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2017 Conference

June 1–2, 2017

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2017 Conference Program

A link for materials will show if a presenter has uploaded handouts. 

Thursday Keynote: Jeff Zwiers - Keynote presentation slides
Friday Keynote: Jean-Michel Dissard
- see I Learn America website:

Pre-Conference Institute materials will be emailed to participants.


INVITED SPEAKER: English Learners With or Suspected of Having Disabilities

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM–10:15 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Grande Centre
During this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to explore recent ESE Department guidance related to English learning students with disabilities (EL/SWDs) and those English learners (ELs) suspected of having disabilities, such as high incidence learning disabilities.
Session Type

INVITED SPEAKER (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Specific Populations (ELLs with disabilities, SLIFE, etc.)

Primary Audience

PK-12 Schools

Secondary Audience

College/University ESL Programs


Sara Nino, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Biographical Statement
Sara Niño is an English Learner/Special Education Coordinator at ESE.


Session Materials