Events

CATE 2018 Convention

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With Literacy and Justice for All

March 9, 2018 – March 11, 2018

San Diego Town & Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

 

with Literacy & Justice for All

 

Town & Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

https://aws.passkey.com/e/49361068

or call (800) 772-8527 and say you are with the California Association of Teachers of English.

 

Airport: The hotel is just a short 15-20 minute cab ride from the San Diego International Airport. There is no hotel shuttle from the airport.

Trolley stop: The hotel is also adjacent to the Green Line, Fashion Valley stop.

Train/Amtrak: Get off at the Old Town stop or downtown/end of line, then transfer to the trolley (see above) or take a cab.

Parking fees: Paid parking onsite is $18/day.

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Kern Reading/Writing Professional Development Series

Sponsored by: Kern Council

Kern Council

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November 3, 2017 – March 3, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Four Points, 5101 California Ave.

Kern Council, Teachers of English (KCTE) and California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) present a reading/writing professional development series.

Cost: $75 per session (CATE Members)
$125 per session (Non-Members)

Time: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM (Lunch Included)

Location:
Sheraton Four Points
5101 California Ave

Carol Jago

 

November 3: Doug Fisher

Academic Vocabulary Across the Disciplines

 

February 8: Carol Jago

Reading to Improve Writing

Kelly Gallagher

 

March 3:  Kelly Gallagher

Writing Strategies that Work

For more information, please contact Jill Hamilton-Bunch at jhamiltonbunch@gmail.com.

Announcements

California English Call for Manuscripts

November 2017 Issue

Due Date: October 1, 2017

TEACHING EMPATHY THROUGH LITERATURE

Social psychologists Emanuele Castano and David Comer Kidd have conducted
experiments whose findings suggest that reading literary fiction improves our capacity for
understanding how other people’s beliefs and desires may be different from our own. How
have you used literature to teach empathy? What works have elicited particularly poignant,
surprising, and powerful responses from your students? Can reading books make us better
people? Have you found nonfiction texts that have had the same effect?

Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Please send submissions to California English editor, Carol Jago. Articles should be limited to 2,500 words. Please submit manuscripts via email to jago@gseis.ucla.edu.

 

February 2018 Issue

Due Date: January 1, 2018

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: RETHINKING ASSESSMENT

Evaluating student progress is one of the most difficult aspects of teaching. Is it
possible to measure students’ understanding of a poem? This issue of California English
invites you to share the tools and techniques you use to assess student learning. What kind
of feedback results in continuous progress? How do you create authentic incentives that
engage students in the work at hand? How have external measures influenced your
classroom practice.

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 agervais451@gmail.com.  Include “CATE CYRM” in the subject line.

Call for Presenters at CATE 2018 Convention

The Call for Presenters deadline was October 1. If you submitted a proposal, you will be contacted in mid-October. If you have any questions, email: program@cateweb.org.

https://goo.gl/Sri4IZ

with Literacy & Justice for AllThe theme for the convention is “With Literacy and Justice for All.” We are looking for a variety of presentations to appeal to English language arts teachers across the state.

Thank you!

Convention Video

Have you ever been to a CATE convention? Here’s a primer – tips and tricks to help you

  • navigate to and through Registration
  • listen to the speaker at every meal event
  • decide which sessions you want to attend and plan your experience
  • figure out how things roll at the hotel and Convention Center

Watch this video for a great overall introduction to all things Convention!

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.