MATSOL 2014 Conference
MATSOL 2014 Conference
Refresh - Reflect - Renew 
May 7-9, 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

Conference Handouts: Available the online conference program
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 PDP Option 

Keynote Speakers

Loretta LaRoche
Life is Not A Stress Rehearsal

Reyna Grande
Crossing Mountains: My Journey from Undocumented Immigrant to Award-Winning Author

Featured Speakers

Redefining the ESL Teacher Role in Light of Common Core
Farah Assiraj, Boston Public Schools; Rosa Aronson, TESOL International Association

Linda Schulman Innovation Award Showcase
Eileen Feldman, Roxbury Community College; Tiffany Probasco, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; Janis Sokop, Holyoke Public Schools; Abby Wagner, Chelsea High School; Judith Frommer, Linda Schulman Innovation Award Program

State of the State of ELLs: K12 ELLs in Massachusetts
Paul J. Agiar, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Extending the Learning: The Massachusetts Initiative for Excellence in SEI Instructional Coaching
Annela Teemat, University of Indiana-Purdue University Indiana; Serena Tyra, Instructional Coach and Educational Consultant; Patricia Aube, Fitchburg Public Schools; Bonnie Baer-Simahk, Fitchburg Public Schools; Lynn D'Agostino, Fitchburg State University; Paula Merchant, MATSOL 

Invited Speakers

Finding Common Threads: Guidelines for Special Education Referrals for ELLs
Soraia Junkoski, Framingham Public Schools; Leah Brennan, Framingham Public Schools

Interactive Dictations for Listening, Speaking and Writing
Judy DeFilippo, Simmons College; Cathy Sadow, Simmons College

Title III Grant Basics and Integration of Improvement Plan Goals
Melanie Manares, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Beth O'Connell, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Leadership for ELLS: Shifting Administrator Roles in the Context of Demographic & Policy Change
Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Lynch School of Education at Boston College

Opportunities and challenges of "the WIDA way" in Massachusetts
Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Lynch School of Education at Boston College

RETELL Update
Shawn Sinclair-Slakk, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Wild Frontera: The Art of Raul Gonzalez
Raul Gonzalez III, Artist

What Does Fairness Mean when Assessing Multilingual Writers?
Mya Poe, Northeastern University

Prereferral Team Considerations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Joni Magee, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Language and Dialect Contact in the Spanish of Boston
Daniel Erker, Boston University

Planning for a Culturally Responsive Framework of Instruction and Tiered Intervention
Claudia Rinaldi, Education Leadership Collaborative

Connecting the Dots to Develop an ESL Curriculum
Fernanda Kray, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Pre-Conference Institutes

Extended Institute: English Language Development Institute: 21st Century Practices for Massachusetts ESL Teachers
The third session of this institute takes place Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Dr. Kate Kinsella

Half-Day Institute: Getting to the Core with ELLs: Integrating Standards for Content and Language 
Dr. Margo Gottlieb

Half-Day Institute: Leading and Facilitating Common Assessment in Schools with ELLs
Dr. Margo Gottlieb

Half-Day Institute: Next Generation Listening Instruction: Beyond Comprehension Questions
Helen Solórzano