SOE Alumni Association

The SOE Alumni Association supports SOE’s mission of effectively preparing educators and other education personnel for professional performance in diverse cultural contexts. It 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 Association Officers: Pictured left row (front): Dr. Darlene Roberto, Treasurer; Martha Sudo, Secretary; and Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Advisor. Pictured right row (front): Rose Cruz Castro, President; Margaret Beem, Vice President, and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.

SOE Alumni Association Scholarship and Grant Forms

Click on the following links to access the SOE Alumni Association scholarship and grant forms:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Season’s Greetings!

May the spirit of Christmas bring you much love, joy, peace, and happiness to last through the coming year 2021 and beyond!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Minagof Nochebuena ~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)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

SOE Alumni Association Library - Looking back & moving forward

Much has changed since we first offered our resources at the SOE Alumni Association Library. Below is a snapshot of what we initially offered. However, times have changed, and we must move forward and provide various online resources in our library at https://soealumniassociationlibrary.blogspot.com. Among the resources we've found valuable to meet the needs of students, including English Language Learners, are provided below. Enjoy, and feel free to contact us to add to our growing library of resources.
Looking back at our original SOE Alumni Association Library

Moving forward with a library of online resources:

IXL:  IXL.com

This learning site provides standards-based learning on over 2000+ skills in grades K-12 in language arts, math, social studies, science, and more!

MobyMax:  https://www.mobymax.com/

This differentiated learning website helps struggling learners to catch up in their academic studies in grades K-8.

Reading A-Z:  https://www.readinga-z.com

This site provides thousands of research based and standards-aligned reading materials that are downloadable & projectable.  Resources are appropriate for all diverse learners in grades K-6.

ESL Lounge:


This interactive ESL site provides thousands of vocabulary, reading, grammar, listening, and exam preparation exercises.

Colorin’ Colorado:  www.ColorinColorado.org

A bilingual site for educators and families of English Learners

6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:  https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-essential-strategies-teaching-english-language-learners

This resource provides best practices in meeting the needs of ELLs.

Top 5 Strategies to Position English Learners for Success This Year:  https://getsupported.net/top-five-for-el-success/

This site provides effective strategies to help English Learners achieve academic success.

English Learner Infographics:  https://elementaryenglishlanguagelearners.weebly.com/infographics.html

This site provides you with a variety of infographics for English Leaners.  It empowers ELs with captivating visuals for instructional purposes.

NABE Resources for Bilingual Education:  http://nabe.org/resources

This site provides various resources to address the needs of ELs, including the Seal of Biliteracy, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) English Learner Toolkit, OELA Newcomer Toolkit, and more!

TESOL Blog:  Judie Haynes:  http://blog.tesol.org/tag/judie-haynes/

This blog addresses a variety of ESL topics including ELs’ access to education in STEM, smaller class sizes, back-to-school strategies for ELs, scaffolds to support EL learning, and more!

English Learners Blog:  https://elementaryenglishlanguagelearners.weebly.com

This blog takes you through an engaging blog journey with Valentina Gonzalez in an effort to improve instruction for ELs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Guam IRA and SOE Alumni Association Donate to the 69th Operation Christmas Drop

Through the efforts and partnership of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association and the University of Guam SOE Alumni Association, over 2,000 books were collected and donated to this year’s Operation Christmas Drop.  Southern High School, JM Guerrero Elementary School, and St. Francis Catholic School, were the schools designated to drop off books that were donated, sorted, and packed.  Students, faculty, staff, and the Guam community, donated paperback and hardcover books, teacher resources, school supplies, and even encyclopedias, for our island neighbors.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase' yan Felis Pasgua!  

Book Donation:  Guam Council of the International Reading Association and the University of Guam SOE Alumni Association joined hands to donate books for the 69th Operation Christmas Drop on November 21, 2020.  Andersen Air Force Base is used as a base camp to airlift donations to islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Are you interested in a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from UOG?

We want to hear from you!

The University of Guam is conducting a survey to study the feasibility of establishing a doctorate program in education. 

The survey is sponsored by the UOG School of Education. The survey consists of only 12 questions. All responses will remain completely confidential. The survey will be open until Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

Take the Survey:  https://www.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?tt=UAxdn%2BmQ2T4%3D