MATSOL/MABE 2007 Conference

MATSOL/MABE 2007 Conference

Literacy for English Language Learners in Massachusetts: The Data, The Research, Our Practice

March 8-9, 2007
Sheraton Four Points, Leominster, MA

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Jana Echevarria
  • Dr. Shernaz Garcia
  • Drs. Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman
  • Dr. Eugene Garcia

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Debbie Zacarian

David ValadeTony King









Monica Goncalves

Debbie Zacarian, MATSOL board member, facilitated a panel of practitioners to help identify key issues affecting our adolescent students. David Valade, Director of ELL Programs in Holyoke, shared best practices to meet this growing population. Tony King, ELL Coach for the Boston Public Schools, described Boston's intake center for newcomers at the high school level. Monica Goncalves, Cape Verdean bilingual science teacher from Brockton High School, spoke about the school's program for limited formal schooling students.