CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) is a non-profit organization promoting communication, collaboration, and educational knowledge among all responsible for teaching English and the language arts. All California English teachers are encouraged to join.
Meet in the Center of Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles
Park in Pershing Square Garage ($7.00) and meet at 10:15 a.m.
This walking tour will include the Downtown Library, the Bradbury Building, Angel’s Flight, Pershing Square, and the US Bank tower. Our guide will regale us with the history of these landmarks and the people who made them come alive.
After the tour, enjoy lunch at Grand Central Market
Cost: $18 for the tour ; Lunch will be extra
– your choice at Grand Central Market
For more information, please contact Tracy Sprague at email@example.com or Courtney Lockwood (310) 633-4080.
California Young Reader Medal Voting
Voting is taking place for the California Young Reader Medal now through April 1.
The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of Kadinsky’s Art by Barb Rosenstock
Ms. Rapscott’s Girls by Elise Primavera
Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen
Dash by Kirby Larson
Middle School/Junior High
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
Tesla’s Attic by Neil Shusterman
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conner
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
Salt to the Sea by Ruda Sepetys
The Hired Girl Laura Amy Schlitz
CATE 2017 PROGRAM
The program for CATE 2017 Convention has gone to print and is available for viewing and downloading. All sessions, meal events, awards, times and locations – everything you need to know to plan your Convention experience!
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.
Register as a Member if your membership expiration date is after February 16, 2017.
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. Plan to renew your membership when you register for Convention.
NCTE membership is NOT the same as CATE membership.
CATE is sad to announce the death of Olga Kokino, long-time journalism teacher at University High School in Los Angeles, where she established an outstanding journalism program.
Olga earned her BA and teaching credential at UCSB and a Masters degree at UC Riverside, received National Board Certification, published a textbook series on journalism, and served as president of the Los Angeles Journalism Teachers’ Association.She was an active CATE member and coordinated the CATE Professional Writing Contest.
Her friend and colleague, Bill Younglove, notes that Olga was “not defined so much by her valiant eleven year struggle against breast cancer as she was by her influence upon thousands of journalism students.”
Because of this news, we are extending the deadline for the current Professional Writing Contest until January 31 2017. Details can be found at www.CATEweb.org.
Please send your entry to the acting coordinator, Bill Younglove: firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you have already submitted an entry, please resubmit to Bill Younglove.
Thank you for your patience.
CATE 2017 Convention Flyer Available Now
Flyers will be mailed to current members.
Online registration will be available mid-September. Register now by mail with your check, purchase order, or credit card payment.
Each year the Conference on English Leadership identifies one individual who has made truly exceptional contributions to literacy leadership across his/her career. After reviewing many highly deserving individuals, the CEL selected Carol Jago as the recipient of the CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leadership Award.
Carol is the editor of CATE’s own California English journal. We are honored to have her as part of the CATE family. Please join us in congratulating Carol for this prestigious award.
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.
Annual Board Reports 2015
CATE Leadership Reports
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