Low Incidence Programs

The Low Incidence Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for PK-12 educators working in low incidence districts in Massachusetts.

The goal of the Low Incidence SIG is to provide ongoing support to educators who struggle with implementation of state and federal mandates for English learner education due to their low numbers of ELL students. Some of our activities include

  • Sharing resources such as forms, parent manuals, translation resources, and curriculum resources.
  • Exploring topics such as second language acquisition vs. language disability, language assessment testing, getting support from administrators, CPR compliance issues, etc.
  • Getting updates on DESE initiatives and policy changes.
Membership

Meetings are open to current MATSOL Members at no charge. 

  • Non-Members: Join MATSOL and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest areas.
  • Members: Update your member profile and choose "Low Incidence Programs" as a special interest area.
E-List

The Low Incidence E-List is open to current MATSOL members. View instructions for subscribing to an E-List.

Meetings

Meetings are on Mondays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Shrewsbury. Pre-registration is required for each meeting.

Meeting dates for the 2016-17 school year: 

Mondays from 9:00-10:30 in Shrewsbury.

  • Oct 24 (this meeting is in Milford)
  • Dec. 19
  • March 13 (this meeting is in Milford)
  • April 10
  • May 8 (this meeting is in Milford)

See the MATSOL Calendar to register for upcoming meetings

Resources

Agendas, meeting minutes, and other resources.

LI SIG Organizing Committee

Rhoda Webb, Chair  rwebb at matsol.org
Jeanne Aarango, Theresa Brooks, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Kathy Lange-Madden, Sonya Merian.