Registration for Beach retreat

Members: $50

Non-Members: $100 (includes a one year membership to CATE and FACET)

Step 1: Click here to fill out our registration form

Step 2: Payment

Once you have filled out the registration form, we will send you a confirmation email to pay with a check or card

Schedule for beach retreat

9:00am-9:30am Meet at Shamel Park in Cambria, CA for a framing of our day together

9:45am-11:15am Session A (Choose one option below. All sessions will take place outdoors in various places around Cambria. We will announce specific locations for sessions at 9:00am.)

KRISTIE LEYBA Holding Space in Classrooms During Traumatic Times: reflect on safe space pedagogies in writing classrooms through guided reading and discussion

MARISA MATA Exploring Past, Present, and Future: experiment with the epistolary form to travel through time, connecting with yourself, loved ones, and those you wish you could have known

11:15am-12:45pm Lunch (on your own, but we encourage attendees to dine together)

12:45pm-1:45pm Optional post-lunch walk - meet in front of the Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill

2:00pm-3:30pm Session B (Choose one option below. All sessions will take place outdoors in various places around Cambria. We will announce specific locations for sessions at 9:00am.)

CAITLIN RACINE Immersive Sensory Journaling at the Shore: explore mentor texts, engage in a sensory journaling stroll along the beach, and reflect on applications and adaptations

JACKIE SMITH Recharging, Not Burnt Out: simple habits to keep yourself refreshed and renewed rather than stressed and strained

3:30pm-5:00pm Meet at White Water to close our day together

Hotels - Cambria

Whether you spend Friday and/or Saturday nights is up to you. There are many flexible options to meet your budget and schedule.

Options

  • Spend only Friday night, participate in the retreat on Saturday, and drive home Saturday evening

  • Drive to Cambria Saturday morning, participate in the retreat, and spend Saturday night only

  • Spend both Friday and Saturday nights on the Central Coast

  • Drive to Cambria Saturday morning, participate in the retreat, and drive home Saturday evening

There are many bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotel options in Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, and San Simeon to fit any budget. Bring your family along, fly solo, or arrange with teacher friends to stay at an Airbnb. Make any hotel arrangements on your own as they are not part of registration.

We encourage all Fresno area teachers to become members of CATE [California Association of Teachers of English] and NCTE [National Council of Teachers of English].