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Webinar: Seal of Biliteracy

Please join us for a complimentary Webinar on the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot implementation in Massachusetts (now in its third year). The webinar will discuss the creation of resources and supports for use by school districts, and an update on the legislative status of the state Seal of Biliteracy bill. The webinar is presented by MaFLAMABEMATSOL and the Language Opportunity Coalition.

The Seal of Biliteracy is a national movement to document and reward students for attaining biliteracy in two or more languages. Twenty seven states currently have enacted Seal of Biliteracy legislation and we hope MA will be next!

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RTI-Based SLD Identification Toolkit: Considerations for English Language Learners

This new online toolkit is a detailed resource that summarizes what the law requires and provides a clear vision of best practice related to an RTI-based specific learning disability (SLD) Identification process.  The section "Considerations for English Language Learners" contains Information in the following five areas provides guidance for the instruction of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and for making valid decisions for determining special education eligibility. 

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New Start: Strengthening Early Education for Immigrant & Refugee Families

A new website for Massachusetts that chronicles the intersection between immigrant integration and early education.  It is primarily a resource for educators, providers and stakeholders - with the emphasis on empowering families and young children. Includes links to training opportunities, data, and an extensive video archive.