2021 State Conference

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Late Registration 

Beginning Oct.23, on the Whova platform, plus surcharge of 2% plus $.99

*REGISTER HERE*

CATESOL & TESOL Affiliate member: $95
Non-member: $125
Student member: $40
Student Non-member: $65
Presenter: $50
Board of Directors member: $40

CATESOL 2021 State Conference (Virtual) The New 3Rs:

Reflect *  Re-envision * Redesign

Join us at the CATESOL 2021 State Conference as we Reflect on the changes in education, Re-envision how we teach and work with students, and Redesign systems that advance the quality of English language teaching and learning now and into the future.

Conference Days and Times:

Two weekends–All four days are included in your registration!

October 29-30 and November 5-6

Fridays 1:00 to 7:00 pm & Saturdays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

All times Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) = UTC-7. Details will be shown in the Program.

Program Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

When it's ready, you can download the program here.

Download the Whova Event App.

Attendee User Guide

To access the platform according to the technical requirements, learn how to log into the platform, get an overview of the virtual lobby, and become familiar with Attendee icons, Whova’s Event App Tutorial.

If you have any questions regarding the conference platform, please contact
catesolconferences@gmail.com.

Keeping up with CATESOL

Find the latest live events happening at CATESOL.

Sign up for Chapters, Levels and Interest Groups Message Boards. How to opt in

Access the CATESOL Journal, CATESOL Newsletter, and Blog.

View recordings of events you may have missed.

Apply for awards and grants for teachers & students.

Access all the benefits of CATESOL membership.

Become a member of the CATESOL community!

Volunteer for CATESOL.

Access the CATESOL Job Board.

Presenter User Guide

Speakers will present using the Zoom link provided by the conference organizers (like https://whova.com/portal/webapp/). A session host will be available throughout the duration of your presentation to assist with technical difficulties if necessary, or to help facilitate your presentation if desiredPlease carefully read the information on Whova in sufficient time prior to your presentation time slot. It gives you step by step directions, tips, and caveats, including preparing your device, uploading session information, checking attendees in your session, answering Q&A, testing your setup, and what to do in case of emergency. Prior to the event, you will be invited to attend an onboarding session with our organization team. Study the Whova Speaker Guide.

Advertisers and Exhibitors

Showcase your products and services at our conference. Info here.

Program Sessions

In addition to our Friday and Saturday plenaries, the conference offers attendees the following:

Live Presentations: 45-minute and 75-minute sessions that give presenters a chance to share their ideas, experiences and perspectives gleaned from research, practice, policy, or advocacy.

Live, Interactive Workshops: Structured hands-on professional development activity, tackling an issue or developing a specific teaching or research technique.

Poster SessionsAsynchronous summary of an academic,  creative project presented in a visually engaging format +  live, synchronous Q&A

Teaching Tip Videos: Short, specific, and pedagogically-focused pre-recorded sessions available on demand throughout the conference

Exhibitor Booths and Sessions: Promotions, passport to prizes contest, and 45-minute presentations of products and service 

Graduate Student Forum: 20-minute sessions focusing on issues of ELT research and/or practice

Interest Group Parade: Introductions to 12 member-created, member-run Interest Groups

Social Networking

Grab yourself a beverage and come unwind by chatting with your colleagues to reflect, re-envision, and redesign. You don't want to miss out on an opportunity drawing! Both Fridays 6:15-7 pm.

Conference Committee

Three dozen members of the conference committee have been working hard over many months to bring this professional development opportunity to fruition.

Check out the list of volunteers on our conference organizing team.

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Plenary #1

Friday, October 29, 5:00 pm

Reflect, Re-envision and Reinvest in the Success of Multilingual Learners

Ayanna Cooper

Invest time to reflect and invest in multilingual learners by fostering more student autonomy coupled with intentional instructional practices.

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Plenary #2

Saturday, October 30, 8:30 am

Conquering Fears, Building Resilience and Skyrocketing Potential

Joze Piranian

Confront challenges, build resilience, defeat the discomfort of learning new skills, and reframe our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty.

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Plenary #3

Saturday, November 6, 8:30 am

Chill like a Teacher: Activities to Promote Mental Well-being for Teachers and Students

Jaydene Elvin

Learn techniques for long term self-care, strategies for checking mental well-being before going into the classroom, and emergency strategies that can be used in the moment.Title

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