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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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How does Massachusetts Measure Up to the Casteñeda Standard?

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM–11:15 AM EDT add to calendar
Middlesex East
Session Abstract

This presentation challenges educators across Massachusetts to consider how the state meets the needs of emergent bilingual learners. We invite participants to reflect on the land-breaking Castaňeda decision, examine its relationship to teacher preparedness, and to critically examine if Massachusetts is adequately preparing teachers to teach bilingual learners.

Session Type

Discussion (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Policy and Advocacy

Education Sector
PK-12 Education
Teacher Preparation/Education


Christine M. Leider, Ph.D., Boston University
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Michaela Colombo, Ed.D., UMass Lowell