Hotel Room Block & Alternate Accommodations

The Hilton OC/Costa Mesa room block is officially sold out for our convention. Fortunately across the street is a lovely Crowne Plaza Hotel whose prices are very similar to those offered by the Hilton. Attendance for convention is growing — will you be there? Great inspirational speakers, 90 workshops led by your best colleagues, a filled exhibit hall, countless opportunities to network with other great E/LA teachers from around the state… Join us! Note that our complete program is now online:…/0B6ccPhGavxBURXZCRHN0azZHNWM/view

CATE 2016 Program

2016 Convention Program Available for Download

Download the 40-page program (11.5 MB PDF)

The Convention Program is now available for download. This 40-page book includes all things convention so you can plan your sessions and events before you get to Costa Mesa in February. We know it’s hard to decide which sessions to attend, so we’d like you to be able to prepare your own itinerary in advance.

The program includes the full schedule of events, sessions, meals and speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, award presentations, and all the details for our annual convention.

This program will be printed and distributed at the onsite registration desk. You will receive a program when you arrive to pick up your name badge.

Program of Sessions and Presenters at CATE 2016

We are excited to announce our program for the annual CATE convention in Costa Mesa this year.
Our presenters will deliver interactive workshops and presentations on the theme “Inspiring Literate Lives.” All grade levels (K–16) are represented in a variety of formats and discussions.

Download the full Program: Session List CATE 2016

(Sessions and presenters are subject to change without notice.)

Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines

Introducing a new strand for 2016 Convention

When I began to plan CATE 2016, I thought first about the voices I wanted to bring to speak to us.  I grew up in a house with only five books – three of them were Readers Digest condensed volumes, one was a college text on nursing, and one was The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.  And that was it.  I must have read those books dozens of times, Continue reading “Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines”


(Event titles link to more information for each event.)