|In 2019, it’s a whole new world for teachers of English Learners in Massachusetts.
With your support, the LOOK Act passed in 2017. This groundbreaking law:
What new opportunities has the LOOK Act opened up for educators? What can we do now to help our ELL students as a result of the new law?
To find out, register for the MATSOL 2019 Conference. Our theme is “LOOKing Forward to a New Era.” We will hear from keynote speakers, and attend workshops and poster sessions, designed to make sure we are all ready to do the most we can for our students under the new law.
Register now so that we can enter this new world together.
P.S. If you have already submitted your registration, we look forward to seeing you in May!
MATSOL recently submitted comments regarding the public charge rule changes being proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. MATSOL’s comments focused on the negative effects of the proposed change on immigrant students and their families. View MATSOL’s comments
TESOL International Association also submitted comments that highlighted a number of concerns with the proposal’s plan to use English language proficiency to determine if immigrant applicants are likely to ever utilize certain public benefits, which would cause their requests for green cards or visa changes to be denied. View TESOL’s comments
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 14th through October 15th. Here are some selected teaching resource links for your perusal:
- PBS Learning: Diversity in Latino Culture
- National Heritage Month Website
- Resources from NEA
- National Writing Project Resources
- Smithsonian Learning Lab: Understanding the American Experience
- Hispanic Heritage Month: Official Site
- Colorin-Colorado: Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month
- Alpha-Best: Five Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month