The Education Foundation Report, Summer 2014

May 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Education Foundation, News
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Spreading the Word About the Regional Stipend

Dan Fichtner

Dan Fichtner

By DAN FICHTNER

—The year is progressing and the CATESOL Annual Conference is nearing—only a few months away. Make plans to attend and collaborate with others who are interested in the same field as you.

In the last newsletter you most likely were able to read the report of Kathleen Diaz, the first recipient of the Ed Foundation’s Regional Stipend. She was able to discuss her research with others at the LA Regional and take advantage of the great opportunities at the conference. She returned to work with renewed energy and knowledge. The Ed Foundation helped her with a stipend that aided her in paying her lodging, travel, and so on. The stipends are for those who need financial assistance to attend a regional conference. We are attempting to make the availability of the stipends for attendance to their conferences better known.

It is a $150 stipend offered to a current CATESOL member to offset the cost of attending and participating in a CATESOL regional conference. The conference does not have to be in the region of the CATESOL member, that is, someone in San Diego may apply for a stipend to attend the Northern Regional Conference. The applications and their deadlines can be found at the CATESOL Education Foundation website: http://catesolfoundation.org.

All of our activities helping teachers attend conferences and so on cannot be done without the financial support of our generous members and friends. Please consider a donation today. Without your support, the Ed Foundation will not be able to continue its mission. You can donate online by going to http://catesolfoundation.org/donation.aspx.Education Foundation promo for Cars for Causes

Another item the Ed Foundation is considering is one Judy O’Loughlin is starting: the study of possible professional development by our talented CATESOL members being offered to interested educational agencies. More on that as time goes on.

Recent news brings to mind a song from South Pacific. As teachers we have a huge responsibility to help our students be unbiased and true world citizens.

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade.
You’ve got to be carefully taught….
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

Yours in education,
Dan Fichtner, PhD
Education Foundation President

 

 

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