Regional

SD Attendee a Proud Member of the CATESOL Community—
A Community That Helps Us Strive and Thrive

May 17th, 2017 | By
feature image for SD regional report/author and Heayoung Mikas

By UNDARMAA MAAMUUJAV —The professional air, positive vibes, and friendly atmosphere of CATESOL regional and annual conferences have always made me feel proud of our thriving field of teaching English. These conferences have helped me to stay abreast of the new developments in research and practice. They have allowed me to sit in a student
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SD Regional Provides a Day
of Inspiration

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By JOYCE CHAN —It was a pleasure to be the recipient of the CATESOL Education Foundation’s Regional Conference Stipend for the San Diego Regional Conference, “Supporting the Journey.” The stipend generously covered the registration fee, lunch, and mileage—even for my drive from Los Angeles for the conference, held on April 22, 2017, at Palomar College
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Northern Regional Conference Rides the Waves of Change

May 17th, 2017 | By

The Steinbeck Chapter, in coordination with the conference chair, Michelle Bagwell, hosted the Northern California Regional Conference in Pacific Grove on April 1. The theme for the conference, “Riding the Waves of Change,” addressed the constantly evolving landscape in the field of ESL. Through time, there have been shifts in student demographics, government funding, and
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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
Donna Brinton and Michelle Bagwell for feature art

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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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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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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