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IRA Community Book Fair Snapshots

Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On November 18, 2017, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its 17th Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Micronesian Resource Center; Philippine School; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on November 18, 2017: Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster and Immediate Past President; Rufina Mendiola, Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) member; Aileen Namelo, Micronesia Resource Center Project Manager; Rose Cruz Castro, Guam IRA President; Liwanag Dominguez, Philippine school representative; and Geri Charfauros, Guam IRA Treasurer.

IRA Guam Anthology


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


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!

Application Deadlines: April & October meetings, 11:00 a.m.

IRA Grant Application for SY2019-2020

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October 5
November 15 & 16 - Language Arts Conference
December 14
January 11
February 8 - RAT Kick-Off
March 21
April 18 - Spend It All, Spend It Now
May 2

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!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Author Dinner with Marc Tyler Nobleman

IRA Board Members had the honor of dining with Marc Tyler Nobleman for dinner before his departure.

K-57 Feature: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Marc Tyler Nobleman graced the airwaves on K-57 to mention about his various educational events during his visit.

UOG Language Arts Conference Donation

The Guam Council IRA presented a check for $1,500 to sponsor the 24th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference.

PBS Donation

Guam Council IRA presented a check for $1,000 to support PBS Guam.

Teacher Workshop with Marc Tyler Nobleman

Marc Tyler Nobleman shared creative teaching ideas with educators and parents during a special Teacher Workshop on October 25, 2011 at Agana Heights Elementary School. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this event!

Teen Workshop with Visiting Author Marc Tyler Nobleman

Participants ages 3-12 were treated to a special Teen Writing Workshop held by visiting author, Marc Tyler Nobleman, on October 22, 2011 at the IP Coffee Co Cafe, University Drive, Mangilao. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the event!

Hagatna Public Library Snapshots with Visiting Author Marc Tyler Nobleman

Participants at the Hagatna Public Library's Saturday Story Hour were treated to a special presentation by visiting author Marc Tyler Nobleman on October 22, 2011. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the event!

October 2011 Meeting Snapshots with Visiting Author Marc Tyler Nobleman and More!

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

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 or call 735-2440.

Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:

Dr. Clarisa Quan:

Dr. Catherine Stoicovy:

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera:

Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba:

Dr. Hyun Jong Hahm:

Administrative Coordinator:

Debbie Respicio:

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guam IRA invites you to a Story Hour with visiting author, Marc Tyler Nobleman

The Guam IRA invites you to bring your children to the Agana Public Library this Saturday October 22 from 10 - 11 AM
for Story Hour with visiting author, Marc Tyler Nobleman.
Call Cyndy (789-1996) for more details.