Get Involved

MATSOL members have the opportunity to support MATSOL's mission and further their professional experience by joining a MATSOL committee or task force, which are overseen by the MATSOL Board of Directors. 

  • A Committee is a group that oversees an ongoing activity in MATSOL. Length of service on a committee may vary, but we generally ask for a one-year commitment. 
  • A Task Force is a group the convenes for a limited amount of time to complete a specific project. The Task Force disbands when the project is completed. Length of service depends on the task to be completed.
  • SIG Steering Committee plans the activities and facilitates meetings of MATSOL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Publications Committee

The MATSOL Publications Committee is seeking new members. The Committee is responsible for editing and publishing two issues of MATSOL Currents each year (Spring and Fall). 


Submit to MATSOL Currents

MATSOL welcomes submissions from our members for publication in MATSOL Currents, our biannual newsletter:

  • An article about your school, program, or classroom.
  • An issue of concern to our field.
  • A book or resource review.


Seal of Biliteracy Working Group

Join MATSOL, MABE, and MaFLA members in the Language Opportunity Coalition to help develop the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project in Massachusetts. In 2015-16, a working group of Massachusetts ESL, Dual Language, TBE, and World Language educators developed a Seal of Biliteracy Toolkit. In spring 2016, ten schools/school districts presented the first Massachusetts awards to over 300 students. 


2017 Conference Proposal Reader

Read and evaluate proposals for the 2017 Conference Proposal Jury. Proposals are read and rated in a double-blind system (identities of proposal authors and reviewers are hidden). The number of proposals to review will depend on the number of proposals submitted. 

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours during the review period between December 7-28, 2017. You can read and rate proposals online on your own schedule during the review period. Sign up here!