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2019 Conference

May 28–31, 2019

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham MA

MATSOL 2019 Conference Online Program

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Project-Based Learning: Challenge, Engagement, Relevance, Collaboration -- and Fun!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM–11:15 AM EDT add to calendar
Session Abstract

Gold Standard Project-Based Learning is an instructional approach ideally suited to more fully engage ELLs in classroom learning. This workshop will explore the fundamentals of PBL, share experiences from a pilot by teachers from different content areas, and provide participants with the opportunity to jumpstart their own PBL design.

Session Type

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Curriculum Development

Education Sector
PK-12 Education
Teacher Preparation/Education
Adult ESOL
Workplace ESOL
University Intensive English Programs (IEPs)
Community College ESOL
Private Language Schools
PK-12 Focus

High School


Miss Gladys Marie Valle, MATESL, Salem High School
Email Address


Mr. Graeme Marcoux, M.Ed., Salem High School
Ms. Jennifer Toler, M.Ed., Salem High School
Mrs. Doris Gilbert, M.Ed., Salem High School