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

Contact Information
MATSOL: Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages
160 Alewife Brook Parkway #1201
Cambridge, MA 02138

Helen Solorzano
Executive Director

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Course, Meeting Series (committee, council, PLC, task force), Training Session/Workshop
Teachers, Teacher leaders, School counselors, District Admin: supts/asst supts, special ed directors etc., School Admin: principals, asst principals, curriculum directors etc., Nurses, Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Advocates/community partners or leaders
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
More than 100 events
11-25 years
Brief Description of Services
Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages (MATSOL) is a nonprofit professional organization with a mission to promote equity and excellence in the education of multilingual learners. MATSOL offers professional learning opportunities that focus exclusively on supporting educators -- including ESL teachers, SEI teachers, administrators, specialists, and support staff -- in their work with English Learners (ELs). Grounded in an asset-based approach and culturally responsive practices, MATSOL courses offer engaging, interactive learning opportunities that provide educators with research-based practices and hands-on experience to support the academic and language development 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 Massachusetts subject matter requirements for English as a Second Language and Sheltered English Instruction, and are aligned with Massachusetts English Language Development Standards (WIDA) and Title III goals. In addition to 15 PDP courses and conferences, MATSOL also offers customized professional development to meet the specific needs of school districts.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
English Language Learners Lower 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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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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