News

Editor’s Note:
Final Edition

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Karen Bleske

—Hello, CATESOL News readers. Fall is finally here, and that means it’s time for the CATESOL 2017 Annual Conference. It’s also time for a transition. As you may know, the Board has decided to end the CATESOL News with this Fall 2017 edition, because a new opportunity has arisen for CATESOL and it is time
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Trump Administration Begins Rollback of DACA Program—What Happens Now?

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of legislative advocate Jeff Frost

By JEFF FROST —On Tuesday, September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be ended with a six-month delay to allow the Congress time to act on a replacement. The DACA program was begun in 2012. Under the administration’s action, the Department of Homeland Security will
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Optimizing Existing Resources in Education to Find Stability in the Middle East: An Opinion

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
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By TAMARA ZÚÑIGA-BROWN —In the piece that follows, a version of which was published as a special report to the National Security Forum of Northern Nevada (NSF), I discuss the power of the ESL/ELC (English Language and Culture) profession to build international bridges of peace and cross-cultural understanding, this time on the ground in Iraq.
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Case Study: SLA Theories and the Role of Social Interactions

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
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By ZHAOYU WANG —In this case study, I used classic ethnographic methods to analyze a focus student, including her language skills, learning environment, and learning needs. This case study inspired me, in my future teaching, to not only pay attention to the classroom, but also to consider what is happening outside the classroom. Culture, family,
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Education Foundation Seeking Annual Conference Sponsors

May 17th, 2017 | By
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The 2017 CATESOL Annual Conference in October will be here before we know it, so the CATESOL Education Foundation has to start looking for sponsors now. If you have leads, email me, Gail Simons, at simonsg@astound.net, and I will contact them. The Sponsorship Packet is available at https://catesol2017.wixsite.com/conference/sponsorship. If you have questions, just let me
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Important English Language Learner Bills Move Forward

May 17th, 2017 | By
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By JEFF FROST —After years of efforts by education advocates trying to improve the opportunities of EL students through the legislative process, we are now making progress. With the language in the Local Control Funding Formula focusing on the improving the academic outcomes of EL students as a key accountability requirement, the growing participation of
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Nevada Looks to Expand ‘Zoom Schools,’
Introduce Promise Program

May 17th, 2017 | By
author image of Linda Gannon

By LINDA GANNON —Nevada commenced its biannual legislative session in February, so it is a good time to share some updates that will affect our state’s second-language teachers and residents. We are now without CATESOL advocacy, but I had the opportunity to travel to Carson City recently and interact with members of the Senate and
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Register for AmazonSmile
to Help CATESOL

May 17th, 2017 | By
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Do you know that when you buy something on Amazon.com, your purchase can also benefit CATESOL? If you select the CATESOL Educational Foundation as your selected charity under AmazonSmile, a donation will be made to benefit our support of English learners and their teachers. There is no additional charge to take advantage of this contribution.
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Know Your Score … Card

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

By SYDNEY RICE with KATHY WADA —According to dictionary.com, success is defined as “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” If we apply this definition to education, we notice two distinct pieces. The first is gaining a degree or certificate. The second is accomplishing what a student, individually,
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My Name, My Identity

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
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By JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —What’s in a name? Each of our names is tied to our identity, our family history, our culture, our language and, essentially, who we are. When you pronounce students’ names accurately, you are acknowledging and respecting each of the students in your classroom. Your classroom, your school, and your community of learners
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