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CATE 2014-2015 Writing Contest
California Association of Teachers of English presents the CATE 2014-2015 Creative Writing Contest:
Download the Writing Contest Flyer for all the details on award categories, rules for the writer, and rules for the teacher submitting the entry.
Deadline for entries: November 1, 2014
SAVE THE DATES for CATE 2015 San José
If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please contact me at CATEweb.org/membership.
CATE Membership Chair
November 8, 2014
Location: CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center Auditorium
612 East Magnolia Street
Stockton, CA 95202-18452
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sponsored by CATE & California State University, Stanislaus
When you see “+ 1” on an invitation, it means “bring a friend.” “ELA +1” is a different concept for professional development. We want to encourage collaboration between English teachers and faculty teaching other subject areas. California’s new curriculum standards demand that all teachers engage students in meaningful reading and writing tasks, but how can English teachers work with colleagues to make this happen? That’s what “ELA +1: Reading and Writing for College Readiness” is all about. So join us on November 8, and bring a friend. You’ll hear lots of specific ideas (and lesson plans) for improving reading and writing instruction in all the subject areas.
Cost: $30.00; $25.00 for CATE Members
Space is limited; register early.
– Conference Materials
– Continental Breakfast
For questions, contact Dr. William Foreman at
Download the flyer: Reading and Writing for College Readiness Symposium
Co-hosted by Southland Council of Teachers of English and California Council for the Social Studies
View the flyer: Using Research to Build Literacy in English and Social Studies
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 am -3:30 pm
7320 Greenleaf Avenue
Morning Speakers: Jan & Jared Stallones
Luncheon Speaker: Sonia Nazario
SCTE Cost for full day:
$85 for members;
$125 for non-members (includes $40 membership to CATE/SCTE);
$25 Student Teachers (pre-employment/enrolled in student teaching program)
Add $10 to registration after October 13
CCSS Cost for full day:
$85 for members; non-members pay additional $60 membership dues the day of the event
SPECIAL PROMOTION: English and Social Studies teachers who register together earn a $10 gift certificate to local bookstore.
Mail purchase order or check payable to SCTE:
c/o Richard Hockensmith, SCTE Registrar
PO Box 363
Angeles Oaks, CA 92305
or submit PO via email to Richard Hockensmith at
Download/view the flyer: Using Research to Build Literacy in English and Social Studies
November 1, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, 5101 California Ave., Bakersfield
View the flyer: KERN Reading Strategies Workshop with Kelly Gallagher
Kelly is a teacher and a former statewide trainer for the Puente Project, a University of California outreach program that prepares under-represented high school students for successful transition into universities. He has also served as a teacher leader in the California Reading and Literature Project, both at the University of California Los Angeles and University of California Irvine.
$50 for CATE members
$100 for non-members (CATE membership included)
Lunch included in registration cost.
Download/view the flyer: KERN Reading Strategies Workshop with Kelly Gallagher
For questions, please contact Jill Hamilton-Bunch at .
The Fresno Area Council of English Teachers, the Tulare County Association for
Teachers of English,
and the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Present:
View the flyer: Yosemite Conference: Demystifying the Common Core
October 10-12, 2014
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
Saturday events include:
Carol Jago on CCSS, Exclusively Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Evening with Fresno Poet Laureate, James Tyner
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2014 (or until we reach our maximum number)
$160 for CATE members;
$200 for CATE non-members (includes membership);
$75 for California State University, Fresno: College Unit Credit
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
Appetizers on Friday
Two continental breakfasts (Sat/Sun)
Check or Purchase Order payable to FACET/CATE
Mail registration form & payment to:
Carol Surabian, Registrar
589 E. Sycamore
Reedley, CA 93654
Telephone: (559) 638-1086
Tenaya Lodge – Reservations
Register for conference rate hotel prices by September 19
Should you have questions, please contact Jim Kliegl at
Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Point Loma Nazarene University, Colt Hall
3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106
The Common Cores State Standards in English Language Arts have energized the profession with discussion about complex texts. But wise English teachers know there’s more to it than simply assigning complex texts and hoping for the best. Nancy Frey will draw on her experience as a San Diego teacher-leader who implements practices to raise rigor in schools statewide. Annotation, text-dependent questions, close reading, fostering text-based discussion... this session promises to be chock full of practical information grounded in cutting-edge research!
Pre-registration Deadline is October 6, 2014
After October 6, fees increase by $15
$40 for GSDCTE/CATE members;
$50 for non-members;
$25 for student teachers
Mail registration to:
Registrar, Promising Practices
4285 Asher St. #29
San Diego, CA 92110
Or FAX to: 858-459-2188
Questions about registration?
E-mail: or call 619-276-7868 to leave a message
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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.
Welcome to CATEweb, the official website of the California Association of Teachers of English. It is our hope that this website can serve as a resource for English teachers throughout the state who are looking for more information about our organization, searching for good teaching ideas, hunting for analysis of a particular educational bill or policy, or just hoping to find friends and colleagues who share similar interests.
Please e-mail us with any suggestions you have to make this site more useful to the K-college English teacher. The CATE Board of Directors, composed of 35 people throughout the state, welcomes your questions and advice. Please use this directory to reach us.
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