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, March 27, 2014

Call for Submissions

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta
What We Own, What We Have

The Festival of the Pacific Arts (FESTPAC), Guam 2016 Literary Arts committee is currently accepting unpublished work from the original writer or artist for its inaugural publication, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta until April 30, 2014. The publication will be the first in a trio of volumes whose purpose is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region. Volume one focuses on publishes and unpublished writers and artists who are currently residing in Guam. We are seeking quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art that work within the theme, Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, or, in English, What We Own, What We Have.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, a maximum of 10 pages.

Prose: Submit up to 3 prose entries with a maximum of 2,500 words each, double-spaced. Longer works may be considered; please query first.

Artwork: Submit up to 5 pieces of visual art.

Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of the work on a cover sheet rather than on the work itself.

Please advise us if you are submitting the same work(s) to other publications, and let us know if the work is accepted by another publication. The editors will publish only previously unpublished work submitted by the original author or artist.

Submissions via email
• Send electronic submissions to this email address: pacificfestival2016@gmail.com
• Submit poetry and prose as Microsoft Word documents.
• Submit artwork in .jpg format (minimum 72 dpi). Artwork accepted for publication will need to be resubmitted in a larger format (minimum 300 dpi).

Works accepted for publication will appear in a print edition of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta and may reappear in print and/or be archived online as part of the library exhibition during FESTPAC 2016.

Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta is published by the Guam FESTPAC 2016 Literary Arts Committee through a grant from Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). The purpose of Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, and subsequent volumes, is to promote literary and artistic expression throughout the Pacific region.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Highlights from the March General Membership Meeting

Our general membership meeting held Saturday, March 12, 2014 at St. Paul Christian School was meaningful, as we announced the IRA Read-A-Thon winners and the grandprize raffle winner for the 59th Annual IRA Convention.  We were also treated to a special Read Aloud conducted by St. Paul Christian School student Luineo Epres, as well as attended engaging presentations, including the following: Interactive Notebooks: How to Scaffold Content for Academic Success and Maximize Student Output by GC-IRA President, Debbie Duenas; and Graphic Organizers, Edmodo, & E-Portfolio by GC-IRA Board Member Geraldine Biliran.  Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this special event!


 
















Graphic Organizers, Edmodo, & E-Portfolio Presentation by Geraldine Biliran

http://mnrivera1.com/IRA_Presentation-Geraldine_Biliran-March_2014_Meeting.pdf
 
Four Square Graphic Organizer
 
Graphic Organizer - Writing Thesis Statements
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

UOG SOE Alumni to Hold Silent Auction

The University of Guam School of Education Alumni Association is holding a silent auction during the Guam IRA March 8 meeting. Proceeds will go toward the organization’s mission of effectively preparing educators and other education personnel for professional performance in diverse cultural contexts. It also serves as a connection for which SOE alumni can give back to their alma mater by sharing their talents, resources, etc. in different SOE events. It further serves as a source for developing alumni pride, spirit, and life-long commitments to the School of Education. SOE Alumni members are welcome to join and attend the general membership meeting at Saint Paul’s, which will be held following the Guam IRA meeting.  

SOE Alumni Officers: Pictured L-R front row: Graziella "Grace" Griffin, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President; and Martha Sudo, Secretary. Back row L-R:  Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Public Information Officer; Rose Marie Cruz Castro, Treasurer; and Dr. Lourdes Klitzkie, Advisor.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Newsletter Delayed

The March newsletter is delayed.  We are in the process of compiling Read-A-Thon data in order to announce the winners at GC-IRA's 7th General Membership Meeting, which will be held this Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Christian School.

In addition, the Raffle Winner for the 59th Annual IRA Convention will also be announced.  
You must be present to win. 

We looking forward to seeing you there!