CATE 2020

ELA Confidential: Investigating Teaching, Texts, & Truths

ELA Confidential: Investigating Teaching, Texts, & Truths

February 21, 2020 – February 23, 2020

LAX Marriott

Call for Presenters for CATE 2020

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Promising Practices

Sponsored by: San Diego Council

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Promising Practices of Poetry

March 9, 2019

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

PLNU Liberty Station Conference Center 2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106

The Power of Poetry for San Diego Area High School Students

Registration for this half-day workshop for San Diego Area High School Students is just $20.

PP Poetry STUDENT 3.9.19


April is National Poetry Month!

Presenters Daniela Sow and Viet Mai will engage you in the power of poetry with lessons ready to excite your students.

Daniela Sow teaches at Grossmont College and serves as the Creative Writing Program Co-Coordinator. She earned her Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) from San Diego State University and her Post-secondary Reading and Learning Certificate from California State University, Fullerton. Her poetry has been published in San Diego Poetry Annual, A Cappella Zoo, and Encompassing Seas, and as a spoken word artist, she has competed on Team Ventura in the National Poetry Slam. She has taught poetry not only to students at Grossmont College but also to at-risk youth at Noah’s Anchorage, a transitional house in Santa Barbara, through the non-profit organization Arts for Humanity!.


Viet Mai is an educator and poet from San Diego, CA. Upon finding his voice through spoken word poetry, Mr. Viet has connected with community leaders throughout San Diego and other cities to inspire young people, promote civic engagement, celebrate art and culture, and elevate social consciousness.

Mr. Viet currently serves as a Program Facilitator with the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program, an Independent Consultant, specializing in Education, Data Analysis, and Community Development, and a RISE Urban Leadership Fellow. After completing his MA in Social Innovation, Viet Mai is exploring the startup community and impact sector to find ways of designing and implementing sustainable change.



Conference registration (Member): $55
Conference registration (Non/Member or Renewing member if membership expires by 3/4/19): $105 
Student Teacher Registration (includes one-year student teacher membership in CATE): $40

High School Student Registration: $20

For more information, please contact Jeannine Ugalde at


Convention 2019 Presentations

CATE 2019 Session & Workshop Presenter Files

Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human RightsPresenter slides, downloads, and shared documents

Was there a session you missed but wanted to attend? Check out the slides, downloads, and documents uploaded by presenters after convention.

Many thanks to all our presenters for sharing and posting their materials!

CATE Seeks Member Reps to CYRM

CATE is seeking two committed, motivated individuals to join the California Young Reader Medal committee as CATE representatives.

Volunteers should be prepared to read a large quantity of books across many different categories, and should be prepared to travel to three meetings per calendar year. CATE will reimburse airfare or mileage for travel to CYRM meetings.

These individuals will participate in the nomination process and award giving for the CYRM medal recipients for a term of three years.

If interested, contact Annie Gervais, CATE Board member and CYRM Liaison, at  Include “CATE CYRM” in the subject line.

Update Your Membership Information

Do you need to change your membership address? If you recently moved or changed your name, drop us a line to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. You can also update your current position, school or district, grade levels, etc.

Change of address form

How Do I Know If My Membership Is Current?

CATE Members:

Membership number and expiration date are found above your name on the mailing label of California English. If you haven’t received a copy of California English in the last four months and your address has not changed, chances are your membership has expired.

NCTE membership is NOT the same as CATE membership.

Questions about membership? Contact Joan Williams, Membership Chair.