MATSOL Webinars

About Our Webinars

MATSOL Webinars bring together educators of English Learners from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; MATSOL members include teachers, administrators, and other educators in:

  • PK-12 schools (public, charter, independent)
  • Pre-service & in-service teacher education
  • Community College ESL programs
  • Intensive English Programs (IEPs)
  • Adult and workplace education
  • Private Language School

MATSOL encourages engaging, interactive presentations that make the theory to practice connection. Successful proposals include practical classroom activities informed by current research and pedagogy, demonstrations of successful instructional practices, examinations of current issues in education, and research that informs educators in the Massachusetts context. Webinars should engage the audience through interactive tools when possible. All webinars will be recorded and cataloged on MATSOL’s website as a resource to its members.

MATSOL webinars will be available for free to MATSOL members, and will be archived on this website.

Presenter Responsibilities

  • Design and plan a 45-60 minute webinar.
  • Create PowerPoint slides and an outline of talking points.
  • Create handouts or other materials to share with attendees (if needed).
  • Write a description to use in publicity.
  • Practice delivery with MATSOL staff or volunteer (attend pre-webinar meeting).
  • Deliver the webinar.
  • If appropriate, also consider writing an article for MATSOL Currents on the same topic.

Presenter Requirements

  • Expertise in the topic area of the webinar.
  • Comfort with delivering an online webinar, or the willingness to learn. 

Presenter Registration

All presenters (including co-presenters) must be MATSOL members in good standing. To join or renew your membership, please visit this page.

Audio/Visual Equipment

MATSOL will provide logistical and technical support via ZOOM, the platform that will host our webinars.
However, the presenter(s) should have their own:

  • Computer or laptop with audio (microphone & speakers) and visual (webcam) capabilities,
  • Good, strong internet connection.

If the presenter(s) do not have access to any one of these things, please write it down in Special Requests on the Worksheet. We will try to accommodate you if possible.

Note: MATSOL strongly urges presenters to download video files and other online content to your computer to use as a backup in case links do not work during your presentation. All details can be discussed further in a pre-webinar meeting with MATSOL staff where presenters can get acclimated to the ZOOM platform.