CATE 2012

CATE 2012 Ontario: Crossing Boundaries

CATE 2012 Ontario: Crossing BoundariesFebruary 10-12, 2012
Doubletree Hotel and Ontario Convention Center

with James Gray Memorial Pre-Convention Day:
Crossing Boundaries to Create Spaces of Possibility
Sponsored by the California Writing Project

2012 Preconvention Flyer



Underprepared Students
Teaching College Students
Teaching Elementary Students
Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
English Language Learners
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning)


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Sheridan Blau

Friday General Session

SHERIDAN BLAU has taught at Columbia and UCSB, directed the South Coast Writing Project, worked with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and led NCTE from 1995-2000. He is the author of The Literature Workshop: Teaching Texts and Their Readers.

Mike Rose

Friday Luncheon

MIKE ROSE is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. His books include Lives on the Boundary, The Mind at Work, Possible Lives, Why School?, and An Open Language.

Billy Collins

Friday Evening Dinner

BILLY COLLINS has been poet laureate for the U.S. and for New York State. He has published nine collections of poetry, most recently, Horoscopes for the Dead, edited two anthologies and received numerous awards, including the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry.


Annie Barrows

Saturday CYRM Luncheon

ANNIE BARROWS After plowing through jobs in libraries, bookstores, magazines, and textbook publishing, Annie Barrows became an editor at Chronicle Books, retiring after nine years in order to begin a career as a writer. In addition to the Ivy and Bean series, she is the author of The Magic Half and the co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of the New York Times best-seller, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie.

Alice Sebold

Saturday Night Banquet

ALICE SEBOLD is the author of The Lovely Bones, chosen by the Young Adult Library Association in 2009 as one of its recommended titles for all students. Her other titles include her memoir Lucky and the novel Almost Moon. She attended Syracuse University, the University of Houston and UC Irvine.

Kelly Gallagher

Sunday Brunch

KELLY GALLAGHER is a teacher at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at CSU Long Beach, adjunct professor at CSU Fullerton, and author of several professional books published by Stenhouse, including Reading Reasons and Improving Adolescent Writers.