2019 Conference

MATSOL 2019 Conference

LOOKing Forward to a New Era

Tuesday - Friday, May 28 - 31, 2019
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

The MATSOL Conference brings together educators of English Learners in PK-12, adult education, higher education ESL and teacher training programs across Massachusetts to network and share their expertise.  

Pre-Conference Institutes - Tuesday, May 28

  • PCI 1: Co-Teaching for English Learners: Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection
  • PCI 2: Teaching and Learning Content-Based LiteraciesSystemic Functional Linguistics in Action

MATSOL Conference - Wednesday to Friday, May 29 to 31

  • Three days of concurrent sessions, keynotes, networking sessions, poster sessions, publishers and exhibitors, and more. Click here for the schedule overview.
  • There are different concurrent sessions on each day. Registrants choose sessions on site and there is no advanced registration for individual sessions. The session list will be published in March after the schedule is finalized.

As a service to our members, MATSOL offers a PDP option for MATSOL 2019 Conference participants.

2019 Conference


Pre-Registration Required

  • Pre-registration is required for the MATSOL 2019 Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes (PCIs). There will be no on-site registration.
  • There is no pre-registration for individual conference sessions. Attendees will chose which sessions to attend at the conference.
2019 Conference

Pre-Conference Institutes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PCI 1: Co-Teaching for English Learners: Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection

Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., Molloy College
Maria G. Dove, Ed.D., Molloy College

PCI 2: Teaching and Learning Content-Based LiteraciesSystemic Functional Linguistics in Action

Meg Gebhard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31

Maria Estela Brisk

Professor of Education, Boston College

Adam Strom

Director, Re-Imagining Migration

Jake “2 Pi” Scott

Math Success Coach, International High School at Langley Park

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Exhibitor Registration

We invite publishers and other vendors to exhibit at the MATSOL 2019 Conference on Wednesday through Friday, May 29 - 31, 2019. The conference will be attended by ELL/ESL educators working in K-12,

Expected conference registration is approximately 600 educators per day from across Massachusetts who will wish to view and purchase appropriate instructional material and resources. Participants may register for 1, 2 or 3 days, so we expect a total of 1,200 to attend the conference over the three days. 

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Call for Proposals - Poster Sessions

MATSOL invites currently matriculated students in teacher preparation programs to submit a proposal to present a poster session on a topic related to English learner education at MATSOL 2019 Conference.

Posters should contain a summary of an academically sound scholarly or creative project presented in a visually engaging format, highlighting work through charts, graphs, maps, etc. Proposals should include the main topic(s) and description of the visual display. Presenters should plan on short, informative discussions with convention attendees throughout the entire poster session.

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Call for Proposals - Networking Sessions

The MATSOL Conference Committee is seeking proposals from members to plan and facilitate networking sessions at the MATSOL 2019 Conference.

Networking sessions are informal facilitated sessions that provide opportunities for members to connect and share ideas with other members around areas of common interest. The sessions take place each day of the conference for 30 minutes after the lunch and keynote. A networking session may be repeated on two or three days, to allow conference participants to attend a different session on each day. Networking sessions may have more than one facilitator.

View the Call for Proposals...