If your proposal is accepted, CATE will provide a screen, if requested by October 1st.
Presenters are encouraged to bring their own LCD projectors and laptops for audiovisual displays. Wifi will be available in all breakout rooms.
All presenters must register for the CATE convention and pay regular convention registration fees by December 1.
We are very excited to show you this preview of our CATE 2016 convention flyer for next February. Online registration will be up and running in mid-September. SAVE THE DATES, and plan to join us for a wonderful weekend of professional renewal!
There are times in our lives when we are inspired. Write about how and why a text (book, movie, article, painting, photograph, essay, etc.) has inspired you to learn more, write more, read more or live diffeently. Your entry may be in the form of a poem, an essay, or a piece of fiction.
UTLA Building, 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, LA 90010
Speakers: Dale Allender, Ph.D., and Simón Silva
Visual Literacy requires students to interpret, integrate, and evaluate a wide range of visual texts: the images that saturate their everyday lives.
Simón Silva Presenting:
Cultivate A Creative Mind: 21st Century Skills
Simón Silva shares an insightful view of the arts and creativity, while telling a compelling story of struggle and
hope. He shares a positive message about perseverance and the determination to succeed. This inspirational
keynote clarifies the importance of the arts and creativity in order to give all individuals a greater degree of
success in the 21st century. Join Simón after his talk as he presents a hands-on, interactive workshop that
puts these proven ideas into practice.
PRESENTING: Critical Media Literacy Practices and Their Implications for 21st Century Media Literacy Education
Dale Allender, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teaching Credentials at California State University-Sacramento; and a mentor for the National Urban Alliance working directly with students, teachers and administrators in the Buffalo, New York and Minneapolis, Minnesota public school districts. Dale’s work explores multicultural literacy development in 21st Century contexts. He is the founder NCTE West at UC Berkeley, which he directed from 2003-2015. His most recent publications include chapters analyzing factors related to student engagement in urban schools based on narratives of his work, and another describing his role in building a school in rural West Africa.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. - noon
at PLNU Liberty Station Conference Center
The center is near the small retail mall where Massage Envy, Starbucks, and the USS Never Sail are located, past the airport on the way to Point Loma. The address is 2600 Laning Road San Diego, CA 92106.
Featuring Kelly Gallagher
Building Reading and Writing Lives That Last in the Age of the Common Core
Kelly Gallagher has devoted himself to the teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking—first and foremost, as a high school ELA teacher in Anaheim, California, and also as an author/consultant who works with educators around the world. He is considered one of the leading voices in literacy education. Inspired by his classroom, mentors and professional development experiences, Kelly has written six books for teachers, many used in education schools around the world, including In The Best Interest of Students (2015), Write Like This (2011), Readicide (2009), Teaching Adolescent Writers (2006), Deeper Reading (2004), and Reading Reasons (2003). See more at www.kellygallagher.org.
Before you register online, read these directions:
TO FINANCIAL CLERKS/SCHOOL SECRETARIES USING SCHOOL CREDIT CARDS: If you are a school that is registering multiple participants, you can pay online using one transaction with a school credit card (with the name and billing address of the credit card holder); however, PLEASE list ALL participants (first and last name, and school name) in the "Special shipping instructions or comments" box, so that we can match up the payment with the participants who are coming to the conference. Or you can pay for each participant as a separate transaction if that is easier for your bookkeeping.
TO INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS PAYING ONLINE: Make sure as you go through the process and when you get to the credit card payment part, in the "Special shipping instructions or comments" box, type your first and last name, and the name of your school. This helps us create the nametags for the conference.
When you arrive on the reservation page, enter the dates you would like to stay, then enter the group code 30Y856 located under Special Codes Section, prior to checking availability.
If you are unable to use our online reservation system, you can make a reservation by calling
(800) 635-5807, Option 2 and identify you are with the FACET & CATE Yosemite Conference, or using the group code 30Y856 to receive the group rate.
Submit Speaker Proposals to:
For registration questions, contact Carol Surabian:
Write about a time about when you made an uncommon connection that
resonated with your students, that impacted your life, or that sparked a
revelation or understanding about the real world, college or career.
First Place: Basic Friday-Sunday CATE Convention Registration (valued as $180
for a CATE member/$220 otherwise), plus publication in California English and
Second Place: one CATE membership, plus publication in California English and
Directions for submitting the entry:
Include writer's name, address, phone number, school and district.
Articles limited to 1500 words.
The deadline for submission is August 31, 2015.
Click on the Contests tab to read previous winners’ essays at
Email manuscripts formatted in Microsoft Word to Olga Kokino at
and mail hardcopy to:
CATE PWC Coordinator
3652 Brayton Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
First Place: one CATE annual convention registration, plus publication in California English and on CATEweb.org
Second Place: one CATE membership, plus publication on Cateweb.org
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