CATE 2018 Convention Speakers

Ernest Morrell
Friday Morning Super Session Speaker

Ernest Morrell, Professor of Literacy Education at Notre Dame, speaks on culturally relevant teaching and urban youth.

Martha Barnette
Friday Luncheon Speaker

Martha Barnette, co-host of National Public Radio’s A Way with Words, speaks on building curiosity about words and language.

Viet Mai
Friday Evening Dinner and Event

Viet Mai is a spoken word poet who will present a student showcase featuring spoken word poetry.

Kelly Gallagher
Saturday Morning Super Session Speaker

Kelly Gallagher speaks on classroom curriculum for writing and reading that you can use on Monday.

Meg Medina
Saturday Luncheon Speaker

Meg Medina writes books for all ages about strong girls, tough times, and the power of culture.

Matt de la Peña
Saturday Banquet Speaker

Matt de la Peña writes award-winning young adult literature featuring characters who struggle with racial issues.

Melissa de la Cruz
Sunday Brunch Speaker

Melissa de la Cruz writes popular series of young adult novels that have been made into films for television.