Get Involved

MATSOL members have the opportunity to support MATSOL's mission and further their professional experience by joining a MATSOL committee or task force, which are overseen by the MATSOL Board of Directors. 

  • A Committee is a group that oversees an ongoing activity in MATSOL. Length of service on a committee may vary, but we generally ask for a one-year commitment. 
  • A Task Force is a group the convenes for a limited amount of time to complete a specific project. The Task Force disbands when the project is completed. Length of service depends on the task to be completed.
  • SIG Steering Committee plans the activities and facilitates meetings of MATSOL Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Publications Committee

The MATSOL Publications Committee is seeking new members. The Committee is responsible for editing and publishing two issues of MATSOL Currents each year (Spring and Fall). 


Submit to MATSOL Currents

MATSOL welcomes submissions from our members for publication in MATSOL Currents, our biannual newsletter:

  • An article about your school, program, or classroom.
  • An issue of concern to our field.
  • A book or resource review.


Issue Brief - Guest Writer

Write a two-page issue brief on a topic related to English Learners for publication by MATSOL in print and online formats.


Seal of Biliteracy Working Group

Join MATSOL, MABE, and MaFLA members in the Language Opportunity Coalition to help develop the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project in Massachusetts. In 2015-16, a working group of Massachusetts ESL, Dual Language, TBE, and World Language educators developed a Seal of Biliteracy Toolkit. In spring 2016, ten schools/school districts presented the first Massachusetts awards to over 300 students. 


MATSOL Ambassadors 

MATSOL Ambassadors help spread the wordabout MATSOL’s mission and our values of professionalism, educational quality, multilingualism/multiculturalism, collaboration, and diversity.

You will join a small team of ambassadors with the mission to talk to teachers, support staff, and administrators who work with English Learners, and to encourage all Massachusetts educators (not just ESL teachers) to take advantage of MATSOL’s resources and support.


E-List Leader

Promote discussion and member engagement and participation in a MATSOL E-List by regularly posting resources, links, and discussion questions. See a list of current E-Lists.


Webinar Presenter

Create and deliver a webinar on an area of interested to our members via GoToWebinar, with MATSOL staff or volunteers assisting with the technical aspect of running the program.