Professional Development

PD Provider: MATSOL: Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages

Contact Information
MATSOL: Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages
2 Canton Street, Suite B223
Stoughton, MA 02138

Victoria Ekk
Director of Professional Learning

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Action Research, Course, Meeting Series (committee, council, PLC, task force), Mentoring/Coaching, Training Session/Workshop
Teachers, Teacher leaders, School counselors, District Admin: supts/asst supts, special ed directors etc., Social workers, adjustment counselors, psychologists, School Admin: principals, asst principals, curriculum directors etc., Nurses, Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Transition specialists, Advocates/community partners or leaders
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
11 to 50 events
Over 25 years
Brief Description of Services
Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) is a nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to promote equity and excellence in the education of English Learners (ELs). MATSOL provides professional learning opportunities that focus on supporting educators working with English Learners, including ESL teachers, bilingual teachers, SEI teachers, administrators, specialists, and support staff. MATSOL offers courses, conferences and intensive institutes that provide engaging, interactive learning opportunities that equip educators with research-based practices and hands-on applications to support the academic and social emotional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. MATSOL PD offerings are developed and facilitated by highly qualified instructors who have experience teaching ELs in Massachusetts public schools. Our courses meet the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and are aligned with WIDA English Language Development Standards and Title III goals. Course are offered in face-to-face, hybrid and online formats. In addition to 15 PDP courses, MATSOL offers customized professional development to meet the specific needs of school districts. Add Tag to

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
English Language LearnersMethodologies and strategies in second language teaching, WIDA, Co-Teaching, Academic Language, Cultural Awareness, Differentiation for ELL Students, AssessmentLower Elementary (Pre-K, K, 1, 2)
Upper Elementary (3, 4, 5)
Middle School (6, 7, 8)
High School (9, 10, 11, 12)
T-I: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
T-II: Teaching All Students
T-III: Family and Community Engagement
T-IV: Professional Culture
A-I: Instructional Leadership
A-II: Management and Operations
A-III: Family & Community Partnerships
A-IV: Professional Culture

District/SchoolNew Bedford Public Schools
Educational CollaborativeNorth River Collaborative

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

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75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

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