MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


UPCOMING MEETING:

SEPTEMBER 2017

STAY TUNED!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, AND WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT COUNCIL YEAR!
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Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto
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May Snapshots




Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On December 3, 2016, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Island Girl Power; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.


Guam IRA Donation to organizations on Dec. 3, 2016: Pictured L-R: Mariana Guzman, PIBBA member; Juanita Blaz, Island Girl Power Director; Toni Calvo, PIBBA member; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, PIBBA Guam President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIBBA Secretary; Julia N. Rivera, Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer; and Benit Lizama, PIBBA member.



IRA Co-Sponsors Annual Regional Language Arts Conference


The 29th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held on November 18 and 19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Guam was a success! Its theme was “Reading Writing Together: Collaborate to Callibrate.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Kevin Colleary who focused on "Reading Content, Reading Opinion, Reading Narrative: Reading ALL Sorts of Writing Together!" The plenary speaker was Dr. Margaruite Smith who focused on "Common Core Standards." The LAC was co-sponsored by the Guam Council of the International Reading Association. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference!


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May Newsletter



Inaugural IRA Anthology


Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Lois Taitano Gumataotao at the Grants table.

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Click on the following links to access important grant information and the IRA grant application, which are now Word-ready! Just download them, and you are ready to type!


IRA Grant Schedule for SY2016-2017

IRA Grant Application for SY2016-2017




September 2017
STAY TUNED!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pacific Educator in Residence Program

Note: Click on the image above to view the PREL news release regarding the PEIR Program or visit http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for more information.

The Pacific Educator in Residence (PEIR) Program is now accepting applications for 2010-2011. The PEIR program offers a one-year residency for educators from Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Hawai'i, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The program enhances and develops the personal and professional skills of Pacific educators in the context of PREL's ongoing work. It focuses on learning experiences that maximize professional development opportunities and benefit their schools and communities. According to the PREL announcement, PEIRs generally remain employed in their home entities and return at the end of their one-year term.

The following are the four opportunities available from September 2010 through August 2011:

-Grades 4-5 English Language Arts/ELL (based in PREL CNMI Service Center)
-Library and Information Literacy Initiatives (based in the successful candidate's local PREL Service Center)
-Parent Information Resource Center (based in the PREL RMI Service Center)
-Research and Evaluation (based in the PREL Honolulu Office)

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, visit PREL's PEIR Program website at http://www.prel.org/opportunities/pacific-educators-in-residence-program.aspx for complete details and application form. The application deadline is Monday, May 31, 2010.

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