Regional

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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Volunteers’ Efforts Make Most Favorable Impression

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
image of students in the parking lot getting ready to volunteer at LA Regional 2016

By JENNIE WATSON —Conferences look different from the volunteer side. I have attended national, state, and regional conferences before, and I have been extremely impressed with the brilliance of the research and pedagogy of professionals and students in our field. For the CATESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference, I have also been awestruck by their dedication,
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Running Toward Engagement at 2016 San Diego Regional

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
image of SD regional website featuring runner for Paths to Success theme

By JACQUEWYN F. CHAMBERS-MARTIN —A runner’s race as the graphic backdrop for the webpage for the 2016 San Diego Regional CATESOL Conference certainly incited the motiving drive with which this year’s conference took off. To start, teachers were initially fitted with appropriately sized “running shoes” in the guise of an insightful and enlightening plenary address
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Northern Regional: Reaping Successes From Seeds Sown Now

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
image of seeds for success logo for Northern Regional 2016

By ANTHONY BURIK —“Planting Seeds for Success” captures the theme of the 2016 Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Our conference site at the Berkeley Adult School provides the ideal backdrop for our membership of passionate and devoted TESOL teachers, students, and professionals to come together for a day
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Taking Paths to Success at the San Diego Regional

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
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By STEFANIE A. JOHNSON SHIPMAN —More than 270 teachers, students, and other professionals (see “Running Toward Engagement,” below) gathered to learn about and discuss “Paths to Success,” the theme of the San Diego Regional CATESOL Conference. Held Saturday, March 12, the conference was hosted by the English, Communication Studies, and World Languages Department of San
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Save the Dates for CATESOL’s Regional Conferences!

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

—The dates for CATESOL’s regional conferences are set, and proposals are due soon for the LA and San Diego conferences. Check in on their respective websites for more details as they become available. LA Regional CATESOL Conference CATESOL LA Regional Presents: “Teach Locally, Think Globally” with Plenary Speaker Marianne Celce-Murcia 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday,
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Grateful Student Recounts First Experience at LA Regional

May 19th, 2015 | By
Michael Laib of USC and his daughter with their MoviesGrowEnglish (MGE) display. Photo by Khulan Zagd.

By KHULAN ZAGD —I was a homestay mom for more than a decade. As soon as my kids were old enough to take care of themselves and as soon as they could stay a full day at school, I used my opportunity and applied for the TESOL Program at CSU, San Bernardino. Last fall was
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LA Conference Fuels Stipend Awardee’s Enthusiasm
for Next Step in Teaching Career

May 19th, 2015 | By

By IAN BAECHT —I was fortunate to attend workshops that informed my current practice and that also anticipate where I may be heading in more academic realms when I participated in the April 25 LA Regional Conference at California State University, Los Angeles as an awardee of the CATESOL Education Foundation Regional Conference Stipend. I
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SD Regional: Insightful yet Powerful Plenary Address

May 19th, 2015 | By

By SOO MIN LEE —Dr. Kate Kinsella’s plenary speech, “Disrupting Classroom Discourse: Preparing Students and Teachers for Higher Ed and Workplace Register Demands,” was very inspiring and appropriate.  As a novice ESL teacher and a doctoral candidate in TESOL at Alliant International University, this inspiring yet very sharp speech made me question myself: “Did I
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Stipend Awardee Brings Home Diversity of Ideas
From SD Regional

May 19th, 2015 | By

By JESSICA QUINN —As a CATESOL Educaton Foundation Regional Conference Stipend awardee, I had the chance to attend the San Diego conference held on March 7 at Grossmont College. I found the conference full of new ideas and chances to network and discuss topics of concern to all teachers of ESL/ESOL. I spent time chatting
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