Guam: Setting the Example for the Blue Continent:
Tina Muna-Barnes, Chirag Bhojwani, & Alan Cepeda
Preservation of the Chamorro Language and Culture – Through the Re-establishment of Chamorro Dance :
Francisco B. Rabon, Zina Ruiz, & Vicente San Nicolas
The Influence of USAAF/USAF Bomber Aircraft on Guam’s History:
Capturing a Community’s Stories: A Case Study:
Their Experience, Their Story: Nauruan Online Teacher Graduates’ Journey Through the First Three-Years of Teaching:
Penelope Serow, Terence Sullivan, Neil Taylor, & Roberta Thompson
The Essence of Po: Traditional Knowledge of the Refalauwash People:
Lino Olopai & Cecilio Raiukiulipiy
Pilar Williams &Virginia C. Tudela
Chamorro Songs: Before, During and After the World War II:
Michael Clement &Elyssa Santos
System View of Special Education in PCC Countries:
The Southern Oregon Resilience Initiative:
A Systematic Review of Transformative Learning Experiences of Preservice Teachers in Rural and Remote Communities:
Paula R. Ulloa
Development of Curriculum and Class of Citizenship Education in Japan:
Doing with, not to: A model of ethical voluntourism and responsive community engagement in the Pacific:
Children to Adults: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning:
Clare Ann Camacho & Eloise Sanchez
One More Day – Honoring the Voice of Women of the Holocaust:
Anne Donato & Suzanne Klein
The former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historic structures found at War in the Pacific National Historical Park all serve as silent reminders of the bloody World War II battles. Join us for a guided tour that will include stops at:
- The T. Stell Newman Visitor Centerwhere interactive exhibits feature the latest technology, gripping personal stories, museum artifacts, and multiple language support. The Museum store has an impressive collection of educational publications on the Pacific War, Guam history, and the natural and cultural resources of this region.
- Asan Bay Overlook which serves as a memorial to those that lost their lives or suffered atrocities during the war. This unit features beautiful views of the sea-side villages of Asan and Piti and a perspective of the landing beaches used by Marines during the battle. The Asan Bay Overlook includes landscaped walkways, established view sheds, and several commemorative bronze sculptures which depict the events on Guam during the World War II Japanese occupation and battle in 1944.
This excursion is free and included with your conference registration, but space is limited and spots are available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot on the bus, please sign up when you check in at the information desk at the conference.
Meet at registration table no later than 3:00 pm. Bus departs at 3:15 pm.
Youth share their thoughts and experiences as high school students about education, learning, technology, and culture in the Pacific today. This panel will be moderated and hosted entirely by youth and includes a cultural performance by Oceanview Middle School’s Guma’ Nina’en Acho’ Latte under the direction of Raymond Lujan.
Kaho’omau ‘ana I kamo’omeheuponoi’ – Continuing the Essence of Deep Cultural Practice:
Leaders of Social Justice in Education: Theory to Practice:
Pacific Historic Parks: World War II Place-based Learning Education in Hawaii and CNMI:
Jennifer Sagon-Taeza & Jovannalyn Mafnas Moses
Voices of Our Elders: Historia Yan Estoria Taotao Sumai:
The Knowledge-Rich School Project: Using the Curriculum Design Coherence Model in the Primary School:
A Voyage of Discovery on a Classroom Canoe, Considering Tools for Cultural Respect:
Preserving and Perpetuating Indigenous Knowledge of Traditional Healers via a Formal Apprenticeship:
Tricia Atoigue Lizama
Writing Session: Global Digital Citizenship, A PCC Project:
Thanh Truc Nguyen
Between Tides, A Documentary on the Navy Generation of the Bonin/Ogasawara Islands:
Masa Fox & Charles Fox
Between Tides (Continued):
Masa Fox & Charles Fox
Teacher Performance Management in the Federated States of Micronesia: Understanding Differences in Qualifications, Quality, and Effectiveness:
Building Better Math Pathways in the CNMI:
Leo Pangelinan, Jackie Quitugua, Donovan Tudela, & Cynthia Deleon Guerrero
Giving Breath to Our Words | Enabling Indigenous Narratives Through Technology:
Mary Therese Perez Hattori
The Wednesday Night Market happens weekly at the Chamorro Village in Guam’s capital of Hagatna. Find an array of cultural activities at Chamorro Village. Meet farmers displaying locally produced grown fruits and vegetables. Buy handmade arts and crafts from local artists. Watch local dance groups entertaining the crowd. Drink fresh fruit juices. Ride a carabao or pet a crab. Note the smell of barbecue as you walk through the Spanish influenced buildings that lead to a center court where people of all ages dance the night away. Join us at the Wednesday Night Market and experience being part of the island’s extended family! This excursion is available for a fee of $20. Tickets are limited. Reservations can be made at the information desk at the conference, or online as part of your conference registration.
