Upcoming Chapter Conferences and Workshops


San Diego Chapter

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Event: Fall Workshop
Site: Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113

CATESOL San Diego Chapter invites you for their fifth professional development workshop “Making a Difference: Developing Our Skills to See the Whole Student.”

The keynote speaker is Dr. Ruth Heifetz. A medical doctor, environmentalist, and humanitarian, Dr. Heifetz works as a Senior Lecturer at the UCSD Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a founding member of Environmental Health Coalition and was inducted into the San Diego County's Hall of Fame of the Women's History Museum in 2005 as a trailblazer for occupational health and environmental justice. She will talk about the need to look at the student from many angles, reveal insights from doctors' experience in evaluating patients, and highlight the social, environmental, and health conditions which students in San Diego and some other parts of the world commonly deal with.

Additional presentations will focus on a wide range of topics related to student assessment and evaluation, including holistic and quantitative approaches, innovative ways to elicit spoken and written responses, creative test preparation, evaluation requirements driven by Common Core State Standards, challenges to student evaluation, and insights into the hidden conditions impacting students’ progress in and outside of the classroom. To see updated information about the workshop and/or submit a proposal, go to http://www.catesolsandiego.weebly.com/upcoming events.html . Deadline for proposals is September 21st.

This is a half-day workshop, with publishers’ exhibits, free parking, and breakfast included. CATESOL members, students, presenters, and online registrants receive a discounted rate. And yes, the discounts add up, so student presenters who are CATESOL members and register online get in for free! To join CATESOL now, go to http://www.catesol.org.members.html. To register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/catesol-san-diego-chapter-2014-fall-event-tickets-13006997279. Online registration ends on October 1st.

For inquiries, contact Chapter Coordinator Magdalena Kwiatkowski at catesolsd@gmail.com.

Inland Empire Chapter

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Event: Fall Workshop
Site: Central Park, Rancho Cucamonga

Please see the Flyer for more details.

9 am - 11 am Session one: Jose Rodriguez, "A Story, A Story: Writing in the EL Classroom"

11:30 am - 12:45pm Session Two: Sheila Martinelli & Kristi Ward: "Using Augmented Reality to Increase Language Use in the Classroom"

Online registration ends 8 October 2014) at 11:59pm.

Steinbeck Chapter

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Event: Post-Annual Conference Share
Site: Monterey Institute of International Studies

6 pm - 8 pm

Orange County Chapter

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Event: Fall Workshop
Site: CSU Fullerton

CATESOL, Orange County Chapter’s Fall Workshop “Beyond Repeat After Me”: Teaching Pronunciation With Imagination” features Marla Yoshida on Saturday November 8, 2014 at California State University, Fullerton. Strategies in teaching and practicing pronunciation include hearing, seeing, moving, and touching. Some activities focus on proverbs, quotations, calendars, family trees, story telling, dialogs, and skits. Ms. Yoshida has taught English as a Second Language for more than twenty five years in the US and Japan. She is currently an Academic Coordinator and TEFL instructor at UC Irvine, Extension International Programs. She has taught the Teaching Pronunciation Skills Course there for ten years, done teacher training in Japan and Korea, and in 2005, she received UCI Extension’s Distinguished Instructor Award.

The workshop falls into the morning hours for a convenient half-day workshop from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Registration includes breakfast, light snack, workshop presentation, poster sessions, and publishers’ displays. The cost will be $35 for CATESOL members with reduced rates of $20.00 for CATESOL student members and $30.00 for non-member students. CATESOL non members pay $50, but by joining CATESOL, you can take advantage of the CATESOL member rate. You can join at Join Now. On-site registration is discouraged but will be available at a surcharge of $20.

Online Registration

Poster Presentation Proposals being accepted through 10 Oct 2014. See Flyer for more details.

For inquiries, please contact our coordinator, Femia Scarfone, at our chapter’s new email address: catesolocchapter@gmail.com.

Steinbeck Chapter

Date: February 7, 2015
Event: Panel Presentation and Workshop: "Teaching within Intercultural Classroom Contexts
Site: TBA

Please save the date and watch this space for updated information.

Orange County Chapter

Date: Saturday, May, 2, 2015
Site: Biola University

Watch this site for updated information.