Sunday, December 11, 2011

IRA Community Book Fair a Success!


The annual IRA Community Book Fair held December 10, 2011 at the Agana Shopping Center was filled with family literacy, children's books, entertainment, giveaways, and more! Enjoy the following snapshots taken at this special event!





Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

UOG's 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING LITERACY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND THE CONTENT AREAS

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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 Marriott Resort and Spa
E-mail: drespicio@uguam.uog.edu
Welcome to the 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) website! The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.
Pictured above: Dr. Margaruite Smith works closely with students.
Featured Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Margaruite Smith, McGraw Hill
Dr. Smith's speech will focus on content areas and the common core curriculum standards.
Dr. Smith is Director of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Hawaii and Pacific Sales and Service for McGraw-Hill Education. In that capacity, she is responsible for textbook and online learning sales and all aspects of teacher training and Professional Development services for McGraw-Hill School Education educational materials, including SRA, Macmilan, Glencoe and Wright Group products to the Department of Defense Schools and to Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, and Hawaii.
She has degrees from Texas Tech University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Denver in education and in educational administration. She has taught in every grade level 1-12, and has been an elementary administrator. She has teacher certification in reading, English as a Second Language, as well as general studies K-12.
Featured Guest Speaker:
Troy McVey, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Guam

Download the registration form by clicking on the link above. If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately. We have a limit of 300 participants. Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline. Don't let this weekend go without signing up. We look forward to seeing you there!
You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits/CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. You can also e-mail the Instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com or call 735-2440.

Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:

Dr. Clarisa Quan: risaquan@yahoo.com

Dr. Catherine Stoicovy: stoicovy@guam.net

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera: mnrivera1@yahoo.com

Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba: santosbamba@yahoo.com

Dr. Hyun Jong Hahm: hahm0929@gmail.com

Administrative Coordinator:

Debbie Respicio: drespicio@uguam.uog.edu

Saturday, September 17, 2011

UOG's 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference




PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING LITERACY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND THE CONTENT AREAS





Saturday, November 5, 2011






Sponsored by:



University of Guam



College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


School of Education


International Reading Association, Guam Council


Guam Department of Education


Guam Marriott Resort and Spa














Welcome to the 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (LAC) website! The LAC is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy.




Featured Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Margaruite Smith, McGraw Hill


Dr. Smith's speech will focus on content areas and the common core curriculum standards.




Featured Guest Speaker:


Troy McVey, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Guam








Download the registration form by clicking on the link above. If you are interested in presenting or attending, it is important that you return the forms with your check/payment immediately. We have a limit of 300 participants. Last year, many were turned away because we reached capacity before the registration deadline. Don't let this weekend go without signing up. We look forward to seeing you there!








You can also earn two (2) ED894 graduate credits/CEUs. You must register for the conference before you register for the graduate credits at the Professional International Programs, 2nd floor, MARC/Computer Center/PIP Building, Room #217. For more information, call 735-2601 or fax 734-1233. You can also e-mail the Instructor, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, at mnrivera1@yahoo.com or call 735-2440.






Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:




Dr. Clarisa Quan: risaquan@yahoo.com



Dr. Catherine Stoicovy: stoicovy@guam.net





Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera: mnrivera1@yahoo.com


Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba: santosbamba@yahoo.com



Dr. Hyun Jong Hahm: hahm2909@gmail.com





Administrative Coordinator:



Debbie Respicio: drespicio@uguam.uog.edu


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jumpstart's Read for the Record

On October 6, 2011, more than 2 million people will read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, in an effort to call an end to America's early education achievement gap. On this day, you are encouraged to read and set a record in the process! Let's sit down to read and stand up for children everywhere!

Visit the following link to get more information regarding the Jumpstart's Read for the Record:

http://www.jstart.org/site/PageServer?pagename=readfortherecord_about

You can also read Llama Llama Red Pajama online this year at the following link: http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/llama-llama-red-pajama---r4tr-english

Enjoy!


Image source: We Give Books

Monday, August 22, 2011

Guam Council IRA 2011-2012 Meetings



8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Top of the Mar, Nimitz Hill

September 10, 2011
Sharing the Power of Literacy
Location: Top of the Mar, Nimitz Hill

October 15, 2011
Intriguing Author - Marc Tyler Nobleman
Location: Top of the Mar, Nimitz Hill

November 5, 2011
Never too Late to Rejuvenate at UOG's Language Arts Conference
(Location: Guam Marriott Resort and Spa)

December 10, 2011
Communities Gather Together to Promote Reading
(Location: Agana Shopping Center)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monthly Literacy Activity Calendars

Download RIF's monthly activity calendars, which provide engaging reading and writing activity suggestions to last a month!

