Session Strands

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Multi-Modal ELA

ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course)


English Learners

InvestiCATE: This strand will feature presenters who ask their students to investigate something, and the types of lessons or projects that frame their investigations.

Emphasis on Reading

Emphasis on Writing

Oral Performance/Theatre in the Classroom

Special “Double Feature” Session:

Movie Screening and Writing Workshop by Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an education activist, a Long Beach native, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. Erin and her students captured their collective journey in The Freedom Writers Diary. She created the Freedom Writer Methods, a progressive teaching philosophy and curricula designed to achieve excellence from all students. In a CATEexclusive double session, Erin will be screening her new documentary Freedom Writers: Voices from the Heart and leading a corresponding writing workshop.