CATE 2009 Convention


CATE 2009, the 50th annual convention of the California Association of Teachers of English, was held on February 20-22, 2009 in Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Marriott.

Each year, over one thousand primary and secondary school English and English language arts teachers, university teachers, and school district officials throughout California attend this convention dedicated to promoting communication, cooperation, and educational knowledge for all teachers of English and English language arts.

Featured Speakers

Bo Caldwell

Nick Taylor
& Kate Evans

Gail Tsukiyama

Taylor Mali

Dorothy Allison

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Program Strands

  • Discover the World and Works of John Steinbeck
  • Graphic Novels Strand
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
  • Technology
  • Spoken Word/Poetry Slam
  • Approaching Cultural Diversity
  • California Writing Project,

See the CATE 2009 Convention Flyer for more details about convention events.



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