2021 Conference

Call for Proposals 

The Call for Proposals is open for the 2021 MATSOL Virtual Conference. We invite our members to submit proposals to present at the conference on June 1-4, 2021. The conference will take place online due to the ongoing pandemic.

The 2021 MATSOL Virtual Conference brings together educators of English Learners from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to share expertise and best practices. The MATSOL conference audience will include teachers, administrators, and other educators in:

  • PK-12 schools (public, charter, independent)
  • Pre-service & in-service teacher education
  • Community College ESL programs
  • Intensive English Programs (college IEPs)
  • Adult and workplace education
  • Private Language Schools

MATSOL encourages engaging, interactive presentations that make the theory to practice connection. Successful proposals include practical classroom activities informed by current research and pedagogy, demonstrations of successful instructional practices, examinations of current issues in education, and research that informs educators in the Massachusetts context. Presentations should engage the audience through hands-on or interactive activities when possible.

In alignment with our mission to promote equity and excellence for English learners, MATSOL encourages submission of proposals that show a strong commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. To reflect this goal, MATSOL is piloting a new section in the proposal to explain how the presentation will address racial justice and/or culturally responsive teaching.

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals                                Dec 15, 2020 to Feb 8, 2021 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of Acceptance                UPDATE: Notifications will go out on March 12, 2021 
  • MATSOL 2021 Conference                June 1-4, 2021

Prepare a Proposal

  1. Review the Call for Proposals.
  2. Prepare your submission using the Conference Proposal Worksheet.

Submit a Proposal

Proposals must be submitted online via ProposalSpace.com at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/1242

For questions or assistance contact [email protected]