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CATESOL Awards

May 17th, 2017 | By
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Please Visit catesol.org Site for All Details CATESOL and sponsors present a number of awards at the CATESOL Annual Conference—teacher recognition awards, travel stipends, student essay contests, and more. For all award descriptions, applications, and deadlines, please go to catesol.org/awards.aspx. —Helen Nam Adult Level Awards Specifically, the Adult Level presents three awards. The Adult Level
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Regional Conference Season Opens: Grad Student Awardee Revels in Inspiration at
LA Regional

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By JOHN PERVEZ —I attended the CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference on March 4, 2017, as a stipend awardee, volunteer, and presenter. Enabling me to go, the CATESOL Education Foundation made the experience delightful. There is nothing better than speaking with and working alongside like-minded people who all hold the same educational values. As a
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Awardee’s Path Leads Her to Riveting Day at LA Regional

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By MICHELLE MIRELES-BAGWELL —I began my teaching career in 1995 when I graduated with an English degree and a secondary single-subject teaching credential. For the next 16 years, I taught English at nearly every level, from high school AP classes to middle school Language Arts and everything in between. I enjoyed teaching, and because of
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Creating Memories at CATESOL Los Angeles Regional 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By DENISE CEDILLOS —I attended the CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference 2017 (“Sharpening Skills to Shape the Future”) held at Mt. San Antonio College. This was my third time attending a CATESOL LA Regional Conference, yet I continue to be impressed by the caliber of presentations, organization, and professionalism. This sentiment was echoed by one
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Northern Regional Conference:
Riding the Waves of Change

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

—Conference Chair Michelle Bagwell and the Steinbeck Chapter are collaborating to host the 2017 Northern Regional Conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Pacific Grove Middle School in Pacific Grove on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. The keynote speaker is Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert (PhD, University of Wisconsin), who has a long career
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Looking Forward:
CATESOL 2017 Coming Soon
to Northern California

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By ALEJANDRA PULIDO —Calling all TESOL teachers from California and Nevada! Our fall annual conference is nine months away, but in a moment it will be around the corner! Now is the time to begin planning for our yearly trip and prepare to head to Santa Clara to join friends and colleagues from the Gold
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Gratitude: A CATESOL 2016 Annual Conference Reflection

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

By GLORIOUS FEALING —I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference held November 17-20 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California. The jaw-dropping event helped me tremendously with my students. Of particular note was the presentation by Dr. Jin-Suk Byun and Ms. Soo Min Lee of Alliant International University:
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CATESOL 2016 San Diego: Embracing the Past, Planning the Future

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Karen Russikoff, Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and Sydney Rice at CATESOL 2017

Karen Russikoff (from left), Kimberley Briesch Sumner, and Sydney Rice enjoy CATESOL 2016 at the President’s Luncheon. They are all presidents of CATESOL. Karen Russikoff is the 2016-2017 president, Sydney is now past president, and Kimberly is now the past past president! Read our new president’s reflections on CATESOL 2016, first entry under “Messages,” and
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Saturday Night Sizzle—
Or Bollywood?

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
members of San Diego's Bollywood troupe perform at CATESOL 2016 Saturday Night Sizzle.

If you had a chance to attend the 2016 CATESOL Annual Conference and stayed Saturday evening, you were in for a real treat. This year’s Saturday Night Sizzle was Bollywood themed and featured many different forms of entertainment. The room was decorated with lotus flowers and elephants. Attendees were given bangles and bindis to wear
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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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