Regional

Northern Regional Promotes Common Core,
Proves a Resounding Success

May 19th, 2015 | By
Patrica Carobus from De Anza College leads the well-attended presentation "Authentic Materials: Creating Engaging Listening and Speaking Lessons" at the 2015 Northern Regional Conference. Photo by Annie Duong.

By BARBARA ISHIDA and ELLEN LANGE —Participants had smiles on their faces and positive comments about the keynote speakers, presenters, and delicious taco buffet at the 2015 Northern Regional Conference, “Promoting a Common Core for Academic Success,” held on Saturday, May 9, in Stockton. The site was the spacious San Joaquin County Office of Education
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“You’re Not a Real Teacher”: Reflections on Adult ESL

May 19th, 2015 | By

By GREGORY A. DOBIE —In 1998 I was teaching an adult ESL class for a public school district in San Antonio. The class met at night in a middle school. One evening I needed to get access to a classroom, so I asked the custodian for a key. He told me that he couldn’t give
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LA Regional Aims to “Innovate, Transform, Inspire”

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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By SHARIN JACOB —The Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference is coming to California State University, Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25, 2015! This year’s theme, “Innovate, Transform, Inspire,” evokes the benefits of continuously developing and adapting our pedagogy to an ever-changing educational environment. At the LA Regional CATESOL Conference, educators will collectively explore the role
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San Diego Welcomes Students’ Book Club Idea

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Graduate students Tina-Marie Freeman (left) and Tai Haluszka at the San Diego Regional with their first conference presentation

By TINA-MARIE FREEMAN and TAI HALUSZKA As first-year graduate students, we have always found conferences intimidating and any type of presentation seemed simply unattainable. Yet as we became more and more passionate about starting an ESOL Social Book Club, teachers and professors showed enthusiasm for our project and encouraged us to begin implementation. We began
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Northern Regional to Promote a “Common Core for Academic Success”

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

By BARBARA ISHIDA—The Northern Regional CATESOL Conference, with the theme of “Promoting a Common Core for Academic Success,” will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Dr., Stockton. The theme for the conference relates to a “common core” in several
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Powered UP! for the San Diego Regional Conference

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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By SARA FERGUSON —Save the date for the San Diego Regional CATESOL conference, which will take place on March 7, 2015, at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. The theme for our conference this year is “Powered UP!” This open-ended theme reflects both the excitement of integrating technology into our learning environments as well as
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“Innovate, Transform, and Inspire”

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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2015 LA Regional Conference Comes to CSU, Los Angeles By SHARIN JACOB —The Los Angeles Regional CATESOL conference will return to California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) on April 25, 2015. With a plenary speaker, featured speakers, a variety of engaging concurrent sessions, publishers’ exhibits, and excellent opportunities for networking, the conference assures its participants
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The Last of the Regionals Is an Enormous Success!

May 16th, 2014 | By
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The Last of the Regionals Is an Enormous Success! CC-Focused Northern Regional Scores Great Ideas From First Two By ELLEN LANGE —For two years running, the CATESOL Northern Regional has been last in the Regional Conference series by date. This year “Collaborating and Learning” was held on Saturday, April 26, at the Sacramento County Office
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Our Exhibitors: An Appreciation

May 16th, 2014 | By
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Our Exhibitors: An Appreciation Long Overdue That We Want to Continue By LESLIE FREELAND —At most CATESOL events you will find an exhibitor area, containing displays from various publishers. Along with the presentations, these exhibitors are an integral part of the conference experience. Exhibitors increase the value of a conference and enhance the conference experience
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TELL-IG Raps at Regional

May 16th, 2014 | By
TELL OTAN seminar at the northern regional

By BLAIR ROY —During the recent 2014 Northern Regional Conference, “Collaborating and Learning,” held at the Sacramento County Office of Education on April 26, 2014, TELL-IG conducted a rap session at lunch. The notes and links to resources can be found on TELL-IG’s wiki: http://tellig.wikispaces.com/North+Regional+2014 Participants shared their experiences, favorite resources, and tools, and they
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