California Association of Teachers of English

A Date with ♥ CATE

2.20.2021 

College Credit Available @ CSU Bakersfield

(information below)

Free
Virtual
Event

Schedule:

Welcome 8:30 am
Carol Jago 8:40-9:50 am
Jill Hamilton-Bunch 10-10:50 am
Carol Battle 11-11:50 am
SJVWP 12-12:50 pm
Annual Business Meeting/Elections and Breakout Rooms for Discussion 1:00-1:30 pm

Carol Jago

Reading Fast and Slow:
The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Carol Jago

Carol Battle

Equity in ELA: Social Justice in our Hearts, Words and Work

Jill Hamilton-Bunch

I Still Don’t Get It: Strategies for Providing Access to Text for All Students

Judy Duran, Marci Haas, and Kristen Norton

Using Writing to Support Students’  Social-Emotional Health

Carol Battle

Equity in ELA: Social Justice in our Hearts, Words and Work

Jill Hamilton-Bunch

I Still Don’t Get It: Strategies for Providing Access to Text for All Students

Judy Duran, Marci Haas, and Kristen Norton

Using Writing to Support Students’ Social-Emotional Health

Reading Fast and Slow: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Carol Jago

As instruction moved online, many students had difficulty reading digital texts because they approached them as they would social media. Students are skimming and scanning when they need to be reading closely, attending to detail and purpose. Teenagers think they are studying, but in fact they are in a state of continuous partial attention — never giving their full attention to what needs to be absorbed. Our challenge now is to learn how to use both print and digital mediums to their best advantage. Carol Jago will offer approaches to help make this happen.

Carol Jago taught English for many years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She also served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and is author of The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis (Heinemann).

Equity in ELA: Social Justice in our Hearts, Words and Work

Carol Battle

This session will explore the ways Social Justice enters the academic arena through our own thoughts and actions, the words we choose to use and in that appear in our text selections, and in the work that must be done to create equitable educational experiences for all students.

Carol Battle teaches 7th grade humanities in the Poway Unified School District in northern San Diego, while studying Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Social Justice in a joint doctoral program at CSU San Marcos and UC San Diego. She is the chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee on the CATE Board.

 

I Still Don’t Get It: Strategies for Providing Access to Text for All Students

Jill Hamilton-Bunch

This session will address approaches for helping students to access challenging texts with the goal of internalizing reading habits that they can use in any context.

Jill Hamilton-Bunch is the Associate Dean of the School of Education at Point Loma Nazarene University and is the director of the Bakersfield Campus. She worked for many years as a teacher in Delano, California before coming to the university full time. Her research interests include the preparation of teachers to serve adolescent readers and English Learners.

 

Using Writing to Support Students’ Social-Emotional Health

Judy Duran, Marci Haas, and Kristen Norton (from the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project)

Social-emotional health is a major concern during this time of unusual educational formats that create added stress for students. This session will share how to use writing as a tool to help students address their social-emotional health.

Judy Duran, Marci Hass, and Kristen Norton are writing fellows with the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project.

 

1 Semester Credit @ CSU Bakersfield

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2. Register @ CSU

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3. Submit Payment

Pay $150 Here
(payable to CATE)

CWP’s 2021 James Gray Memorial Webinar

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 P.M.

Writing for Real is More Critical than Ever

Today’s students face a tumultuous world: racial inequities and violence, a global pandemic, and economic despair. We have seen students, politically aware and adept with social media, use writing to make a difference. Join Mary Ann Smith and Sandra Murphy, authors of Writing to Make an Impact, to explore ways teachers can create writing tasks and experiences that empower students to make things happen – by revealing injustice, offering new solutions, changing minds, calling for action, and promoting new thinking. This presentation will feature the work of two outstanding teachers whose civic engagement and Proteus projects are models for writing that make an impact – on readers, on causes, and on students themselves.

Writing To Make An Impact (book), Expanding the Vision of Writing in the Secondary Classroom, by Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith

Mary Ann Smith is a former secondary teacher. She directed the Bay Area and California Writing Projects and served as director of government relations for the National Writing Project.

Sandra Murphy is a former secondary teacher and is Professor Emerita of Education at the University of California, Davis.

Matthew Colley teaches high school English at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco, California. He has previously taught in Oakland, CA and Honolulu, HI. When he’s not in the classroom, Matt enjoys swimming, surfing, and hiking.

In 2016, Laury Fischer supposedly retired from a 42-year teaching career, half teaching high school, half teaching at a community college (with two years off for good behavior as codirector of the Bay Area Writing Project). He returned to community college teaching as a part-time instructor two years ago, and soon after found himself in a place he never expected or wanted to be: like all of us teaching online since last March.

Lunch Online with Kelly Gallagher

presented by Reading Institute for Academic Preparation

Kelly Gallagher is returning to Bakersfield on Zoom for a command performance onFebruary 17, 1:00-4:00. This is a free event.

Register now for this meeting:

https://csub.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-qvpjsuHdNzwH2p3jMtbr2qv_pZ5AVn

Registration will stay open until 4:00 PM on the event date.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Download flyer for Kelly Gallagher, Feb. 17, FREE Virtual Event

CATE 2021

Please read this important letter from the CATE President and Board of Directors regarding CATE 2021 and CATE membership.

CATE 2021 letter (Convention and Membership)

2020 Presenter Materials

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Board of Directors

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