Leading to Reading (ages birth - 5)

January

English and Spanish

July

English and Spanish

February

English and Spanish

August

English and Spanish

March

English and Spanish

September

English and Spanish

April

English and Spanish

October

English and Spanish

May

English and Spanish

November

English and Spanish

June

English and Spanish

December

English and Spanish


Reading Planet (ages 6 - 15)

January

English and Spanish

July

English and Spanish

February

English and Spanish

August

English and Spanish

March

English and Spanish

September

English and Spanish

April

English and Spanish

October

English and Spanish

May

English and Spanish

November

English and Spanish

June

English and Spanish

December

English and Spanish

SOURCE: Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

GPLS Wraps Up 2011 Summer Reading Program

The Guam Public Library System completed its 2011 Summer Reading Program on July 30, 2011. Its wrap-up party was held at the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library in Hagåtña. Prizes were awarded to participants of different age groups, including those who read the most books and those with the most visits at the Dededo, Barrigada, and Hagåtña branches. A raffle was also held for those who attended the event.












Staff Development: ED641 UOG student volunteers Randall Borja, Robito Carpo, Shirleen Santiago and their children assisted at the celebration. They are pictured with Program Coordinator Frank Aflague (standing right center).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PBS Teacher Line Summer II Term


Want to get a head start on the school year with some classes of your own? PBS TeacherLine's Summer II term starts August 10!

We have a select collection of 10 online courses now open for enrollment! Check out these teacher favorites--all 6 weeks and all facilitated--starting 8/10/11.

See which course meets your interests and needs, and then enroll now to ensure your spot in your first-choice course!
See you online!

The PBS TeacherLine Team

PBS TeacherLine's Grad Credit Providers

Many of you take our professional development courses with graduate credits in mind. Check out this map to see the latest!
Please cut and paste URL into your browser for best results: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=207891329108690786681.00049909b0d4eea777890&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=35.357014,73.476563&source=embed
And if you'd like to learn more about how to take our courses for credit, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/earn-credit/

PBS TeacherLine (TeacherLineOutreach@pbs.org)
2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-572-6386

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Congratulations, Newly-Elected IRA Officers!

IRA Officers: The newly-elected CY2011-2012 Guam Council International Reading Association Officers were inducted and presented to IRA members at the association's May meeting. Pictured L-R: Stephanie Flores, Treasurer; Erlinda Arriola, Corresponding Secretary; Martha Sudo, Recording Secretary; Jonathan Pilarca, President-Elect; and Neldie Pendon-Limtiaco, President.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Guam Council IRA Meeting - May 21, 2011



May 21 - Gathering Together for the Year in Review

LOCATION: ONWARD BEACH RESORT

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Guam Council IRA Meeting - April 9, 2011 at OCPES


April 9 - Nurturing Our Students With Resources, "Spend It All, Spend It Now"

LOCATION: ORDOT-CHALAN PAGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA


May 21 - Gathering Together for the Year in Review

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Guam Council IRA February 2011 Newsletter

Click on the image above to view the Guam Council IRA February 2011 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit the IRA website at http://iraguam.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snapshots of Visiting Author Kathryn Erskine's Visit




Guam IRA Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed"




Guam IRA will be Launching Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed" this year at Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary School’s Cafeteria on February 5, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.




IRA Read-A-Thon 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


FEBRUARY 5, 2011
Saturday

Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed"

Kick-Off

Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary Cafeteria

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.




FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Wednesday

Turn in Pledge Cards and Money to Teachers

(ON-TIME MONEY IS DUE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR

TOP 10 STUDENT PRIZES ISLAND-WIDE)




FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Friday

5th Annual Writing / Poster Contest Entries DUE




MARCH 12, 2011
Saturday

Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed"

Winners will be announced at the Sheraton Hotel


Read-A-Thon 2011 "Read To Succeed" Student, Teacher, and IRA Representative Prizes and Guidelines
.

Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon student prizes.


Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon School Representative/Teacher prizes.


Click on the image above to view this year's IRA Read-A-Thon School Representative/Teacher Guidelines.