Meet at registration table no later than 4:45 pm. Bus departs at 5:00 pm.
Becoming A Historical Figure: Writing Monologues:
Pacific Educators Solving Pacific Problems: University of Hawai’I Online Place-based and Culturally Responsive STEM-Focused Degree Programs:
Deborah Zuercher, Gregg Nakano, Sabrina Suluai-Mahuka, Crystal Simanu, & Paul Deering
Amot Chamorro: Our Journey Towards Reclaiming, Revitalizing and Preserving our Healing Traditions:
Zita Pangelinan, Rosalia “Mama Chai” Mateo, & Clarissa Torres
RE-thinking Career and Technical Education in Response to the Impact of Globalization in the Pacific:
Kenneth Bartlett & Sam Mabini
Global Theoretical Models of Higher Education and Employment in Mexico:
Ernesto Rangel & Antonina Ivanova
Supporting Middle and Secondary Students Who Struggle with Algebraic Thinking:
Fay Zenigami & Barbara Dougherty
Day at the Museum: Preservation in Action:
Amanda O’Brien, Dara Pickren-Davis, & Jennifer Barber
Rematriating Education for CHamorus on Guahan:
Make Migration Matter:
Lola Quan Bautista
A Collaborative Journey for Change in the CNMI:
Associate Commissioner Jackie A. Quitugua, Dr. Jessica B. Taylor, Claudia P. Palacios, Suaad Y. San Nicolas, Asapmar B. Ogumoro, and Jonas M. Barcinas
Listen to and engage with dynamic educators on Guam who spearhead innovative programs that cultivate a future workforce with skills pertinent to an increasing globalized world.
Education for the 21st Century: Greening TVET for Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific:
Possible Designing of International Joint Degree Programs in Asia and the Pacific – Introducing the Japanese Newly Developed Legal Scheme of IJD:
Professor Akira Ninomiya
Re-created “Chamoru Dance” is making a new Chamoru identity and spreading overseas:
Understand the history of the Chamorro people by walking the halls of the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and CHamoru Educational Facility, also known as the Guam Museum. This excursion is available for a fee of $20. Tickets are limited. Reservations can be made at the information desk at the conference, or online as part of your conference registration.
Meet at registration table no later than 2:30 pm. Bus departs at 2:45 pm.
Join us at the Grand Ballroom in Hyatt Regency Guam for buffet dinner and dessert, performance by a local school cultural group, awarding of the Peter Brice Award to an exceptional educator of Guam, and conference closing remarks. Attire is island formal.
Valley of the Latte delivers a unique and once in a lifetime experience. Travel along the Talofofo and Ugum Rivers and be transported to another time in the heart of Guam. Knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining guides share the rich history and culture of the Ancient Latte period and the Chamorro peoples’ connection to water and wildlife. Experience the living village, walk in a botanical garden, observe hand crafted canoes, learn traditional basket weaving techniques, and see a fire demonstration.
Lunch will be provided. This excursion is available for a fee of $50. Tickets are limited. Reservations can be made at the information desk at the conference, or online as part of your conference registration.
Meet at registration table no later than 7:45 am. Bus departs at 8:00 am.
For more information, see www.valleyofthelatte.com.