The 2014 Northern Regional

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Conferences, Regional
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The 2014 Northern Regional—Collaborate and Learn!

By ELLEN LANGE

—The CATESOL 2014 Northern Regional, “Collaborating and Learning,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at SCOE (Sacramento County Office of Education). Our hosts are OTAN and the Capital Area CATESOL Chapter.

As part of a day packed with events, we are encouraging everyone to collaborate and learn through our “Common Core for Dummies” strand. Common Core is not just a buzzword but a program that affects every level of ELLs and their teachers, from elementary though adult. While we might think that it is “not our bag,” ELLs will be soon arriving at college, for example, with more developed critical-thinking skills, affecting how we teach composition and abstract vocabulary, and our adult learners will be facing new homework challenges with their children and teens. To help educate us all, we will have on board Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, a past president of CATESOL and now director of the English Learner Support Division of the California Department of Education; Keira Kirby, curriculum developer, to guide us through the new generation of testing in California state assessments, one that uses technology to assess student learning; Albert Lozano, a professor from California State University, Sacramento and bilingual educator; and our very own Board member, Judith O’Loughlin, education consultant. This is just one part of a day packed with learning, networking, and fun.

We’ll start the day with Albert’s special car-trunk continental breakfast, mingle at noon with four-star box-lunch catering from Hannibal’s, and end at 3 p.m. when the building closes for the day. An added bonus for this conference will be watching FedEx and UPS planes land and take off, as we will be right next to the flight line of the former Mather Air Force Base.

Click on http://catesol2014northernregional.weebly.com/ to get more details and to register. See you there!

 

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