Rhode Island Teachers of English Learner Learners (RITELL) has invited MATSOL members to attend RITELL Conference at their discounted member price!
Translanguaging: Using Home Language as a Classroom Resource
Featuring keynote Ofelia Garcia
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Strong family-school partnerships are built on mutual respect and trust and are based in a foundational belief that student success and district improvements are a joint responsibility. MATSOL’s two-day fall institute will explore these collaborative relationships at the classroom, school, district and community level.
Enhancing Parent Engagement & Family Partnerships
Thursday & Friday, November 8 & 9, 2018
Day 1: Principles and Practices for Building Family-School Partnerships
Thursday, November 8
Presented by: Dr. Bertha-Elena Rojas
Day 2: Harnessing the Power of Partnerships in the Classroom and Beyond
Friday, November 9
Presented by: Dr. Debbie Zacarian
PK – 12 ESL, bilingual, classroom teachers; content teachers; specialists; coaches; supervisors and administrators. Teacher educators from higher education institutions and professional developers involved with pre-service and in-service work.
Register for one or two days. A 15 PDP opportunity is available for participants attending both days.
Information and Registration
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 14th through October 15th. Here are some selected teaching resource links for your perusal:
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is soliciting public comments on draft guidelines for the use of benchmarks toward attaining English proficiency through Friday, Sept. 21.
The draft guidelines include information on the English learner benchmarks (annual targets toward attaining English proficiency), guidance designed to help districts implement and understand the benchmarks, and an English Learning Success Template for districts to use as a resource to assist students who have not met their benchmarks.