Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gov. Calvo Announces Friday a Holiday

Gov. Eddie Calvo just announced that Friday, the day after Thanksgiving will be a government of Guam holiday.

Calvo made the announcement in a special Thanksgiving message to government of Guam employees, which follows below:

"I know this has been a rough year for the GovGuam family. We've curtailed millions of dollars in spending that meant a suspension of your pay raises and increments. We're reorganizing and making major changes, and you have carried the heavy burden of sacrifice," he stated.

"This government is more efficient and serving the people better because of your efforts. I want you to spend some time with your families. Rest, take a break and re-energize. I want to invest in your morale and in your health. In thanksgiving for your service, understanding and sacrifice, I've declared the day after Thanksgiving a holiday. Your agency heads will receive the executive order I signed tomorrow."

Source: guampdn.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

LAC Chairs Smile for the Camera

The 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference Chairs smile for the camera!
Pictured L-R: Lucy Lauron, Chair; Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, Chair; Mye Flores, MLI; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Chair; and Debbie Respicio, Administrative Coordinator.

Friday, November 4, 2011

UOG's 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


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