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.
All times Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) = UTC-7. Details will be shown in the Program.
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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 Sessions: Asynchronous 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
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.
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.
Friday, October 29, 5:00 pm
Invest time to reflect and invest in multilingual learners by fostering more student autonomy coupled with intentional instructional practices.
Saturday, October 30, 8:30 am
Confront challenges, build resilience, defeat the discomfort of learning new skills, and reframe our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty.
Saturday, November 6, 8:30 am
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