The Education Foundation Report, Fall 2014

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Education Foundation, News
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Dan Fichtner

Looking Ahead to the 45th CATESOL Annual Conference


—The time is fast approaching for the 45th CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara. It will be a good opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers and researchers and also to pick up some new strategies to use in your teaching.

The Saturday Nite Sizzle is in its third year as a fund-raiser for our foundation. Join your colleagues after the conference on Saturday for a night of fun. If conference attendees wear their conference badges, they can enter gratis. You will find dancing, dessert, and prizes from 7 to 10 p.m. Those without a badge will be required to pay $15 to enter. And don’t forget to buy raffle tickets. You can buy both the guest tickets and raffle tickets online or on-site. You can obtain more information by checking the website: or

The Sunday Workshops are also an annual event sponsored by the Ed Foundation. This year there are a number of wonderfully interesting workshop leaders: George C. Bunch of University of California, Santa Cruz will be working with participants on scaffolding the Common Core State Standards for ELs; Dana Ferris of University of California, Davis will lead a workshop on writing and language development; Jan Frodesen of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Lía Kamhi-Stein, California State University, Los Angeles will address how to help new college writers understand and respond to writing assignments that vary across the curriculum; and finally Keith Folse of the University of Central Florida in Orlando will head a workshop on three grammar points—the present perfect, prepositions, and phrasal verbs. These workshops, as mentioned before, are being sponsored by the Ed Foundation.Education Foundation promo for Cars for Causes

The Foundation will also be distributing copies of Jenny Redding’s Rock Talk at the Foundation booth in the Exhibitors’ Hall. Come by to pick up your copies before they are all gone.

The CATESOL Education Foundation provides educational opportunities to teachers of students learning English as a second or other language. We help annual, regional, and local conferences financially by sponsoring speakers. We also provide funds for The CATESOL Journal. A full description is available on the Foundation website.

Donations made to the Foundation are fully tax deductible as the Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible as charitable contributions (Tax ID Number 20-8464092).

See you at the CATESOL Annual Conference in Santa Clara from October 23 to the 26.

Dan Fichtner, PhD

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