PUBLIC HEARING ON WORKERS COMPENSATION BILLS

The Legislative Committee on Federal and Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications, Technology and Labor will convene a series of public hearings for Bill 200-35 and Bill 201-35 on December 23, 2019 in the Public Hearing Room of the Guam Congress Building. The first session...

FREE LESSONS: EXPLORING THE TOP RESOURCES OF 2019

We love end-of-year lists, but especially this one. Thanks to all the downloading, rating, and reviewing and sharing you–our AFT Share My Lesson members–have done, we now know what ranked as the top resources of 2019. Take a peek! These top free 2019 resources...

WHAT’S NEW FROM AFT MEMBER BENEFITS?

HILTON HOTELS Thanks to our affiliation with the AFL-CIO, we now have access to a 12% discount on all global Hilton hotels (subject to availability).  Read more here. GOOGLE CERTIFIED EDUCATOR 60% discount on level 1 exam, 75% discount on level 2 exam This is a...

GFT REACHES OUT TO GDOE ON STANDARDS-BASED GRADING

GFT President, Sanjay Sharma, reached out to GDOE Superintendent, Jon Fernandez, expressing concerns regarding the transition to Standards-Based Grading (SBG). GDOE is undertaking a campaign to promote Standards-Based Grading (SBG) and will contemplate a change in...

Representing GovGuam Agencies and Alutiiq Bus Drivers

GFT, AFT Local 1581, exclusively represents the Guam Department of Education Teachers and Support Staff, Guam Memorial Hospital Nurses and Staff, University of Guam Support Staff, Guam Waterworks, Guam Fire Department, Department of Public Health and Social Services Eligibility Specialists, Guam Port Authority, Department of Public Works Bus Drivers, and Alutiiq Bus Drivers. GFT is pursuing exclusive representation for Guam Police Department, Customs and Quarantine, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Corrections.

GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO ALL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

GFT T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO ALL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

GFT is hosting a contest for the design of the next GFT T-shirt at the 13th Annual Convention. The first place winner will not only have their design used for GFT but will win $1000! The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive...

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

The next General Membership Meeting will be on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6pm in the UOG-SBPA Multipurpose room #129. All members should attend the meeting for updates on collective bargaining agreements, current issues and concerns, upcoming events, new benefits...

PHONICS FAUX PAS

PHONICS FAUX PAS

In a new article for American Educator’s Winter 2018-19 issue, researchers Nell Duke and Heidi Mesmer discuss seven common instructional missteps in phonics instruction and how to correct them. The need to explicitly teach letter-sound relationships in U.S. classrooms...

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE OF AMERICAN EDUCATOR

The Winter 2018-2019 issue of American Educator is available online for free. It explores what’s needed to support literacy in early childhood education, which is the foundation for all future learning. Also in this issue: tips for connecting science learning at home...