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2017 Conference

June 1–2, 2017

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2017 Conference Program

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Thursday Keynote: Jeff Zwiers - Keynote presentation slides
Friday Keynote: Jean-Michel Dissard
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Pre-Conference Institute materials will be emailed to participants.


Our Journey in Bridging Biliteracy at the Rafael Hernández PreK-8 Dual Language School

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM–9:15 AM EDT

This session chronicles the journey the Rafael Hernández PreK-8 Dual Language School has taken to implement a cohesive Bridging instructional approach. Bridging is a student-centered, teacher-designed approach that allows for bilingual students to build metalinguistic connections across both languages.  After attending the MABE 2016 Conference, we designed and launched a school-wide Phased Bridging Implementation Process to explore, align, and integrate Bridging strategies to support the Spanish and English language development of our bilingual learners.

Session Type

Interactive Workshop (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Best Practices in Instruction

Primary Audience

PK-12 Schools

Secondary Audience

General (of interest to PK-12, adult, and higher education)


Paulina Mitropoulos, Boston Public Schools
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Ana Tavares, Boston Public Schools
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