Friday, February 24, 2017

API SIG Presents at the 46th NABE Conference

SNAPSHOTS TAKEN AT NABE'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP PRESENTATION:

LOCATION:  Dallas, Texas
DATES:  February 22-25, 2017

Barbara Manibusan presents her cultural presentation.

NABE API SIG 

NABE API SIG participants

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera speaks during her presentation titled Exploring Storytelling in the Pacific.

Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin conducts her presentation titled Language Differences Vs. Disabilities.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

API SIG Presents at the 45th NABE Conference

SNAPSHOTS TAKEN AT NABE'S ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP PRESENTATION:

LOCATION:  Hilton Chicago, Illinois
DATES:  March 2-5, 2016


Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera presents during the 45th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference.  Her presentation was titled Poetry in the Pacific.


Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin shares her poem.


Professor Rosa Salas Palomo shares her poem.


Dr. Samuel Betances shares his poem.


Dr. Laura Souder shares her poem.

API-SIG Presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin, Idaho State University; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam Department of Education; Dr. Samuel Betances, Souder, Betances & Associates, Inc.; Professor Rosa Salas Palomo, University of Guam; and Dr. Laura Souder, Souder, Betances & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin presents during the 45th NABE Conference.  Her presentation was titled Using Formative Assessment Apps to Engage English Language Learners.

Professor Rosa Salas Palomo presents during the 45th NABE Conference.  Her presentation was titled Indigenous Language Learning Through a Website.


The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only nationwide network of professionals dedicated to serving English language learners in the United States via education programs and legislative advocacy. For the past four decades, NABE has been committed to excellence in bilingual and biliteracy education for all students through enriched educational programs and intensive professional development for teachers, administrators, professors, policymakers and parents. Additionally, NABE provides extensive research in the field via its Bilingual Research Journal, NABE Perspectives, NABE Journal of Research and Practice and the NABE eNews. NABE is committed to promoting programs and innovations that prepare our nation's students to be fluently bilingual, technologically creative, globally competitive and well-rounded world citizens by advancing legislation and policies at both the state and national levels that best serve language minority students.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NABE 46th Annual Conference 
Hilton Anatole Dallas
(February 23-25, 2017)
Pre-Conference starts on 22nd.


NABE 47th Annual Conference
Albuquerque Convention Center
(March 1-3, 2018)
Pre-Conference starts on 28th.


Source:  NABE.org

2015 Snapshots

Pictured L-R:  Professor Rosa Salas Palomo and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera take a pose at Paris, Bally's Las Vegas during the 44th Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference.  The theme of the conference is Achieving Global Competence:  Biliteracy for All!  The pre-conference started March 4 and the rest of the conference will continue until March 7, 2015.  Palomo is scheduled to chair the Asia Pacific Special Interest Group, and Dr. Rivera will be sharing her presentation titled Creatively Using Digital Storytelling to Scaffold Literacy in the ESL Classroom.

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only nationwide network of professionals dedicated to serving English language learners in the United States via education programs and legislative advocacy. For the past four decades, NABE has been committed to excellence in bilingual and biliteracy education for all students through enriched educational programs and intensive professional development for teachers, administrators, professors, policymakers and parents. Additionally, NABE provides extensive research in the field via its Bilingual Research Journal, NABE Perspectives, NABE Journal of Research and Practice and the NABE eNews. NABE is committed to promoting programs and innovations that prepare our nation's students to be fluently bilingual, technologically creative, globally competitive and well-rounded world citizens by advancing legislation and policies at both the state and national levels that best serve language minority students.


Source:  NABE.org

2014 Snapshots











The 43rd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference held in San Diego, California was meaningful! The theme was Sailing into the 21st Century:  Multiple Languages, Multiple Paths, Lifelong Advantages.  Drs. Jose Cruz and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera had the honor of presenting their culturally-relevant papers at the conference hosted February 12-15, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center. Professor Rosa Salas Palomo served as the Chair during the Asian Pacific Islanders Special Interest Group session.  Her Co-Chair was Dr. Shu-Yuan Lin. Although the Guam Delegation was a small group, they proudly represented the island amongst the others who presented.  Their presentations focused on Sailing to an Innovative Way of Reaching Out to Pacific Islanders,Creating a Safe Classroom Environment for ELLs' Learning, Student Achievement: Bi-literate Magic in Core Subjects for Lifelong Advantages,and Alii World: Palau Language Commission Has Arrived at the Digitalized World of the Internet.  Other highlights of the conference included the following: NABE - CABE Pre-Institute, The Seal of Biliteracy: An award, a policy, a strategy and tool for our bilingual movement, Dual Immersion as a Turn-Around Model:  Successes and Challenges, How to Align Common Core State Standards for All Learners, Educating for Global Competence:  The Value of Multilingualism, To Translanguage or not to Translanguage?  How to and How Not to, and so much more!

In addition, school visits to Nestor Language Academy Charter School and Riverview Elementary School were outstanding!  The Nestor School focuses on a two-way immersion program, including Spanish and English, grades K-6.  It also focuses on bilingualism, biliteracy, and positive cross-cultural attitudes and activities.  On the other hand, Riverview Elementary School focuses on a one-way immersion program.  It offers two world language programs, including Spanish and Mandarin.  It infuses 21st century learning skills, including world language instruction, technology, critical thinking, and creativity!

Dr. Rivera received a "I Support the Seal of Biliteracy" sticker as part of her participation in the NABE - CABE Pre-Institute.


2013 Snapshots

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter; Rosa Salas Palomo, API-SIG Chair; Nilda Aguirre, Conference Chair; and Dr. Lunda Ventrigulia, Presenter.


The 42nd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference held in Orlando, Florida was meaningful! Dr. Jose Cruz, Ron Laguana, Jimmy Teria, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera had the honor of presenting their culturally-relevant papers at the conference hosted February 7-9, 2013 at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. Professor Rosa Salas Palomo served as the Chair during the Asian-Pacific Islanders Special Interest Group session with the help of Co-Chair Dr. Shu-yuan Lin. Although the Guam Delegation was a small group, they proudly represented the island amongst the others who presented.  Their presentations focused on Using Differentiated Instruction to Build Schema of ELLs in Guam, The Magic of Sustained Micronesian Regional Cooperation and Collaboration on Languages and Cultures, and The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers in the War in the Pacific (1942-1945).  Other highlights of the conference included the following: Global Perspectives on Bilingual Education: Implications for the U.S., Achieving Academic Control of Two Languages: Insights from the Past and Present in Looking Forward, Puente de Hozho Bilingual School: A Bridge to Beauty, Intergenerational Trauma, Language Revitalization and Indigenous Knowledge: How Are All Of These Related?, Bridging Indigenous "Ways of Knowing" into Classroom Science: The Loloma Project, and Best Practices Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3.

Dr. Rivera received a NABE lifetime pin for her lifetime membership.  She also received a NABE 2011 New Orleans pin for her presentation in the 40th Annual NABE Conference held in Louisiana.

2012 Snapshots



41st Annual Conference
DALLAS, TEXAS
February 15-17,  2012
"CELEBRATING OUR MULTICULTURAL NATION THROUGH BILINGUAL EDUCATION"