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Oct. 10-12, 2014

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Oct. 11, 2014

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SAVE THE DATES for CATE 2015 San José
February 20-22, 2015

CATE 2015 Convention, Uncommon Connections

Our annual convention, CATE 2015, Uncommon Connections, in San José at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Featured keynote speakers to be announced soon.

Call for Presenters

Submit a proposal to present a session at CATE 2015.

Theme: Uncommon Connections

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically using the Call for Proposals form.
  • 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.
  • All presenters must register for the CATE convention and pay regular convention registration fees by December 1.


Yosemite Conference

The Fresno Area Council of English Teachers, the Tulare County Association for Teachers of English,
and the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Present:

Demystifying the Common Core: Writing, Reading, and Discussing
Complex Texts

View the flyer: Yosemite Conference: Demystifying the Common Core

Tenaya Lodge

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

Appetizers on Friday
Two continental breakfasts (Sat/Sun)
Saturday lunch

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
or email:

Register online for this event

Tenaya Lodge – Reservations
Register for conference rate hotel prices by September 19

Should you have questions, please contact Jim Kliegl at

View the flyer for Demystifying the Common Core

Promising Practices Fall 2014

Common Core State Standards: Raising Rigor in Reading

View flyer: Promising Practices Conference: Common Core State Standards

Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Point Loma Nazarene University, Colt Hall
3900 Lomaland Drive San Diego, CA 92106

Raising Rigor in Reading: Complex Texts in the English Classroom

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!

Promising Practices conference presented by the Greater San Diego Council of Teachers of English

Pre-registration Deadline is October 6, 2014

$40 for GSDCTE/CATE members;
$50 for non-members;
$25 for student teachers

Mail registration to:
Registrar, Promising Practices
Carole LeCren
4285 Asher St. #29
San Diego, CA 92110

Or FAX to:

Register online for this event >

View the Promising Practices CCSS 2014 flyer

Questions about registration?
E-mail: or call 619-276-7868 to leave a message

CATE 2014 Video

The California Teachers of English has much to offer. Look at the benefits of membership.

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Enjoy the Benefits of CATE Membership

  • A free subscription to the award-winning California English
  • Connections with colleagues statewide
  • A professional learning community
  • Reduced fees at local and state CATE conferences
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Current ELA information
  • Writing contests for you and your students
  • and much more!

Use our mail-in form or online application to join CATE today.

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About CATE

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.

CATE publishes a journal, California English, that is mailed to all CATE members five times a year. You can advertise in California English to get you company's message out to all of CATE's members.

CATE is an affiliate of NCTE

California Department of Education

California Reading Association

California Teachers Association

California Young Reader Medal

California Writing Project

Award Winning Website
2004 & 2006 NCTE Top Award



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