The objective of Cal-ED is to support quality education of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by providing a network of support and information for teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Cal-ED's philosophy is to not endorse any one particular methodology or idea. Yearly conferences take place, alternating between Northern and Southern California. Conferences draw keynote speakers and workshop presenters not only from California, but from all over the United States. These presenters cover a wide spectrum of topics through which we can learn and grow including topics but are not limited to new methods, procedures, ideas and technology.
Cal-ED's Position Statement is currently being updated. A proposed Position Statement will be presented to the general membership and voted on at the 2020 annual conference.
The Cal-ED organization was established in 1960 known as CATHI = California Association Teachers of Hearing Impaired.