Conferences

CATESOL Honors John Liang for Outstanding Service

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
sadae iwataki 2016 winner John Liang and former winners

CATESOL congratulates John Liang, the 2016 winner of the Sadae Iwataki Award. The award, often called a lifetime achievement award, honors outstanding service to CATESOL. Pictured with John are former awardees (from left, front row) Judy O’Loughlin, Susan Gaer, Natalie Kuhlman, the winner John, Katheryn Garlow, and Lydia Stack; (back row) Karen Dennis, Dan Fichtner,
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CATESOL Presents Host of Awards to Members, Teachers, Students

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

—In addition to the Sadae Iwataki Award, CATESOL and its levels presented a number of awards at CATESOL 2016. See below for the complete list of winners and sponsors. The CATESOL Education Foundation has also announced a new award for the 2017, the Ron Lee Technology Award. See right-hand column, Inside CATESOL, for details or
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CATESOL 2016 Awards: The List

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

Award for CATESOL Members Rick Sullivan Stipend Sponsored by CATESOL Award Recipient: Ninet Aghasatourian, graduate student at California Polytechnic University, Pomona Awards for ESL Teachers Adult Level Kareen Kjelstrup Professional Development Scholarship Sponsored by Cambridge University Press Award recipient: Karen Lang, West Contra Costa Adult Education Award recipient: Susana Wani, West Contra Costa Adult Education
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From the President

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Karen Russikoff

My Conference Reflection By KAREN RUSSIKOFF —I was headed off campus and encountered a colleague who asked where I was running. Even though I responded with my typical conference enthusiasm that I was on my way to CATESOL, I was met with her question about using my whole weekend for “that.” Because the moment was
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Join Us at the 47th CATESOL Annual Conference

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
image for conference lead story fall 2016

Embracing the Past—Planning the Future By SHERRY SCHAFER —It’s that time of the year again—time to get ready for the biggest CATESOL event of the year! The 47th CATESOL Annual Conference is set to take place November 17-20 at the gorgeous Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. With a full schedule
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Awardee Welcomes Excitement of Regional’s Offerings

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of author Erin Merdinger

By ERIN MERDINGER —As someone who is relatively new to the TESOL field and a first-year teacher, I knew attending a CATESOL conference would be an amazing experience and instrumental to my professional development. That is why I am so grateful to have been awarded the Regional Conference Stipend, which funded my attendance at the
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Involvement in Northern Regional Gets Stipend Awardee All Charged Up

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of author Daniel Glenn

By DANIEL GLENN —I was an awardee of the CATESOL Education Foundation Regional Conference Stipend, and I am very thankful that the CATESOL Education Foundation provided me the opportunity to attend the April 16 CATESOL Northern Regional Conference through the stipend. The presentations, workshops, and experiences at the conference have provided new insights for teaching
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Looking Forward to CATESOL 2016!

May 10th, 2016 | By
art for 2016 conference story

By SHERRY SCHAFER —Hello, Everyone! Mark your calendars—the CATESOL Annual Conference will be here before you know it, and it is a jam-packed event you won’t want to miss! This year’s theme is “2020 Vision: Embracing the Past—Planning the Future,” representing our constant goal to determine how we can better serve ESL students, teachers, and
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A Walk Through the First Conference Experience
of a Graduate Student and New Instructor

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
Education Foundation President Margaret Teske with stipend awardee Ashley Gullick at her first conference

By ASHLEY GULLICK —As I approached the site of the CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference held at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, I was first surprised by the large number of people who were attending. I had never attended a conference before and with the help of a stipend that CATESOL Education Foundation had generously awarded,
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Stipend Awardee Rewarded With Bundle of Knowledge
From LA Regional

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
image of presentation title from LA Regional 2016

By LORI KANANACK —I applied for and was grateful to receive the Regional Conference Stipend from the CATESOL Education Foundation, which enabled me to attend the LA Regional Conference held March 5 at Cal Poly, Pomona. The 60-mile drive from Agoura Hills to Pomona was well worth it. I arrived at the campus to find
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