TCC 2021 Preconference Webinar and Speaker Orientation


The TCC 2021 conference team cordially invites you to join us at the free TCC 2021 Preconference Featured Webinar and Speaker Orientation session:

Date: 17 March 2021, Wednesday HST

Time: 1400-1530 (2:00 pm-3:30 pm) HST. Other timezones.

Where: ONLINE in ZOOM, RSVP for session link

Fee: $0 (FREE)

Join us: RSVP by March 8.


Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Ed.D.
Acting Director, Pacific Islands Development Program
East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori is native Chamoru of the island of Guåhan (Guam). She is one of nine children born to Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez and Paul Mitsuo Hattori and resides in O‘ahu, Hawai’i.  She holds a B.Ed. and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies with a concentration in Pacific Islands History, an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Professional Educational Practice from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Dr. Hattori is Acting Director of the Pacific Islands Development Program in the East-West Center and is cooperating graduate and affiliate faculty for the University of Hawai’i.

Session Title & Description:

Building on the Future by Looking to the Past
~ Pacific Islander Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic ~

This session highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning in Pacific Islander communities as well as effective community-based responses, including those which leverage cultural values and norms. Digital and social inequities, as well as strategies to support these communities, will also be shared.

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A ZOOM orientation for TCC 2021 conference speakers by Rebecca Israel of LearningTimes will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. HST. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

The main TCC 2021 Conference will be held on April 13-15, 2021. For information and to register, see the main conference website

For more information, contact Bert Kimura <>.

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