Sigalu Epenesa (Left) and Amy Epati, (Right) met with June De Leon (Center), Guam CEDDERS Associate Director and Project Director for the Pacific Vision Instruction Project (Pacific VIP) on August 5 to discuss final activities of the project. The Pacific VIP is a personnel preparation grant, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
(L-R) Terrie Fejarang, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director; Sigalu Epenesa, Pacific VIP Scholar; Paolo Salavea, American Samoa Special Education Interim Coordinator; Amy Epati, Pacific VIP Scholar, and June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director, met on August 5 to finalize steps for completing activities of the project.
Jennifer Shoniber, Pacific VIP Pohnpei Scholar, conducts a lesson during her practiucm observation while Mary Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor, watches. Lilly Abraham and Florina Esiel observe in the background along with the studentâ€™s grandmother.
Florina Esiel (left), Pacific VIP Pohnpei Scholar, conducts an introduction to Braille lesson with a kindergarten student with the assistance of Mary Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor, on April 24.
Florina Esiel encourages her young student to practice using a Braille writer while being observed by Mary Dean.
Pacific VIP Chuuk Scholars prepare for the 30-minute boat ride to Tonoas where Jason Reiong, was scheduled to demonstrate a lesson to be observed by Mary Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor, on April 28. (L-R) Jason Reiong, Marybeth Dean, Chelsea Mori Phillip, Mekoishy William.
Jason Reiong, Pacific VIP Chuuk Scholar has no problems keeping his student on the lesson during an on-site practicum observation conducted by Marybeth Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor. Mekioshy William, Pacific VIP Chuuk Scholar observes in the background.
Mekioshy William, Pacific VIP Chuuk Scholar conducts a lesson with his student on the island of Pata, in the Chuuk lagoon on April 29.
Lilly Abraham, Pacific VIP Pohnpei Scholar, works with one of her students during a practicum observation session on April 25.
(L-R): Arthur Albert, FSM National Government Special Education Director; Marybeth Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor; and Carlina Henry, Pohnpei State Special Education Coordinator, discuss the activities that occurred during Ms. Deanâ€™s on-site visit at an exit meeting in Pohnpei on April 25.
Pacific VIP Chuuk Scholars attend a debrief meeting at the end of the Chuuk Practicum On-Site Visit on May 1. (L-R): Jason Reiong, Scholar; Marybeth Dean, UMASS Boston Practicum Supervisor; Ansina Kony, Special Education Coordinator, Chuuk DOE; Chelsea Mori Phillip, Scholar; Terrie Fejarang, Guam CEDDERS; and Mekioshy William, Scholar.