ESL Co-Teaching SIG

The ESL Co-Teaching SIG is a collaborative network for K-12 teachers throughout the state who are interested in creating high-quality co-teaching models for ESL that reflect a balance of English language and content instruction guided by the 2020 WIDA ELD standards and MA DESE frameworks and Blueprint for English Learner Success.

The goal of the ESL Co-Teaching SIG is to review, share, and promote best practices for the organization, implementation, and sustainability of co-teaching models for ESL in order to inform the schools, districts, and state leaders.

Some of our activities include:

  • Collaboratively review up-to-date resources from experts and organizations on co-teaching and specifically co-teaching for ESL
  • Share and discuss current experiences with co-teaching within our classrooms, schools, districts - highlighting what is working and problem-solving for areas of concern
  • Consult resources from DESE and WIDA and provide feedback regarding ease of use, functionality, and accuracy
  • Draft a vision and action plan to guide ESL co-teaching practices

Meetings are open to current MATSOL Members at no charge. 


The ESL Co-Teaching SIG E-List is open to current MATSOL members. Members will be automatically subscribed to the E-list when they choose the ESL Co-Teaching SIG in registration. If you'd like to join this E-list manually, please read instructions for subscribing to an E-List.


The ESL Co-Teaching SIG will meet via ZOOM Meetings from 3:30-4:30 PM on the last Monday of the month.

  • March 25
See the MATSOL Calendar for more information.
Registered members

Agendas, meeting minutes, and other resources can be found in a private Google folder. You will need to come to a meeting and be verified to have access to this folder.

ESL Co-Teaching SIG Steering Committee

Nathan Couto and Julie Miller