. Jose Cruz, PIBBA International Historian; Ron Laguana; Jimmy Teria; and Dr. Rivera had the honor of presenting culturally-relevant papers at the conference hosted February 7-9, 2013 at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. Professor Rosa Salas Palomo served as the Chair during the Asian Pacific Islanders Special Interest Group session with the help of Co-Chair Dr. Shu-yuan Lin. Although the Guam Delegation was a small group, they proudly represented the island amongst the others who presented.  Their presentations focused on Using Differentiated Instruction to Build Schema of ELLs in Guam, The Magic of Sustained Micronesian Regional Cooperation and Collaboration on Languages and Cultures, and The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers in the War in the Pacific (1942-1945).  Other highlights of the conference included the following: Global Perspectives on Bilingual Education: Implications for the U.S., Achieving Academic Control of Two Languages: Insights from the Past and Present in Looking Forward, Puente de Hozho Bilingual School: A Bridge to Beauty, Intergenerational Trauma, Language Revitalization and Indigenous Knowledge: How Are All Of These Related?, Bridging Indigenous "Ways of Knowing" into Classroom Science: The Loloma Project, and Best Practices Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

32nd PIBBA Conference to be held on Guam

Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held July 21-24, 2013 in the beautiful island of Guam. The theme is "Indigenous Rights - Sacred and Secret ~ Direchon i Taotao Siha - Sagrada yan Sikretu." We hope to see you there, and please stay tuned for more information.