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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.


Lessons from a SLIFE Program

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:30 PM–4:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Teachers from Lawrence High School's ENLACE Academy present their experiences creating programming for SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) & ELLs with disabilities.  This session will focus on program design, authenticity through project-based learning, differentiation for all students, building background knowledge, holding academic expectations, and socio-emotional support.

Session Type

Panel (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

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

Primary Audience

High School (9-12)

Secondary Audience

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


Matt Clements, Lawrence High School, ENLACE Academy
Biographical Statement

Matt Clements is the US History I teacher at the SLIFE program in ENLACE Academy at Lawrence High School.