SLIFE Institute II Spring 2016

Pre-Conference Institute

SLIFE Institute II
Developing Academic Language Proficiency and Scaffolding Academic Content

Presented by Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. & Helaine W. Marshall, Ph.D.
One-day Pre-Conference Institute: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Prerequisite: Completion of the MATSOL SLIFE Institute I in November 2013, April 2014, April 2015, or December 2015.

Registration: Due to the prerequisites required for t his institute (completion of the SLIFE Institute I), this institute has a separate application process and is not included in conference registration links below. Eligible participants who completed the prerequisite will receive registration instructions directly via email. 

Date & Location

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, MA


This institute further builds on the previous SLIFE Institute, specifically focusing on the development of academic language and content as the academic ways of thinking become more familiar. Participants will practice using the MALP Implementation Rubric and the MALP learning environment chart, or the equivalent (by permission of the instructors).


This advanced institute is open only to participants who completed the introductory SLIFE Institute I: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Massachusetts: English Language Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) presented by MATSOL in November 2013, April 2014, or April 2015.


Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D. Educational consultant, researcher, and adjunct faculty at New York University.

Helaine W. Marshall, Ph.D. Associate professor and director of language education programs at Long Island University–Hudson.

Recognized national experts on students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE), Helaine and Andrea have published and presented extensively on this population of language learners. Their workshops are designed to help teachers develop the strategies to address the very specific needs of these students to transition them to classroom success. View their website: Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm™


Current Member - $195.00
New/Renewing Member - $235.00 (includes membership)
Non-Member - $300.00 (no membership)

Registration fee includes required book, continental breakfast, and luncheon

Registration will open with 2016 MATSOL Conference Registration in December 2015

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