University of Guam
Interweaving Tradition, Innovation, and Core
Curriculum Standards in Literacy
Annual Regional Language Arts Conference
November 15 & 16, 2013
Location for both days: Tan Lam Pek Kim English and Communication Building, University of Guam
University of Guam
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
McGraw-Hill Companies and Dr. Margaruite Smith
School of Education
International Reading Association, Guam Council
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Welcome to the 26th 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.
This Year's Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood
Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood is a former Superintent for the Guam Department of Education (GDOE). She served as GDOE's research, planning, and evaluation administrator. She holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in education, and a bachelor of arts degree in education. She has also served as the chair of the committee to develop Guam Department of Education's master plan relative to the increase in military presence. Dr. Underwood has been a leader in the local Filipino community organizations and an advocate of Guam's quest for self-determination and has served the community as a member of the Guam Memorial Hospital's board of trustees, the Guam Humanities Council, and St. Paul Christian School's board of directors. She is also the vice chair of the Democratic Party of Guam.
Past Featured Keynote Speaker
Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year
Penaflorida is a Filipino teacher who won the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year award for his outreach teaching project known as, "Kariton Klasrum" (pushcart classroom). He received his award from American actress Eva Mendes at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
According to Penaflorida, "Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes, and sizes. We are one great tapestry...Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need."
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!
CALL FOR PROPOSAL DEADLINE: November 4, 2013
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, Lois Taitano Gumataotao, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 735-2440.
Contact LAC Committee Chairpersons:
Dr. Clarisa Quan: email@example.com
Dr. Catherine Stoicovy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera: email@example.com
Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Lauron: email@example.com
Dr. Michelle Santos: firstname.lastname@example.org