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Editor’s Note, Winter 2016

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
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—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Happy New Year! I hope this issue finds you well. It is even more jam-packed than usual, with news and photos from CATESOL’s big event of the year, the annual conference, held in November in San Diego. CATESOL’s new president, Karen Russikoff, offers her reflections on the event, “Embracing the Past—Planning
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From the President, Fall 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
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Join Us in Volunteering! Every Little Bit Counts By SYDNEY RICE —When in class, few things are worse than asking a question and having no one respond. In the wake of the deafening silence, many questions start rolling around in the teacher’s head. Does no one know the answer? Perhaps the class didn’t understand the
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Editor’s Note, Fall 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. I hope this issue finds you well! Now that summer is over and the fall season is under way, be sure to check out the preview of CATESOL’s big event of the year. The 2016 annual conference, with the theme of “Embracing the Past—Planning the Future,” is to be held this
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1,000 Days of Learning Leadership Lessons

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
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By ANDY CURTIS —In the Fall 2015 issue of the CATESOL News, I wrote a piece titled “Learning Leadership Lessons Along the Way: Part 1,” which followed up on a piece titled “Learning to Lead in Language Education,” which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of the CATESOL News. A number of CATESOL members emailed
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CATESOL Goes to Washington for 2016 TESOL Summit

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
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By JUDITH B. O’LOUGHLIN —Judy O’Loughlin, CATESOL K-12 Advocacy Chair, and Sydney Rice, CATESOL president, representing Adult Education, joined approximately 75 other TESOL educators and members of TESOL International Association on June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, DC, for the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit. The program featured two full days of issue briefings and
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From the President, Summer 2016

May 10th, 2016 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

CATESOL—At Your Service! Volunteer Efforts = A High-Value Exchange By SYDNEY RICE —CATESOL has a long, proud history. Beginning in 1969, it has continued to be an organization focused on teaching, students, and advocacy. The members are not only dedicated to their profession but also to the students they serve. In fact, when members are
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Editor’s Note, Summer 2016

May 10th, 2016 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. I hope this issue finds you well! Among other things, it includes the wrapup of the 2016 regional conference season and features the last reports from the awardees of the CATESOL Education Foundation stipend; in this case, the recipients both attended the Northern Regional Conference in April. And it also features
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From the President, Spring 2016

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
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Looking Forward—And What an Honor! By SYDNEY RICE —As always, welcome to CATESOL! The Board of the largest organization in California and Nevada representing teachers of English language learners at all levels has been busy taking an in-depth look at our organization. Our theme for this year’s conference is “Embracing the Past—Planning the Future,” and
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Turning 50 in Baltimore: Stepping Back, Looking Forward

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
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By ANDY CURTIS —Some might argue that 50 is just another number between 49 and 51 with no greater significance than either of those two. And then there’s the comedian (whose name escapes me) who recently pointed out that the whole idea of celebrating birthdays is no more than a recognition of the fact that
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Editor’s Note, Spring 2016

Mar 19th, 2016 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Spring is the season for regional conferences, and this issue features a report on the just-past San Diego Regional, along with accounts from four recipients of the CATESOL Education Foundation stipend that helps defray the cost of attending a conference. One awardee reports on her experiences at the San Diego Regional
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